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Bedtime vs. Asleep Time

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

Whether you’re just beginning your sleep-teaching journey, or have been at it for some time, you’ve likely been told to establish a bedtime routine.   It’s true! Children at all ages – even in early infancy – thrive on consistency. Consistency provides predictability and comfort. We love consistency, but strive for consistently healthy habits over consistently bad habits.   Even with a ‘routine,’ some parents – and children –...

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Posted on Mar 7, 2017

JULY 3, 2018 Sticking to a Sleep Schedule During Summer   MARCH 8, 2018 Adjusting Kids’ Sleep Schedules for Daylight Savings Time   OCTOBER 26, 2017 Sleep Pea helps young children doze off   August 16, 2017 Tips to help get back in the bedtime routine for school   June 12, 2017 Kids and summer sleep    March 20, 2017 Myth busting: Baby sleep edition    March 2, 2017 Top reasons kids have trouble sleeping   February 2, 2017 CLT...

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Earlier Bedtimes Explained

Posted on Mar 4, 2017

There are a lot of misconceptions about sleep. One that I frequently encounter is the idea that children need to be exhausted before they can fall asleep. Most of the families I work with are well informed about the importance of establishing a set bedtime and following a routine leading up to “lights-out.” Unfortunately, their little ones don’t always comply. Among infants, parents frequently report their little ones are either...

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Until a few days ago you had a miracle baby. Your little one slept like a champ, logging dreamy daytime naps and nice, long stretches at night. That newborn phase wasn’t so bad! But what is this? We’re talking overnight change from a little angel to a fussy, unpredictable mess. Your once-amazing sleeper is suddenly wide awake for hours on end; a nap might last 20 minutes, if you’re lucky; you’re cluster-feeding your way through the...

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SIDS: Controlling the Risk

Posted on Oct 17, 2016

A few days ago, I was talking with two moms about SIDS. One of them brought up an interesting point: there are so many tips to help reduce the risk of SIDS, but how many tips can an exhausted, emotionally depleted parent really follow? Take for example this tip: Put your child to sleep on a firm, properly fitted sleep surface – such as a mattress in a crib or bassinet – covered by a fitted sheet. “I get that,” said one of...

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