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Teaching Independent Sleep Skills

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How Developmental Milestones Affect Sleep

As a sleep coach, I am honored to work with many different families and one thing that I’ve learned is that all babies are unique and reach milestones at their own time. When our baby reaches the next developmental milestone, it’s common to tell the grandparents, the aunts, the cousins …

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When Can I Wean At Night?

Feeding your baby, whether its breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, is a beautiful and amazing bonding experience, but at some point, it’s time to be done with this bonding in the middle of the night so your baby can get the solid sleep they need. At what point should you wean at …

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Can you Co-Sleep and Sleep Train?

When we first meet our baby, our instinct is to stay as close as we can. They are so small and defenseless. We desire to be in contact with them as much as possible and our babies love this attention and protection. Often this desire to protect extends to night …

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Why Hire a Sleep Coach?

When I tell people that I am a certified sleep coach, I often hear these questions: “Do I really need a sleep coach to get my child sleeping better?”, “I should be able to figure out this sleep thing on my own, right?” And sometimes before contacting me, parents have …

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Are Sleep Products Worth It?

We’ve all seen the commercials that claim a certain product is a ‘miracle’ cure, whether it’s the latest diet pill or stress reliever. We like solutions to our problems to be simple and immediate. The same is true when it comes to baby’s sleep. As exhausted parents, we long for …

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Keeping Your Toddler in Their Room

Toddlers are persistent! Once they set their mind onto something, they “need” it and will do everything in their power to obtain it – whether it is having that neglected toy that their older sister just picked up or escaping their bedroom after the light go out. A toddler leaving …

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Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

Melatonin is recommended by homoeopathic experts as a safe, natural way to improve sleep, in other words, a sleeping aid. And in a lot of ways, that’s true, but there’s a whole lot more to understand about it before you or your child use it. So is it safe or …

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Why is your baby afraid of their crib?

Can you relate to this scenario?  Your family has taken the initiative to develop better sleep habits and you’ve started enforcing your new sleep routine.  Then all of a suddenly on day 3, your little one has developed a new found aversion for his or her crib. The second you …

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Are White Noise Machines Safe?

Recently, the safety of white noise machines has been raised in the news and on social media. And if you have been following my tips and advice about how to help your child to sleep through the night, you will know that I recommend using a white noise machine. So, …

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