Newborn Baby Winter Must-Have Items: Favorite Newborn Baby Products

By slumberandbloom / January 20, 2020 /

Winter is in full swing and it’s freezing in Upstate, NY. If you are wondering what the hottest 2020 must-have winter baby items are, I’ve got you covered.

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How to Teach Your Child to Take Longer Naps

By slumberandbloom / November 21, 2019 /

Naptime is such an important part of the day. If your child is taking short naps or no naps at all, I am laying out some great tips to help you improve your child’s naps. PRENATAL/NEWBORN SLEEP GUIDE: If you’re ready to start sleep training, let’s set up a time to chat! Some things to…

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Baby & Toddler Naps by Age (with a printable nap schedule chart)

By slumberandbloom / November 16, 2019 /

Babies’ sleep needs are constantly changing. From the number of naps they need in a day to the amount of time they can be awake in between naps. As your baby grows, she will be able to stay awake longer and also take longer, more consolidated naps. Sometimes it seems like as soon as we…

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How to Teach Your Baby to Sleep in the Crib (so you don’t stay awake and hold your baby all night)

By slumberandbloom / November 16, 2019 /

There are so many transitions in the first year of a baby’s life and one of them happens to be the transition to the crib. Some families choose to teach their baby to sleep in a crib from day 1 and others wait until the baby is a few months old. No matter when you…

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How to Calm A Fussy Baby: Tips to Help Your Baby Relax

By slumberandbloom / September 22, 2019 /

When you bring home your new baby, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all of the new things you need to learn about being a parent, getting to know your new baby, healing your body, and so much more. You’re going to be exhausted and may need some support in calming your fussy baby. In…

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Is Sleep Training Necessary?

By slumberandbloom / July 7, 2019 /

Here are some signs that sleep training may be necessary for your child: If you’re ready to start sleep training, let’s set up a time to chat! Some things to think about when deciding when you want to start sleep training your baby: Ensure it’s the proper timing- make sure your baby isn’t sick, you aren’t…

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Preparing for a Newborn: New Baby Checklist

By slumberandbloom / May 9, 2019 /

Congratulations! You’re preparing to bring a new baby home and you want to plan ahead and prepare for the big arrival! Of course you’re going to make sure you have diapers, wipes, bottles, clothes and all of those basics, so I’m going to give you a list of things that may not be at the…

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My Journey to Becoming a Sleep Consultant

By slumberandbloom / March 12, 2019 /

Often times when I meet someone new, they ask, “What do you do?” 🤷‍♀️ I explain, “I’m a baby and toddler sleep consultant. I teach parents about healthy sleep habits for their child that will encourage consolidated, independent sleep.” I hear more times than I can count, “OH, WOW! I NEVER KNEW A JOB LIKE…

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The Energy of Bedtime (and the power of a routine!)

By / February 14, 2019 /

Written by: Irene McKenna I’m not even sure what happened when I spoke those 3 little words One second we were playing cards Or maybe superheroes Or cuddled up with a book (there were a lot of nights that this story ended the same) And with those 3 little words the night exploded into tears…

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How to Beat the Winter Blues with a New Baby

By / January 15, 2019 /

Ok, mama. Picture this: It’s the middle of winter; freezing outside, overcast and dreary. You don’t want to leave the house with your baby unless it’s absolutely necessary and the next thing you know, it’s been almost an entire week since you’ve gone out. You start to wonder, “when was my last shower?” or maybe,…

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