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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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How to Tweak Wake Windows

How to Tweak Wake Windows

When I work with clients, the biggest issue that comes up once the little babe is sleeping soundly at night is how to know when to change wake windows and when to transition to one less nap. 

Today, we're going to focus on wake windows, AKA, "wake window wizardy," since wake windows are what will help your baby fall asleep quickly and stay asleep for a solid nap or a peaceful night.

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5 Tips for Easy Traveling With Your Potty-Trained Toddler

5 Tips for Easy Traveling With Your Potty-Trained Toddler

Congratulations! Your toddler has successfully ditched the diapers. You’re ready for a vacation, and YOU DESERVE IT after all of the hard work and dedication you put into the potty training process! But how are you supposed to go on vacation when you need to be attached to the toilet 24/7?
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