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Newborn Sleep: 12 Things That You, as a New Parent, are Doing Right

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Written by Andrea Strang, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Postpartum Doula, and owner of KinderSleep. One of the most common things I hear from parents is that they feel like they are “doing it wrong”.  There is nothing that can adequately prepare you for the journey into parenthood. You may find yourselves feeling overtired and overwhelmed, on the one hand, and amazed and overjoyed on the other. Along the way, you…

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The Sleep Lady’s Top Travel Tips for the Holidays

The Sleep Lady’s Top Travel Tips for the Holidays

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Are you planning to travel this upcoming holiday season? If so, you’ll want to create game-plan for your child’s sleep routine that will help you face the unpredictability of holiday travel. I can help you do just that with my top travel tips! The name of the game when traveling with small children is FLEXIBILITY. I have often talked about the importance of a flexible schedule for your baby. When…

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Introducing My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach: Andrea Strang

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I am so pleased to welcome Andrea Strang, founder of KinderSleep, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach for the next two weeks! Andrea will be available to answer your sleep questions on my Facebook Page. To post your question, simply type your question in the box and submit it! Andrea will do her best to answer your question within 24 hours. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear what…

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Baby Sleep Coaching and Project Night Night by Sleep

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Can you imagine not knowing where you will lay your head tonight? Or tomorrow night? Or next week? What if you had to leave all belongings behind when you were evicted because you had no space to call your own? What if you were a young child in this situation and you left behind a favorite toy or blanket? Not to mention your favorite bedtime books It can be hard for some of us to imagine,…

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The Sleep Lady’s Top 6 Tips For the Early Riser

Baby Sleep: The Sleep Lady’s Top 6 Tips For the Early Riser

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So many parents reach out to me because their child is sleeping well…until 4 or even 5:00 a.m. They are ecstatic that their baby is “sleeping through the night,” until they wake at the literal crack of dawn. Or perhaps your baby was sleeping thru until 6am or 7am until daylight saving time. Believe me when I say this is a very common problem, but often, the solution isn’t one that…

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5 Tips for Bringing the Calm Back to Your Mornings

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I encourage you to visit Katie Holloran, MA, BCBA at http://www.behavioristnextdoor.com or on Facebook  for more tips, resources, and information on sleep coaching. As a parent myself, I find these 5 tips to be the most helpful in getting back on track when my home life feels a bit out of whack – maybe it’s due to fall travel, family coming to visit, or even the time change. No matter what…

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Baby Sleep Schedule: 7 Tips for The End of Daylight Saving Time

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It’s almost that dreaded time again – the end of Daylight Saving Time! While “falling back” was once a glorious time of sleeping in an extra hour, every parent knows – kids don’t follow that plan!  Parents around the country dread the disruption of their lives from transitioning their children’s sleep to a new time schedule. But with a little planning, Daylight Saving doesn’t have to send everyone into a…

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9 SIDS Prevention Tips Every Mom Should Know

Newborn Sleep: 9 SIDS Prevention Tips Every Mom Should Know

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October is National SIDS, Pregnancy, and Infant Loss Awareness month here in the United States. One of the biggest fears new parents have is SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  Though the rate of SIDS related deaths is currently at an all-time low, unexplained, sleep-related death still claims as many at 4,500 babies a year. First Candle, an organization devoted to preventing infant death, reports that 80-90% of unexplained infant…

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Parental Journey Tip: How to be proactive instead of “reactive” when experiencing sleep challenges

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I encourage you to visit Joanna at http://www.blissfulbabysleepcoaching.com or on Facebook  for more tips, resources, and information on sleep coaching. As a sleep coach, I’ve worked with over 500 families and had many intimate discussions. One big challenge that comes up over and over again is that parents make a “reactionary” attempt at sleep training without properly researching and agreeing upon the appropriate sleep training methodology to use with their child….

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How to Improve Your Mornings

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Whitney and her sister, Courtney, created the Stoplight Golight timer to help Whitney’s twins get on a sleep schedule.  While Courtney didn’t have any children of her own at the time, she saw the difference it made for her sister’s children and together they made their vision a reality with the Stoplight Golight Timer. There was a time I had 2-year-old twins and a newborn.  I needed my sleep.  I…

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