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When babies and toddlers get stuck in a pattern of waking up early to start the day, that often means they also nap early and then have to go to bed early, and the cycle just keeps repeating…and it’s frustrating! And that “early to rise, early to bed” cycle can be tough to break – […]

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Melatonin supplements for kids is a topic that comes up often in the pediatric sleep world. As a sleep consultant, I have had many families come to me whose toddlers or school-aged children are having trouble falling asleep on their own and/or staying asleep all night long, and they feel like they’ve tried everything they […]

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Eufy baby monitor

Deciding on which products you’re going to register for and buy when you are preparing to have a baby is overwhelming. There are “must have” products, “would be nice to have” products, and “really don’t need products.” But everyone has different items in each of those categories, and what’s a “must” for one family may […]

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sibilngs with newborn

For both adults and kids, alike, big life changes can throw off seemingly basic routines like sleeping and eating. And toddlers and school-aged kids seem to be even more sensitive to these changes, which can often lead to what feels like another¬†regression. One common life change that can cause sleep regressions with older kids (as […]

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fourth of july

For the first time since having kids, we braved the Fourth of July fireworks with our girls last summer (they were 3.5 and 1.5). And when I say we braved them, we went into DC and enjoyed THE fireworks on the mall! I was a little nervous for how it would go, because bedtime was […]

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When my husband and I were getting married, we put a tent and some camping gear on our wedding registry. And rather than just putting a small two person tent on there, we put a six person tent on there, because we knew we wanted to continue camping when we had a family! Well, we […]

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sleep on airplane

Yep, it is possible for your baby or toddler to sleep on an airplane! Getting them to sleep while traveling or in a new environment can be stressful enough, but I think getting your child to sleep on an airplane is at the top of that list of stressors. A few summers ago we got […]

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church naps

How to handle naps on Sunday mornings when families go to church is a question I get A LOT. And it’s something we’ve navigated with both of our girls in each sleep stage (newborn, baby, and toddler), so let’s talk about it! I was in a young mom’s Bible study a few years ago and […]

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separation anxiety babies

Separation anxiety is real for both babies and toddlers. And some little ones seem to hit stages of separation anxiety like clockwork, especially around 9 months old and 18-24 months old. And while we can’t simply take that separation anxiety away, we can help support our babies and toddlers through it, and we can take […]

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Millard toddler travel mattress

I don’t know about you, but when my daughter transitioned from her crib to her big bed, I wasn’t quite sure what traveling would look like. She had slept in a pack ‘n play until that point and she still moved around a lot while sleeping, so I wasn’t ready to just stick her in […]

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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."