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toddler's parental preference

Toddler’s Parental Preference – Why Don’t You Want Me?

Would you believe me if I told you my 2-year-old likes his dad better than me? It’s true even with how cute this picture is! My toddler’s parental preference is all Dad. He behaves better for Dad, calms down faster with him when he’s upset and prefers when Dad does the bedtime routine. I couldn’t…

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sleep-environment

Creating the Ideal Sleep Environment for Your Baby

When I found out I was pregnant, almost instantly I was on Pinterest pinning a million gorgeous nurseries for inspiration. Cribs, bedding, and rugs – oh my! Then I found out there were two babies growing in there, the pinning was at fever pitch! You know what I wasn’t thinking about? Sleep! It was all…

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pacifier

The Pacifier & Sleep – Friend or Foe?

We talk a lot about the pacifier with our sleep consulting clients.  We get asked a lot of questions like… Should I keep the pacifier when sleep training? At what age should I take away the binkie? Some babies LOVE the pacifier from the start. As much of a comfort the pacifier can be for…

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separation anxiety in babies and toddlers

Sleep & Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

Separation anxiety in babies and toddlers can be intense. Your normally happy, (somewhat) adaptable child may start to act dramatically differently and have some very strong responses to being away from you.  It can look like: Clinging and crying when it is time to be apart Crying when you are out of sight Fearful of…

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5 tips to boost your child's immune system

5 Tips To Boost Your Child’s Immune System

It’s back to school, during Covid-19 and the winter months are quickly approaching…PHEW! Let’s take some deep breaths and chat about our 5 favorite ways ways to naturally boost your child’s immune system. Tip #1: Prioritize Healthy Sleep I know…you’re shocked this is my number one suggestion, right? But seriously, sometimes we all need a…

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what to expect for newborn sleep

What to Expect for Newborn Sleep

I remember the day we brought our twin boys home from the hospital – as we were walking out of the NICU, I was flooded with emotion and thought “I can’t believe they are letting me leave with these two babies! I have no idea what I’m doing!” See the picture below to see how…

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trick or treaters

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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sleep needs and ideal bedtime

Your Child’s Sleep Needs & Ideal Bedtime

As a certified child sleep consultant, I am asked a lot about the best bedtime for babies and children. Right after that is how much hours of slumber children need each day to meet their sleep needs.  It makes sense that parents want to make sure that they are providing their children with adequate rest…

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