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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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How To Transition From The Swaddle To A Sleep Sack Bella Luna Family

How To Transition From Swaddle To Sleep Sack

Sometimes it feels like you get the hang of swaddling, your baby starts to roll and swaddling is no longer safe! It can feel daunting to make this change! That’s why I’m going to share my top tips for how to transition from a swaddle to a sleep sack. When To Transition From The Swaddle…

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Daylight Savings 2022 - Prevent A Super Early Morning | Bella Luna Family - pinterest image

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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How Dads Can Help With Sleep Training

How Dads Can Help With Sleep Training: Father’s Day Special Edition

“How can Dads help with sleep training?” is a question my sleep coaching clients ask me A LOT.  When baby arrives, Dads oftentimes feel a little left out and like they can’t do much to help.  I remember my husband sharing these feelings with me when our boys were newborns.  Many Dads want to be…

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Tips For Working Moms Whose Kids Need An Early Bedtime

Tips For Working Moms Whose Kids Need An Early Bedtime

If you’ve been following us, you probably know that we are FANS of an early bedtime.  We work with a lot of working Moms and Dads, so we hear a lot of feedback on this recommendation.  The consensus is that working Moms find it difficult to balance healthy sleep habits for their children and their…

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4 Month Sleep Regression

How To Survive The 4 Month Sleep Regression

As a child sleep coach, every day I talk about sleep regressions. The 4-month sleep regression, in particular, is a pretty popular topic!   I have countless Moms say “my son was sleeping 6 hours at nights at 3 months and then all of a sudden at 4 months, he began waking again every 2 hours…

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8 Month Sleep Regression

How To Survive the 8 Month Sleep Regression

As a certified child sleep coach, I spend a lot of time talking about the 8 month sleep regression and helping parents through it.  I hear this a lot from parents, “my child has never been a good sleeper and I didn’t think sleep could get much worse, but when the 8 month sleep regression…

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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 many 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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Early Bedtime

An Early Bedtime Might Be Just What Your Child Needs

As a #girlmom with 3 young girls, I LOVE an early bedtime. They go to bed and then 7:30-9:30 is my time to read, watch tv and fold my never-ending pile of laundry and I mean NEVER ending. I know that my kids need that early bedtime because we are an active family and I…

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How To Handle The Rolling Phase

How To Handle The Rolling Phase

You put your sweet baby down on their back, leave the room and check the monitor… Your little one flipped to their tummy. They appear stuck and they are crying mad about. Cue panic! “Safe sleep says all sleep happens on the back! I’ve got to rush in there and flip her back over!” Then…

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How to do quiet time

How To Do Quiet Time

When my twins dropped nap at 4 years old, I was one sad mama. I treasured that alone time to work and get things done around the house. Plus, by that point in the day, I *really* needed a break from my sweet cherubs! <- it’s true! When they dropped nap, I attempted quiet time,…

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