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Some of the most common questions around sleep training are, “Will my baby have to cry?” “How long will my baby cry?” “Do I have to let her cry it out?” And for some this is an uncomfortable conversation, because no one loves to hear their baby cry. To be completely honest, sleep training will […]

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“They are very regimented about their sleep.” “She’s going to sleep already?! Didn’t she just wake up?!” “Does it really have to be that dark?” “You need to chill out.” These are just a few comments we’ve heard from family members while on our journey with sleep. It would be easy to let these comments […]

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With the school year quickly approaching (although it will look very different this year), many of you are preparing to send your child to daycare for the first time, or back to daycare after an extended period of time away. For some of you this is super exciting, while others are nervous. And I know […]

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Although we have not personally done this yet, it’s a transition we will be making in the future and it’s one that many families fear or have many questions about! So here’s what I want you to know about the crib to bed transition. Wait! First and foremost, do what you can to wait until […]

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The day every parent dreads…watching on the monitor as their child skillfully (or not so skillfully) climbs out of the crib. Or not realizing anything happened until hearing the pitter patter of little running feet down the hallway, or the extra commotion of clothes being thrown out of the dresser rather than sleep taking place. […]

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Whether you call them the “Terrible Twos and Threes” or “Terrific Twos and Threes,” we all know that toddler life is crazy –  good crazy and messy crazy. With this new found independence and language often comes some sort of sleep regression or change in sleep patterns, and one great tool to introduce at this […]

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I don’t know about you, but I love sleeping during a heavy rain. I’m thankfully a pretty heavy sleeper and don’t often wake to storms, but sometimes thunder is just so loud it startles me out of my sleep. As an adult, it may keep me up for a few minutes, but I’m always able […]

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I’ve had friends cancel travel plans because their child’s sleep is such a challenge and they don’t want to risk it getting worse. OR they go on vacation and are miserable the whole time because no one gets any sleep. Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be that way! Sure, your child’s sleep might not […]

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If you’ve heard me talk sleep for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard me talk about the importance of your child’s room being DARK – we’re talking, I-can’t-see-my-hand-in-front-of-my-face dark. Although there are many blackout curtains on the market, I have found that very few actually black out a room (talk about a sleep consultant’s […]

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When we realized it was time to drop Olivia’s one and only nap, I knew we all still needed a mid-afternoon rest time. Although it certainly takes time, teaching, and practice, a great way to still give your child some resting time during the day (and you some space) is to establish a quiet time […]

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