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5 Common Childhood Sleep Myths Debunked

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

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Transitioning to One Nap – Winning the Dreaded Nap Battle

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

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Fisher Price Aquarium Cradle Swing Review

*Edited to add: The Fisher Price Aquarium Cradle Swing is no longer available for sale, however Fisher Price makes a wide variety of cradle swings with the same functionality as the Aquarium Swing. See

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Beware of Opinions that Pass for Gospel

The other day, an acquaintance of Julie’s asked for help with her child’s sleep through a posting on Facebook. Instead of help, she got a link to Dangers of Crying it Out: Damaging children and their

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Sleep Strategies for Babies 101

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

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I Was a Much Better Parent Before I Had Kids

Sean’s great post last week got me thinking. I don’t know about you, but I was the world’s best parent before I had kids. I knew all of the tips and tricks to get my fictional children

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We Never Meant to be the Uptight Parents

I remember quite clearly a discussion I had with Julie before Chloe was born. We were talking about how we’d raise our kids – the attitudes we’d take, our style of parenting. I said to Julie: “Don’t

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A Mom’s Colic Primer

My daughter screamed, on average, 20 hours a day, for four months. Forty-five minute increments were her regular stretches of sleep. My husband and I would high-five if we got an hour and a half stretch. She

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Sleep Tips for High Need Kids

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

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Cheril’s Story: A Fussy Baby & Sleep Issues

Our firstborn, Adrian, was born after a long, hard labor. Latching was a difficult process that took over a month to develop; I used a shield to help him to latch for feeding time for a month. We tried

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