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A Love Letter to Sleep


Posted on Feb 12, 2019

In honor of this whole February month-of-love replete with Hallmark-hearts and milk chocolately goodness, I’ve got this for ya! A love letter to Sleep 😉 Dear Sleep, I’m just going to put it all out there: I love you! I miss you! But, I’m a parent now. I’m sorry I didn’t give you much warning about that major change in my life. Selfishly, I thought you and I would just figure it out – like we always have. But I realize now how much...

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Sleep is Like a Puzzle


Posted on Feb 1, 2019

When it comes to teaching healthy sleep habits, I talk a lot about building a puzzle – ensuring you’ve got all the elements you need and successfully piecing them together. The good news: in normally developing children, Mother Nature has provided the individual puzzle pieces that allow for healthy sleep. They’re all there! Nothing needs to be designed or recreated. In other words, your child – infant, toddler or otherwise – is fully...

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How Much Sleep Does a Child Need?


Posted on Mar 16, 2018

This National Sleep Foundation info-graphic is one of my favorite resources when it comes to determining how much sleep a child needs at any given age. Instead of using this data to make you feel better about your child’s potential sleep loss, use it to set some goals for healthier habits! IF you’re in the mindset of wanting to maximize your child’s sleep potential, here are a couple of Sleep Pea tips for using this info-graphic and...

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The FDA recently issued a warning reminding parents of the potential dangers of sleep positioners. Sleep positioners, says the FDA, can cause suffocation that can lead to infant death. The initial alert to parents came in 2010 when the FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a joint warning after reviewing reports of 12 infant deaths associated with sleep positioners over the preceding...

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The words “time change” have a way of making parents cringe. If things have been going well for you and your child sleep-wise, the last thing you need is a schedule change. If your days and nights have been choppy and unpredictable, you’re probably feeling cautiously optimistic that a time change will work in your favor. Here’s some good news: while an hour of time change can certainly take a toll on our bodies, it typically takes...

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During a recent trip to Whole Foods, a small, strategically-placed package of chocolate caught my eye at check-out. The label said the product had 1mg of melatonin per piece, and users should take no more than four pieces. I had to laugh because, when it comes to chocolate, I have minimal restraint. “Watch out for that stuff,” cautioned the lady in line behind me. “Oh! You’ve tried it?” I asked. “No,” she said. “But people don’t use...

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