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Dream Feed: Pros & Cons

Dream Feed: Pros & Cons

A popular piece of parenting advice when it comes to overnight sleep struggles is the dream feed.What is a dream feed? A dream feed is when you offer your child a feeding before you go to bed (usually between 9pm-11pm) in hopes that they sleep a longer stretch. The...

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Your Guide to Sleep Sacks

Your Guide to Sleep Sacks

Sleep sacks, wearable blankets, sleeping bags, oh my! There are so many sleep sacks out there, so I wanted to break down what exactly these wearable blankets are, why I recommend them, and which ones I love.What are sleep sacks? Sleep sacks – also known as wearable...

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Newborn Sleep Tips

Newborn Sleep Tips

“Welcome to motherhood; you’ll never sleep again!” I’m sure every new parent here has heard that one before. Helpful or not (emphasis on the not) this old adage is disseminated time and again. But is it really true? The answer is no. You can and will sleep again. And...

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Back to School Sleep Tips

Back to School Sleep Tips

During the summer, it’s only natural for sleep to take a back seat and for those good habits you worked on during the school year fall to the wayside. I get it. I know how precious the summer months are – especially as the world starts to open back up. Finally being...

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5 Benefits of an Early Bedtime

5 Benefits of an Early Bedtime

Many of the parents I work with have children that are fighting bedtime, waking up frequently throughout the night, and rising early in the morning. While our work together will do a deep-dive into more than just schedule adjustments, making sure that bedtime is...

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Is My Baby Waking From Hunger?

Is My Baby Waking From Hunger?

A question that plagues every parent’s mind when they hear their baby wake up in the middle of the night is: are they hungry? But the truth is, not all wake ups are hunger-based. Of course, when your baby is a newborn it is natural and expected that they will wake up...

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Should I Give My Child Melatonin?

Should I Give My Child Melatonin?

Long before urgent cares and pharmacies existed, there were insects, plants, and herbs that were used to alleviate the symptoms of common health issues naturally. The hype around natural cures for common ailments seems to have been reinvigorated lately as parents (and...

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Summer Sleep Survival Guide

Summer Sleep Survival Guide

With summer 2021 quickly approaching (though let’s be honest, here in Arizona, we’ve been sweating for weeks already) there are many of us who are ready to ditch the 4 walls of our homes that we’ve been stuck in for 18 months and spend as much time out of town (or...

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Solving Your Toddler’s Early Morning Wake Ups

Solving Your Toddler’s Early Morning Wake Ups

There is nothing more terrifying than a small face showing up at your bedside at 5am just staring at you. But when it happens over and over again, it becomes a little less terrifying and a little more annoying. Early morning wake-ups can be a common occurrence in...

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