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Crying During Sleep Training

Crying During Sleep Training

The number one question I get from parents at the beginning of our sleep teaching journey is, “How much will my baby cry?” I wish I could give you a concrete answer, but unfortunately the amount of crying is hard to predict. Every baby is so unique, and the intensity...

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Why Should I Hire A Sleep Coach?

Why Should I Hire A Sleep Coach?

With all the free resources at our fingertips in today's day and age, many parents tell me that they feel silly that they can’t “figure out” their baby’s sleep struggles on their own. Here’s what I tell them: I’ve spent years of my life dedicated to pediatric sleep....

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Sleep Training FAQs

Sleep Training FAQs

Sleep training can be a daunting and overwhelming concept, but it doesn’t have to be! As long as you have the correct tools, a clear understanding of your action plan, and the supports in place to help you stay consistent, your baby can learn how to sleep well in no...

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4 Tips for Handling Fear of the Dark

4 Tips for Handling Fear of the Dark

One common misconception I hear a lot is that babies need nightlights because they are afraid of the dark. While it’s unlikely that your baby is actually experiencing fear of the dark, your toddler might just be. Fear of the dark usually begins around age 2 as a...

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Why Safe Sleep Matters

Why Safe Sleep Matters

As a parent, you’re going to worry. You’ll worry about concrete things like whether your baby has gotten enough to eat or if your toddler is warm enough without a jacket. You’ll worry about abstract things like if your child is happy or whether or not they’ll make...

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Sleep at Daycare

Sleep at Daycare

One of the biggest sources of worry for many of my clients is how sleep will be impacted when they send their little ones to daycare. Whether they’ve already gotten their baby on a carefully planned nap schedule or they’re beginning to work 1:1 with me to get their...

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Your Game Plan for Sickness & Sleep

Your Game Plan for Sickness & Sleep

Nothing can throw a wrench in a good sleeper like sickness can! And with the frequency that babies and toddlers are sick, it might feel like your good sleeper is always regressing. But even though sleep is frequently disrupted when we’re under the weather, it’s...

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Back to School Sleep Tips

Back to School Sleep Tips

During the summer, it’s only natural for sleep to take a back seat and for those good habits you worked on during the school year fall to the wayside. I get it. I know how precious the summer months are – especially with the lockdown of a spring we’ve had this year....

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What Is a Sleep Prop?

What Is a Sleep Prop?

If your little one is struggling in the sleep department, it is highly likely that they are depending on a sleep prop (or multiple sleep props) in order to fall asleep. But what the heck is a sleep prop? A sleep prop (also known as a sleep association) is anything...

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