Posts tagged Sleep
Sleeping Safely

Chances are if you’re an expecting mom, a new mom, a veteran mom, or not a mom at all and just have access to the internet, you’ve heard about the recent recall of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. This happened after reports of more than 30 infant deaths over the past 10 years came to light and, to be honest, I can’t believe it took them so long.

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How These Families Started Sleeping Through the Night Again (and how you can too!)

When you’re exhausted, it’s easy to get caught up doing whatever it takes to get your little one sleeping (so that you can sleep too!) Parents get into the habit of bringing their little one to bed with them, nursing 5, 8, 10 times at night, rocking until their arms go numb, driving around at 3:00 a.m. bleary-eyed, or a combination of any or all of these. Thankfully, there is another way. You and your baby can both get the sleep you need without resorting to extraordinary measures to make it happen. I’ve worked with many families who have ALL been there. They’ve all called me, exhausted and at the end of their rope, and after working together, we have restored predictability and peace into their nights.

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The Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make When Sleep Training On their own

It is not uncommon for families to come to me and insist they have tried everything to get their little one to sleep, had nothing work, and to assume their child just “will never be a good sleeper”. Without even knowing that child, I can assert with complete confidence that this is just not true. I know many adults who are not good sleepers, but childhood is a time where sleep is as close to perfect as it is going to get. After gathering their history, what they’ve tried, and the methods they’ve used, I can often quickly spot what went wrong and how some simple tweaks can make a drastic difference.

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Sleep Myths: Debunked!

When we are pregnant, we are inundated with advice, suggestions, and opinions by everyone from our loved ones to the cashier at the grocery store. While I’m sure everyone has the best intentions, this barrage of information can be overwhelming nonetheless. It’s a whirlwind of, “You should,” “You’ll want to,” and “You just have to.” If there’s no such number as kajillion, it should be created specifically to measure the number of suggestions a new mother hears in her first year of motherhood. So today I want to focus on my area of expertise – SLEEP – and try to dispel some of the more popular myths I’ve seen in parenting forums, heard in mom’s groups, or had angrily shouted at me in all caps in my Instagram DMs.

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