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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. …

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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. …

I Never Asked for An Early Riser!

Today, our question comes from Marnie, and she writes,  “My one-year-old is waking up at 4:00 AM, and won”t go back to sleep even after I nurse him. He then struggles to make it to his first nap of the day. He goes to bed at 7:30, and has two …

A Short Nap…Again? Strategies for extending your baby’s naps!

  Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar… Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, take her for a little walk outside, then rock her to sleep and put her gently into her …

Protecting Your Child’s Sleep Schedule Over the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, many new parents who have recently gotten their babies sleeping on a schedule are worried that they might regress a little over the holidays. And I can assure you, those fears could not be more well-founded. Between the travel, the excitement, the constant attention and then …

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