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How To Avoid Derailing Sleep On The Fourth Of July

How To Avoid Derailing Sleep On The Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July always kicked off what I call the great debate in our house: fireworks or no fireworks for our twin boys. I was always team fireworks and you can guess what team my husband was on! (aka no fun😜) I always wanted the boys to be able to enjoy all that the…

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4 Tips for Preserving Your Child’s Sleep During the Fireworks

Holidays in general can affect our children’s sleep, but the Fourth of July and the fireworks throw in extra challenges to maintaining healthy sleep habits!  Summer and holidays are meant to be carefree, right?  As a parent, all that goes out the window!  We want to preserve our child’s sleep during the fireworks and with…

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Expert Advice On Optimizing Your Baby’s Sleep Environment For Spring & Summer

Ah, Spring! My favorite season by far! The flowers pop up, longer days and warmer temperatures inviting us to step outside and soak up the sunshine. Sweet Vitamin D without supplementing! But as much as I love this time of year, it isn’t without its challenges for our little one’s getting good quality sleep. In…

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Sarah Walton, Sleep Consultant with Bella Luna Family and her twins and daughter

From Sleep Deprived Twin Mom to Sleep Consultant: Sarah’s Journey

When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with twins, we were shocked, nervous, and very excited all at the same time. I certainly never thought I’d be writing an article about being a sleep deprived twin mom to sleep consultant! We struggled to get pregnant so it was a welcome surprise. My…

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Image of two little ones playing in the grass for the Sleep Tips For Daylight Savings Spring 2023 blog post.

Help Your Child Adjust to Daylight Savings Spring Forward Easily

More sunlight. Longer days. More outside fun, especially for those of us who live in the North. It’s that time of year again…the start of spring and Daylight Savings Time Spring Forward. This means it’s time for our sleep tips to help with the time change! Daylight Savings starts in the US and Canada on…

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How To Preserve Your Child’s Sleep When Traveling On Vacation

Thinking about your child’s sleep while traveling on vacation can bring on a full blown anxiety-fest in parents. So I want you to take a DEEP BREATH with me and let’s explore how to preserve your child’s sleep when traveling on vacation! If you are a planner, this will help ease some of the anxiety…

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Explore the Science of Sleep: Creating The Ideal Sleep Schedule and Understanding Your Baby’s Sleep Patterns

Understanding your little one’s sleep patterns and creating an optimal sleep schedule can sometimes feel like playing whack-a-mole. Just when you think you may have it figured out, the wind blows and now sleep has changed. This can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. Been there! Here’s the thing…understanding how babies sleep at various stages…

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a smiling toddler after a good nights sleep

Tips for Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits in Toddlers

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding but challenging experiences one can have. One of these challenges includes making sure your toddler gets a good night’s sleep. Every parent knows the impact that a well-rested infant can have on the entire household. It’s equally important once your little one enters toddler territory. Establishing…

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Mom kissing her baby's head while holding a wine glass and the christmas tree is in the background

Secrets To Help Your Child Sleep While Traveling This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many families are gearing up for trips to visit loved ones. With family dynamics, the holidays can be stressful enough. But for parents traveling with children this takes on a whole new level of stress, especially if their child is overtired and cranky. Sleep is crucial, especially for young ones.…

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Halloween and Your Child's Sleep

Halloween and Your Child’s Sleep

Maybe your children are like mine. They turn into gremlins when they are overtired. Add sugar and it can be a full-blown sh*tshow. So if this sounds a little familiar or if you just want to avoid the Halloween sleep scaries, let’s explore how to successfully navigate Halloween and your child’s sleep based on my…

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Fall Back & Adjusting Your Baby’s Sleep For Daylight Savings

In September, I start getting questions about the end of Daylight Savings… These are great questions and this article will answer all but the last one! Here’s my take on that one… Daylight savings is ridiculous and antiquated. There’s been talk that many states are considering permanent daylight savings time or permanent standard time. Unfortunately,…

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Fall 2023 Toddler Learning Series

When we think we have it all figured out, our babies turn into toddlers and we can feel like we are back to square one again! That’s why I’m hosting a Toddler Learning Series this fall! I have three classes all geared toward parents of toddlers and bigger kids: Sign up for all the classes…

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