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What to Know About the Newest Study on SIDS

Swaddling is in the news again! A recent study in Pediatrics suggests that children who are swaddled during sleep are at a higher risk of SIDS. This is alarmingly contrary to what we already know about SIDS, that swaddling is … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Your Baby or Child Absolutely Needs Sleep

Other than eating, sleep is the most important part of your baby’s development. When it comes to sleep, there’s no such thing as “too much.” If your baby dozes off, let him, even if it’s not his usual time. Look … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Ease the Daylight Savings Transition

March 13th starts Daylight Savings Time, meaning we’re going to push our clocks ahead an hour. That leaves us each with one hour of less sleep that day. While you and I can tough it out for a day and … Continue reading

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Why Do Babies Startle Themselves Awake?

The startle reflex (officially called the Moro Reflex) is one of the several reflexes babies are born with. This group is called the infantile reflexes. Technically, your baby has the reflex when he or she is in the womb. They … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Child From Waking in the Middle of the Night

It’s a common misconceptions that we all sleep through the night. We each wake up at some time briefly, to change positions, go to the bathroom, etc. We come to wakefulness all the time between our sleep cycles, we just … Continue reading

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7 Steps to an Effective Bedtime Routine

Bedtime routines are the best way to reliably put your child to sleep. They condition your child so he or she accepts the idea of sleep and transitions peacefully. You can mix up your routine to include any step or … Continue reading

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Tips for Swaddling Baby The Simple Way

Baby swaddling is a practice that has been around for years and traditionally it has been used to help babies sleep longer and sounder. Learning to correctly swaddle baby is key to ensuring safety and effectiveness. There are multiple benefits … Continue reading

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5 Toddler Sleep Problems With Easy Solutions

As a Child Sleep Consultant certified by the Family Sleep Institute, I’ve helped tired families with infants, babies, and toddlers become well rested families through customized sleep solutions and support. There are many common sleep habits that toddlers can develop; habits … Continue reading

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How to Tell If Your Little One Is Ready To Transition to a Bed

At a certain age, toddlers begin to escape their crib. At this point, safety should be your number one priority. It should be a goal of yours to make your child’s sleep environment as safe as possible. If your child … Continue reading

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How to Deal With Crying While Sleep Training Your Baby

Over the years, I have examined several of the common sleep training methods that are used for babies and toddlers. It’s important to choose a method that you feel comfortable with and can see yourself maintaining, not only at 7:00pm, … Continue reading

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