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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 4 reasons I tell parents to wake their sleeping kiddos: […]

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Whether your child has never been a great sleeper, or used to be a great sleeper but things have since gone haywire, sleep is absolutely still possible! So here are my top five tips for helping your toddler or older child establish healthy sleep skills: Routines Having a predictable bedtime routine is key to great […]

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Creating a baby registry is one of the most fun and also most stressful things I’ve ever done. There are so many amazing products out there, how in the world are you supposed to choose? What is a “must have”? What might be fun but unnecessary? Which brands are better? One of the many categories […]

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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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