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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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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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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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Our Journey of Getting Rid of the Pacifier With Our Preschooler

Our daughter LOVED her pacifier from the moment we gave it to her. We were lucky that the pacifier always supported sleep for her and never disturbed it. Because she loved it so much and we are passionate about healthy sleep at our house, we consciously chose to keep the pacifier until our daughter, Addie,…

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The Benefits of Sleep Training 

Sleep training has become a popular and controversial topic in recent years – hello, TikTok, and Instagram! There are many opinions on the subject, some rooted in science and fact, and others rooted in fear and shaming. Here is a great post on debunking sleep training myths that address some of those opinions. As a…

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4 Year Old Bedtime Battles And Night Wakings Case Study

When Laura reached out for help with her child’s sleep, her family was exhausted and at their wit’s end. Their 4 year old’s bedtime battles and night wakings, plus early morning wake ups were making parenting difficult and they knew there had to be a better way. She scheduled a discovery call with Bella Luna…

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What Are Healthy Sleep Habits For Children?

If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you have likely heard us talk about healthy sleep habits for children. While we talk a lot about it, I think it makes sense that we dive into what is considered healthy sleep habits for babies, toddler and big kids. Plus, what we can do to…

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How To Know If My Child Is Overtired & What To Do

Have you ever been exhausted, but you powered through and once your head hit the pillow, you couldn’t sleep? Overtiredness is to blame. This same thing happens with our children. So if we know our child is tired, but we miss the window to get them down, they move into an overtired state. Overtiredness makes…

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