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5 Tips For Successful Sleepovers At The Grandparents

Can you imagine it? The house to yourself and your partner as your child sleeps over at the grandparent’s house. Delighted and stress-free? Or is this a nerve-racking scenario? I admit, the first time you leave your child overnight with someone else, it is a big deal. It means trusting …

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Physical Activity and Your Child’s Sleep

Have you ever tried to mimic all your child’s movement for an hour? I lasted only 15 minutes! It’s amazing how active young children are and how obvious it is when they haven’t had the outlet to burn this energy. It not only affects their behavior, but also their sleep. …

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What to Do About Split Nights?

Is your child ready for a dance party in the middle of the night? Does your child wake at 3am and acts like its morning? They’re full of energy and won’t respond to a quick comfort because they are ready for play… for hours! There a couple of terms used …

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How Does Sleep Training Affect Infant-Parent Attachment?

Are you worried that sleep training will affect your parent-child attachment? You’re not alone. We’ve had parents ask us, “Will my child still love me? Will they feel ignored? Will they be mad at me in the morning?” Most of these fears stem from the belief that sleep training means …

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What To Do When Baby Won’t Lie Down At Bedtime

Have you seen those hilarious photos of babies falling asleep in weird locations like lying half-way on a toy chest? Or sitting upright in their crib? And once your child learns to stand, the “fun” begins. It’s an exciting time, a huge milestone in your child’s life… except at bedtime. …

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Coping with the Anxiety Surrounding Sleep Training

If you’ve been following me, you’ve heard how sleep training can transform your sleep and give your family the restorative shut eye it needs. But actually doing it, that’s nerve-racking. So, I understand if you’re on the fence about sleep training. Sleep is vital for your family and research shows …

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When and How to Ditch the Pacifier

Pacifier, soother, binky, dummy, whatever you call it… they’re often relied upon to soothe your child and are often given out right at the hospital when your child is born. Yet, most infant sleep consultants will steer you away from relying on one, but I admit they can be handy …

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The Importance of Consequences

As parents, our roles in our children’s lives include guide, cuddler, storyteller, and often enforcer. And when we start implementing consequences, our toddlers learn quickly about boundaries. Likewise, our toddlers learn from situations that reward their behavior. Even though the tears running down their cheeks after taking a toy away …

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Sleep Strategies for Twins

Twins are a huge blessing, but let’s face it, a lot more work than having one baby. New parents are known to be exhausted, but with twins, that is compounded. That’s why developing and investing in good sleep habits is important for the whole family’s well-being. On top of the …

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