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Is your baby's snoring harmless? What to do if your baby snores.

Is Your Baby’s Snoring Harmless?

Have you ever heard your little one snore or snort in their sleep? As a parent, it sounds absolutely adorable. But is snoring or mouth breathing normal or even okay for your baby? Parents often think that snoring is an indicator that their baby is sleeping soundly. Even children’s books …

a nursery perfect for sleep, nursery do's and don'ts

A Nursery Perfect For Sleep

There are so many amazing nursery design ideas nowadays. Just plug “nursery” into Pinterest and you will find many drool-worthy rooms. But are all these rooms designed with sleep in mind? Movies tend to show the last step for setting up the perfect nursery is assembling the crib. The dad …

How does teething affect your baby's sleep.

Does Teething Affect My Baby’s Sleep?

Drooling, discomfort and crankiness are often signs that a tooth is trying to push through your baby’s gums. And once teething starts, it tends to be blamed for every ailment imaginable, including poor sleep. Baby has a fever… must be teething. Baby is crying more than normal… must be from …

Sleep deprivation affects your relationships

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Relationships

Families that commit to sleep training will often tell me that they now have more energy, are happier, and get along with their partner more. Family life seems to just flow easier. Before sleep coaching, sleep deprivation can take a toll on your attitude and relationships. So, what is it …

transition to one nap - toddler boy fast asleep

How To Transition To One Nap

Just when you have a schedule locked down for your toddler, one of their naps starts becoming shorter and your little one throws a monkey wrench in your plans. Your carefully crafted timetable is about to shift again as your child gets ready to transition down to one nap. This …

Benefits of a full night's sleep. Benefits of sleep.

The Benefits Of A Full Night’s Sleep

Isn’t it an amazing feeling after having a full night of glorious sleep? You have the energy to take on the day. That restorative feeling is just one of the many benefits an uninterrupted sleep. As parents, we are told to kiss goodbye to this type of quality sleep. We …

Breastfeeding and Sleep Training

Can You Breastfeed And Sleep Train?

When we become new parents, we soak up information about pregnancy, parenting, breastfeeding, sleep training, and everything in-between. We read, analyze, and filter the appropriate choices based on common sense and our personal beliefs.  We get advice, sometimes unsolicited, from books, friends, family members, and more. One belief that I …

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 …

tips to prevent an overtired child baby yawning | Minnesota Sleep Consultant | Tender Transitions

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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