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Category: Sleep

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

Solving the Mystery of The High Needs Puzzle

[ 0 ] 2:25 pm |

I’ve heard several people refer to “the high needs puzzle”, and it’s a term I’m growing to use and love more and more. Too often, we’re told that there is one, singular reason why our baby or toddler is fussy or high need. Some of the suggested reasons are that: You’re spoiling your baby You […]

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Is Your Child Desperately Overtired? Overcoming a Sleep Deficit With a High Needs Child

Is Your Child Desperately Overtired? Overcoming a Sleep Deficit With a High Needs Child

[ 0 ] 5:30 pm |

By Diana Julian, certified child sleep consultant and owner of Big Sky Lullaby Sleep Consulting If you are a parent of a high need child, I don’t have to tell you that when your child is tired their challenging temperament becomes even more challenging. This is because they are more sensitive to stimulation, so if […]

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Merry Christmas to Us!!! Rock ‘n Play Has Gone Automated

Merry Christmas to Us!!! Rock ‘n Play Has Gone Automated

[ 1 ] 7:14 pm |

Someone on our Facebook group shared this today with the caption: Oh Joy to the World! I couldn’t wait to share it with you. This is perhaps the most popular product used around these parts for helping fussy babies sleep. Only problem is, until now, you had to sit next to it and rock it […]

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Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

[ 0 ] 12:11 pm |

Remember before you had children when gaining an hour was such a luxury? Not so when it leads to overtired, cranky little ones and 5 a.m. wakeup calls. Don’t panic parents! Here are some tips to help you prepare your little ones for the change in advance. Option #1: Do Nothing If your child is […]

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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

[ 12 ] 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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