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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 [...]

How to Wean Your Baby Off of the Swaddle

By | 2019-06-13T13:37:14-04:00 June 13th, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep|

How to Wean Your Baby off of the Swaddle   Swaddling is amazingly helpful for newborn sleep. I always recommend it as a first step to parents of newborns who are struggling with sleep. However, like all good things, swaddling does come to an end. As soon as your baby can roll over on her own, [...]

What’s The Big Deal About Swaddling?

By | 2019-09-09T19:07:47-04:00 June 4th, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep|

What's the Big Deal About Swaddling? Swaddling is an ancient practice that dates back to biblical times and is woven into the fabric of communal customs in multiple religions (wimple, anyone?). When I was a new mom, I was totally confused about swaddling. All I knew was that I absolutely could not do it (where do [...]

Baby Hates the Swaddle? Try This

By | 2019-06-04T21:49:18-04:00 May 29th, 2019|Categories: newborn sleep|

Baby Hates the Swaddle? Try This If you’re wondering what the big deal is about swaddling, check out my post on it here - learn why you should be using a swaddle to help you newborn sleep for longer stretches. Even after realizing how helpful swaddling can be, at the end of the day, 9 out [...]

Why French Babies Sleep Better

By | 2019-05-21T15:17:07-04:00 May 21st, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|

  Why French Babies Sleep Better   Did you know that many French babies are sleeping through the night by 2 or 3 months old? If a French baby is still waking up a lot at night at 6 months old, that’s considered late. I’ll catch you while you faint. If you haven’t read Bringing Up [...]

Night Terrors

By | 2019-05-15T13:42:03-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Categories: preschool sleep troubles|

Night Terrors   “Moommmmmy! No! No! NOOOOO! Heeeeeeeelp me!!! HELP ME!!!"  Heart racing, sweaty and shaking, I dashed into my toddler’s room after hearing blood-curdling screams. It was 11:30pm. He was sitting bolt up right in bed, eyes wide open in fear. I scooped him up and held him tight in my arms  but he didn’t seem [...]