Tag: Sleep Training

Is Your Baby High Needs….Or Just Overtired?

Is Your Baby High Needs….Or Just Overtired?

4:46 pm |

There’s one thing harder than a high need baby: an overtired high need baby! As you already know, high need babies tend to exhibit some characteristics that can be particularly draining for their parents. These characteristics or behaviours can include increased intensity, sensitivity, hyperactivity, etc. For babies who already struggle with these traits, adding sleep […]

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New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

New Research Says Cry It Out (CIO) Doesn’t Cause Harm

5:14 pm |

According to new research out of Flinders University in Australia, the cry it out (CIO) method of sleep training does not lead to emotional problems or attachment issues in babies. Researchers worked with 43 sets of parents of infants between the ages of 6 and 16 months. Infants were divided between three groups: One group […]

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

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

[ 4 ] 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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Sometimes It’s About the Less-Bad Option

Sometimes It’s About the Less-Bad Option

[ 16 ] 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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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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Q & A with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Q & A with Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

[ 0 ] 2:03 pm |

Have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to react during your toddler’s temper tantrums? Or what about what to do when your baby or toddler consistently wakes up SUPER early in the morning? (I’m talking 4am here). Do you wonder if life with a spirited child ever gets easier? I recently had the pleasure of […]

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5 Common Childhood Sleep Myths Debunked

5 Common Childhood Sleep Myths Debunked

[ 2 ] 8:00 am |

When baby isn’t sleeping, you may be willing to try anything to get those little eyes to close. And while well-meaning friends and family always have their best advice handy, many parents compound the sleep problem by following the wrong advice. Here are 5 common sleep myths you’ll want to avoid: Myth #1: “If I […]

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