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How To Help Your Baby Sleep When Sick

First off, I’m sorry your little one isn’t feeling well. It is tough when our children are sick or in pain and we can’t take it away. Hopefully our tips below on how to help your baby or toddler sleep when sick will help! I remember the calls from daycare to come and get my…

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Daylight Savings 2022 – Prevent A Super Early Morning

In September, I start getting questions about Daylight Savings… How do I prevent an early morning wake-up? Is this going to throw everything off? Should I adjust the schedule in advance? Why do we even do this? These are great questions and this article will answer all but the last one! Daylight savings is ridiculous…

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Preventing Scary Halloween Sleep!

The Halloween costumes are bought and your kids are SO excited for trick or treat, but in the back of your head you’re thinking “trick or treat is going to kill my kids’ sleep!”  If you are anything like me, you don’t want to be a scrooge (wrong holiday!), but you really want your kids…

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Nighttime Potty Training

Ready For Nighttime Potty Training?

So your toddler is officially potty trained during the day! 🎉 Now the question is when to start working on nighttime potty training… During toddler sleep consultations, I get a lot of questions about how to handle nighttime potty training. My #1 piece of advice? I learned firsthand when it comes to potty training day…

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When can I give my toddler a pillow or a blanket

When Can A Toddler Have A Pillow And Blanket?

When I meet with toddler parents for a child sleep consultation, one of the questions that I a lot is “when can a toddler have a pillow and a blanket”? Safe sleep says nothing in the crib until our little one’s turn 1, but after that, it’s hard to know when to time these milestones.…

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Wonder weeks leap 10 and sleep

Mental Leap 10 and Sleep

You are 17 months into the parenthood journey. You now have a full-blown toddler on your hands, and you’re thinking about birthday party number TWO! You crushed the 2-1 nap transition, and sleep is going well for you and your toddler. Then BAM! Your toddler isn’t napping anymore (RIP nap), waking up multiple times a…

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#1 Tool For Decreasing Tantrums

My #1 Tool For Decreasing Tantrums

Have you ever been having a disagreement with your spouse or partner and you are both holding strong on your position?  One or both of you may say something like this…  “No, you’re wrong. It’s this…” or “That doesn’t make any sense.” What happens inside you???  For most of us, our natural reaction is for…

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Offering Choices

The Power of Offering Children Choices

“I don’t want the blue cup, I want the red cup!” As parents, it’s amazing to us how quickly the wrong-colored cup can bring on full-blown temper tantrum, but here we are with a child melting down over what seems like nothing to us.  When I hear stories like this during a child behavior consultation,…

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Back to school sleep prep tips

Back To School Sleep Prep Tips

It’s that time again! Back to school for kiddos! This means we are sharing our back-to-school sleep prep tips! For parents that have been trying to keep their kids busy and from not being “bored” all summer, school starting is a huge sigh of relief! We’ll miss the lazy days of summer, but I don’t…

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Preschool and Kindergarten Prep: Behavior

Last week, I wrote about helping maintain healthy sleep habits as your preschooler or kindergartener starts school. This week, we are going to focus on preschool and kindergarten prep, but focusing on behavior! While our sweet little loves are so smart, their brains won’t be fully developed until they are 25 years old. While their…

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preschool and Kindergarten Prep Sleep Tips

Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Sleep Tips

Have you seen the article floating around about children with good sleep habits adjusting better to kindergarten than their sleepier classmates?  It just makes sense!  Children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. All of these factors will help children with the transition…

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Leap 9 and Its Effects on Toddler Sleep

Leap 9 and Its Effects on Toddler Sleep

You are on the edge of toddlerhood. I don’t need to tell you that time flies. Because your little one is 14 months old, the past year must feel like only days ago. Your little one is gaining more and more independence each day. They are smiling more, acting like they don’t need you as…

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