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When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

By / October 23, 2018 /

A common question that is asked by potential clients is, “when will my baby sleep through the night?” The truth is that every baby is different. Most babies are capable of dropping night feedings and sleeping through the night somewhere around 6 months. Some experts say a baby has to double their birth weight, while…

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How to Optimize Your Child’s Naps

By / October 9, 2018 /

Hands down, nap time has been the most stressful part of sleep training reported by many families I’ve spoken with. Nap training can be done at the same time as night training or after nights have been established. Most of the time, it’s best to work on both naps and nights at the same time…

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Sleep Training Misconceptions

By slumberandbloom / September 17, 2018 /

“Sleep training.” Does that sound awful to you? For some parents, the word “training” is so off-putting. It has such a negative association and my goal today is to fix that. I’m sure you plan on teaching your child appropriate behavior. I’m also sure you’ll teach your child how to use the toilet. Teaching your…

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Baby Proofing 101

By / September 10, 2018 /

I know, we want to protect our kids from everything harmful in the world. Trust me, if there was a way to keep my kids in a bubble, I would do it in a heartbeat. But that’s unrealistic, so let’s talk about keeping our homes safe for our babies and toddlers.   Step 1: Get on…

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Top 8 Reasons to Hire A Sleep Consultant

By slumberandbloom / August 27, 2018 /

So you’ve been reading my blogs and hearing all about “sleep services” and consultations and one-on-one support, but you’re still sitting there wondering, “Do I actually need to hire a sleep consultant?” If you’ve been reading all of my sleep tips, your baby still isn’t sleeping through the night and you’re still on the fence…

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Toddler Sleep: How Sleep Impacts TEMPER TANTRUMS!

By / August 17, 2018 /

Whether you want to call it the “terrible twos” or the “trying threes,” toddlers can be very hard to handle while they’re in the middle of a tantrum. I’ve been there, more than once.   >> I’ve been the victim of getting peas spit on the floor while screaming, “I WILL NOT EAT THESE!” … even…

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Newborn Sleep: 5 Tips for Smooth Nights

By slumberandbloom / August 10, 2018 /

The absolute number one question I get asked on an almost daily basis is, “Can you tell me all of your baby sleep secrets?!” To answer that quickly, no. But I can give you my top 5 tips to help you establish healthy sleep habits for your newborn. Photo Credit: Yari Garcia Photography > https://www.yarigarciaphotography.com/…

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The ABC's of Sleep

By / July 27, 2018 /

When you first find out that you’re pregnant or adopting a newborn, you think about all of the fun things you’ll get to do with your baby. You’ll think about decorating her room in all the pretty pink colors and buying cute outfits with bows that match. You’ll think about dance recitals, prom, graduations, and…

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“My Baby Wakes Up Every 2 Hours!”

By slumberandbloom / July 20, 2018 /

Exhausted mamas, I’ve heard this so many times- “My baby wakes up every 2 hours!” Or even worse, “My baby wakes up every time I put her down!” Some parents have resorted to sleeping on an air mattress in their child’s room or moving recliners and couches into the baby’s room, or just snoozing on…

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Nap Transitions: How to Detect Them!

By slumberandbloom / July 13, 2018 /

As parents, it seems like as soon as we get into the groove of a routine, everything changes. The fact is that as your baby grows, his sleep requirements change. That means routines and schedules need to change, too. Wake windows shift, nap times shift, and bedtimes shift, but it’s up to us as parents…

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