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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 illness is frustrating, especially when you are finally seeing progress …

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Preventing Overtiredness in your Child

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 not mix well. In fact, an overtired child and a …

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Bedtime Tips for Back to School

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 and inconsistent schedules. I fully understand, as a fellow mom, …

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Making the Switch from a Crib to a Bed

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 from a crib to a big-kid bed can seem daunting. …

Attachment parenting and sleep coaches | Tender Transitions

Can you Sleep Train and Practice Attachment Parenting?

  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 might be able to change some minds and show that …

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 buried in advice, suggestions, and information. This was all thrown …

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, or too cold. Well, the truth is that it could …

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 the idea that there’s an eight month regression, a 9 …

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 all the time from parents whose babies aren’t sleeping well. …

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