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nightmares and night terrors

Everyone is sound asleep and out of nowhere you hear your little one screaming. What is going on? Is he having a nightmare? Is it a night terror? What do I do?? I haven’t experienced a night terror as a mom, but I have as a babysitter, and I had no clue what was going […]

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daylight savings

Raise your hand if you think daylight savings 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 7:00 am when you wake up rather than 6:00 am, woohoo! […]

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bedtime responsibilities

“I’m the only one who can put her to bed.” “I can’t go anywhere because she won’t sleep for anyone else.” “We have to choose between having friends over and an overtired baby, or missing out on time with friends because he’ll only sleep if I lay with him.”   Sound familiar? The good news […]

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teething and sleep

“She must be teething.” I wish I could tell you how many times Jason and I said that very sentence, assuming Olivia’s sleep challenges must be connected to teething. I’m also embarrassed to tell you how many times we gave her baby Tylenol because we thought she must surely be in pain and therefore not […]

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night wakings

“Is your child sleeping through the night yet?” Some of you may cringe when someone asks you that question, because the answer is a big old, “Nope,” and you’re just longing for the day you can say, “YES!” It’s truly an exciting milestone when a little one sleeps through the night for the first time, […]

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baby massage

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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Most sleep consultants’ journeys starts with another sleep consultant. You have a child who doesn’t sleep, you hire a sleep consultant, and it changes your life so much so that you want to become a sleep consultant and give families the gift of sleep. But that wasn’t my story; we never worked with a sleep […]

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Have you ever laid your child down for a nap and then stressed about what to do with the next 30-40 minutes, knowing that it won’t be long before your little one will be awake again? I’ve definitely been there! If you have children, my guess is that you’ve struggled with short naps at some […]

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The “car nap” – some parents love it as it provides momentary reprieve for a moment of silence, others dread it as it has the potential to disrupt an entire day of a good sleep routine. Whether your baby falling asleep while on a drive is a matter of going with the flow or stresses […]

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