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  • Baby Gear
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I Never Asked For An Early Riser!

Today, our question comes from Marnie, and she writes,  “My one-year-old is waking up at 4:00 AM, and won”t go back to sleep even after I nurse him. He then struggles to make it to his first nap of the day. He goes to bed at 7:30 and has two ...

A Short Nap…Again? Strategies For Extending Your Baby’s Naps!

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 ...
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Protecting Your Child’s Sleep Schedule Over the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, many new parents who have recently gotten their babies sleeping on a schedule are worried that they might regress a little over the holidays. And I can assure you, those fears could not be more well-founded. Between the travel, the excitement, the constant attention and then ...

Confessions of a Sleep Consultant (Hint: I Did It Too!)

I work with hundreds of families each year teaching them how to help their baby or young child sleep more independently and restfully. One of the most common questions I get near the end of our time together is, ” What do we do when our baby/child gets sick? Do ...

The Most-Asked Questions From Parents Of Newborns

I had the honor just last weekend to partner with Twin Cities Midwifery to speak with new parents about understanding sleep for newborns. Between my sleep consulting and my postpartum doula work, I spend a lot of time with brand new parents answering questions about sleep. And the ironic thing is, ...

Is It Time For A Big Kid Bed?

I’ve been teaching my toddler workshop, Tacking Toddler Sleep, several times in the past few weeks and I get so many questions about knowing when and how to transition a toddler to a big kid bed. It’s a BIG transition! Not only is it a new bed, but all this ...

Is White Noise OK For My Baby?

There has been a lot of talk this week about the potential harm white noise, or sound machines can do to your baby. As with everything we do for our children, all that’s needed a bit of common sense and to continue to educate yourself. Below is an excerpt from ...

The Art Of The Poker Face

The other day I was driving in the car with my two young sons. I was listening to one of my favorite pop culture talk radio stations and somewhere in their crazy conversation the word, “erotic” came up. Uh-huh, the word “erotic” while my young boys are in the car. ...

Taming The Chronic Catnapper

No matter the age of your baby you have probably encountered a short nap or two in your day. How many times have you laid your baby down hoping for a nice long nap so you can get something done or God forbid, take a nap yourself… only to find ...

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