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Better Sleep For Moms 7 Day Sleep Challenge


As mom’s we often don’t think so much about our needs and ourselves but instead we focus on our kids. It is just part of being a loving and caring mom. I am starting this 7 day sleep challenge so that we can focus on OUR sleep. Even if your baby isn’t sleeping straight through the night yet, there are…

Is the Wake to Sleep Method right for your baby?


Recently, I have been asked by moms whose babies are notorious catnappers whether the Wake to Sleep method might be the way to get them extending their naps and connecting their sleep cycles.  Given this I thought it might be best to write a blog post on the pros and cons of using this method, so parents can make an…

More sleep goals for February.


It is never too late to have sleep goals for improving your little one’s sleep.   Some parents believe that a child will eventually grow out of any sleep problems they are having, however studies have shown that children who have had trouble falling asleep at night, continue having difficulties into adulthood.  To add to that, if your little one…

Sleep Book Review 2: New Contended Little Baby Book (Gina Ford)


Gina Ford is a UK based author who has 20 years of experience working with babies. She worked as a maternity nurse at a time where formal qualifications weren’t offered or expected. Her book is written from personal experience of working with over 300 babies. The New Contended Little Baby Book combines feeding and sleeping routines for parents to follow.…

How to survive the holiday season without meltdowns and mayhem.


The holiday season is such a fun, family filled holiday.  Along with the quality time spent with family and all the other special people in your life comes the worry about how all the busyness of the season will affect your little one.  This is especially so when you consider the potential for missed naps, later bedtimes and just an…

Are black out blinds really that important?


* Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links, however all information and opinions are my own. Ever since my oldest was a baby we have had blackout curtains, not only in his bedroom but also in our own.  I couldn’t survive without them myself.  It wasn’t until I started studying about sleep did I realize how important they are for healthy sleep. I have even…

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Common Sleep Training Questions.


It isn’t unusual to have a few concerns or questions about the process of sleep training.  It is a big task to undertake, so it is important to feel ready and equipped with all the information you need before you start.  I’ve written this blog post to cover some of the most common questions I see and hear. How long…

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Technology and Sleep


Kids love watching TV, playing on tablets or stealing Mommy and Daddy’s phone to play some games. As parents we often relish that time because our kids are calm and occupied which in turn gives us some downtime too. It is also tempting to pop on that TV after dinner to occupy one child while we get the other through…

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Why is sunlight so important for sleep?


You have probably heard about how important sunlight is for your general health. Sunlight increases the production of serotonin, which is known to improve your mood. Sunlight also increases your energy as well as aids in getting vitamin D into your system, which helps with maintaining your bone strength. Apart from that, sunlight is incredibly important for sleep. Light helps…

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Bedtime Routines


Establishing a consistent bedtime and sleep routine early plays a key roll in helping your child learn how to become a great sleeper. The sleep routine provides a cue to your baby or child that sleep is coming. It is also an excellent way of spending some wonderful quality time with your little one after the busyness of the day.…