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Sleep Training: Is It Safe & Effective? [Fact Sheet]

*Scroll to the end of this post to download the complete sleep training fact sheet. There is probably no parenting topic quite as controversial as sleep training (ok, vaccinations would be right up there!). In

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Is Your Baby High Needs….Or Just Overtired?

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

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

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

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

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

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DIY Sleep Training Programs for High Need Babies

Let’s get real: hiring a sleep consultant can be expensive. While I personally believe a good sleep consultant (one who knows high need babies) is worth every penny, I know not everyone can swing

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How To Handle Sleep Regressions With Your High Need Baby

By Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Consultant of The Baby Sleep Site® Sleep regressions are no joke, man. A sleep regression can cause even the best sleeper to suddenly take too-short naps (or skip

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

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

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Preparing your Child for Daylight Savings: A Quick Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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