Posts tagged Sleeping Through The Night
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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How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Relationship

What is it about having an awful night’s sleep that makes everyone else so intolerable? It seems that way, doesn’t it? You have a night of interrupted, fitful, downright bad sleep and the next day people are driving like they don’t have their licenses, are jabbing incessantly in the Starbucks line before you’ve had your coffee, or are asking you the same work question that you’ve answered a dozen times already. Is the universe just messing with you? Maybe. But a more likely explanation is that your lack of sleep is making it impossible for you to react rationally to frustrating – and even mundane – situations.

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Is My Baby Waking From Hunger?

When babies wake up crying in the middle of the night, it’s tough to determine whether it’s because they need to eat or because they just want to see a parent back in the room. Many babies develop a dependency on nursing, rocking, sucking, and more in order to fall asleep at bedtime which they then need again in order to connect their sleep cycles throughout the night. If your baby is waking up several times throughout the night, how can you know whether they are waking up out of true hunger or whether they just need a little help falling back to sleep?

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short naps: why they happen and how to help

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar…

Your baby wakes up in the morning after a solid night’s sleep. You feed her, change her, play with her for a little bit, maybe take a walk outside. Nap time comes around so you rock her to sleep and gently place her in her crib for her morning nap. And then, 30 minutes later, she wakes up. Fussy, irritable, and inconsolable. Despite your pleading, bargaining, and comfort tactics, she refuses to go back to sleep. So after a half hour of trying to get her to fall back to sleep, you finally give in, hoping that she’ll be much more tired when her afternoon nap rolls around. Except that afternoon, you have the exact same scenario play out again and your little one is a ball of crankiness for the rest of the day. What in the world is going on?

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