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The Best At Home Date Night Ideas For Parents

Date night changes once you are a parent, especially if you have little ones and more than 1 child! The days of going out weekly to your favorite restaurant as just a couple or wild nights out, are few and far between. Going to restaurants with cloth napkins with kids is not fun! But I’m…

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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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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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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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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 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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moving house with kids

Moving House With Kids

As a military family, we move pretty often. I’ve grown accustomed to the frequent moves and it’s always bittersweet. It is hard to leave friends and family behind but there is always excitement about what’s to come. Since having children, I have realized how much more complicated moving is. There are a lot of moving…

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managing bedtime routines with multiple children

Managing Bedtime Routines with Multiple Children

Hi, I’m Sarah and I am new to the Bella Luna team! I am a stay-at-home mom with 4.5-year-old twin boys, Lane and Jack, and a 2.5-year-old girl, Lola. Bedtime with multiple children has been an interesting journey. From the very beginning, I had to figure out managing bedtime routines with multiple children, since I…

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Daylight Savings 2021

Daylight Savings 2021 Sleep Tips

In September, I start getting questions about Daylight Savings… These are great questions and this article will answer all but the last one! Daylight savings is ridiculous and I think it should stop like yesterday, but I don’t make the rules! Seriously. Parents have enough daily challenges to navigate without throwing in a time change!…

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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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will sleep training harm my baby

Science Says: Will Sleep Training Harm My Baby?

I remember being a new parent and feeling the exhaustion of sleepless nights. I was scouring the internet to find tips and support on how to create healthy sleep habits for my baby. During my research, there was no shortage of scary headlines about sleep training, like: If we get caught solely on the headline,…

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