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Tag: parenting advice

sleep deprivation

Sleep Deprivation in New Parents: Learn All About Newborn Sleep

Sleep Deprivation in New Parents: Learn All About Newborn Sleep When you prepare for your baby, you make sure everything is in order, right down to your baby’s sleeping arrangements. You make sure that you have washed her clothes, set up the changing table, and you pack your hospital bag. You make sure that all…

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stop swaddling

Stop Swaddling Your Baby? Answering the Controversial Question

Stop Swaddling Your Baby? Answering the Controversial Question When your baby is in the hospital, your nurse hands her to you neatly swaddled, peaceful, and rested baby. Many parents take a class before their baby is born to learn how to properly care for baby, and the majority of these classes teach proper swaddling technique….

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Quiet Time for Toddlers: Tips for Dropping the Afternoon Nap

Quiet Time for Toddlers: Tips for Dropping the Afternoon Nap As much as we parents would love for our babies to stay babies, they grow up so quickly. And part of this growth involves changes in their established sleep patterns, most notably, naps. Most children give up their nap by 4 years old, but that…

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My Baby Wakes Up Constantly Throughout the Night!

My Baby Wakes Up Constantly Throughout the Night! A mom wrote in with a question we hear often. This baby wakes up constantly, and her mom is ready to solve her baby’s sleep problems. “My daughter has turned just seven months old and has never slept through the night. Her problem is not going to…

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cosleeping newborn

Safe Cosleeping: Creating a Safe Environment for your Baby

Safe Cosleeping: Creating a Safe Environment for your Baby How you choose to sleep is personal, and if you choose to co-sleep, there are a few things you need to know in order to be safe and secure. Parents need to ask themselves a few questions before they make the decision to co-sleep, even if…

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sleep training

Gentle Sleep Training with The Sleep Lady Shuffle

Gentle Sleep Training with The Sleep Lady Shuffle Gentle sleep training — sometimes called sleep coaching — is nothing more than helping your baby learn to put himself to sleep so that he can successfully nap and eventually sleep through the night. Many parents don’t realize that babies do not inherently know how to fall…

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Holiday Sleep Tips for Toddlers — Sleeping on the Road

No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some toddlers are more adaptable than others. If you’re worried about getting off-track this season, check out these holiday sleep tips for toddlers. Good Sleep at Home As a general rule, the…

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Holiday Sleep Disasters — How to Avoid Sleep Problems on the Road

No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some children are more adaptable than others, and get back into their normal routine without missing a beat. Parents also handle change differently. Some moms and dads really strive to keep that…

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8 Tips for a Happy, Safe, and Well-Rested Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays with my girls. I have such fond memories of my mom making me costumes, and later making my daughters home made costumes. My kids went out to trick or treat as mermaids, lemons, lions, fairies, and more! I love to sew — a random fact that…

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21 Tips To Get You Ready For Daylight Saving Time

In the wee hours of spring each year you may notice that it is getting lighter a bit earlier and inwardly shout “hooray!” I know that I am ready to put away the snow shovel and gloves and spot some spring bulbs coming up in the garden! Another sign of spring that may take a…

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