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How to Transition Your Baby Out of the Swaddle

How to Transition Your Baby Out of the Swaddle

I’m a big fan of swaddling your newborn. Swaddling helps to recreate that snug and secure feeling that your baby came to know and love when they were tight and cozy inside of you. But all good things must come to an end, and so too does your time using the swaddle....

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Your Baby’s Personalized Sleep Plan

Your Baby’s Personalized Sleep Plan

If you know me, you’ll know that I believe that solving baby and toddler sleep issues is like putting together a puzzle. While many people believe that sleep training is just about what “method” you use (CIO, Ferber, etc.) this could not be farther from the truth....

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5 Reasons Why Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping Well

5 Reasons Why Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping Well

If you’re Type A like me, you love a good checklist. So, I figured I would give you one to run through if you’re experiencing sleep struggles with your baby. If your baby is not sleep trained then #1 is the one and only thing on this list that you need to focus on...

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How to Use a Toddler Clock

How to Use a Toddler Clock

If you’re the parent of a toddler with sleep struggles, I highly recommend that you get yourself a toddler clock. Toddler clocks are a valuable sleep tool and provide very clear boundaries to your little one around when it is time for sleep and when it’s okay to get...

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Troubleshooting Early Morning Wake Ups

Troubleshooting Early Morning Wake Ups

Is your little one sleeping through the night but waking up before 6:00am? If so, know that you are not alone. It is very common for babies to wake up between 4:00am and 6:00am and struggle to fall back to sleep. Typically, at this hour they are in a very light stage...

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5 Tips to Survive The Witching Hour

5 Tips to Survive The Witching Hour

It’s that dreaded time of day again! Your usually easy-going, happy-go-lucky baby is suddenly possessed and melting down. All your attempts to soothe them are falling on deaf ears and now you too have tears streaming down your face. What the heck is happening!?What is...

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Creating a Bedtime Routine for Your Baby

Creating a Bedtime Routine for Your Baby

One of the easiest ways to establish a healthy sleep foundation from Day 1 is to create and maintain a bedtime routine. Infants and young children thrive on routine; in fact, they are comforted by predictability. A young mind is exposed to so much new information...

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Overtiredness: What You Need to Know

Overtiredness: What You Need to Know

If there’s anything that can send your child’s sleep off the rails, if there’s an arch-enemy for sleep training, it is, without a doubt, the dreaded condition of overtiredness. An overtired baby is one who has passed the point of fatigue and with overtiredness comes a...

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Goodbye Naps, Hello Quiet Time

Goodbye Naps, Hello Quiet Time

The end of naps is a sad time for many parents. Nap time is usually the one and only time of the day you can actually think and be productive without a tiny helper attached to your hip or being way too quiet in the other room. But I’ve got some great news for you: you...

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