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Can You Breastfeed and Sleep Train?

Breastfeeding and Sleep Training

When we become new parents, we soak up information about pregnancy, parenting, breastfeeding, sleep training and everything in-between. We read, analyze and filter the appropriate choices based on common sense and our personal beliefs.  We get advice, sometimes unsolicited, from … Continue reading

What to Do When Baby is Sick

What to do When baby is sick

The cold and flu season is quickly coming upon us and during this time, I often get asked, “How do we cope with a sick child and stick to manage their sleep?". To be honest, the onset of a minor … Continue reading

Preventing Overtiredness in your Child

tips to prevent an overtired child baby yawning | Minnesota Sleep Consultant | Tender Transitions

Kids, as with all people, have a natural rhythm when it comes to sleep but when it is disturbed, overtiredness results. Preventing overtiredness is important when you are sleep training your little one. An overtired child and sleep training do … Continue reading

Bedtime Tips for Back to School

Back to School blog graphic | Minnesota Sleep Consultant | Tender Transitions

Summer break is over, school is starting! Whether you are celebrating the children going back to school or lamenting the lazy days of summer, it is time to get back into the school routine. Summer usually results in later bedtimes … Continue reading

Making the Switch from a Crib to a Bed

transitioning from a crib to a bed | Minnesota sleep consultant | Tender Transitions

Our babies grow up fast and one big transition for your toddler is moving from their familiar and comfortable crib into a big-kid bed. When should you make the switch from a crib to a bed and HOW? The transition … Continue reading

Can you Sleep Train and Practice Attachment Parenting?

Attachment parenting and sleep coaches | Tender Transitions

  Attachment parenting and sleep training are often thought to be on opposite sides of the parenting styles debate. Can attachment parenting and sleep training coexist within a family? Most would lean towards, answering, “No”, but I’m hoping that I … Continue reading

5 Common Sleep Myths

I can clearly remember, like most mothers I’m sure, the very moment I gave birth to my first child. I was absolutely buried in feelings of love and gratitude. And then, about ten to fifteen seconds later, I was equally … Continue reading

Why Does My Baby Wake at 3am?

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask.  Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, … Continue reading

Regression? How about Progression? The Four-Month Sleep Regression Explained.

As a professional sleep coach, I hear the term “regression” used in regards to just about every imaginable circumstance. Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start dropping the ‘R’ word. Some people subscribe to … Continue reading

Eight Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety

  Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social media and easy access to information about anything and everything, parents are easily overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. As a sleep coach, I see this … Continue reading