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Tips and Advice from a Certified Sleep Consultant

How can I help right now?

It is very difficult to live in a world where things are changing hour by hour. I know myself and my family are feeling the effects of all of this uncertainty. During this time, I am reminded of a quote from Mr. Rogers (did anyone else watch the Netflix special?):

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Can you co-sleep and sleep train?

I FIRMLY believe that when it comes to all things children, we as parents should do what feels right for our family. If that means co-sleeping, GREAT! If that means putting your baby in their own room/bed right when you get home from the hospital, GO FOR IT.   Over

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8 Tips for overcoming jet lag

So you’re traveling. Across several time zones. With a baby. Before you set out, I want to make sure you’re armed with all the information you need to maintain those sleep skills you’ve been working so hard to develop. I’m a sleep consultant, after all, so sleep is what I

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Are you afraid of the dark?

It’s 2:00 AM, you’re sleeping peacefully in your bed, and you suddenly wake up, not entirely sure why, but as you start to gain awareness of your surroundings, you become aware, to your horror, that there’s someone in the room with you! You hear the sound of their voice… “Mom

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Rolling and Crawling and Walking, Oh My!

If you’re the parent of a baby who’s learning to roll, crawl, walk or talk you will not be surprised by what I am about to say – developmental milestones affect your baby’s sleep. In a 2015 study published in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, researchers

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How to help your child nap well at daycare

My son started daycare last week (insert ugly crying here). This is a big transition for most kids – and most Moms! For the last 16 months, Mr. J has been at home with me – basically all day every day. It’s hard to think about being away from him

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