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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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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: “Dangers of Crying it out” (Psychology Today; Narvaez,…

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will sleep training destroy attachment with my child

Will Sleep Training Affect Attachment With My Child?

When deciding whether or not to sleep train my son, attachment was something that was at the forefront of my mind. I kept asking myself “will sleep training affect attachment with my child?” Maintaining healthy attachment with my son was a priority for me, as I’m sure it is for most parents. We all want…

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sleep training methods for baby

Picking A Sleep Training Method For Your Baby

When we are chatting with a family during an intro call, we get the same question a lot… “What sleep training methods do you use?” Great question! We are not one-size-fits-all sleep coaches and look at each family individually.  During our 250+ hour certification training program, we were trained on multiple effective sleep training methods. Our…

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sleep associations

What Are Sleep Associations?

Exhausted Parents: “Why is my baby waking up all night long?” Me, frequently: “There are a lot of factors that play into healthy sleep, but one of the biggest factors is something we call sleep associations.” A sleep association, also known as a sleep crutch or sleep prop, is anything your baby or toddler has…

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Common Sleep Training Concerns

Common Sleep Training Concerns

As a child sleep consultant, I talk with so many parents who are absolutely exhausted and struggling with their little one’s sleep.  Many families are ready to sleep train so the whole family can be well-rested, but there are special circumstances that they fear will affect the sleep training process. We hear a lot of “I…

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newborn and depressed mom

Maternal Mental Health Awareness & Tips

In honor of Maternal Mental Health Week and as Moms ourselves, the Bella Luna team has put together our top maternal mental health tips to help YOU with the postpartum period.  As you know or will know soon, having a baby or babies, is the most dramatic and profound change a person will ever experience.…

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Sleep Training

What’s Sleep Training All About?

I see similar posts to the one above on Instagram all the time.  I decided I wanted to create my own because I feel like sleep training and prioritizing sleep gets a bad rap. Maybe you are starting your journey to learn about helping your little one to sleep better.  Maybe you are asking yourself…

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"Sleep & Five Positive Parenting Tools" - man carrying toddler on his shoulders

Sleep & Five Positive Parenting Tools

Maybe your family is like ours.  We require sleep to live a happy, relatively harmonious life.  We don’t buy into this “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality or accept that not sleeping is normal for children or adults.  I need sleep to be the type of Mom I want to be and to be able…

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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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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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preserving sleep in the summer

Preserving Healthy Sleep Habits in the Summer

Summer is a fun time for children and adults alike, but all this fun can wreak havoc on sleep!  Your children will enjoy the sun, warm weather and all of the fun summertime activities like the beach, the park, the zoo, the aquarium, the farm, the fireworks…maybe so much so that snoozing isn’t a priority…

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