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4 Tips for Handling Fear of the Dark

4 Tips for Handling Fear of the Dark

One common misconception I hear a lot is that babies need nightlights because they are afraid of the dark. While it’s unlikely that your baby is actually experiencing fear of the dark, your toddler might just be. Fear of the dark usually begins around age 2 as a...

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Why Safe Sleep Matters

Why Safe Sleep Matters

As a parent, you’re going to worry. You’ll worry about concrete things like whether your baby has gotten enough to eat or if your toddler is warm enough without a jacket. You’ll worry about abstract things like if your child is happy or whether or not they’ll make...

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Sleep at Daycare

Sleep at Daycare

One of the biggest sources of worry for many of my clients is how sleep will be impacted when they send their little ones to daycare. Whether they’ve already gotten their baby on a carefully planned nap schedule or they’re beginning to work 1:1 with me to get their...

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Your Game Plan for Sickness & Sleep

Your Game Plan for Sickness & Sleep

Nothing can throw a wrench in a good sleeper like sickness can! And with the frequency that babies and toddlers are sick, it might feel like your good sleeper is always regressing. But even though sleep is frequently disrupted when we’re under the weather, it’s...

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Back to School Sleep Tips

Back to School Sleep Tips

During the summer, it’s only natural for sleep to take a back seat and for those good habits you worked on during the school year fall to the wayside. I get it. I know how precious the summer months are – especially with the lockdown of a spring we’ve had this year....

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What Is a Sleep Prop?

What Is a Sleep Prop?

If your little one is struggling in the sleep department, it is highly likely that they are depending on a sleep prop (or multiple sleep props) in order to fall asleep. But what the heck is a sleep prop? A sleep prop (also known as a sleep association) is anything...

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Why You Need a White Noise Machine

Why You Need a White Noise Machine

If you’re creating a baby registry, you may have a white noise machine on your list but have absolutely no idea why you want one (but spoiler alert: you want one!) So let’s dive into why white noise machines are helpful, how to use them, and other FAQs about them.Why...

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How to Transition Your Baby Out of the Swaddle

How to Transition Your Baby Out of the Swaddle

I’m a big fan of swaddling your newborn. Swaddling helps to recreate that snug and secure feeling that your baby came to know and love when they were tight and cozy inside of you. But all good things must come to an end, and so too does your time using the swaddle....

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Your Baby’s Personalized Sleep Plan

Your Baby’s Personalized Sleep Plan

If you know me, you’ll know that I believe that solving baby and toddler sleep issues is like putting together a puzzle. While many people believe that sleep training is just about what “method” you use (CIO, Ferber, etc.) this could not be farther from the truth....

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