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tired moms

Tired Moms—5 Tips to Get Your Beauty Sleep Tonight!

Tired Moms—5 Tips to Get Your Beauty Sleep Tonight! Hey tired moms! It’s okay to talk about something other than our babies. While it’s no surprise that a lack of sleep can have serious consequences for your health, the researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland along with Estee Lauder, have conducted a…

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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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Parent Sleep — My Baby Sleeps, Why Can’t I? Sleep Tips for Parents

Parent Sleep — My Baby Sleeps, Why Can’t I? Sleep Tips for Parents After experiencing the usual sleep disruptions that come with having babies and children, some parents find their internal clocks waking them up every few hours, even after the baby sleeps soundly and has learned to stay asleep. Some parents awake with jolts…

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The Security Blanket: The Power of the Blankie for Baby Sleep

The Security Blanket: The Power of the Blankie for Baby Sleep Moms are always asking me how I get my children (and also my client’s children) to sleep so well.  My response is that I am a firm believer in the power of the blankie.  Sure, newborn babies often receive many blankets as gifts. This,…

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sibling sleep regression

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help When you are expecting an addition to your family you prepare to sleep less, shower less, and generally have less “alone” time. You know the upcoming days with a newborn in the house will be treasured but very, very full. One thing you may not…

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Sleep Regression After a New Sibling

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule Once children learn to sleep well, they can take change in stride. They can become, as one mom called her toddler, an “Olympic sleeper.” Some kids do get thrown off by common childhood illnesses, travel and the like.  You can get them back on…

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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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4-month sleep regression

4 Month Sleep Regression – Tips to Soothe your Baby

4 Month Sleep Regression – Tips to Soothe your Baby You’ve got the schedule down. Baby is FINALLY sleeping more… and then, WHAM! Suddenly she’s not. Welcome to what is commonly referred to as the 4 month sleep regression. Some may refer to this phase as increased wakefulness, but it all amounts to the same…

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causes of early rising

Sneaky Causes of Early Rising — What Can You Do?

Sneaky Causes of Early Rising — What Can You Do? A reader wrote in a great question about the causes of early rising. “Hi there. My baby girl has just turned 7 months and her sleeping patterns are rapidly going downhill. From 4 1/2 to 6 months, she was sleeping from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00…

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