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As new parents, we all love exploring our new little one’s sweet newborn body. We kiss and caress and do all those new mom things! Massage can be added to your daily routine to enhance that connection. There is something special about setting aside a few minutes to give purposeful touch to your baby. You […]

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As the New Year is upon us, I’ve already talked with some families who are ready to make SLEEP a goal for the New Year. They want help teaching their child independent sleep skills, both as a gift to their child and also as a gift to themselves! I’ve also talked with some families whose […]

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” I absolutely love this time of year and the excitement that builds as the holidays draw near, however there is also a lot of hustle and bustle that can come with it that can prove stressful. And with this year looking especially different as we’re still in […]

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Yep, you read that title right! Stay with me… If you’ve done some research on baby and child sleep, you’ve likely heard the term “sleep prop”; a sleep prop is anything your child needs outside of themselves in order to fall and stay asleep. The most common sleep props are nursing/bottle feeding, rocking, patting, singing, […]

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My girls are 3 and 1, and as of about two months ago, they are room sharing. And it’s been great! But let me tell you, even with great sleepers and even as a sleep consultant, I was NERVOUS! We live in a two bedroom basement apartment, and although having Avery in our room was […]

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Growing up, my brother and sister had special blankets, my other sister had a stuffed animal, and I had my pillow – we were all attached to them when it came to sleep! I’m pretty sure both of my sisters still have theirs, my mom hid my brother’s in fear that he’d one day throw […]

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We are so excited to team up with Lauren in this guest blog post. In this article, we will take Lauren’s recommendations and show you how to practice and work toward a consistent, predictable bedtime routine using a visual schedule and of course… PLAY! Lauren recommends the following bedtime routine for kiddos ages ~2-5 years […]

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Before having kids, I LOVED when it was time to fall back every year, because that meant an extra hour of sleep! And who doesn’t love more sleep?? As a parent, however, daylight savings makes us shake our fists at whoever decided it was a good idea to change the clocks twice a year, and […]

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With the beautiful fall weather finally rolling in, cold and flu season are quickly approaching (not to mention the Covid season we’ve been in for months now!), and as a parent, there’s not much that makes me more sad than when my babies are sick. No matter what we do or do not do, even […]

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“Never wake a sleeping baby.” My guess is that most of you have heard this piece of advice at one time or another, and if you haven’t, you just wait! While I certainly don’t enjoy waking a sleeping child, sometimes it’s necessary. So here are four reasons I tell parents to wake their sleeping kiddos: […]

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