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Category: Sleep

Wait it Out (WIO) or Cry it Out (CIO): Is This Really the Best We Can Do?

Wait it Out (WIO) or Cry it Out (CIO): Is This Really the Best We Can Do?

[ 17 ] 2:07 pm |

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, there’s a good chance you already know my views on the whole sleep training issue (I could use the word debate here, but I’m purposely choosing not to…this only further promotes the ‘mommy wars’). I like to think of myself as ‘pro sleep’, rather […]

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Short Naps, Waking Too Early, and Not Sleeping Through the Night?

Short Naps, Waking Too Early, and Not Sleeping Through the Night?

[ 1 ] 11:14 am |

I recently asked our parents to tell me the biggest issue they’re struggling with right now. Can you guess what it is? Yes – SLEEP! I asked my friend Erica from Confident Parenting for some advice on your most common problems: Short naps (20-45 minutes), when our babies should be sleeping through the night (STTN) […]

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BS Facts About Baby Sleep That Everyone Thinks Are True

BS Facts About Baby Sleep That Everyone Thinks Are True

[ 11 ] 1:26 pm |

Have I already mentioned that I’m a recent first-time auntie? If you know me in real life, I’m sure I’ve already told you several times (and I don’t even care if I know I’ve already told you – I have no problem telling you again). As I watch my sister-in-law and brother-in-law struggle with getting […]

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Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

[ 5 ] 4:20 pm |

The past year and a half haven’t been easy for us. As some of you will know, our daughter was diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy last year, and since then we’ve been on the roller coaster of finding the right dose of medicine, of trying to find ways to help her get the sleep she […]

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20 Genius Baby Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler

20 Genius Baby Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler

[ 6 ] 1:56 pm |

I have to admit I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time lately reading ‘hacks’: tips or tricks to make life easier (or at least more fun). I know my husband has LOVED hearing how to pull out a sliver using baking soda, use bread clips to organize power cords, and how to microwave leftovers […]

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Holly’s Top 3 Tips for Getting Your Child to Sleep

Holly’s Top 3 Tips for Getting Your Child to Sleep

[ 4 ] 12:49 pm |

Sleep is by far the #1 complaint I hear from parents. Short naps, frequent night-wakings, lack of self-soothing, taking hours to fall asleep. I’ve heard it all! So I thought I’d briefly share with you my TOP 3 tips for helping your fussy or high need baby sleep better. These are things I’ve learned through […]

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A Contest for My Sleep-Deprived Friends!

A Contest for My Sleep-Deprived Friends!

[ 24 ] 10:48 am |

  *Contest is now closed! Please scroll to the bottom of this post to see if you are a winner A couple of months ago, some of our moms participated in Dana Obleman’s Baby Sleep Bootcamp. I promised I would let you all know how these moms made out with the bootcamp and DIY Sleep […]

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Sometimes It’s About the Less-Bad Option

Sometimes It’s About the Less-Bad Option

[ 15 ] 10:07 am |

I keep trying to write this post, and keep deleting it. In fact, I started to write this post over a year ago. This time I’m determined to actually publish it! Here’s why: This post is about….sleep training (gasp!). People are so incredibly polarized on this issue, and I can completely understand why. I get […]

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High Need Babies & Sleep: Webinar

High Need Babies & Sleep: Webinar

[ 0 ] 11:25 am |

Does your high need baby wake frequently at night? Having trouble getting into a consistent sleep routine? Feel like you spend most of the day trying to get your little one to nap? Join us this Monday, October 29, for an interactive webinar with president of Attachment Parenting Canada, Judy Arnall, entitled, Sleep Easy: Best Practices […]

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Saying Good-Bye to Sleep Crutches

Saying Good-Bye to Sleep Crutches

[ 8 ] 9:16 am |

What would you do if I told you that in order for your baby to be the BEST sleeper and to get those nice long nights sleeps and daytime naps that the soother has to go in the garbage can? Or that you can no longer breastfeed your baby until he/she is asleep and then […]

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