Tag: Sleep Problems

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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50 Pieces of Stellar Advice New Moms Are Dying to Receive

50 Pieces of Stellar Advice New Moms Are Dying to Receive

[ 9 ] 9:46 pm |

You know how sometimes you see a struggling mom and don’t just want to say the same old boring stuff? Stuff like “How can I help?”, or “Here, let me take your baby so you can get a break?”. Well, don’t worry, because I’ve put together this list of other stuff you can say. And […]

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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?

[ 18 ] 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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Why It’s Not “Just” Colic or Fussiness

Why It’s Not “Just” Colic or Fussiness

[ 65 ] 10:14 am |

I loved Sophie’s last post on how parents of fussy, colicky or high need kids are part of an exclusive club. Without having thought of it in those terms before, that’s exactly what it’s like: The club that no one ever asked to join. And while I’m the first to acknowledge that we need to […]

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Christine’s Story: Running on Fumes

Christine’s Story: Running on Fumes

[ 3 ] 7:04 am |

My 10-month-old baby girl is bad sleeper. A terrible sleeper, in fact. For various reasons, such as reflux, gas and, probably by now, behavioural training, E is a baby who, quite frequently, likes to party in her room all night long. This isn’t a story about how to get your baby to sleep through the […]

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Christine’s Story: Surviving Silent Reflux

Christine’s Story: Surviving Silent Reflux

[ 9 ] 7:15 am |

Before my baby was born, I spent months in search of the perfect everything: The crib that would be the perfect size to wheel into our bedroom, an organic mattress that would ensure no toxins be near her sweet head, a stroller with bassinet so as not to disturb her slumber. I was under the […]

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The Colic Agenda

The Colic Agenda

[ 5 ] 6:53 am |

From the moment Tyler was out of the womb he had his own ideas, and we soon found that us even trying to do things the way that we had planned was just not going to work. It became such a frustrating time of trying to maintain what we thought was “best” for Tyler and […]

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Transitioning to One Nap – Winning the Dreaded Nap Battle

Transitioning to One Nap – Winning the Dreaded Nap Battle

[ 0 ] 10:20 am |

So you sleep-trained your baby and thought your sleep troubles were behind you. Then it happens – the dreaded nap battles. Does one of these scenarios sound familiar? Your child takes an hour to fall asleep. Your child falls asleep easily but won’t nap in the afternoon. Disorganized napping makes early evening an all out […]

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Sleep Strategies for Babies 101

Sleep Strategies for Babies 101

[ 9 ] 2:12 pm |

Some of my worst memories from when my kids were babies are related to sleep. I’m pretty sure I have a tiny bit of PTSD from listening to them cry in their cribs and having NO CLUE what to do about it. Now and again I find myself thinking, ‘I should have just relaxed and […]

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