Tag: Sleep Routines

3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3 Research-Backed Ways To Help Your High Need Baby Sleep

3:28 pm |

In a recent survey, I asked parents of high need babies about sleep. Based on what I’ve heard from parents over the past nine years of running this site, I felt quite confident in being able to predict what they were going to say: that their high need baby had troubles falling asleep, staying asleep […]

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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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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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4 Bits of Advice for Parents of High Need Babies

4 Bits of Advice for Parents of High Need Babies

[ 14 ] 11:10 am |

Baby books and websites will often give you tips for making life with your baby easier and less stressful. These tips may include: ‘Get your baby into a good routine as early as possible’, ‘Put your baby to bed drowsy but not asleep’, ‘If your baby is fussy, it’s probably because of gas’, and ‘Be […]

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Sleep Equals Sleep

Sleep Equals Sleep

[ 3 ] 9:07 am |

Do you keep your baby up during the day hoping it will help them sleep longer at night? Do you feel your baby is just one of those babies that does not like to nap? I hear parents tell me all the time that their baby hates to nap or is never tired.  Well, it […]

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Baby Not Sleeping? Just Breathe. It Gets Better!

Baby Not Sleeping? Just Breathe. It Gets Better!

[ 2 ] 7:43 am |

As a sleep coach and postpartum doula, I thought motherhood would be so much easier for me than for the average mom (pausing for your laughter…). Every day, I supported parents through the transition of having a new baby, teaching them how to soothe their fussy babies. I knew all there was to know about […]

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Travelling with a Colicky or Spirited Child

Travelling with a Colicky or Spirited Child

[ 0 ] 11:09 am |

We’ve been on vacation in Florida now for about 2 weeks, which is why I haven’t posted lately. (By the way, to any American readers, I am very jealous that you have Florida. Thank you for sharing it with us. The warmest we’ve got is Victoria, and it rains there all winter.) We have travelled […]

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Sleep Tips for High Need Kids

Sleep Tips for High Need Kids

[ 11 ] 10:02 am |

By Rebecca Michi, Infant Sleep Consultant When we have a baby we know we’ll be tired, we’ll be getting up a few times a night to feed. But having a high need infant is very different. There can be hours and hours of not sleeping, followed by hours and hours of fussiness. Nothing you seem […]

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