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5 Benefits of an Early Bedtime

5 Benefits of an Early Bedtime

Many of the parents I work with have children that are fighting bedtime, waking up frequently throughout the night, and rising early in the morning. While our work together will do a deep-dive into more than just schedule adjustments, making sure that bedtime is...

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Is My Baby Waking From Hunger?

Is My Baby Waking From Hunger?

A question that plagues every parent’s mind when they hear their baby wake up in the middle of the night is: are they hungry? But the truth is, not all wake ups are hunger-based. Of course, when your baby is a newborn it is natural and expected that they will wake up...

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Should I Give My Child Melatonin?

Should I Give My Child Melatonin?

Long before urgent cares and pharmacies existed, there were insects, plants, and herbs that were used to alleviate the symptoms of common health issues naturally. The hype around natural cures for common ailments seems to have been reinvigorated lately as parents (and...

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Summer Sleep Survival Guide

Summer Sleep Survival Guide

With summer 2021 quickly approaching (though let’s be honest, here in Arizona, we’ve been sweating for weeks already) there are many of us who are ready to ditch the 4 walls of our homes that we’ve been stuck in for 18 months and spend as much time out of town (or...

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Solving Your Toddler’s Early Morning Wake Ups

Solving Your Toddler’s Early Morning Wake Ups

There is nothing more terrifying than a small face showing up at your bedside at 5am just staring at you. But when it happens over and over again, it becomes a little less terrifying and a little more annoying. Early morning wake-ups can be a common occurrence in...

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How to Stop Crib Climbing

How to Stop Crib Climbing

If your toddler has recently turned into a crib-escape artist, you might be wondering whether it’s time to transition them to a big-kid bed. Honestly, probs not. Unless your child is over age 3 (or climbing wholly unsafely), transitioning as a direct response to...

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Your Guide to Eat, Play, Sleep & Full Feedings

Your Guide to Eat, Play, Sleep & Full Feedings

Establishing healthy sleep habits from the time you bring your little one home from the hospital will go a long way towards helping you fully enjoy the newborn stage while also setting your babe up for sleep success as they grow and develop.If you’re an expectant...

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Darkness, Blackout Solutions, & Better Sleep

Darkness, Blackout Solutions, & Better Sleep

One of the easiest and most overlooked things you can do to help improve your child’s sleep is make their room DARK! If your little one is waking early, struggling with short naps or battling you at bedtime, making sure it’s pitch-black dark is one of the first puzzle...

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