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Is my child overtired or undertired?

Being a parent can be exhausting, especially if your child doesn’t sleep well at night.  We’ve all been there – struggling to get our little ones to sleep, only to have them wake every few hours.  This can lead to frustration, stress, and even health problems for both you and your child.   But what if the problem isn’t just a lack of sleep, but a mismatch between the amount of sleep your child needs and the amount they are getting? …

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Should we say “Good-bye” to the pacifier?

How and When to Stop Using the Pacifier If your child is older than four months, relies on a pacifier to drift off to sleep, and is experiencing sleep difficulties, it could be a good opportunity to bid farewell to the pacifier. Hey there!Are you struggling with sleepless nights because of your little one’s constant awakenings? As a newborn, the pacifier is amazing for helping meet that strong need to suck some babies have. As they approach 4 months though, …

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WELCOMING A NEW BABY WITH A TODDLER 2

Welcoming a New Baby With a Toddler

With the arrival of a brand new family member, it’s time to get ready for both joy and challenge! Adding a new member to the family is a big deal!It’s a wonderful and exciting time, but sometimes the new big brother or sister isn’t so happy about the new little person taking up all of mommy and daddy’s time. Expect a little bit of a regression. It’s normal and to be expected that with any change in homelife, your child …

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How do i transition my child from a toddler bed to a big kid bed?

6 Steps From Crib to “Big Kid Bed” and how to do it successfully Moving your little one from a crib to a “big kid bed” is a big step for both of you. It’s a major milestone, and can bring up mixed emotions kinda like walking for the first time! But like any other milestone, there’s the potential it might lead to some challenges. Sometimes with the development of a new milestone  your child may have a bit of …

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Essential Back to School Sleep Tips

Essential Back to School Sleep Tips Remember how much you used to look forward to summer vacation when you were a kid? I get that same feeling now when school starts. God knows I love my kids, but by the time summer is over, I’m pretty euphoric to get a few daily hours to myself again. For those of us with kids, back-to-school time means we get back onto a nice, predictable schedule. Or so we hope… Lack of good …

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How to Manage Early Morning Wake-Ups | Sleep Consultant for Babies

Early Morning Wake-ups

When bringing home a baby, you basically know you have signed up for sleepless nights. You know they will come to an end when your little one starts sleeping through the night. Then here comes the dreaded early morning wake-up. If this happens in your home, you are probably wondering when your little bundle of joy will stop waking up at 5 AM. Let us troubleshoot and get your whole house back to sleeping through the night.

The Four Month Sleep Regression | Sleep Solutions for Babies and Infants

The Four Month Sleep Regression

“Sleep regression,” this is a common term I hear being a sleep consultant, and often it is directed toward every circumstance imaginable. If several nights pass with your little one not sleeping well, parents automatically start saying it’s a “regression.” While many people believe there are several sleep regressions, 8-month, 9-month, 1-year regressions, teething and growth spurt regressions, there is not evidence to support this idea.

Research does support that there is a 4-month regression, and for good reason. Permanent changes are happening in your baby’s brain when it comes to sleep.

How to Extend Your Child’s Short Naps | Sleeping Solutions for Babies

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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