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Dealing With Criticism When Sleep Training

Dealing With Criticism When Sleep Training

Mommin' Ain't Easy!Well isn’t that the understatement of the century. Not only can raising a tiny human feel like one of the most terrifying, isolating, and confusing things on the planet, but the number of opinions out there are endless. Whether it’s your sister,...

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Should I Sleep Train?

Should I Sleep Train?

I’ve spent a lot of time knee-deep in the field of pediatric sleep. I’ve dedicated my professional (and personal) life to helping parents teach their children sustainable, long-lasting, healthy sleep habits so that every family member can get the rest they need....

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New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

The gifts have been open, the sparklers have faded, and the holidays have officially come to an end. While this time of year can feel pretty depressing for many, I actually love turning the page onto a new calendar year. It’s a great opportunity to reflect – both...

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When Can I Sleep Train?

When Can I Sleep Train?

Do a Google search for, “What age can I sleep train my baby?” and you’ll be bombarded with a wide variety of answers – all conflicting! Some sources may tell you that you can sleep train a newborn. Others will insist that if you don’t sleep train by 6 months, it’s...

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Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

Nightmares and night terrors are an unfortunate part of the childhood experience. But most of the time, they are more frightening for the parent than they are for the child. There is truly nothing worse than being awoken by the sound of a terrified scream coming from...

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5 Tips for Surviving Jet Lag with Your Baby

5 Tips for Surviving Jet Lag with Your Baby

So, you’re traveling. Across multiple time zones. With a baby. I salute you, mama, because this is not a task for the faint of heart. But if anyone can do it, mothers can. After all, mamas are the most hard-core, am I right? We’ve got a world to explore and our babies...

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Snoring, Mouth-Breathing, & Sleep

Snoring, Mouth-Breathing, & Sleep

I used to think little snoring babies were the absolute cutest. After all, what better indicator is there that your little one is fast asleep, dreaming away than the sound of them purring in their crib?  Unfortunately, that sense of peace and serenity I felt at the...

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8 Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety

8 Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety

Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social media and easy access to information about anything and everything, it is easy for parents to become overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. As a sleep consultant, I see this all the...

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The Wandering Toddler: Keeping Your Toddler in Their Bed

The Wandering Toddler: Keeping Your Toddler in Their Bed

For many parents, finally getting their babies to sleep through the night is a life-changing event. Waking up every hour to the sounds of a crying baby isn’t just an inconvenience, it’s exhausting. It causes irritability, lack of focus, and, quite honestly, puts many...

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