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My friend and I were sending Marco Polo messages back and forth several weeks ago and she mentioned that her almost one-year-old was still waking in the night to nurse, and she was wondering how to wean her from those night feedings. I asked her if she’d be comfortable jumping on the podcast with me […]

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blackout ez solution

Do you know how dark is dark enough for your child’s bedroom? When it comes to your little one’s sleep environment, the ideal level of darkness is, “I can’t see my hand in front of my face.” I know that sounds impossible, and with lots of “blackout curtains” out there, it is impossible! And now that spring […]

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daylight savings

Raise your hand if you think daylight saving time should just be done away with! (You can’t see me right now, but my hand is raised high.) The good news is that “springing forward” isn’t nearly as brutal as “falling back”; the clock will say 8:00 am when you wake up rather than 7:00 am, […]

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nap transitions

When I work with families one-on-one, I often say that naps tend to be the hardest part of the sleep puzzle. That’s because daytime sleep is just plain different than nighttime sleep, and if sleep is going to get thrown off by a change, it’s likely the naps that will take the first or hardest […]

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Nap transitions can be tough, and in both my personal and professional opinion, transitioning babies from three to two naps can be scary and feels like “uncharted territory,” AND it’s also an exciting transition! Your baby can finally start moving to more of a set, clock-based sleep schedule rather than focusing so strongly on awake […]

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The transition from four naps to three naps isn’t super straightforward – it’s a lot more fluid than other nap transitions, and it often just kind of happens. But for some families, it doesn’t “just happen” and it’s tough to know when and how to transition to three naps. So in this blog post, I’ll […]

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The Wonder Weeks app (and book) – will it actually help your baby sleep?? People seem to really land across the board with The Wonder Weeks. Some love it and swear by it, some have it but just kind of reference it as they think of it, and others don’t have it, maybe haven’t ever […]

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sleep training plans

When I had my oldest, I had certainly heard of “sleep training,” but the only thing I knew about sleep training was that you had to lay your baby down, walk away, and let them cry until they fell asleep (also known as the Cry-it-Out Method). [Spoiler alert, that’s not the only sleep training method, […]

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Most sleep consultants’ journeys start with a baby or toddler who wouldn’t sleep, then you maybe buy a course, or hire a sleep consultant, or do lots of research. Then once you’re finally on the other side, you can’t keep your mouth shut and want to share the same amazing sleep with the world. And […]

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bedtime routine

When I was first told 3.5 years ago that I should establish a nap and bedtime routine with my baby girl, I was a little overwhelmed. What would we do? What song should we sing? Would this really matter for a newborn? What if we somehow messed it up? So Jason and I chatted through […]

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All it Takes Is a Plan

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Being a parent is beautiful and messy, but when it comes to most things in parenting, all it takes is a plan - AND a whole lot of grace. Each week, Lauren will share new sleep tips and tricks, or simply real life parenting moments. She'll also interview other experts to share practical advice to help us navigate pregnancy, birth, babies, and beyond, with "plans" and "graces."