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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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How To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

Tips On How To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

October is SIDS Awareness Month, which is a topic that is very important to every member of the Bella Luna team. When offering advice to exhausted parents, we are always talking about safe sleep to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS. The safety of you and your babies…

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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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"Is the 2.5 year old sleep regression a real thing?" - little girl walking outside

How To Survive The 2.5 Year Sleep Regression

Yes, the 2.5-year sleep regression is a real thing!  It usually looks like a strong nap boycott and leads parents to think “is my little one done napping?”  As child sleep consultants, we get asked this question a lot.  The short answer is no.  Most children nap until between 3 and 5 years old. Let’s…

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"Maintain Your Child’s Sleep Schedule This Holiday Season" - Baby dressed as Santa

Maintain Your Child’s Sleep Schedule This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in high gear, calendars are booked up and there is no shortage of fun to be had!  Holiday parties, trips to see Santa, Christmas light peeping, holiday shopping and more.  All that fun can quickly result in overtired, cranky children and parents too.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer…

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potty training girl

Is Potty Training Going to Affect Sleep?

I’m just going to come right out and say it – potty training twin boys was my kryptonite.  I would wake up every Saturday morning with gusto and by 10:30 am, I was wondering if it was too early for wine.  Literally – ask my husband.  Plus, as a child sleep consultant, you can imagine…

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2 Year Sleep Regression

How To Survive The Two Year Sleep Regression

Is your toddler suddenly fighting sleep? You aren’t alone! This is one of the most common age ranges when parents that reach out for help. The 2 year sleep regression can dramatically change your toddler’s routines and quickly create an overtired child. Common sleep time behavior changes that point to the 2 year old sleep…

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What Steps Can I Take to Reduce the Risk of SIDS for My Baby?

Steps That Can Reduce the Risk of SIDS

October is SIDS Awareness Month and today’s post will help you answer the question “what steps can reduce the risk of SIDS for my baby?” SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is a topic that no one wants to talk about, but parents think (*obsess*) about as a natural part of having a baby.  When we…

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Enhance Your Child’s Healthy Sleep Habits with Essential Oils

Today on the Bella Luna Sleep Blog, we are welcoming, Brianne Squires to join us to share how you can enhance your child’s healthy sleep habits with essential oils!  I’m a huge fan of using essential oils to help enhance children’s soothing routines and promote sleep.  Brianne is an expert on essential oils and pretty…

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fireworks

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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back to school

Meeting Your Child’s Back To School Sleep Needs

The back to school TV commercials are in full swing and you are likely spending a small fortune on back to school clothes and supplies, but have you thought about back to school sleep needs?? Sleep is important year round, but during school times, when learning is so intensive, it becomes even more important to…

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