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Halloween Safety for Babies and Toddlers

        The very same things that make trick or treating so much fun can pose safety risks to babies and young children. Here are a few (well tested) tips to protect your littlest ghouls and goblins. Buddy Up: Assign one parent or caretaker to each […]

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Baby Sleep and the End of Day Light Savings Time

If you are a parent, you are most likely dreading the end of daylight savings time which ends at 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, November 6th, 2016.   This usually means that your child’s nap and bedtime schedule will shift “back” sixty minutes. As a […]

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Meeting Baby’s Daily Sleep requirements: Jeff and Rebecca’s Story

 Each month, I feature the story of one of my sleep consulting families. I hope you enjoy learning how we solved their specific sleep problem and find reassurance that you are not the “only one” struggling with your baby’s or toddler’s sleep!  Rebecca contacted me when her […]

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Sleep And Traveling With Baby

Ah summer. Sun, sand and cocktails by the pool. Unless of course, you are traveling with a baby which is akin to getting a deep tissue massage while refereeing the Super Bowl. Not exactly relaxing. Here are ten bits of sleep advice to help make traveling a […]

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Outwaiting Bedtime Battles

On a recent visit to the library, I started up a conversation with a very nice, young couple. They were accompanied by their sixteen month-old son. When they learned I was a sleep coach, the mother admitted she still rocked her son to sleep every night in […]

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Five Top Tips For Tired Moms

For many new parents, sleep quickly falls to #54 on the daily “to do list”. But inching sleep up toward the top is crucial to the health and happiness of many growing families. Sleep restores our bodies, promotes healing, regulates hormones and stabilizes the brain neurotransmitters that […]

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Sleep And the Breastfeeding Mom

Sleep And the Breastfeeding Mom A few days ago, I came across some on-line postings which described breastfeeding and sleep coaching as “incompatible”. Some of the entries went so far as to say that sleep training a baby was “selfish” because it put a parents’ desire for […]

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The Dreaded Dropping A Nap

The Dreaded Dropping A Nap As the old saying goes: “You don’t know what you’ve got t’ill it’s gone”. Even those of us who bemoaned having to stay home every morning and/or afternoon for nap- time probably feel a slight panic at the prospect of their baby […]

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Consistency is Key

I have often said that if sleep training didn’t involve tears, I would be out of business. Hearing your child cry is heart-wrenching and stressful. A parent’s first impulse is to quickly go to the child and comfort them. But this very natural impulse can wreak havoc […]

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Can I Pick Up My Baby During Sleep Training?

Can I Pick Up My Baby During Sleep Training? There continues to be a lot of controversy about whether it is “OK” to pick your child up to comfort her during “time check” sleep training. I for one, think it is fine as long as you keep […]

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