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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When & How to Stop Swaddling

By / January 9, 2019 /

Is it time to stop swaddling your baby?  Photo Credit: Yari Garcia Photography   The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends discontinuing swaddling when your baby is 8 weeks old.   Why we swaddle: Before we jump into when and how to stop swaddling your precious baby, let’s talk about why we swaddle her in the…

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10 Winter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

By / December 21, 2018 /

It’s the weekend before Christmas and if you are looking for some activities to get your child excited for the holiday, look no further! I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 winter activities to do with your child this weekend!  Let’s start with the most obvious,   1. Write letters to Santa. Try to focus on…

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"Should I Give My Child Melatonin to Help Her Sleep?"

By / December 12, 2018 /

I’ve heard this more times than I can count, “Should I give my child melatonin to help her sleep?” In short, no. Melatonin is not a magic pill. There are instances where melatonin is necessary, but that is at your pediatrician’s discretion.    Before I get into the reason why you should not administer melatonin to your child, I want to mention…

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14 Must-Have Items On EVERY MOM’S Wish List

By slumberandbloom / November 28, 2018 /

The holidays are filled with excitement, decorations, traditions and FOOD! Let’s not forget the gifts! Often times, we get wrapped up in buying the most fancy things and the hottest items going viral on social media, but we must remember to pamper and take care of ourselves! Us moms do SO much for our kids…

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Holiday Gift Guide to Baby’s First Christmas

By / November 20, 2018 /

Tis the season, y’all! The COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is ON and I’m one Thanksgiving dinner away from going into full out Christmas mode! [Show of hands real quick: do you deck the halls before Thanksgiving or do you celebrate one holiday at a time?] Chances are, if it’s your baby’s first Christmas, you’ve probably been…

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