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Craniosacral therapy…have you ever heard of it? I hadn’t until our lactation consultant highly recommended we do it after our youngest had her lip and tongue tie released, and now I’ve not only taken my youngest but also my oldest, and I’ve even had craniosacral work done on me! I can’t wait for you to […]

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In last week’s post, I walked through our tongue and lip tie journey with our youngest daughter. I shared all of the signs that pointed toward her oral restrictions, some of which were clear to us and some that weren’t, and I talked through her frenectomy and what the stretches and healing were like from […]

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I’ve said before that I love all things pregnancy, birth, and babies, so each pregnancy I go into, I know more and more. By the time we were pregnant with our third baby, I had heard more stories about tongue ties and lip ties, what the signs were a baby might have oral restrictions, and […]

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sleep products

All too often, I see products marketed as “the one” product your little one needs to sleep. If you just get this one special product, all of your sleep troubles will be solved. And that could not be more misleading! Yes, use a sound machine so your babe won’t wake up to every sound in […]

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I’ve known people who have canceled 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. Does this sound familiar? When I hear people get anxious about traveling with […]

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Dream feeding…I had never heard of it until I had my newborn and I was really confused by the concept. Now, as a mom of three and also having a job that’s very much in the baby world, I hear about dream feeding all the time! So let’s talk about the ins and outs of […]

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Did the mere title of this post make the hairs on the back of your neck stand straight up? Those who have heard of the four-month sleep regression dread those words. I still kind of shudder, both from my personal and professional experience when I hear it, because I know how hard the four-month regression […]

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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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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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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."