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extending your CHILD’S nap time

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar… Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, take her for a little walk outside, then rock her to sleep and put her gently into her crib for her morning nap. And then, 30 minutes later, she wakes up fussy and irritable and, despite your pleading, bargaining, and offers of riches, refuses to go back to sleep. …

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keep your toddler from leaving their room

For many parents, getting their baby to sleep through the night is a life-changing event. I know it certainly was for me. Waking up every hour or two to the sounds of a crying baby wasn’t just an inconvenience. It was absolutely exhausting. I was constantly irritable, completely unfocused, unable to keep track of anything, and, quite honestly, felt like I might be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So needless to say, when I finally started sleep training …

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What to do about daycare & naps

Sleep Training and Daycare Conceivably the biggest challenge that you’ll face when you’re teaching your baby those precious independent sleep skills starts the minute you put them in someone else’s hands for the day. Combining sleep training and daycare can be tough, I won’t lie to you. You’ve powered through some hard nights, refused to give in when your baby tested your willpower, and now that everything’s finally running smoothly, you need to put your trust in someone else to …

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Is my baby waking because they’re hungry?

We’re all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished, obviously, but as anyone who’s been through this glorious journey of motherhood will tell you, kids are shrewd. They’re unimaginably clever. They will find ways to get what they want and they will repeat them relentlessly. Which is not their fault, obviously. They’re just working off of instinct. They know what they like, and at a young age, they like mom. A lot. I’m …

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the nap time hustle….

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar… Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, take her for a little walk outside, then rock her to sleep and put her gently into her crib for her morning nap. And then, 30 minutes later, she wakes up fussy and irritable and, despite your pleading, bargaining, and offers of riches, refuses to go back to sleep. …

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Quarantine Survival Guide

What can I say? These past few weeks have been… I mean, wow. Right? Just wow. If you’re in the same boat as most parents in the world, you’ve had to accommodate the fact that your kids were suddenly and unexpectedly given an extra four months of summer vacation. And to top it all off, they’re unable to leave the house. Now listen, I love my kids to death. Every parent I know loves their kids more than anything in …

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Is This the right time to sleep train your child?

There are two things I can pretty much guarantee you when it comes to teaching your baby to sleep through the night. It’s going to be a challenge It’s going to be eminently worth it. I’ve never worked with a family whose baby went right down on the first night and just magically slept through from then on. Some have slept through the night on night two, most of them start seeing results on night three or four, but I …

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