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Reflux & Baby Sleep

Reflux & Baby Sleep

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. My goal is simply to give you a brief understanding of reflux, debunk some myths, and offer some practical strategies as it relates to your baby’s sleep. Please always consult with your doctor about reflux and any other...

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Signs That It’s Time to Drop A Nap

Signs That It’s Time to Drop A Nap

Baby sleep can be so tricky! The minute you find your groove, everything changes! As your little ones grow, their stamina is going to improve, and they are going to require less daytime sleep. You’ll go from a newborn who needs 6-8 hours of total sleep per day to a...

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Taking Back Your Bed

Taking Back Your Bed

The idea of co-sleeping- in theory - is a beautiful one; you and your partner sleeping soundly with your little baby snuggled oh-so peacefully between you. But in reality, co-sleeping is often much less magical. Babies are squirmy and noisy when they sleep, not to...

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Dealing With Criticism When Sleep Training

Dealing With Criticism When Sleep Training

Mommin' Ain't Easy!Well isn’t that the understatement of the century. Not only can raising a tiny human feel like one of the most terrifying, isolating, and confusing things on the planet, but the number of opinions out there are endless. Whether it’s your sister,...

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Should I Sleep Train?

Should I Sleep Train?

I’ve spent a lot of time knee-deep in the field of pediatric sleep. I’ve dedicated my professional (and personal) life to helping parents teach their children sustainable, long-lasting, healthy sleep habits so that every family member can get the rest they need....

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New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

The gifts have been open, the sparklers have faded, and the holidays have officially come to an end. While this time of year can feel pretty depressing for many, I actually love turning the page onto a new calendar year. It’s a great opportunity to reflect – both...

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When Can I Sleep Train?

When Can I Sleep Train?

Do a Google search for, “What age can I sleep train my baby?” and you’ll be bombarded with a wide variety of answers – all conflicting! Some sources may tell you that you can sleep train a newborn. Others will insist that if you don’t sleep train by 6 months, it’s...

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Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

Nightmares and night terrors are an unfortunate part of the childhood experience. But most of the time, they are more frightening for the parent than they are for the child. There is truly nothing worse than being awoken by the sound of a terrified scream coming from...

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5 Tips for Surviving Jet Lag with Your Baby

5 Tips for Surviving Jet Lag with Your Baby

So, you’re traveling. Across multiple time zones. With a baby. I salute you, mama, because this is not a task for the faint of heart. But if anyone can do it, mothers can. After all, mamas are the most hard-core, am I right? We’ve got a world to explore and our babies...

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