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What About The Wonder Weeks? When to Start Sleep Training?

Did you have another long night with multiple wakeups? And did you wake up this morning determined to change things and start teaching your child independent sleep skills? Then your coffee starts to kick in and it’s easy to start making excuses. Maybe things aren’t so bad, you knew that …

Can You Have A Social Life After Sleep Training?

Does the thought of being tied to a schedule frustrate you? Does it feel restrictive? It can be hard to put aside fun to prioritize sleep. Can you still have a social life after sleep training? First off, a huge component of sleep training is consistency. It helps your child …

Keeping your Child’s Sleep on Track Over the Summer

Summer is here in Minnesota! And now that we’re getting to a place where we can get outdoors, travel, and do a lot more summer stuff that we couldn’t do last year, we’re going to appreciate it that much more. With this enthusiasm for summer and enjoying the warm evenings, …

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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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