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Sleep Training and Sibling Room Sharing.


Deciding to sleep train your baby when they are room sharing with an older sibling needn’t be difficult.  It is natural to worry that the baby will wake up your older child with all the crying and worry about how your older child will react to the crying.  There are steps you can take to make the sleep training process…

Does going to sleep later mean waking later in the morning?


Many parents who struggle with early risers wonder whether putting them to bed later will mean they sleep later in the morning. Children in general are early risers. A 6 am wake up is certainly not outside the realm of normal. In general every child has their ‘sweet spot’, a time they are naturally inclined to wake up. As an…

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Developmental changes and your baby’s sleep.


In their little lives babies will have periods of disrupted sleep whether it be from sickness, tiredness, mental or physical developmental changes or any number of things. The disrupted sleep that comes with the mental and physical developmental changes are hot topics I see discussed a lot. On Facebook mom’s groups and bandied about the Internet I often see these…

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Is your child ready for a big kid bed?


The move from crib to a big kid bed is a transition that many parents struggle with. Parents especially wonder whether they should transition when their child starts climbing out of the crib or when their is a new baby on the way. Is your child ready for the big kid bed? Let’s first discuss the issue of climbing out…

Tips for stress free school mornings!


The countdown is on to the start of school!  With the knowledge that school is almost here, so is the dread at the school routine every morning and the worry about whether we will manage to get our kids out of the house without meltdowns, yelling and forgetting something important.  I have 2 children I need to get out of…

Mythbusting Monday: Dream feeding


  Dream feeding seems like a great idea.  If you feed your child asleep right before you yourself go to bed, then hopefully they’ll sleep longer, which gives you a longer time of uninterrupted sleep.  Sounds like heaven, right?  I tried this with my second son who took ages to sleep through the night, but sadly this never had the…

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How to wind down your toddler before bedtime!


Every parent with a toddler wonders how to calm them down when they are running around like crazy after dinner and bedtime is looming. Here are 7 tips to help wind your toddler down! 1) Consider why they are running around like crazy. Toddlers that appear to be full of energy can actually already be tired and this is their…