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Will My Baby Still Love Me If I Sleep Train Her?

Three Myths about Sleep Training Your Baby Do you want to know something that really gets me fired up? It’s when moms (either online or in real life) are talking sleep, and I hear comments like this: “You should just enjoy getting up to nurse all night – someday he’ll be all grown up and…
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Why Won’t My Baby Sleep?

Believe it or not, this is a question I often asked my first son when he was an infant. I asked it in a sweet voice. I asked it in a pleading voice. I asked it in an angry voice, but no matter how many times I asked, he never gave me the answer. I can remember…
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Why, When & How to Drop The Swaddle

I am often asked, “Is a swaddle a prop? Is it useful? Where do you stand on a swaddle?” Swaddling a newborn can be an excellent tool. It mimics the feeling of confinement that they experienced in the womb. It can be very comforting to a lot of newborns.  The swaddle can also help with…
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Two MAJOR Sleep Tips for Your Child’s Bedtime

1. Having your children fall asleep before putting them to bed. I was speaking with a dad the other day and he shared how he loved feeding his daughter a bottle and having her fall asleep in his arms. I get it – it really is a wonderful feeling but this will not teach children how…
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Melatonin : More Risk than Reward?

For overtired parents who can’t seem to get their kids on a healthy sleep schedule, the promise of a magic pill can be pretty enticing. But it seems to me that more and more doctors and parents are turning to melatonin as a Band-Aid for sleep issues with their children. I get emails every day…
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Are you accidentally winding your child up before bedtime?

If you’re like most parents, you probably can’t take more than a couple of steps in your house without tripping over a doll, a stuffed animal or a Tonka truck. You are most likely more than familiar with the sensation of getting those hard, tiny Lego pieces embedded in the bottom of your bare foot,…
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The Number #1 Bedtime Mistake

This week I wanted to talk a bit about the bedtime routine, and the number one mistake parents make when they are creating a bedtime routine. Now, if you go to any baby site on the Web, search “my baby won’t sleep,” or whatever you’re looking for in regards to sleep, almost every single site…
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Is co-sleeping dangerous for your baby?

What you need to know about SIDS... There’s no way to sugar coat it: SIDS is truly is a parent’s worst nightmare. I remember worrying to the point where I got up several times a night to check on my son while he was sleeping. I was exhausting myself, and finally I had to sit…
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Try these 7 tips TONIGHT to improve your child’s sleep…

During my first year as a sleep professional, I’ve gotten used to people asking me what the “secret” is to getting a baby to sleep through the night. [spacer] Of course, there is no ONE secret. Teaching a child healthy sleep habits is a combination of lots of different things.[spacer]But that doesn’t mean that there…
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