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How to Successfully "Fall Back" with the Time Change

How to Successfully "Fall Back" with the Time Change

Why do we have Daylight Saving Time? Upon Googling this question, I found out that basically, the reasons for daylight savings are outdated. Yet, we still “Spring Forward” and “Fall Backward” every year. This can be a source of anxiety for many parents because our little ones do not understand time on the clock. In the fall, we “fall back” one hour, which means that we GAIN one hour of time back. So what does this mean for your baby's sleep routine? Let's dive in!
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Is Tummy Sleep Safe for Babies?

Rolling is a fun and exciting milestone for any baby; however, many parents are concerned about it impacting their little one’s sleep patterns, but an even bigger concern is, the safety of their baby when they roll onto their tummy and can’t roll back.
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5 Tips for Stopping Early Morning Wakings

Is your little one sleeping through the night, but waking up at 4:00 A.M. ready to start their day? Early morning wakings can be stubborn and exhausting! Personally, I would much rather experience a midnight waking than waking up at 4:00 A.M.

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What Is a Nap Strike?

Is your little one going through a nap strike? A nap strike is when your child suddenly starts to refuse a nap (or all naps). It can be extremely challenging for everyone. However, nap strikes are often triggered by developmental milestones, teething, or sickness. Other variables you want to look at are nap transitions, wake windows, sleep environment, schedule and routine, and your little one’s night sleep.
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Are You Team Pacifier or No Pacifier?

There are so many questions surrounding the pacifier! Truth be told, different sleep consultants and specialists will have different opinions on this topic. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and drawbacks to using a pacifier so that you can take the information and make your own decision about what is best for your baby and your family. 

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The Perfect Swaddle for All Types of Sleepers

The Perfect Swaddle for All Types of Sleepers

One of the most common complaints I get from parents is that their infants do not like to be swaddled.  If you start swaddling from Day One, your baby is more likely to take to the swaddle. Just like adults, infants have different sleeping preferences as well. The premise of a swaddle is to ensure baby feels safe and secure. It also serves as a buffer against the startle reflex.
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