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When it’s Time to Drop to 1 Nap

By | 2019-08-28T15:46:10-04:00 August 28th, 2019|Categories: Nap Training|

When it's Time to Drop To 1 Nap   ❌ MYTH: Babies should drop down to one nap at 12 months old. ✅ FACT: Most babies are not ready for one nap until 15-18 months, and some babies need two naps until they’re two years old! The funny thing about babies is that their nap schedules are always [...]

The Kind of Crying You’ll Hear During Sleep Training

By | 2019-08-19T20:35:08-04:00 August 19th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|

The Kind of Crying You'll Hear During Sleep Training   Crying. It’s the first word that jumps to mind after hearing the words “Sleep Training.” Will I have to let my baby cry? How long is the crying?  I can’t sleep train… I can’t hear the crying. It is a true fact of life that all forms [...]

Why Crying Babies are Just So Hard to Ignore

By | 2019-08-14T18:21:43-04:00 August 14th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training Philosophy|

  Why Crying Babies are Just So Hard to Ignore   Crying babies are impossible to ignore. Whether you want to, or can’t possibly imagine ever trying to, it’s physically and biologically impossible to disregard a baby’s cry. I remember a day when my twin girls were just a few weeks old, and I was relaxing [...]

JOMO: The Joy Of Missing Out

By | 2019-08-07T19:29:14-04:00 August 7th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training Philosophy|

JOMO: The Joy Of Missing Out We live in a culture personified by #FOMO. The fear of missing out on something better, more exciting, or fulfilling causes us to fracture our attention and lose focus on what matters most, the present moment. Thankfully, awareness is spreading about toxicity of this way of thinking, and a new [...]

(VIDEO) 3 Swaddling Mistakes New Moms Make

By | 2019-08-01T15:30:03-04:00 August 1st, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep, sleep safety|

3 Steps to Safe Swaddling Swaddling can be hugely helpful in soothing a fussy baby and helping him go for longer stretches of deeper sleep. However, if done incorrectly, swaddling can be downright dangerous! I partnered with Wunderkin Co in creating this video to spread awareness of swaddling safety. Here's what you need to know: https://vimeo.com/351278462 [...]

Sleep Regressions… What Are They?

By | 2019-07-28T13:54:22-04:00 July 26th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Troubles|

Sleep Regressions: What Are They?   You may have heard the term bandied around – it’s pretty popular. He slept well for a few months but now he’s going through a regression. She’s regressing and it’s killing us! Must be a sleep regression.    What is a Sleep Regression? It’s just fancy talk for “a stage where [...]

8-10 Month Sleep Regression

By | 2019-07-24T15:20:31-04:00 July 18th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Troubles|

 8-10 Month Sleep Regression Your 8, 9, or 10 month old used to be a great sleeper. Now she’s waking up at night and screaming hysterically, between 1 and 6 times each night. Naps are a thing of the past. Welcome, my friend, to the 8-10 Month Sleep Regression. Pour yourself a strong cup of coffee, [...]

How To Drop From 3 Naps to 2

By | 2019-07-24T15:22:03-04:00 July 10th, 2019|Categories: Nap Training|

How to Drop From 3 Naps to 2   Knowing how much sleep your baby needs at night is only HALF the picture when it comes to meeting her sleep needs. Sufficient daytime sleep is just as important as night sleep – not enough daytime sleep leads to over-tiredness and more wakings in middle of the [...]

Is Colic Even A Thing?

By | 2019-07-25T20:58:10-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Categories: feedings, newborn sleep|

Is Colic Even A Thing? Fussy newborn? Colic. Screaming 6 month old? Colic. Gassy? Colic. Stomach pain? Colic Unsettled after feeds? Colic Doesn’t sleep well at night? Colic. Won’t nap? Colic. NO! Mamas! Listen!! There’s no such thing as colic.  Call me crazy. IT’S TRUE! Everyone throws around the word “colic” without even knowing what it [...]

What’s the Right Age to Sleep Train?

By | 2019-07-25T20:59:18-04:00 June 20th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|

The Right Age to Sleep Train When my twins were newborns, the burning question that was on my mind every moment of the day was “when will I get some sleep?!” When the girls were three weeks old I asked a doctor friend when I could possibly start sleep training my babies. He laughed and said [...]