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A myth about parenthood is that the first year is miserable due to lack of sleep, no predictability, change in your social life and the loss of yourself as a individual and as a couple.

It’s a myth! Parenthood is tough but it doesn’t have to be miserable. With a consistent schedule and solid routine you can have predictability, have your sleep back, have a baby who’s well rested, have a social life again and have time for yourself and your spouse.

Let me help you get on track so you can actually spend the first year enjoying every moment while being big well rested!



#sleep #sleepconsultant #sleepconsulting #sleepyonhudson #newborn #infant #sleepregression #parentingmyths #parenthood #motherhood #sleeptips

A myth about parenthood is that the first year is miserable due to lack of sleep, no predictability, change in your social life and the loss of yourself as a individual and as a couple.
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It’s a myth! Parenthood is tough but it doesn’t have to be miserable. With a consistent schedule and solid routine you can have predictability, have your sleep back, have a baby who’s well rested, have a social life again and have time for yourself and your spouse.
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Let me help you get on track so you can actually spend the first year enjoying every moment while being big well rested!
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#sleep #sleepconsultant #sleepconsulting #sleepyonhudson #newborn #infant #sleepregression #parentingmyths #parenthood #motherhood #sleeptips
0 0 12 hours ago

The 2020 BABY NAMES blog post is here!!! Last year you all loved this post so much, we decided to bring it back again for those expecting Mamas out there that haven’t settled on (or can agree on) a baby name for their upcoming babe! Tag your preggo bestie and leave YOUR favorite baby name for 2020 (we promise we won’t tell!)
Link in profile!!
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https://www.sleepandthecity.com/blog-posts/2020-baby-names
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Gingerbread cookie baby via @vitalia_boyko

The 2020 BABY NAMES blog post is here!!! Last year you all loved this post so much, we decided to bring it back again for those expecting Mamas out there that haven’t settled on (or can agree on) a baby name for their upcoming babe! Tag your preggo bestie and leave YOUR favorite baby name for 2020 (we promise we won’t tell!)
Link in profile!!
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https://www.sleepandthecity.com/blog-posts/2020-baby-names
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Gingerbread cookie baby via @vitalia_boyko
70 5 12 hours ago

Did you ever get visited by an "Intruder"?⁠ 😵

The only time I ever had sleep paralysis it was an intruder experience.⁠ A cowboy standing in the middle of my grandma's living room. Scared me to⁠ death!⁠

Find out more about sleep paralysis in this week's podcast. Link in Bio.⁠

Follow @sleeptrust for more Sleep Tips!⁠


#sleepparalysis #luciddreaming #luciddreams #sleepparalysisdemon #awakebutnotawake #awakebutasleep #hallucinations #intruder #awake #dreaming #sleeptrust #sleepcoach #sleepcoaching #michaelhildebrandt #sleepconsultant #qualitysleep #improvesleepquality #sleep #naturalcures #insomniacs #needsleep #cantsleepnow #sleeplife #sleeptips #sleeptraining #sleephealth #sleephelp #bestsleep #goodnightsleep #sleeptight

Did you ever get visited by an "Intruder"?⁠ 😵
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The only time I ever had sleep paralysis it was an intruder experience.⁠ A cowboy standing in the middle of my grandma's living room. Scared me to⁠ death!⁠
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Find out more about sleep paralysis in this week's podcast. Link in Bio.⁠
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Follow @sleeptrust for more Sleep Tips!⁠
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#sleepparalysis #luciddreaming #luciddreams #sleepparalysisdemon #awakebutnotawake #awakebutasleep #hallucinations #intruder #awake #dreaming #sleeptrust #sleepcoach #sleepcoaching #michaelhildebrandt #sleepconsultant #qualitysleep #improvesleepquality #sleep #naturalcures #insomniacs #needsleep #cantsleepnow #sleeplife #sleeptips #sleeptraining #sleephealth #sleephelp #bestsleep #goodnightsleep #sleeptight
4 0 12 hours ago

If it doesn't feel right, it's probably not the right thing to do.

When working with families the one thing I talk about A LOT is the importance of following their instincts and doing what FEELS RIGHT to them.
I want them to remember that they know their child best and they know what their child needs.

I recently read a post in a mom group about how a family just transitioned their little one to her own room and then she got sick and the mom was really confused about what to do. She wrote that she wanted her child to be close to her at night but didn't want to 'ruin the progress'. The replies showed me that there's still a lot of confusion about this topic and that's why I want to address it.

It's totally fine to comfort your child when you clearly see that he/she needs it.
You won't ruin anything, you're just showing your child that you're always there and THAT'S the important thing here!
Comfort your child, go back to bed-sharing until your little one feels better and THEN go back to holding your limit.
You'll be surprised how fast your little one will be back in her/his room - because she/he TRUSTS in the fact that you'll always be there ❤️

If it doesn't feel right, it's probably not the right thing to do.

When working with families the one thing I talk about A LOT is the importance of following their instincts and doing what FEELS RIGHT to them.
I want them to remember that they know their child best and they know what their child needs.

I recently read a post in a mom group about how a family just transitioned their little one to her own room and then she got sick and the mom was really confused about what to do. She wrote that she wanted her child to be close to her at night but didn't want to 'ruin the progress'. The replies showed me that there's still a lot of confusion about this topic and that's why I want to address it.

It's totally fine to comfort your child when you clearly see that he/she needs it.
You won't ruin anything, you're just showing your child that you're always there and THAT'S the important thing here!
Comfort your child, go back to bed-sharing until your little one feels better and THEN go back to holding your limit.
You'll be surprised how fast your little one will be back in her/his room - because she/he TRUSTS in the fact that you'll always be there ❤️
2 1 12 hours ago

Sleep Tip Tuesday - Toddler Edition

I’ve spoken to an increased number of toddler parents lately about when is the right time to switch your toddler to a big kid bed.

One of the biggest things to keep in mind is that moving from a crib to bed doesn’t solve sleep troubles but rather it magnifies them.

Picture this, your 2 year old is waking multiple times a night, but in a crib stays and cries. If you transition to a bed in hopes to fix that waking, likely what will happen is now your toddler will begin coming to you in your room, and the wakings usually multiply.

If you are having troubles with your toddlers sleep, let me know! Comment below or set up a free evaluation call with me in the link above.

#toddlerlife #toddlermomlife
#toddlersleep #sleepexpert
#toddlersleeptips #sleepconsultant
#bigkidbed #bigkidsleep
#cribforlife #toddlermom

Sleep Tip Tuesday - Toddler Edition

I’ve spoken to an increased number of toddler parents lately about when is the right time to switch your toddler to a big kid bed.

One of the biggest things to keep in mind is that moving from a crib to bed doesn’t solve sleep troubles but rather it magnifies them.

Picture this, your 2 year old is waking multiple times a night, but in a crib stays and cries. If you transition to a bed in hopes to fix that waking, likely what will happen is now your toddler will begin coming to you in your room, and the wakings usually multiply.

If you are having troubles with your toddlers sleep, let me know! Comment below or set up a free evaluation call with me in the link above.

#toddlerlife #toddlermomlife 
#toddlersleep #sleepexpert 
#toddlersleeptips #sleepconsultant 
#bigkidbed #bigkidsleep
#cribforlife #toddlermom
2 0 12 hours ago

Tɪs ᴛʜᴇ Sᴢɴ
Home Alone is a CLASSIC and fun for the whole fam, IMO. Blue light from screens can negatively affect our hormones and mess with sleep so best suited for a cozy afternoon vs right before bed. What’s your go to Holiday movie?

Tɪs ᴛʜᴇ Sᴢɴ 
Home Alone is a CLASSIC and fun for the whole fam, IMO.  Blue light from screens can negatively affect our hormones and mess with sleep so best suited for a cozy afternoon vs right before bed. What’s your go to Holiday movie?
6 1 12 hours ago

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2 0 13 hours ago

So you’ve been working hard to get your little one into a routine and it’s working well (amen!) Christmas is just around the corner which may mean travelling and will no doubt involve managing other people’s expectations. You want to enjoy the festivities with your little one but don’t want to jeopardise their sleep. I hear you! So I’ve put together some tips for the festive period....

🎄 Naps and travelling - opt to travel during their nap time so they can have a snooze in the car and feel refreshed when they arrive at your destination. If travelling by train, a snooze in the sling or pram is fine too!

🎄 Naps whilst away from home - don’t be afraid of the pram nap! Some babies sleep really well in a pram and some don’t but some sleep is better than none, so grab your @snoozeshade and let them doze in the pram. If you’re staying over somewhere, get the travel cot set up in time for the next nap.

🎄 Bedtime - babies love predictability so replicate your bedtime routine as much as possible! Take their nightlight, cot sheet, books and the kitchen sink!

🎄 Managing the expectations of others - a tricky one when family are involved. Naturally they will want to spend loads of time with the baby and this can be overwhelming as well as stressful when you want to stick to a good routine. So:
✅ make the most of their help while it’s on offer
✅ give them lots of warning about how much longer they have until nap time/ bedtime
✅ ditch the guilt - you’re the parents, so what you say goes!

🎄 Relax - being slightly off routine or allowing your baby to sleep somewhere different for a few days over Christmas is unlikely to ruin their sleeping habits. Just be sure to get back on track as soon as you’re back home.

🎄 Finally, enjoy the magic of Christmas with your loved ones!

#babysleep #babysleeptips #sleepconsultant #babysleepconsultant #infantsleep #christmas

So you’ve been working hard to get your little one into a routine and it’s working well (amen!) Christmas is just around the corner which may mean travelling and will no doubt involve managing other people’s expectations. You want to enjoy the festivities with your little one but don’t want to jeopardise their sleep. I hear you! So I’ve put together some tips for the festive period....
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🎄 Naps and travelling - opt to travel during their nap time so they can have a snooze in the car and feel refreshed when they arrive at your destination. If travelling by train, a snooze in the sling or pram is fine too!
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🎄 Naps whilst away from home - don’t be afraid of the pram nap! Some babies sleep really well in a pram and some don’t but some sleep is better than none, so grab your @snoozeshade and let them doze in the pram. If you’re staying over somewhere, get the travel cot set up in time for the next nap.
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🎄 Bedtime - babies love predictability so replicate your bedtime routine as much as possible! Take their nightlight, cot sheet, books and the kitchen sink!
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🎄 Managing the expectations of others - a tricky one when family are involved. Naturally they will want to spend loads of time with the baby and this can be overwhelming as well as stressful when you want to stick to a good routine. So:
✅ make the most of their help while it’s on offer
✅ give them lots of warning about how much longer they have until nap time/ bedtime
✅ ditch the guilt - you’re the parents, so what you say goes!
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🎄 Relax - being slightly off routine or allowing your baby to sleep somewhere different for a few days over Christmas is unlikely to ruin their sleeping habits. Just be sure to get back on track as soon as you’re back home.
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🎄 Finally, enjoy the magic of Christmas with your loved ones!
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#babysleep #babysleeptips #sleepconsultant #babysleepconsultant #infantsleep #christmas
9 1 13 hours ago

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Good Night Sleep Site Buffalo offers a free weekly sleep clinic every Tuesday from 8-9 PM EST on my Facebook page. During this hour you can ask your infant and toddler sleep questions. Please share this information with other tired parents that could benefit from this information. If you would like to set up a Free 15 minutes phone consultation where I can tell you about the services I offer email me at lynn@goodnightsleepsite.com. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#goodnightsleepsitebuffalo #sleep #sleeptips #babysleep #toddlersleep #tiredmom #tireddad #sleepexpert #sleepconsultant #buffalobabies #sleepclinicbuffalo

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Good Night Sleep Site Buffalo offers a free weekly sleep clinic every Tuesday from 8-9 PM EST on my Facebook page.  During this hour you can ask your infant and toddler sleep questions.  Please share this information with other tired parents that could benefit from this information. If you would like to set up a Free 15 minutes phone consultation where I can tell you about the services I offer email me at lynn@goodnightsleepsite.com. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#goodnightsleepsitebuffalo #sleep #sleeptips #babysleep #toddlersleep #tiredmom #tireddad #sleepexpert #sleepconsultant #buffalobabies #sleepclinicbuffalo
0 0 13 hours ago

"¡Olga nos ha devuelto la ilusión por la maternidad! ¡No podemos estar más agradecidas! Leo tiene 15 meses y se despertaba entre 8 y 10 veces cada noche, era una tortura. Desde que empezamos el plan propuesto por Olga, Leo duerme 9 y 10 horas seguidas! ⁠

Se notó desde el primer día, no podíamos creerlo, además ha cogido tan bien la rutina que él solo coge su cuento, va a la habitación, cierra la puerta, pide meterse en la cuna y él solito se duerme. ⁠

Totalmente recomendable tanto a nivel personal como profesional. ¡Gracias Olga!"⁠

Rosa, mamá de Leo de 15 meses. Lliçà d'Amunt . ⁠

A veces, con solo algunos sencillos cambios en la rutina familiar obtenemos un cambio significativo ya desde la primera noche. En otras ocasiones, son necesarias algunas pautas más a medio plazo para corregir trastornos del sueño, pero siempre, con paciencia y constancia, se logran resultados magníficos. ¡Gracias por confiar en mí y ayudaros a tener dulces sueños toda la familia! ⁠

#TestimoniosBabyREM #coachdelsueño #mibebenoduerme #baby #bebe #sueño #dormirbien #transtornosdelsueño #sueñoinfantil #madreprimeriza #momlife #sleepconsultant

"¡Olga nos ha devuelto la ilusión por la maternidad! ¡No podemos estar más agradecidas! Leo tiene 15 meses y se despertaba entre 8 y 10 veces cada noche, era una tortura. Desde que empezamos el plan propuesto por Olga, Leo duerme 9 y 10 horas seguidas! ⁠
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Se notó desde el primer día, no podíamos creerlo, además ha cogido tan bien la rutina que él solo coge su cuento, va a la habitación, cierra la puerta, pide meterse en la cuna y él solito se duerme. ⁠
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Totalmente recomendable tanto a nivel personal como profesional. ¡Gracias Olga!"⁠
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Rosa, mamá de Leo de 15 meses. Lliçà d'Amunt . ⁠
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A veces, con solo algunos sencillos cambios en la rutina familiar obtenemos un cambio significativo ya desde la primera noche. En otras ocasiones, son necesarias algunas pautas más a medio plazo para corregir trastornos del sueño, pero siempre, con paciencia y constancia, se logran resultados magníficos. ¡Gracias por confiar en mí y ayudaros a tener dulces sueños toda la familia! ⁠
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#TestimoniosBabyREM #coachdelsueño #mibebenoduerme #baby #bebe #sueño #dormirbien #transtornosdelsueño #sueñoinfantil #madreprimeriza #momlife #sleepconsultant
34 0 13 hours ago

Is school cancelled today? Is it a Christmas miracle? Can we stay home and snuggle with our precious little pupper? #brandonmb #sleepypuppy #frenchtonsofinstagram #sleepconsultant

Is school cancelled today? Is it a Christmas miracle? Can we stay home and snuggle with our precious little pupper? #brandonmb #sleepypuppy #frenchtonsofinstagram #sleepconsultant
3 1 13 hours ago

💗💗💗 Posted @withrepost@theslumberstudio ✨ B A B Y - W E A R I N G ✨⁣
I am a huge fan of baby wearing for so many reasons and I’d love to talk about the benefits! We carry these babies in our womb for 9 months, it’s only natural that they love to be be carried beyond on that! 😍⁣

➕Baby wearing in the early months strengthens the bond between parent and child. ⁣
➕The closeness makes them feel safe and comforted. ⁣
➕Babies who are worn in a carrier or sling cry less, which gives them more time to grow and learn about the outside world. ⁣
➕It allows you to be hands free and tend to the needs of other children or to get things done around the house. ⁣
➕It’s a wonderful way to comfort your baby if they’re sick, going through a leap, teething, experiencing separation anxiety or a sleep regression. ⁣
➕If your baby is having trouble with naps, a sling or carrier is a perfect solution to help them get some rest. ⁣
➕They are ideal for travel and busy days. They keep baby close, are lightweight and easy to travel with. ⁣
➕It’s perfect for colicky, fussy babies who want to be held all the time.⁣
➕It’s a wonderful way for dad, siblings and other caregivers to help bond with baby. ⁣
➕It allows mom to directly breastfeed on the go. ⁣
➕It can help foster a closeness with your toddler as well. It’s especially useful when they’re going through a regression or a a period of separation anxiety. ⁣

👉 Remember - it’s okay to hold your baby. I heavily encourage bonding, in the newborn months and beyond! ⁣
🗣Do you baby wear? What’s your favorite type of carrier? ⁣

📷 courtesy of the lovely @syddddk

💗💗💗 Posted @withrepost • @theslumberstudio ✨ B A B Y - W E A R I N G ✨⁣
I am a huge fan of baby wearing for so many reasons and I’d love to talk about the benefits!  We carry these babies in our womb for 9 months, it’s only natural that they love to be be carried beyond on that! 😍⁣
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➕Baby wearing in the early months strengthens the bond between parent and child. ⁣
➕The closeness makes them feel safe and comforted. ⁣
➕Babies who are worn in a carrier or sling cry less, which gives them more time to grow and learn about the outside world. ⁣
➕It allows you to be hands free and tend to the needs of other children or to get things done around the house. ⁣
➕It’s a wonderful way to comfort your baby if they’re sick, going through a leap, teething, experiencing separation anxiety or a sleep regression. ⁣
➕If your baby is having trouble with naps, a sling or carrier is a perfect solution to help them get some rest. ⁣
➕They are ideal for travel and busy days.  They keep baby close, are lightweight and easy to travel with. ⁣
➕It’s perfect for colicky, fussy babies who want to be held all the time.⁣
➕It’s a wonderful way for dad, siblings and other caregivers to help bond with baby. ⁣
➕It allows mom to directly breastfeed on the go. ⁣
➕It can help foster a closeness with your toddler as well.  It’s especially useful when they’re going through a regression or a a period of separation anxiety. ⁣
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👉 Remember - it’s okay to hold your baby.  I heavily encourage bonding, in the newborn months and beyond! ⁣
🗣Do you baby wear? What’s your favorite type of carrier? ⁣
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📷 courtesy of the lovely @syddddk ⁣
4 1 14 hours ago

Good morning, world! This champ dropped his last overnight feeding and slept for a glorious 11.5 hours last night.

This could be your baby! 50% off all consults (sleep and potty training!) is ending at the end of the year.

Don't want to sleep train in the thick of the holidays and travel and parties? Purchase your plan at a discount and select a date in the new year to get started! Or purchase a gift card for a friend- I can't think of a better Christmas gift than the gift of sleep!

Use code WINTER50

#sleeplikeababy #mybabysbestsleep #sleepthroughthenight #sleepybaby #sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #sleepconsulting #sleeptraining #parenting #parentingtips #parenthood #parentingmadeeasy #momlife #momsofinstagram #babiesofinstagram #christmasgift #giftcard #giftofsleep #givethegiftofsleep #babyregistry #pregnancy #babyshower #babyshowergift #giftformom

Good morning, world! This champ dropped his last overnight feeding and slept for a glorious 11.5 hours last night.

This could be your baby! 50% off all consults (sleep and potty training!) is ending at the end of the year.

Don't want to sleep train in the thick of the holidays and travel and parties? Purchase your plan at a discount and select a date in the new year to get started! Or purchase a gift card for a friend- I can't think of a better Christmas gift than the gift of sleep!

Use code WINTER50

#sleeplikeababy #mybabysbestsleep #sleepthroughthenight #sleepybaby #sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #sleepconsulting #sleeptraining #parenting #parentingtips #parenthood #parentingmadeeasy #momlife #momsofinstagram #babiesofinstagram #christmasgift #giftcard #giftofsleep #givethegiftofsleep #babyregistry #pregnancy #babyshower #babyshowergift #giftformom
9 2 14 hours ago

It’s common for newborns to sleep all day and be up all night. This is known as Day/Night Confusion. Babies spend 9 months in a dark womb getting sleep cues from mom’s hormones. Now they’re out in the world and it’s a bit confusing! You can help your newborn figure out their days and nights by following the tips above. .
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Be patient. With your help, your baby will sort it out soon!
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#newbornsleep #newbornsleeptips #getoutside #daynightconfusion #sleepcoach #infantsleep #sleeptips #sleephelp #newmom #noisydays #quietnights #bringinghomebaby #sleeplessnights #mnsleepcoach #newborn #babiesofinstagram #sleepydreams #motherhood #tiredasamother #sleepshaping #sleepconsultant #parenthood #sleeplikeababy

It’s common for newborns to sleep all day and be up all night. This is known as Day/Night Confusion. Babies spend 9 months in a dark womb getting sleep cues from mom’s hormones. Now they’re out in the world and it’s a bit confusing! You can help your newborn figure out their days and nights by following the tips above. .
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Be patient. With your help, your baby will sort it out soon!
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1 0 14 hours ago

Sometimes my toddler needs a little bit of help calming his body before bedtime. To help him unwind we’ve started to incorporate the “burrito wrap” into his bedtime routine. Just like how babies enjoy being swaddled, many toddlers find comfort from it too. Once he is in his pajamas, I wrap him up in a blanket, cuddle him and we read books together. This deep pressure is incredibly soothing for him and has been a helpful addition to our bedtime routine. Plus, he thinks it is hilarious that he gets to be wrapped up like a burrito. Have you ever tried this with your little one? If not, give it a try and let me know how it goes. #sensoryinput #proprioceptive #sensorytools #sensoryplay #sensoryactivity #sensory #earlyyearsideas #childdevelopment #mindfulparenting #deeppressure #calming #bedtime #bedtimeroutine #burritowrap #swaddling #toddler #newborn #newbornbaby #infant #baby #swaddle #sleepcoach #sleepconsultant #gentlesleepcoach #sleeptips #sleeptiptuesday #momsto #torontomoms #vaughanmoms #parenting

Sometimes my toddler needs a little bit of help calming his body before bedtime.  To help him unwind we’ve started to incorporate the “burrito wrap” into his bedtime routine.  Just like how babies enjoy being swaddled, many toddlers find comfort from it too.  Once he is in his pajamas, I wrap him up in a blanket, cuddle him and we read books together.  This deep pressure is incredibly soothing for him and has been a helpful addition to our bedtime routine.  Plus, he thinks it is hilarious that he gets to be wrapped up like a burrito.  Have you ever tried this with your little one?  If not, give it a try and let me know how it goes. #sensoryinput #proprioceptive #sensorytools #sensoryplay #sensoryactivity #sensory #earlyyearsideas #childdevelopment #mindfulparenting #deeppressure #calming #bedtime #bedtimeroutine #burritowrap #swaddling #toddler #newborn #newbornbaby #infant #baby #swaddle #sleepcoach #sleepconsultant #gentlesleepcoach #sleeptips #sleeptiptuesday #momsto #torontomoms #vaughanmoms #parenting
10 0 14 hours ago

This week's Christmas Sleep Survival blog is all about making sleep a priority for your little one. It's so easy to get overloaded in the run up to Christmas and try and attend every event possible. It's always good to keep an eye on your wee one to make sure they're not getting overtired amongst all the excitement and busy days

#christmassleeptips #sleepconsultant #babysleep #toddlersleep #ineedsleep #tiredmama #sleepdeprivedmummy #sleepdeprivedmama #mumblog #mumbloggeruk #edinburghmums #edinburghmumsanddads

This week's Christmas Sleep Survival blog is all about making sleep a priority for your little one. It's so easy to get overloaded in the run up to Christmas and try and attend every event possible. It's always good to keep an eye on your wee one to make sure they're not getting overtired amongst all the excitement and busy days

#christmassleeptips #sleepconsultant #babysleep #toddlersleep #ineedsleep #tiredmama #sleepdeprivedmummy #sleepdeprivedmama #mumblog #mumbloggeruk #edinburghmums #edinburghmumsanddads
0 0 14 hours ago

I'm interrupting our regular #sleeptiptuesday with a Christmas Tree Tip for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's been 6 years since we had a Christmas where someone wasn't trying to grab the ornaments off the tree. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I've moved all my fragile ones up top but, now that kids have their own ornaments, even the beaded candy canes from preschool have to be defended from our toddler. You can imagine how not calm my 6 year old is when the baby is going for the tree so we've implemented the 1 finger rule. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead of telling baby they can't touch the tree, we say he can! Just with only 1 finger. He's at the age where he wants to do whatever we tell him not to and I don't want our Christmas decorations being something our kids only associate with mom yelling so this is a great solution for us. There's still the occasional grab but, for the most part, he's content to touch with one chubby finger at a time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your turn - tell me in the comments what you do to keep your Christmas (or other special things) safe from your little ones! The one finger rule has been pretty successful for us, but I know there are lots of other ideas too!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm interrupting our regular #sleeptiptuesday with a Christmas Tree Tip for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's been 6 years since we had a Christmas where someone wasn't trying to grab the ornaments off the tree. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I've moved all my fragile ones up top but, now that kids have their own ornaments, even the beaded candy canes from preschool have to be defended from our toddler. You can imagine how not calm my 6 year old is when the baby is going for the tree so we've implemented the 1 finger rule. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead of telling baby they can't touch the tree, we say he can! Just with only 1 finger. He's at the age where he wants to do whatever we tell him not to and I don't want our Christmas decorations being something our kids only associate with mom yelling so this is a great solution for us. There's still the occasional grab but, for the most part, he's content to touch with one chubby finger at a time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your turn - tell me in the comments what you do to keep your Christmas (or other special things) safe from your little ones! The one finger rule has been pretty successful for us, but I know there are lots of other ideas too!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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24 0 14 hours ago

FACETIME CONSULTS will still be available when baby #3 comes in March! ☘️ FT sessions can be booked on my website or by clicking book on my IG page. We can chat about anything - feeding, supplementing, sleep, naps, toddlers, solids, you name it! *sleep related questions must be @momsoncall related. *disclaimer - there’s a 99% chance I will not look like this. 😂

There’s still room for 🎉ONE🎉 more sleep consult - so if you’re struggling with sleep 💤💤 and your baby, I can help!

FACETIME CONSULTS will still be available when baby #3 comes in March! ☘️ FT sessions can be booked on my website or by clicking book on my IG page. We can chat about anything - feeding, supplementing, sleep, naps, toddlers, solids, you name it! *sleep related questions must be @momsoncall related. *disclaimer - there’s a 99% chance I will not look like this. 😂

There’s still room for 🎉ONE🎉 more sleep consult - so if you’re struggling with sleep 💤💤 and your baby, I can help!
70 1 14 hours ago

There are lots of new faces here, so let me introduce myself. I'm Kathryn and welcome to Cloud9. I'm so glad you're here! I became interested in sleep after the birth of my second daughter who WOULD NOT SLEEP! 😴 I read all the books and tried all the things until we figured out what worked for her. I've worked with young children and their families as an early intervention practitioner for over 17 years. I've seen and heard it all and I want to help! I'm nearly done with my training to become a Certified Child Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute and I can't wait to share what I've learned. Thanks for joining me on this journey and make sure you're following on Facebook and insta so you won't miss anything.

There are lots of new faces here, so let me introduce myself.  I'm Kathryn and welcome to Cloud9. I'm so glad you're here!  I became interested in sleep after the birth of my second daughter who WOULD NOT SLEEP! 😴 I read all the books and tried all the things until we figured out what worked for her. I've worked with young children and their families as an early intervention practitioner for over 17 years. I've seen and heard it all and I want to help!  I'm nearly done with my training to become a Certified Child Sleep Consultant through the Family Sleep Institute and I can't wait to share what I've learned.  Thanks for joining me on this journey and make sure you're following on Facebook and insta so you won't miss anything.
2 1 14 hours ago

🤦🏻‍♀️Sometimes, you’re just so tired that even the simplest of tasks can seem impossible. ⁠

If broken sleep is one of the causes of feeling a bit doolally, then fear not, a Baby Sleep the Night certified consultant is on hand to help your little one (and you) get the sleep you need! ⁠

Visit the website to find your 1 to 1 help, link's in the bio!⁠
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#sleeptraining #sleepconsultant #sleep #babysleep #newborn #baby #sleepdeprived #sleeptips #parenting #motherhood #toddlersleep #sleepcoach #babies #toddlers #sleeping #parent #parentinghelp #parentingtips #babynaps #sleepcoaching #kids #children #sleephelp #sleeptraininghelp #earlyrising #sleepfighting #professionalsleepadvice #sleepconsultant #bedtime #sleepregression

🤦🏻‍♀️Sometimes, you’re just so tired that even the simplest of tasks can seem impossible. ⁠
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If broken sleep is one of the causes of feeling a bit doolally, then fear not, a Baby Sleep the Night certified consultant is on hand to help your little one (and you) get the sleep you need! ⁠
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Visit the website to find your 1 to 1 help, link's in the bio!⁠
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#sleeptraining #sleepconsultant #sleep #babysleep #newborn #baby #sleepdeprived #sleeptips #parenting #motherhood #toddlersleep #sleepcoach #babies #toddlers #sleeping #parent #parentinghelp #parentingtips #babynaps #sleepcoaching #kids #children #sleephelp #sleeptraininghelp #earlyrising #sleepfighting #professionalsleepadvice #sleepconsultant #bedtime #sleepregression
10 0 15 hours ago

Meet craniosacral therapist, Matthew Appleton. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Matthew specializes in IBT Therapy. What is Integrative Baby Therapy?
Integrative Baby Therapy (IBT) acknowledges babies as sensitive and aware beings, who are affected by their birth and womb life. Inconsolable crying, restlessness, colic, sleep and feeding problems can often be traced back to earlier issues that have not been resolved.
This can be identified by ‘Baby Body Language’, which parents/close care-givers are supported to understand, and ‘memory crying’ which can be differentiated from a ‘present moment needs cry’, such as hunger, tiredness or boredom.
Based on decades of research in the field of pre and perinatal psychology, IBT helps babies to move through earlier experiences that have not yet been integrated. Working with the inner impulses of the baby IBT supports natural self-regulation, where this has been disturbed.
All work is strictly permission based, with parents being consulted and informed throughout. At its core, IBT gives space for babies to ‘tell their story’ and non-judgmental support for parents/close care givers to acknowledge their own feelings. This enables the family as a whole to settle and relate together at a deeper level than was previously possible.
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Matthew teaches us all about birth trauma in babies!

Meet craniosacral therapist, Matthew Appleton. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Matthew specializes in IBT Therapy. What is Integrative Baby Therapy?
Integrative Baby Therapy (IBT) acknowledges babies as sensitive and aware beings, who are affected by their birth and womb life. Inconsolable crying, restlessness, colic, sleep and feeding problems can often be traced back to earlier issues that have not been resolved.
This can be identified by ‘Baby Body Language’, which parents/close care-givers are supported to understand, and ‘memory crying’ which can be differentiated from a ‘present moment needs cry’, such as hunger, tiredness or boredom.
Based on decades of research in the field of pre and perinatal psychology, IBT helps babies to move through earlier experiences that have not yet been integrated. Working with the inner impulses of the baby IBT supports natural self-regulation, where this has been disturbed.
All work is strictly permission based, with parents being consulted and informed throughout. At its core, IBT gives space for babies to ‘tell their story’ and non-judgmental support for parents/close care givers to acknowledge their own feelings. This enables the family as a whole to settle and relate together at a deeper level than was previously possible.
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Matthew teaches us all about birth trauma in babies!
3 2 15 hours ago

A veces por distintas circunstancias de nuestro día a día, sobre todo los fines de semana o en vacaciones, nuestros peques no pueden hacer las siestas que necesitan por edad, por esa razón es totalmente recomendable hacer una siesta extra que nosotras llamamos de emergencia.🚨
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👉Las siestas de emergencia se realizan habitualmente cuando nuestro bebé ya ha pasado a hacer dos siestas en el día. Suele ser a partir de los 8 o 9 meses y también las utilizamos cuando ya están en solo 1 siesta y un día duermen menos de lo habitual.
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👉Es primordial que nuestros peques lleguen descansados a la hora de ir a la cama para que no les cueste conciliar el sueño y no estar sobre cansados. .
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👉Debemos tener en cuenta las ventanas de sueño para que no realicen la siesta de emergencia demasiado tarde y se junte con la hora de ir a la cama.
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👉Podemos dormir a nuestro bebé usando movimiento (carrito, mochila, en el coche...). Tratemos de no dormirlo con la muletilla que estamos tratando de romper. El objetivo de esta mini siesta es que no pase más horas de las recomendadas despierto antes de acostarse. .
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👉⚠ Muy importante: Que no dure más de 45 minutos. Queremos que esta siesta les sirva para desconectar y evitar el sobrecansancio, pero no queremos que sea tan larga que pueda afectar a cómo duermen por la noche. .
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Recuerda que esta siesta solo debes ofrecerla si ese día tu hijo/a no ha dormido bien sus siestas habituales (se ha negado a hacer alguna o ha durado mucho menos de lo normal). Siempre daremos prioridad a las siestas en el horario marcado y en caso de que alguna no vaya bien, los notemos cansados y tengamos la certeza que no van a llegar a la hora de acostarlos, utilizaremos esta siesta extra. 😴
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¿Y vosotros habéis tenido que aplicar alguna siesta de emergencia alguna vez? Contadme 👇💌
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#sleepykids #horasdesueño #sueñoinfantil #coachdelsueñoinfantil #sueño #sleepcoach #sleepconsultant #maternidad #madreprimeriza #paternidad #instamami #instababy #momlife #dormirbien #bedtime #bebé #baby #siestas #madres

A veces por distintas circunstancias de nuestro día a día, sobre todo los fines de semana o en vacaciones, nuestros peques no pueden hacer las siestas que necesitan por edad, por esa razón es totalmente recomendable hacer una siesta extra que nosotras llamamos de emergencia.🚨
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👉Las siestas de emergencia se realizan habitualmente cuando nuestro bebé ya ha pasado a hacer dos siestas en el día. Suele ser a partir de los 8 o 9 meses y también las utilizamos cuando ya están en solo 1 siesta y un día duermen menos de lo habitual.
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👉Es primordial que nuestros peques lleguen descansados a la hora de ir a la cama para que no les cueste conciliar el sueño y no estar sobre cansados. .
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👉Debemos tener en cuenta las ventanas de sueño para que no realicen la siesta de emergencia demasiado tarde y se junte con la hora de ir a la cama.
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👉Podemos dormir a nuestro bebé usando movimiento (carrito, mochila, en el coche...). Tratemos de no dormirlo con la muletilla que estamos tratando de romper. El objetivo de esta mini siesta es que no pase más horas de las recomendadas despierto antes de acostarse. .
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👉⚠ Muy importante: Que no dure más de 45 minutos. Queremos que esta siesta les sirva para desconectar y evitar el sobrecansancio, pero no queremos que sea tan larga que pueda afectar a cómo duermen por la noche. .
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Recuerda que esta siesta solo debes ofrecerla si ese día tu hijo/a no ha dormido bien sus siestas habituales (se ha negado a hacer alguna o ha durado mucho menos de lo normal). Siempre daremos prioridad a las siestas en el horario marcado y en caso de que alguna no vaya bien, los notemos cansados y tengamos la certeza que no van a llegar a la hora de acostarlos, utilizaremos esta siesta extra. 😴
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¿Y vosotros habéis tenido que aplicar alguna siesta de emergencia alguna vez? Contadme 👇💌
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#sleepykids #horasdesueño #sueñoinfantil #coachdelsueñoinfantil #sueño #sleepcoach #sleepconsultant #maternidad #madreprimeriza #paternidad #instamami #instababy #momlife #dormirbien #bedtime #bebé #baby #siestas #madres
125 33 15 hours ago

✨SURVIVING CHRISTMAS 🎄🎅🏻❄️☕️🤞🏻❤️ ✨Try to honour day time naps 💤 and get your little one to sleep no more than 30 minutes later than usual. Well rested children are much more fun the next day than overtired ones! 🤪 ✨Be conscious of over scheduling! Try not to cram too many trips / activities into one day as it can be exhausting and overwhelming. ✨Be prepared when travelling 🚗 Once you arrive at your destination 🏠, create a similar sleeping 🛏 environment to home. Take travel black out blinds, a comforter / teddy 🧸, familiar stories 📚 and stick to your normal bedtime routine as far as possible. ✨Enjoy! 🎅🏻🎄❄️☃️

✨SURVIVING CHRISTMAS 🎄🎅🏻❄️☕️🤞🏻❤️ ✨Try to honour day time naps 💤 and get your little one to sleep no more than 30 minutes later than usual. Well rested children are much more fun the next day than overtired ones! 🤪 ✨Be conscious of over scheduling! Try not to cram too many trips / activities into one day as it can be exhausting and overwhelming. ✨Be prepared when travelling 🚗 Once you arrive at your destination 🏠, create a similar sleeping 🛏 environment to home. Take travel black out blinds, a comforter / teddy 🧸, familiar stories 📚 and stick to your normal bedtime routine as far as possible. ✨Enjoy! 🎅🏻🎄❄️☃️
2 1 16 hours ago

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💥🎄Care It Out Christmas Cracker🎄💥
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Keep your Small’s sleep in the sleigh 🛷 this Christmas 🎄 with my #christmas sleep special podcast episode 🎙🙏🏻🎙
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With ALL the food, family and fizz Christmas certainly is a fabulously festive time but let’s be honest it can also be total chaos and carnage 🙈
This can understandably have an impact on everyone’s sleep especially your Smalls.
Tune in and listen👂🏻to my ⚡️new⚡️ podcast episode out now for not ☝🏻but SIX of my top sleep suggestions to sleigh your sleep sleep this Christmas. This is my last episode now until #2020 and I’ve made a Christmas cracker for you 💥💥You can listen via Spotify and iTunes via the links in my stories and highlights ✨ #sleighyoursleep #christmascracker #sleepspecial #podcast #outnow #new #newepisode #finale #sleepsuggestions #giftofsleep #thesleepshow #careitout #careitoutchristmas #careonair #sleepconsultant #sleeptraining

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💥🎄Care It Out Christmas Cracker🎄💥
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Keep your Small’s sleep in the sleigh 🛷 this Christmas 🎄 with my #christmas sleep special  podcast episode 🎙🙏🏻🎙
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With ALL the food, family and fizz Christmas certainly is a fabulously festive time but let’s be honest it can also be total chaos and carnage 🙈
This can understandably have an impact on everyone’s sleep especially your Smalls.
Tune in and listen👂🏻to my ⚡️new⚡️ podcast episode out now for not ☝🏻but SIX of my top sleep suggestions to sleigh your sleep sleep this Christmas. This is my last episode now until #2020 and I’ve made a Christmas cracker for you 💥💥You can listen via Spotify and iTunes via the links in my stories and highlights ✨ #sleighyoursleep #christmascracker #sleepspecial #podcast #outnow #new #newepisode #finale #sleepsuggestions #giftofsleep #thesleepshow #careitout #careitoutchristmas #careonair #sleepconsultant #sleeptraining
18 6 16 hours ago

I know, I know......easier said than done 🙄⁣

Especially when it’s the middle of the night and they JUST WONT GO BACK TO SLEEP⁣

BUT the way you are feeling has such a huge impact on your little ones and the likelihood of them going back to sleep. ⁣

If you are anxious about them going back to sleep, getting frustrated that they are still awake, feeling worried about how tired you will be tomorrow, all those emotions can be magnified at night and our little ones pick up on them. And because they don’t yet understand how to rationalise these emotions they feel like there is something for them to be anxious and worried about because that’s how you are. ⁣

So if you can try and keep calm they will likely get back to sleep a lot quicker.⁣

One way of doing this, especially if you feel the night time anxiety creeping over you, is trying deep breathing exercises such as alternate nostril breathing (for you that is, not your little one 😬). ⁣

Who else has experienced night time anxiety? ⁣

What have you tried that works well for you? ⁣

Let me know in the comments below 👇🏻⁣

Alison xo⁣
Paediatric Sleep Coach⁣
MSc & BSc hons⁣

I know, I know......easier said than done 🙄⁣
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Especially when it’s the middle of the night and they JUST WONT GO BACK TO SLEEP⁣
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BUT the way you are feeling has such a huge impact on your little ones and the likelihood of them going back to sleep. ⁣
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If you are anxious about them going back to sleep, getting frustrated that they are still awake, feeling worried about how tired you will be tomorrow, all those emotions can be magnified at night and our little ones pick up on them. And because they don’t yet understand how to rationalise these emotions they feel like there is something for them to be anxious and worried about because that’s how you are. ⁣
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So if you can try and keep calm they will likely get back to sleep a lot quicker.⁣
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One way of doing this, especially if you feel the night time anxiety creeping over you, is trying deep breathing exercises such as alternate nostril breathing (for you that is, not your little one 😬). ⁣
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Who else has experienced night time anxiety? ⁣
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What have you tried that works well for you? ⁣
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Let me know in the comments below 👇🏻⁣
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Alison xo⁣
Paediatric Sleep Coach⁣
MSc & BSc hons⁣
7 3 16 hours ago

This made my day this am. Sent from Mum who l helped in Manchester yesterday, little one slept well and so did Dad 🤣🤣
#sleepconsultant
#reallyishappy #sleepforallthefamily

This made my day this am. Sent from Mum who l helped in Manchester yesterday, little one slept well and so did Dad 🤣🤣
#sleepconsultant
#reallyishappy #sleepforallthefamily
26 7 17 hours ago

Repost from @babysleepthenight
👶🏻 How was your little one’s sleep last night? One of our best tips is to offer your baby a feed when they first wake. At this time they will be at their most alert, so more likely take a nice full feed and therefore not develop a feed to sleep association. For more tips, or to find your 1 to 1 help please visit our website, the link is in my bio!⁠
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#baby #sleep #newborn #sleepcoach #parenting #sleeptips #motherhood #newborncare #sleepdeprived #sleeptraining #babysleep #mumlife #toddler #sleepybaby #momlife #mamawellness #sleepsupport #postpartum #ohheymama #sleepdeprivation #newmum #motherhoodrising #toddlertactics #bedtime #sleepconsultant #newbaby #newmom #letthembelittle #newmum #newdad

Repost from @babysleepthenight •
👶🏻 How was your little one’s sleep last night? One of our best tips is to offer your baby a feed when they first wake. At this time they will be at their most alert, so more likely take a nice full feed and therefore not develop a feed to sleep association. For more tips, or to find your 1 to 1 help please visit our website, the link is in my bio!⁠
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#baby #sleep #newborn #sleepcoach #parenting #sleeptips #motherhood #newborncare #sleepdeprived #sleeptraining #babysleep #mumlife #toddler #sleepybaby #momlife #mamawellness #sleepsupport #postpartum #ohheymama #sleepdeprivation #newmum #motherhoodrising #toddlertactics #bedtime #sleepconsultant  #newbaby #newmom #letthembelittle #newmum #newdad
5 0 17 hours ago

Free registration for this program! Start sleeping better in 5 days. Register online. Website shared on photo

Free registration for this program! Start sleeping better in 5 days. Register online. Website shared on photo
7 1 17 hours ago

Love this from @sleepbysarah ・・・
SLEEP REGRESSIONS 🌩

As parents, we hear about sleep regressions, but what are they really?? Well, they are PROGRESSIONS in your little ones development, so shouldn’t be called regressions at all! These regressions (progressions!) happen at 4 months, 10 months and 18 months (ish) **don’t expect a regression at these exact times** instead watch your little ones development, and expect a regression with each big milestone they reach. This is because their little brains are running overtime with their new skills, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, talking!! It’s 100% normal to have your little one wake up in the middle of the night to practice their sweet new moves... and if they are happy in their cot doing this, then leave them to it!

The big scary one, the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, is a huge stage of maturation in your baby’s sleep. Their sleep cycles change from newborn to more adult like, which is how they will stay. This is a time when you need to be encouraging healthy sleep habits to teach your little one how to fall asleep and stay asleep independently, if that is something you’d like to aim for. This is also a great time to start a routine with your little one, as they are much more aware of their environment and circumstance, therefore will thrive off know what’s coming next!

My best advice for dealing with regressions is stay consistent, if you have a routine try to stick with it as much as possible, and try your best not to create new sleep associations! Ride the wave, and you’ll get through it within a week 🙌🏼😎 How great is this pic 😂 DISCLAIMER: I do not in anyway condone using this as a way to keep your baby’s dummy in their mouth! 🙊

#sleepbysarah #babysleepconsultant #sleepconsultant #mummyblogger #motherhoodunplugged #parenthood #mumlife #sleepdeprived #sleepregression #dummy #sleeptraining #InstaSaveApp

Love this from @sleepbysarah ・・・
SLEEP REGRESSIONS 🌩

As parents, we hear about sleep regressions, but what are they really?? Well, they are PROGRESSIONS in your little ones development, so shouldn’t be called regressions at all! These regressions (progressions!) happen at 4 months, 10 months and 18 months (ish) **don’t expect a regression at these exact times** instead watch your little ones development, and expect a regression with each big milestone they reach. This is because their little brains are running overtime with their new skills, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, talking!! It’s 100% normal to have your little one wake up in the middle of the night to practice their sweet new moves... and if they are happy in their cot doing this, then leave them to it!

The big scary one, the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, is a huge stage of maturation in your baby’s sleep. Their sleep cycles change from newborn to more adult like, which is how they will stay. This is a time when you need to be encouraging healthy sleep habits to teach your little one how to fall asleep and stay asleep independently, if that is something you’d like to aim for. This is also a great time to start a routine with your little one, as they are much more aware of their environment and circumstance, therefore will thrive off know what’s coming next!

My best advice for dealing with regressions is stay consistent, if you have a routine try to stick with it as much as possible, and try your best not to create new sleep associations! Ride the wave, and you’ll get through it within a week 🙌🏼😎 How great is this pic 😂 DISCLAIMER: I do not in anyway condone using this as a way to keep your baby’s dummy in their mouth! 🙊

#sleepbysarah #babysleepconsultant #sleepconsultant #mummyblogger #motherhoodunplugged #parenthood #mumlife #sleepdeprived #sleepregression #dummy #sleeptraining #InstaSaveApp
22 3 17 hours ago

It can take time to adjust to becoming a parent, especially if you are a first time parent. There’s no ‘right’ way of doing it, so don’t be too harsh on yourself if things work out differently from how you’d planned.
Everyone’s experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting is unique and brings different rewards and challenges, try not to compare yourself with others.
Remember... looking after your child is a constant and demanding job although it is the hardest job anyone will ever do, it is the most rewarding job.

YOU are the expert when it comes to YOUR baby, and you shouldn’t let anyone cloud your judgment.

#parenthood #sleepconsultant #experts #familyiseverything #familytime #demanding #babysleeptips #constant #firsttimeparents

It can take time to adjust to becoming a parent, especially if you are a first time parent. There’s no ‘right’ way of doing it, so don’t be too harsh on yourself if things work out differently from how you’d planned. 
Everyone’s experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting is unique and brings different rewards and challenges, try not to compare yourself with others. 
Remember... looking after your child is a constant and demanding job although it is the hardest  job anyone will ever do, it is the most rewarding job.

YOU are the expert when it comes to YOUR baby, and you shouldn’t let anyone cloud your judgment.

#parenthood #sleepconsultant #experts #familyiseverything #familytime #demanding  #babysleeptips #constant #firsttimeparents
2 0 17 hours ago

Our Santa Experience summed up 🤣😩. Darian acted like Santa was Voldermort , oh it is what it is. The whole concept is mad isn’t ?!
#santa

Our Santa Experience summed up 🤣😩. Darian acted like Santa was Voldermort , oh it is what it is. The whole concept is mad isn’t ?!
#santa
31 1 18 hours ago

This little lady had her 4 year old needles today, this has resulted in her being that little bit sooky. (Which Im quietly enjoying by the way!) Tonight she asked me to lay with her while she went to sleep. (Which she rarely does)

Because of my background she has been taught how to sleep independently from a young age.
But, this doesn’t mean that my girls don’t need me. The majority of the time they go to be easily and sleep 12 hours.
But on other occasions they need me to help them fall asleep or fall back asleep and I respond to this accordingly and I always will!

Whether this means laying with them until they fall asleep, taking them to the toilet in the middle of the night, getting them a drink of water, holding them upright whilst they sleep because they have a blocked nose, or giving them some Panadol and cuddles because they aren’t well.

Just because you choose to your sleep train a child does not mean we stop responding to them. A child needs that constant reassurance and response and it’s our responsibility as their mothers and fathers to give them this.

Sleep training means your little one will have the ability to settle and resettle and get the fully restorative sleep they (and you) need for healthy growth and development.
This does not mean our baby is left to figure it out for themselves.
Responding to your child is the ONLY way, and even when sleep training, this is 100% imperative.

I get a lot of emails asking how to avoid going backward when a child is sick or teething etc. and to be honest, I encourage you to do whatever you need to do to comfort your child. Go with your instinct and respond to them with whatever they need.

If your little ones teething or Illness has passed and you can tell a new association has formed and it isn’t sustainable then just get back to being super consistent with whatever you we’re doing before for 1-2 days and it will all fall back into place.
But don’t ever doubt your instinct to go in and pick your child up for a cuddle or rock/feed them to sleep simply because this isn’t what your normally do. They may just be having an off day, like us adults do! *Continued in comments

This little lady had her 4 year old needles today, this has resulted in her being that little bit sooky. (Which Im quietly enjoying by the way!) Tonight she asked me to lay with her while she went to sleep. (Which she rarely does)

Because of my background she has been taught how to sleep independently from a young age.
But, this doesn’t mean that my girls don’t need me. The majority of the time they go to be easily and sleep 12 hours.
But on other occasions they need me to help them fall asleep or fall back asleep and I respond to this accordingly and I always will!

Whether this means laying with them until they fall asleep, taking them to the toilet  in the middle of the night, getting them a drink of water, holding them upright whilst they sleep because they have a blocked nose, or giving them some Panadol and cuddles because they aren’t well.

Just because you choose to your sleep train a child does not mean we stop responding to them. A child needs that constant reassurance and response and it’s our responsibility as their mothers and fathers to give them this.

Sleep training means your little one will have the ability to settle and resettle and get the fully restorative sleep they (and you) need for healthy growth and development. 
This does not mean our baby is left to figure it out for themselves. 
Responding to your child is the ONLY way,  and even when sleep training, this is 100% imperative.

I get a lot of emails asking how to avoid going backward when a child is sick or teething etc. and to be honest, I encourage you to do whatever you need to do to comfort your child. Go with your instinct and respond to them with whatever they need.

If your little ones teething or Illness has passed and  you can tell a new association has formed and it isn’t sustainable then just get back to being super consistent with whatever you we’re doing before for 1-2 days and it will all fall back into place. 
But don’t ever doubt your instinct to go in and pick your child up for a cuddle or rock/feed them to sleep simply because this isn’t what your normally do. They may just be having an off day, like us adults do! *Continued in comments
282 55 18 hours ago

𝕀𝕥’𝕤 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕟, 𝕚𝕥’𝕤 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕡 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕚𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕞𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕕 𝕦𝕡⁣

Sleep is so often misunderstood the poor thing.⁣

And all too often it is jumped on full throttle with sedation by sleeping pills or completely dissected in labs etc⁣

When actually very often the smoother approach, which is treating it right consistently is overlooked.⁣

When I work with clients we do both.⁣

We pimp the body to be a perfect, welcoming vessel for sleep (as it should be)⁣
AND we also incorporate tactics of sleep enhancing goodness into our daily schedule instead of leaving it until nighttime and then expecting sleep to handle it all on its own.⁣

Which it can for some people but not everyone you know what I mean?⁣

What’s your sleep like? Does it need some pampering 🧖‍♀️ Or is it always cool as cucumber 🥒 and never fails to be great?⁣

Drop an emoji that represents your sleep below👇
#sleeplikeaboss #sleepexpert #sleepspecialist #sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #sleepcoachforadults #sleepadvice #myfriendsleep #sleephack #sleephelp
Photo by @annelommel

𝕀𝕥’𝕤 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕟, 𝕚𝕥’𝕤 𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕣𝕖𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕡 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕚𝕥 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥’𝕤 𝕞𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕕 𝕦𝕡⁣
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Sleep is so often misunderstood the poor thing.⁣
⁣
And all too often it is jumped on full throttle with sedation by sleeping pills or completely dissected in labs etc⁣
⁣
When actually very often the smoother approach, which is treating it right consistently is overlooked.⁣
⁣
When I work with clients we do both.⁣
⁣
We pimp the body to be a perfect, welcoming vessel for sleep (as it should be)⁣
AND we also incorporate tactics of sleep enhancing goodness into our daily schedule instead of leaving it until nighttime and then expecting sleep to handle it all on its own.⁣
⁣
Which it can for some people but not everyone you know what I mean?⁣
⁣
What’s your sleep like? Does it need some pampering 🧖‍♀️ Or is it always cool as cucumber 🥒 and never fails to be great?⁣
⁣
Drop an emoji that represents your sleep below👇 
#sleeplikeaboss #sleepexpert #sleepspecialist #sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #sleepcoachforadults #sleepadvice #myfriendsleep #sleephack #sleephelp 
Photo by @annelommel
15 1 18 hours ago

I learnt very early on in my motherhood journey that people generally aren't happy to hear that your kids sleep well.

What's your experience been?

I learnt very early on in my motherhood journey that people generally aren't happy to hear that your kids sleep well.

What's your experience been?
23 4 19 hours ago

🤨 5 A M 🤨 it's gonna be a long day! ⠀

Anyone else have an early riser today? My 2 year old woke at 5am, thankfully, its rare but I can definitely feel the backs of my eyes this morning! 👀⠀

Maybe this is your every day though? It can be really tough going and one of the hardest sleep issues to crack...⠀

One really common reason clients come in for sleep support is often the early wakeup. You can handle this for so long but your baby becomes a toddler and it's perhaps been a couple of years and you can't take it anymore! Sound familiar? ⠀

👩‍⚕️The fact is, at 5am, science is against you. The melatonin in your little ones body is nearly depleted, so is the adenosin (aka sleep pressure). This means getting them to go back to sleep can be VERY tricky! ⠀

But don't loose faith, there are a few things you can do to ease the 5am wakeup! 😁⠀

✔️LISTEN to your little ones cry, is it a full blown cry or are they transitioning from one sleep cycle to the next? Unless you are worried about them, don't rush in just in case you wake them further. (A max time of 5 minutes is usually enough to figure out if they will settle back on their own or not!) ⠀

✔️KEEP IT BORING! Try to keep talking and noise to a minimum. Make it clear that it's still nighttime and not party time! Don't put any lights on and try and avoid the TV for ipad if you can. If this is a one off or infrequent, don't create new habits which mean they start waking early on a more regular basis! ⠀

✔️WAKEUP TIME: make mornings really exciting and over the top happy so that your baby starts noticing the difference between sleepy time and wake up time.⠀

✔️ BE CONSISTENT! whatever you do to see yourself through from 5am until your preferred wake up time (sometime around 10am right? 😉), just be consistant. It's better for your baby and you'll see changes happen eventually. Inconsistency can confuse them and make Sleep problems worse in the long run.⠀

📸 Ava waiting for breakfast today 🙄🤷‍♀️ It could be a loooong day!

🤨 5 A M 🤨 it's gonna be a long day! ⠀
⠀
Anyone else have an early riser today? My 2 year old woke at 5am, thankfully, its rare but I can definitely feel the backs of my eyes this morning! 👀⠀
⠀
Maybe this is your every day though? It can be really tough going and one of the hardest sleep issues to crack...⠀
⠀
One really common reason clients come in for sleep support is often the early wakeup. You can handle this for so long but your baby becomes a toddler and it's perhaps been a couple of years and you can't take it anymore! Sound familiar? ⠀
⠀
👩‍⚕️The fact is, at 5am, science is against you. The melatonin in your little ones body is nearly depleted, so is the adenosin (aka sleep pressure). This means getting them to go back to sleep can be VERY tricky! ⠀
⠀
But don't loose faith, there are a few things you can do to ease the 5am wakeup! 😁⠀
⠀
✔️LISTEN to your little ones cry, is it a full blown cry or are they transitioning from one sleep cycle to the next? Unless you are worried about them, don't rush in just in case you wake them further. (A max time of 5 minutes is usually enough to figure out if they will settle back on their own or not!) ⠀
⠀
✔️KEEP IT BORING! Try to keep talking and noise to a minimum. Make it clear that it's still nighttime and not party time! Don't put any lights on and try and avoid the TV for ipad if you can. If this is a one off or infrequent, don't create new habits which mean they start waking early on a more regular basis! ⠀
⠀
✔️WAKEUP TIME: make mornings really exciting and over the top happy so that your baby starts noticing the difference between sleepy time and wake up time.⠀
⠀
✔️ BE CONSISTENT! whatever you do to see yourself through from 5am until your preferred wake up time (sometime around 10am right? 😉), just be consistant. It's better for your baby and you'll see changes happen eventually. Inconsistency can confuse them and make Sleep problems worse in the long run.⠀
⠀
📸 Ava waiting for breakfast today 🙄🤷‍♀️ It could be a loooong day!
8 3 19 hours ago

Feeling pressured to Cry It Out or 'Sleep Train' your baby. When we think of the same scenario in other situations it suddenly sounds ridiculous and unkind.
Where have we come to when switching off compassion and care for the most vulnerable and entirely dependent people in our lives is something that parents are encouraged to do and congratulated on the 'tough love' and many 'certified sleep consultants' (ALWAYS ask for full details of qualification & what this means - how many hours of training at what level) will charge you several hundreds of pounds to achieve.
I would place high bets that more parents have been congratulated on 'getting' their child to sleep through the night than they have on Breastfeeding them.... Parent your baby with love and connection. Please respond to your baby every single time. You won't regret a single one. 💗

#nomilklikemamas #breastfeeding #holisticsleepcoaching #supportingparents #responsiveparenting #sleep #sleepcoach #sleepconsultant #sleeptraining #notsleeptraining

Feeling pressured to Cry It Out or 'Sleep Train' your baby. When we think of the same scenario in other situations it suddenly sounds ridiculous and unkind. 
Where have we come to when switching off compassion and care for the most vulnerable and entirely dependent people in our lives is something that parents are encouraged to do and congratulated on the 'tough love' and many 'certified sleep consultants' (ALWAYS ask for full details of qualification & what this means - how many hours of training at what level) will charge you several hundreds of pounds to achieve. 
I would place high bets that more parents have been congratulated on 'getting' their child to sleep through the night than they have on Breastfeeding them.... Parent your baby with love and connection. Please respond to your baby every single time. You won't regret a single one. 💗

#nomilklikemamas #breastfeeding #holisticsleepcoaching #supportingparents #responsiveparenting #sleep #sleepcoach #sleepconsultant #sleeptraining #notsleeptraining
476 22 19 hours ago

⭐️ White Noise ⭐️ ⁣

White noise machines can be used to help calm babies before and during sleep. In the first few months of a baby’s life these sounds recreate a similar noise to being inside the womb, helping a baby to feel secure and calm. White noise can be particularly useful if your baby is going to be sleeping in an environment with a lot of loud background noise. For example I have used white noise successfully with families who have twins sleeping in the same nursery together, to help block out the sound of the other baby self settling during naps. Portable white noise machines or phone apps are also available to mimic the white noise if needed whilst out and about. ⁣

White noise can be used for both daytime naps and overnight (if you are happy to keep the white noise machine on!) and there is no particular age that you should get rid of the white noise, it is down the personal preference and circumstances. You may however find that white noise becomes less effective as your child gets older. ⁣

#bedtimeroutine #newborntips #selfsettle #sleepconsultant #bedtime #newbornsleep #sleeptips #newmums #newdads #parentinghacck #parentingtips

⭐️ White Noise ⭐️ ⁣
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White noise machines can be used to help calm babies before and during sleep. In the first few months of a baby’s life these sounds recreate a similar noise to being inside the womb, helping a baby to feel secure and calm. White noise can be particularly useful if your baby is going to be sleeping in an environment with a lot of loud background noise. For example I have used white noise successfully with families who have twins sleeping in the same nursery together, to help block out the sound of the other baby self settling during naps. Portable white noise machines or phone apps are also available to mimic the white noise if needed whilst out and about. ⁣
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White noise can be used for both daytime naps and overnight (if you are happy to keep the white noise machine on!) and there is no particular age that you should get rid of the white noise, it is down the personal preference and circumstances. You may however find that white noise becomes less effective as your child gets older. ⁣
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#bedtimeroutine #newborntips #selfsettle #sleepconsultant #bedtime #newbornsleep #sleeptips #newmums #newdads #parentinghacck #parentingtips
3 1 20 hours ago

👶Does your baby cry the minute you enter their room for a nap or bed time? #babysleep 👶

I know its horrible to see our baby cry😢, and it pulls at the heart ❤️strings, but it actually shows you have created an association with your baby and sleeping in their room.
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Can you flip this upside down, and stop the tears? #nocrysleep
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YOU CAN!
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Think of all the fun things you do with your baby not in their bedroom? You play🤾‍♀️ in the lounge, they chase you down the hall way, you play with bubbles in the bathroom, they enjoy watching you and eating in the kitchen.
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So what we need to do is spend some happy positive time in their bedroom too.
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This can even work with babies who cry the minute they touch their cots or cribs.🛏️
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Playtime in the bedroom, at a non sleep time, in the crib/cot or in the sleep room. Toys, music, bubbles, laughter, fun happy moments!
Don't worry about the old wives tale that the bedroom is for sleeping, and the cot is for sleeping. These are great safe play spaced too. In fact I put all my babies in their cots/cribs for play sessions when I needed to shower and ensure they were safe. -
When I had 3 under 5, I would often leave the baby to look at books and toys in their cot/crib while I dealt with a toddler, or checked on dinner. They understand once the toys are removed, and the lights go out, its sleep time not play time. It's not confusing, I promise. #3under5
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Turn your baby's bedroom into a positive sleep association. #sleepassociation -
❔Do you play in your babies room?
❔Do they cry when you enter their room?
Tell me, what works for you. .
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#sleeptime #bathtime #bettersleep #nocrysleep #gentlesleep #sleeptips #happybaby #baby #infantsleep #sleepconsultant #bedtimebaby #workingmom #workingmum #sleeptraining

👶Does your baby cry the minute you enter their room for a nap or bed time? #babysleep 👶

I know its horrible to see our baby cry😢, and it pulls at the heart ❤️strings, but it actually shows you have created an association with your baby and sleeping in their room.
-
Can you flip this upside down, and stop the tears? #nocrysleep
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YOU CAN!
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Think of all the fun things you do with your baby not in their bedroom? You play🤾‍♀️ in the lounge, they chase you down the hall way, you play with bubbles in the bathroom, they enjoy watching you and eating in the kitchen.
-
So what we need to do is spend some happy positive time in their bedroom too.
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This can even work with babies who cry the minute they touch their cots or cribs.🛏️
-
Playtime in the bedroom, at a non sleep time, in the crib/cot or in the sleep room. Toys, music, bubbles, laughter, fun happy moments!
Don't worry about the old wives tale that the bedroom is for sleeping, and the cot is for sleeping. These are great safe play spaced too. In fact I put all my babies in their cots/cribs for play sessions when I needed to shower and ensure they were safe. -
When I had 3 under 5, I would often leave the baby to look at books and toys in their cot/crib while I dealt with a toddler, or checked on dinner. They understand once the toys are removed, and the lights go out, its sleep time not play time. It's not confusing, I promise. #3under5
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Turn your baby's bedroom into a positive sleep association. #sleepassociation -
❔Do you play in your babies room?
❔Do they cry when you enter their room?
Tell me, what works for you. .
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.
.
.
.
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#sleeptime #bathtime #bettersleep #nocrysleep #gentlesleep #sleeptips #happybaby #baby #infantsleep #sleepconsultant #bedtimebaby #workingmom #workingmum #sleeptraining
16 1 20 hours ago

In my experience babies tend to move from 2 naps to 1 nap between 14-18 months, I have known some babies to do it earlier. Check out my blog on this topic link in my bio. How old was your little one when they moved onto 1 nap? 😘

In my experience babies tend to move from 2 naps to 1 nap between 14-18 months, I have known some babies to do it earlier. Check out my blog on this topic link in my bio. How old was your little one when they moved onto 1 nap? 😘
14 10 21 hours ago

Newborn #sleeptips from our team!
Did you know that newborns naturally will sleep like “ junk” ? That’s right #newborns are often expected to come out sleeping like adults. Aka awake during the day, maybe a nap, and asleep all night long. .
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Newborns are so different and there are a few reasons why. First, their circadian rhythms are not developed yet, so sleeping long stretches and easily connecting sleep cycles, is just not going to happen. Second, their nutritional needs will not allow for 6-8 hour stretches. Newborns need to eat every 2-3 hours, regardless of if you’re #breastfeeding or #formulafeeding , their needs will be the same. .
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So how can you get better sleep with a newborn??
💥 Set up their nursery for sleepy success
💥 Utilize a sound machine 💥Keep the room dark during sleep
💥Don’t over extend their wake periods 💥 Allow them to wind down before sleep
💥 Swaddle until they can roll 💥 Put them down to sleep in their crib/bassinet at all times .
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If you need more help with newborn sleep or sleep for your older kiddo, reach out to us! Link in bio! #virginiaisfordoulas #sleepconsultant #newbornsleeptips

Newborn #sleeptips from our team! 
Did you know that newborns naturally will sleep like “ junk” ? That’s right #newborns  are often expected to come out sleeping like adults. Aka awake during the day, maybe a nap, and asleep all night long. .
.
. 
Newborns are so different and there are a few reasons why. First, their circadian rhythms are not developed yet, so sleeping long stretches and easily connecting sleep cycles, is just not going to happen. Second, their nutritional needs will not allow for 6-8 hour stretches. Newborns need to eat every 2-3 hours, regardless of if you’re #breastfeeding or #formulafeeding , their needs will be the same. .
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. 
So how can you get better sleep with a newborn??
💥 Set up their nursery for sleepy success
💥 Utilize a sound machine 💥Keep the room dark during sleep
💥Don’t over extend their wake periods 💥 Allow them to wind down before sleep
💥 Swaddle until they can roll 💥 Put them down to sleep in their crib/bassinet at all times .
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If you need more help with newborn sleep or sleep for your older kiddo, reach out to us! Link in bio! #virginiaisfordoulas #sleepconsultant #newbornsleeptips
10 1 21 hours ago

SLEEP REGRESSIONS 🌩

As parents, we hear about sleep regressions, but what are they really?? Well, they are PROGRESSIONS in your little ones development, so shouldn’t be called regressions at all! These regressions (progressions!) happen at 4 months, 10 months and 18 months (ish) **don’t expect a regression at these exact times** instead watch your little ones development, and expect a regression with each big milestone they reach. This is because their little brains are running overtime with their new skills, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, talking!! It’s 100% normal to have your little one wake up in the middle of the night to practice their sweet new moves... and if they are happy in their cot doing this, then leave them to it!

The big scary one, the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, is a huge stage of maturation in your baby’s sleep. Their sleep cycles change from newborn to more adult like, which is how they will stay. This is a time when you need to be encouraging healthy sleep habits to teach your little one how to fall asleep and stay asleep independently, if that is something you’d like to aim for. This is also a great time to start a routine with your little one, as they are much more aware of their environment and circumstance, therefore will thrive off know what’s coming next!

My best advice for dealing with regressions is stay consistent, if you have a routine try to stick with it as much as possible, and try your best not to create new sleep associations! Ride the wave, and you’ll get through it within a week 🙌🏼😎 How great is this pic 😂 DISCLAIMER: I do not in anyway condone using this as a way to keep your baby’s dummy in their mouth! 🙊

#sleepbysarah #babysleepconsultant #sleepconsultant #mummyblogger #motherhoodunplugged #parenthood #mumlife #sleepdeprived #sleepregression #dummy #sleeptraining

SLEEP REGRESSIONS 🌩

As parents, we hear about sleep regressions, but what are they really?? Well, they are PROGRESSIONS in your little ones development, so shouldn’t be called regressions at all! These regressions (progressions!) happen at 4 months, 10 months and 18 months (ish) **don’t expect a regression at these exact times** instead watch your little ones development, and expect a regression with each big milestone they reach. This is because their little brains are running overtime with their new skills, rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, talking!! It’s 100% normal to have your little one wake up in the middle of the night to practice their sweet new moves... and if they are happy in their cot doing this, then leave them to it!

The big scary one, the dreaded 4 month sleep regression, is a huge stage of maturation in your baby’s sleep. Their sleep cycles change from newborn to more adult like, which is how they will stay. This is a time when you need to be encouraging healthy sleep habits to teach your little one how to fall asleep and stay asleep independently, if that is something you’d like to aim for. This is also a great time to start a routine with your little one, as they are much more aware of their environment and circumstance, therefore will thrive off know what’s coming next!

My best advice for dealing with regressions is stay consistent, if you have a routine try to stick with it as much as possible, and try your best not to create new sleep associations! Ride the wave, and you’ll get through it within a week 🙌🏼😎 How great is this pic 😂 DISCLAIMER: I do not in anyway condone using this as a way to keep your baby’s dummy in their mouth! 🙊

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11 2 21 hours ago

Keeping your little one awake during their night time feeds can be a daunting thing to do, but if you focus on keeping them alert and awake you will ensure that they will have a full feed and they won't associate those feeds with sleep, and they may just drop those feeds all by themselves!!
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Keeping your little one awake during their night time feeds can be a daunting thing to do, but if you focus on keeping them alert and awake you will ensure that they will have a full feed and they won't associate those feeds with sleep, and they may just drop those feeds all by themselves!!
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3 1 22 hours ago

Bedtime routines💤
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We all have one whether we think of it as one or not. They help us calm down and prepare for sleep.
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A bedtime routine is key in helping cue a child’s brain and body that sleep is coming. It is something that can be started from day 1!
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Example of a bedtime routine for a baby - bath, pjs and lotion, feed, song or story.
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Book a free 15 min discovery call. DM me to set yours up today!
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Bedtime routines💤
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We all have one whether we think of it as one or not. They help us calm down and prepare for sleep.
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A bedtime routine is key in helping cue a child’s brain and body that sleep is coming. It is something that can be started from day 1!
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Example of a bedtime routine for a baby - bath, pjs and lotion, feed, song or story.
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Book a free 15 min discovery call. DM me to set yours up today!
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📷 @kgrudeski
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#wholenightsleepconsulting #sleepsense #sleep #sleepconsultant #baby #routine #albertasleepconsultant #health #kidshealth #momlife #mom #yycmoms #motherhood #parenthood #momlifeisthebestlife #beyond_motherhood
23 0 23 hours ago
Ain’t that the truth! 😆💤🛌 #momlife #toddlermom #sleepconsultant #gotobed #safesleep #sleephelp #toddlerlife
12 0 10 December, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄 💤🌟 We have a few last consultations, BOOK NOW to sort out your little one's sleep before Christmas 🎄 get in touch TODAY 🌟
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MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄 💤🌟 We have a few last consultations, BOOK NOW to sort out your little one's sleep before Christmas 🎄 get in touch TODAY 🌟
#christmas #bubbabedtime  #sleep #sleepconsultant #sleepybaby #babysleep #baby #newborn #infant #sleepingthroughthenight #babylife #healthbabysleep #sleepcoach #parents #sydney #needmoresleep #shattered #bondi #newbornsleep
18 1 10 December, 2019

Is your holiday season getting so hectic you feel like you can't even enjoy the egg nog?! Okay wait, I know egg nog can be controversial so maybe that's not the best example but you know what I mean!

It's hard to be fully present when your baby (and in turn you) is not sleeping well. If you feel like you've hit a wall and are really struggling with sleep, reach out and let's see how the sleep squad can help! We’ve helped hundreds of people and I have NO doubt we can get your family back on track 🤗 #kellymurraysleep #sleepconsultant #momstruggles #moments_of_mom #magicofmotherhood #joyfulmamas #scarymommy #teammotherly #thatmomlife #unitedinmotherhood #honestlymothering #simplymamahood #acupofmotherhood #parenthood_unveiled #sleepcoach #babysleepconsultant #sleeptips

Is your holiday season getting so hectic you feel like you can't even enjoy the egg nog?! Okay wait, I know egg nog can be controversial so maybe that's not the best example but you know what I mean!
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It's hard to be fully present when your baby (and in turn you) is not sleeping well. If you feel like you've hit a wall and are really struggling with sleep, reach out and let's see how the sleep squad can help! We’ve helped hundreds of people and I have NO doubt we can get your family back on track 🤗 #kellymurraysleep #sleepconsultant #momstruggles #moments_of_mom #magicofmotherhood #joyfulmamas #scarymommy #teammotherly #thatmomlife #unitedinmotherhood #honestlymothering #simplymamahood #acupofmotherhood #parenthood_unveiled #sleepcoach #babysleepconsultant #sleeptips
15 0 10 December, 2019

BIG KID BED// ⁣

The much anticipated big kid bed transition can be super anxiety provoking! What to do, what not to do... here are some thoughts for making the transition a little easier. ⁣

Wait until your child is 2.5-3 years old before making the transition. ⁣

Keep everything else about bedtime routine the same.⁣

Talk about it lots before making the transition. ⁣

Do not lay with them at bedtime - this can very quickly get out of hand. ⁣

Praise them for staying in bed all night when they do! ⁣

Don’t do bedtime/nighttime potty training at the same time. One thing at a time in this case! ⁣

If they get out bed, gently remind them of the “rules” (they have to stay in bed and lay down quietly) and consequence them if they aren’t following the rules. ⁣

They’re smart little creatures, so give them credit and stay the course. If you need help with making the transition or re-establishing boundaries if things have gone sideways - you know how to find me. ⁣




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The much anticipated big kid bed transition can be super anxiety provoking! What to do, what not to do... here are some thoughts for making the transition a little easier. ⁣
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Wait until your child is 2.5-3 years old before making the transition. ⁣
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Keep everything else about bedtime routine the same.⁣
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Talk about it lots before making the transition. ⁣
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Do not lay with them at bedtime - this can very quickly get out of hand. ⁣
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Praise them for staying in bed all night when they do! ⁣
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Don’t do bedtime/nighttime potty training at the same time. One thing at a time in this case! ⁣
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If they get out bed, gently remind them of the “rules” (they have to stay in bed and lay down quietly) and consequence them if they aren’t following the rules. ⁣
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They’re smart little creatures, so give them credit and stay the course. If you need help with making the transition or re-establishing boundaries if things have gone sideways - you know how to find me. ⁣
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7 0 10 December, 2019

Did you know it can take up to 20 minutes for a baby to fall asleep? ⏰😴
It’s easy to try and rush the process and get bub to sleep quickly but sometimes they just need space and time to unwind and fall asleep.
If you baby is calm, going down in their correct awake window and their sleep environment is great just give them time to fall asleep and respond if they need you.
The same goes for resettling a wake either during their nap or overnight - wait, listen and respond.
Intervening too quickly for settling and resettling can disrupt your baby’s process and even though you have the best intentions you can wake them up more ❤️
#sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #tiredbaby #tiredmum #babysleep #toddlersleep #sleeptips #sleephelp #gentlesleeptraining #responsiveparenting #gentlesleepcoach

Did you know it can take up to 20 minutes for a baby to fall asleep? ⏰😴
It’s easy to try and rush the process and get bub to sleep quickly but sometimes they just need space and time to unwind and fall asleep. 
If you baby is calm, going down in their  correct awake window and their sleep environment is great just give them time to fall asleep and respond if they need you. 
The same goes for resettling a wake either during their nap or overnight - wait, listen and respond. 
Intervening too quickly for settling and resettling can disrupt your baby’s process and even though you have the best intentions you can wake them up more ❤️
#sleepconsultant #sleepcoach #tiredbaby #tiredmum #babysleep #toddlersleep #sleeptips #sleephelp #gentlesleeptraining #responsiveparenting #gentlesleepcoach
12 0 10 December, 2019

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I can absolutely help you!
9 1 10 December, 2019

All plants, animals and humans have a circadian clock. Not only does it allow us to intuit the best time to sleep but also the best time to do other things such as exercise and have bowel movements. Your baby also has a circadian clock. In my work, I can help you get more familiar with your baby's circadian clock so she can achieve the best development possible.⁠

#momlife #baby #motherhood #parenting #sleeptraining #tiredmom #sleep #sleepconsultant #bedtime #healthysleep #sleeptips #babysleeptips #sleepcoach #lifehacks #sleepingbaby #dadlife #dads #dadtips #toddlelifer #health #family #newbaby #newmom#momlifebelike #momhumor #funnymom #parentinghumor #parentingproblems #badmoms#circadianrhythm

All plants, animals and humans have a circadian clock. Not only does it allow us to intuit the best time to sleep but also the best time to do other things such as exercise and have bowel movements. Your baby also has a circadian clock. In my work, I can help you get more familiar with your baby's circadian clock so she can achieve the best development possible.⁠
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#momlife #baby #motherhood #parenting #sleeptraining #tiredmom #sleep #sleepconsultant #bedtime #healthysleep #sleeptips #babysleeptips #sleepcoach #lifehacks #sleepingbaby #dadlife #dads #dadtips #toddlelifer #health #family #newbaby #newmom⁠#momlifebelike #momhumor #funnymom #parentinghumor #parentingproblems #badmoms ⁠#circadianrhythm
8 0 10 December, 2019

I know I said I’d post this in the stories, but it was just too darn long to do that.
As I mentioned in today’s precious post, I used to use lots of unsafe sleep surfaces to get my babies to sleep.
If you’re like I was and need some help transitioning out, here are some tips to get you started. Need some extra support? The 30-min phone call is on sale until Dec. 23 (link in bio).

I know I said I’d post this in the stories, but it was just too darn long to do that. 
As I mentioned in today’s precious post, I used to use lots of unsafe sleep surfaces to get my babies to sleep. 
If you’re like I was and need some help transitioning out, here are some tips to get you started. Need some extra support? The 30-min phone call is on sale until Dec. 23 (link in bio).
4 2 10 December, 2019

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6 0 10 December, 2019

If your child is under 3 years old and has been climbing out of the crib, it does not mean that he or she is ready for a toddler bed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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39 1 10 December, 2019

Surprisingly, I don't have a summer baby even though summer is my favorite season. 🌞 I wanted an August baby, but it didn't pan out that way!
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🍁 Timmy is my fall baby (October), 🌹 Kaiya is my spring baby (March) and ☃ Joshua is my winter baby (January).
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Fun fact: Kaiya is the only child actually due during her "due date month." Timmy was due in November, but he was 3 weeks early. Joshua was due in February and was 2 weeks early. Kaiya was due mid-march and was also 2 weeks early!
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Surprisingly, I don't have a summer baby even though summer is my favorite season. 🌞 I wanted an August baby, but it didn't pan out that way!
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🍁 Timmy is my fall baby (October), 🌹 Kaiya is my spring baby (March) and ☃ Joshua is my winter baby (January).
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Fun fact: Kaiya is the only child actually due during her "due date month." Timmy was due in November, but he was 3 weeks early. Joshua was due in February and was 2 weeks early. Kaiya was due mid-march and was also 2 weeks early!
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10 4 10 December, 2019

#DOINGSHIT
I'm in favour of doing shit with my kids. Not all the shit, but lots of the shit. ⠀
I like doing shit in general, so now that my kids are a bit older I'm keen to created traditions and try new things. ⠀

Doing shit with your kids/babies can be stressful when naps are concerned. I get it. But sometimes it's worth the crap nap to create the memory, or to go to the birthday party, or the celebrate your parents anniversary. The calmer you are about it, the more prepared you are for disaster (ie--have a plan when the nap goes wrong etc.) and the more you do it--the more your kid will be the kid that will allow you to do shit. ⠀

This is us this week at the @lakeshoreparde seeing Santa and creating memories. Did it end with tears because the candy canes weren't flowing faster? Yes. But it was full of little adorable micro-moments beforehand that we all really enjoyed. ⠀

During these holidays let me give you permission to go on--do shit with your kids! Live a little and you won't be sorry!⠀

If the idea of doing shit with your kids still scares you--head to the LINK IN MY BIO and sign up for my FREE Holiday Survival Webinar. We'll be talking about doing shit, but also talking about any other sleep question that has you stressed this holiday!

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I'm in favour of doing shit with my kids. Not all the shit, but lots of the shit. ⠀
I like doing shit in general, so now that my kids are a bit older I'm keen to created traditions and try new things. ⠀
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Doing shit with your kids/babies can be stressful when naps are concerned. I get it. But sometimes it's worth the crap nap to create the memory, or to go to the birthday party, or the celebrate your parents anniversary. The calmer you are about it, the more prepared you are for disaster (ie--have a plan when the nap goes wrong etc.) and the more you do it--the more your kid will be the kid that will allow you to do shit. ⠀
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This is us this week at the @lakeshoreparde seeing Santa and creating memories. Did it end with tears because the candy canes weren't flowing faster? Yes. But it was full of little adorable micro-moments beforehand that we all really enjoyed. ⠀
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During these holidays let me give you permission to go on--do shit with your kids! Live a little and you won't be sorry!⠀
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If the idea of doing shit with your kids still scares you--head to the LINK IN MY BIO and sign up for my FREE Holiday Survival Webinar. We'll be talking about doing shit, but also talking about any other sleep question that has you stressed this holiday!
74 5 10 December, 2019

We are in the season of sickness. All three of mine are coughing away, one with a fever (which means the other two will follow soon after!)⁠

I often have clients ask how to maintain good sleep habits AND meet their genuine need to be tended to when they are sick.⁠

What questions do YOU have?⁠

#riseandshinesleep #babysleep #toddlersleep #sleepconsultant #sleeptips #babysickness #toddlersickness #parenthacks #sleeptraining #sleepsenseprogram

We are in the season of sickness. All three of mine are coughing away, one with a fever (which means the other two will follow soon after!)⁠
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I often have clients ask how to maintain good sleep habits AND meet their genuine need to be tended to when they are sick.⁠
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What questions do YOU have?⁠
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#riseandshinesleep #babysleep #toddlersleep #sleepconsultant #sleeptips #babysickness #toddlersickness #parenthacks #sleeptraining #sleepsenseprogram
2 0 10 December, 2019

Two special packages arriving this season? Join @twinloveconcierge this Saturday at @emersonhospital to learn everything you need to know to confidently welcome twins and meet other soon-to-been twin families! #expectingtwins #parentingtwins #prenatalclasses

Two special packages arriving this season? Join @twinloveconcierge this Saturday at @emersonhospital to learn everything you need to know to confidently welcome twins and meet other soon-to-been twin families! #expectingtwins #parentingtwins #prenatalclasses
9 1 10 December, 2019

The one thing that can be hardest to achieve when it comes to creating an environment that is conducive for sleep is blocking out sunlight from your little one’s room, which is why I’m super excited about week’s Christmas giveaway! .
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We have partnered with @blackoutez to giveaway $100 coupon code for their window coverings! 🙌🏼
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This product is amazing, as it will block out ALL of the sunlight from your little one’s room! 🎉
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The reason you want your little one’s room to be dark is because the sunlight disrupts Melatonin production. When there is too much light coming into the room it can lead to short naps and early morning wake ups.
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To enter the giveaway, tag two friends, and share this post to your stories 🤗. I will be choosing a winner this Friday!
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The one thing that can be hardest to achieve when it comes to creating an environment that is conducive for sleep is blocking out sunlight from your little one’s room, which is why I’m super excited about week’s Christmas giveaway! .
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We have partnered with @blackoutez to giveaway $100 coupon code for their window coverings! 🙌🏼
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This product is amazing, as it will block out ALL of the sunlight from your little one’s room! 🎉
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The reason you want your little one’s room to be dark is because the sunlight disrupts Melatonin production.  When there is too much light coming into the room it can lead to short naps and early morning wake ups.
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13 12 10 December, 2019

One of the most common challenges I hear from parents is that baby “hates his crib.” Here’s the good news: Babies don’t know how to hate!! That’s the most beautiful thing about babies! 😊.
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However, if your baby is always already asleep when he goes into the crib, and never goes in awake, he may not be very familiar with it nor confident in being there, and this may be where that idea that he “hates” it is coming from. Practicing putting baby in the crib awake, rather than already asleep, can help baby gain confidence in going to sleep on his own much more easily in the crib in the long term. Yes, Mamas, I promise, I do know that’s the hard part, but finding a supportive approach to help baby learn this can really go a long way in gaining great sleep habits!.
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#healthysleep #happyfamilies #babysleep #babysleephelp #babysleeptips #babysleepadvice #babysleepconsultant #sleepcoaching #sleeptraining #ottawasleepconsultant #ottawamoms #613moms #ottawamb #toddlersleep #trappedbythenap #napstruggles #shortnaps #newmom #newparents #newborn #nightwakes #newbornbaby #parentingadvice #sleepconsultant #thehappysleepcompany

One of the most common challenges I hear from parents is that baby “hates his crib.” Here’s the good news: Babies don’t know how to hate!! That’s the most beautiful thing about babies! 😊.
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However, if your baby is always already asleep when he goes into the crib, and never goes in awake, he may not be very familiar with it nor confident in being there, and this may be where that idea that he “hates” it is coming from. Practicing putting baby in the crib awake, rather than already asleep, can help baby gain confidence in going to sleep on his own much more easily in the crib in the long term. Yes, Mamas, I promise, I do know that’s the hard part, but finding a supportive approach to help baby learn this can really go a long way in gaining great sleep habits!.
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#healthysleep #happyfamilies #babysleep #babysleephelp #babysleeptips #babysleepadvice #babysleepconsultant #sleepcoaching #sleeptraining #ottawasleepconsultant #ottawamoms #613moms #ottawamb #toddlersleep  #trappedbythenap #napstruggles #shortnaps #newmom #newparents #newborn #nightwakes #newbornbaby #parentingadvice #sleepconsultant #thehappysleepcompany
44 1 9 December, 2019

Is anyone guilty of not sleeping at your house? Are you starting to wonder how the holidays will affect your baby’s or toddler’s sleep?
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s sleep habits and routines, DM @slumberlandsolutions I’m always ready to chat about your family’s sleep challenges and help you get on a healthy sleep routine. Sweet Dreams! 😴👶 #sleepless #sleep #babysleeproutine #sleepcoach #sleeptrainingsuccess

Is anyone guilty of not sleeping at your house? Are you starting to wonder how the holidays will affect your baby’s or toddler’s sleep? 
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s sleep habits and routines, DM @slumberlandsolutions I’m always ready to chat about your family’s sleep challenges and help you get on a healthy sleep routine. Sweet Dreams! 😴👶 #sleepless #sleep #babysleeproutine #sleepcoach #sleeptrainingsuccess
20 2 9 December, 2019

🌟Sleep Solves Everything🌟
💫Sleep is more important you think.
💫Can you think of a time when you didn’t get enough sleep? That heavy groggy feeling is awful and you are not at your best. You can get irritated and frustrated with things around you. This is same as baby and young children -
💫Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine and indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. -
💫Studies have shown that baby and children who regularly get an adequate amount of quality sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory and overall physical mental health. -
💫Here are a few symptoms of sleep deprivation in children.
- Growth or hormone issues
- Concentration difficulties
- Lower immune system
- Hyperactivity
- Weight gain
- Behavioural issues -Mental health issues -
💫 Are you and your little miracle having enough quality of sleep?
#sleepdeprived #parenting #motherhood #newborn #babysleeptips #sleepconsultant #littlemiracle

🌟Sleep Solves Everything🌟
💫Sleep is more important you think.
💫Can you think of a time when you didn’t get enough sleep? That heavy groggy feeling is awful and you are not at your best. You can get irritated and frustrated with things around you. This is same as baby and young children -
💫Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine and indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. -
💫Studies have shown that baby and children who regularly get an adequate amount of quality sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory and overall physical mental health. -
💫Here are a few symptoms of sleep deprivation in children.
- Growth or hormone issues
- Concentration difficulties
- Lower immune system
- Hyperactivity
- Weight gain
- Behavioural issues -Mental health issues -
💫 Are you and your little miracle having enough quality of sleep?
#sleepdeprived #parenting #motherhood #newborn #babysleeptips #sleepconsultant #littlemiracle
6 0 9 December, 2019

Holidays = Traveling.
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Many people dread this time of year because of how much traveling and such goes on. Especially if you have young ones, it’s not always a JOYFUL experience.
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I’ve complied 5 tips and tricks to help with our 13 months and under babes and our 14+ months old toddlers! I hope that these few little tips will help put a little JOY into your travels this Holiday!
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Tips for the babes:
1. Set your flight times or leave times around their normal daily routine. —> Not always can this work out this way, but if it can..do it.

2. Is your baby usually a morning bird or a night owl?! If they usually are up by 0630/0700, and cranky time is in the evening. Try and have your travels done by that time. Set your day around them if you’re car traveling. If they’re set to eat around 0630, have the car ready to go and packed so that you can wake them, feed them at 0630, then place them in their car seat with a full belly and clean diaper. Stick to their routine as best as you can.

3. If you’re traveling by air and there has an open seat with an extra seat next to it...change seats. We traveled often with the girls and this picture is of my youngest at 5 months old enjoying her own seat. They can nap and play in their own space!

4. Feed on take off and landing—> or have a paci close. This can cause some discomfort (altitude changes) and being able to suck during these times will help prevent any crying or upset babies once you get to your destination.

5. Do NOT worry about others around you!! Especially if you’re flying. Remember. Baby can sense when you’re stressed, anxious, worried etc. If baby is having a moment...don’t let the thoughts of others get you out of sorts. Remember that you know how to soothe your sweet one. Cries will happen and don’t let the thoughts of others push you over the edge!! Tips for Toddlers continued in comments...

Holidays = Traveling.
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Many people dread this time of year because of how much traveling and such goes on. Especially if you have young ones, it’s not always a JOYFUL experience.
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I’ve complied 5 tips and tricks to help with our 13 months and under babes and our 14+ months old toddlers! I hope that these few little tips will help put a little JOY into your travels this Holiday!
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Tips for the babes:
1. Set your flight times or leave times around their normal daily routine. —> Not always can this work out this way, but if it can..do it.

2. Is your baby usually a morning bird or a night owl?! If they usually are up by 0630/0700, and cranky time is in the evening. Try and have your travels done by that time. Set your day around them if you’re car traveling. If they’re set to eat around 0630, have the car ready to go and packed so that you can wake them, feed them at 0630, then place them in their car seat with a full belly and clean diaper. Stick to their routine as best as you can.

3. If you’re traveling by air and there has an open seat with an extra seat next to it...change seats. We traveled often with the girls and this picture is of my youngest at 5 months old enjoying her own seat. They can nap and play in their own space!

4. Feed on take off and landing—> or have a paci close. This can cause some discomfort (altitude changes) and being able to suck during these times will help prevent any crying or upset babies once you get to your destination.

5. Do NOT worry about others around you!! Especially if you’re flying. Remember. Baby can sense when you’re stressed, anxious, worried etc. If baby is having a moment...don’t let the thoughts of others get you out of sorts. Remember that you know how to soothe your sweet one. Cries will happen and don’t let the thoughts of others push you over the edge!! Tips for Toddlers continued in comments...
10 3 9 December, 2019

CONSISTENCY ▫️
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When you've decided to start to impliment a routine and/or your chosen sleep coaching method it is vital that you are consistent. These can take time and need 100% commitment from you to allow your little one to grasp what's going on. Dont give up after the first couple of days. ▫️
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I always advice my clients to start when they have got the most support around them. You can then take turns, encourage each other to keep going and you both get a break. ▫️
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#sozaboutthetypos #dyslexic #christmascountdown #consistency #sleepconsultant #sleep #sleepcoach #sleeptips #sleepmethods #sleeptraining #routine #sleeproutine #babysleep #toddlersleep #sleepy #thisparentcan

CONSISTENCY ▫️
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When you've decided to start to impliment a routine and/or your chosen sleep coaching method it is vital that you are consistent. These can take time and need 100% commitment from you to allow your little one to grasp what's going on. Dont give up after the first couple of days. ▫️
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I always advice my clients to start when they have got the most support around them. You can then take turns, encourage each other to keep going and you both get a break. ▫️
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#sozaboutthetypos #dyslexic #christmascountdown #consistency #sleepconsultant #sleep #sleepcoach #sleeptips #sleepmethods #sleeptraining #routine #sleeproutine #babysleep #toddlersleep #sleepy #thisparentcan
7 0 9 December, 2019

📺 As seen on the Today Show, all of our easynight black out blind kits (regardless of colour) provide complete blackout when applied correctly to the window. They can be hung either way on your window and can be cut to size with no hemming required (no fray material). Everything required to hang the easy night blinds is included in the kits.
Awarded Gold for the third time in the Gentle Parenting awards. They are perfect to take on holidays too!
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#blackout #blinds #portableblinds #nursery #melatonin #blackoutblinds #easynightblinds #blinds #holidays #suctioncup #portable #portableblinds #blockoutblinds #daylightsavings #portableblinds #sleepconsultant #babysleepconsultant #beatdaylightsavings #easynight

📺 As seen on the Today Show, all of our easynight black out blind kits (regardless of colour) provide complete blackout when applied correctly to the window. They can be hung either way on your window and can be cut to size with no hemming required (no fray material). Everything required to hang the easy night blinds is included in the kits.
Awarded Gold for the third time in the Gentle Parenting awards.  They are perfect to take on holidays too!
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#blackout #blinds #portableblinds #nursery #melatonin #blackoutblinds #easynightblinds #blinds #holidays #suctioncup #portable #portableblinds #blockoutblinds #daylightsavings #portableblinds #sleepconsultant #babysleepconsultant #beatdaylightsavings #easynight
8 0 9 December, 2019

Parenting in Public 🤪


Discipline is much more effective when you are consistent. It becomes successful when your kids know that when you say something, you do it. You are the same (or close to it) at home and in public. This can be a challenge! Especially when you feel people watching but remember the end goal, to teach and provide an environment so your kids can learn.


Cue my youngest at the park who decided to spit at me when I told her no. 🙄 I walked her to an area away and sat with her for timeout. She wasn’t ready to rejoin the group so I let her stay in timeout and gave her space. #drama

Tip 🎉 I use timeout or a break at home AND in public. Sometimes I sit with my kids in public during their breaks if they can’t stay in the spot alone. It all works. I stay consistent and they reset. 🙌🏻

Parenting in Public 🤪
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Discipline is much more effective when you are consistent. It becomes successful when your kids know that when you say something, you do it. You are the same (or close to it) at home and in public. This can be a challenge! Especially when you feel people watching but remember the end goal, to teach and provide an environment so your kids can learn.
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Cue my youngest at the park who decided to spit at me when I told her no. 🙄 I walked her to an area away and sat with her for timeout. She wasn’t ready to rejoin the group so I let her stay in timeout and gave her space. #drama •
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Tip 🎉 I use timeout or a break at home AND in public. Sometimes I sit with my kids in public during their breaks if they can’t stay in the spot alone. It all works. I stay consistent and they reset. 🙌🏻
174 23 9 December, 2019

Top #sleepconsultant posts

This little lady had her 4 year old needles today, this has resulted in her being that little bit sooky. (Which Im quietly enjoying by the way!) Tonight she asked me to lay with her while she went to sleep. (Which she rarely does)

Because of my background she has been taught how to sleep independently from a young age.
But, this doesn’t mean that my girls don’t need me. The majority of the time they go to be easily and sleep 12 hours.
But on other occasions they need me to help them fall asleep or fall back asleep and I respond to this accordingly and I always will!

Whether this means laying with them until they fall asleep, taking them to the toilet in the middle of the night, getting them a drink of water, holding them upright whilst they sleep because they have a blocked nose, or giving them some Panadol and cuddles because they aren’t well.

Just because you choose to your sleep train a child does not mean we stop responding to them. A child needs that constant reassurance and response and it’s our responsibility as their mothers and fathers to give them this.

Sleep training means your little one will have the ability to settle and resettle and get the fully restorative sleep they (and you) need for healthy growth and development.
This does not mean our baby is left to figure it out for themselves.
Responding to your child is the ONLY way, and even when sleep training, this is 100% imperative.

I get a lot of emails asking how to avoid going backward when a child is sick or teething etc. and to be honest, I encourage you to do whatever you need to do to comfort your child. Go with your instinct and respond to them with whatever they need.

If your little ones teething or Illness has passed and you can tell a new association has formed and it isn’t sustainable then just get back to being super consistent with whatever you we’re doing before for 1-2 days and it will all fall back into place.
But don’t ever doubt your instinct to go in and pick your child up for a cuddle or rock/feed them to sleep simply because this isn’t what your normally do. They may just be having an off day, like us adults do! *Continued in comments

This little lady had her 4 year old needles today, this has resulted in her being that little bit sooky. (Which Im quietly enjoying by the way!) Tonight she asked me to lay with her while she went to sleep. (Which she rarely does)

Because of my background she has been taught how to sleep independently from a young age.
But, this doesn’t mean that my girls don’t need me. The majority of the time they go to be easily and sleep 12 hours.
But on other occasions they need me to help them fall asleep or fall back asleep and I respond to this accordingly and I always will!

Whether this means laying with them until they fall asleep, taking them to the toilet  in the middle of the night, getting them a drink of water, holding them upright whilst they sleep because they have a blocked nose, or giving them some Panadol and cuddles because they aren’t well.

Just because you choose to your sleep train a child does not mean we stop responding to them. A child needs that constant reassurance and response and it’s our responsibility as their mothers and fathers to give them this.

Sleep training means your little one will have the ability to settle and resettle and get the fully restorative sleep they (and you) need for healthy growth and development. 
This does not mean our baby is left to figure it out for themselves. 
Responding to your child is the ONLY way,  and even when sleep training, this is 100% imperative.

I get a lot of emails asking how to avoid going backward when a child is sick or teething etc. and to be honest, I encourage you to do whatever you need to do to comfort your child. Go with your instinct and respond to them with whatever they need.

If your little ones teething or Illness has passed and  you can tell a new association has formed and it isn’t sustainable then just get back to being super consistent with whatever you we’re doing before for 1-2 days and it will all fall back into place. 
But don’t ever doubt your instinct to go in and pick your child up for a cuddle or rock/feed them to sleep simply because this isn’t what your normally do. They may just be having an off day, like us adults do! *Continued in comments
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The idea of a good, well-adjusted child only serves one purpose: to make US feel good and validated as parents! When our children sleep, behave, are sociable, well-mannered, and independent, we are seen as good parents. If they cry, seek comfort, or express any negative emotions, we feel incompetent (even though this has nothing to do with our abilities) as parents!⁣

We do love them unconditionally, but we show them they are only welcome when they comply to the expectations we have grown to believe are right. This uneducated idealisation of babies and the idea that good mothers have good babies, leads parents to seek for measures that help their children comply (ignoring who they are and what they need, and disrespecting their wellbeing).⁣

When a baby who is able to self-settle and sleep all night on their own, is seen as “good”, many parents will feel compelled to sleep train in order reach this standard, unaware that THEIR baby is actually the norm!⁣

Of course we all want independent, well-behaved & well-adjusted children, but a child who stops asking for help when they need it, is not always what it seems. This extract from The Children Were Fine, explains it perfectly:⁣

“When children face separation or loss, they sometimes withdraw into a compliant state and it can be hard for the adults around them to remain open to what is happening for them at a deeper level. Even the most sensitive adults can fall into the trap of believing that a compliant or withdrawn child is genuinely ‘fine’. (...) When the adults around them are not able to help them with their distress, children internalise their feelings and become outwardly compliant.(...) the assumption is so easily made that the ‘good’ child is ‘well adjusted’.⁣

However they will be doing a considerably better service to children by remembering that in allowing them to express their feelings they are ‘not causing distress, but discovering it’; and by doing so, they are allowing these children to have their feelings responded to and understood, giving them crucial experience of being accepted and receiving the comfort they need from the adults around them.”

The idea of a good, well-adjusted child only serves one purpose: to make US feel good and validated as parents! When our children sleep, behave, are sociable, well-mannered, and independent, we are seen as good parents. If they cry, seek comfort, or express any negative emotions, we feel incompetent (even though this has nothing to do with our abilities) as parents!⁣
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We do love them unconditionally, but we show them they are only welcome when they comply to the expectations we have grown to believe are right. This uneducated idealisation of babies and the idea that good mothers have good babies, leads parents to seek for measures that help their children comply (ignoring who they are and what they need, and disrespecting their wellbeing).⁣
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When a baby who is able to self-settle and sleep all night on their own, is seen as “good”, many parents will feel compelled to sleep train in order reach this standard, unaware that THEIR baby is actually the norm!⁣
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Of course we all want independent, well-behaved & well-adjusted children, but a child who stops asking for help when they need it, is not always what it seems. This extract from The Children Were Fine, explains it perfectly:⁣
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“When children face separation or loss, they sometimes withdraw into a compliant state and it can be hard for the adults around them to remain open to what is happening for them at a deeper level. Even the most sensitive adults can fall into the trap of believing that a compliant or withdrawn child is genuinely ‘fine’. (...) When the adults around them are not able to help them with their distress, children internalise their feelings and become outwardly compliant.(...) the assumption is so easily made that the ‘good’ child is ‘well adjusted’.⁣
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However they will be doing a considerably better service to children by remembering that in allowing them to express their feelings they are ‘not causing distress, but discovering it’; and by doing so, they are allowing these children to have their feelings responded to and understood, giving them crucial experience of being accepted and receiving the comfort they need from the adults around them.”
430 22 8 December, 2019

Oh Deer! 🦌
Did you know that your baby's body has a "sweet spot" bedtime? ⏰
Yes! Most kiddos ages 4 months to 4 years come to a natural lull between 7-8:00pm. This time is typically when babies fall asleep the easiest and stay asleep the longest. 🙌🏻
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Bedtime doesn't have to be exact each night. A bedtime "range" of about 30 minutes is ideal. For example: 7-7:30pm or 7:15-7:45pm. (This allows for flexibility based on when the last nap ended!)
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Should bedtime ever be earlier than 7pm? Yes!
Consider moving bedtime as early as 6:00/6:30pm if your little one:
+Had rough/short naps all day
+Refused the last nap of the day (often the trickiest nap)
+Is cranky and struggling to make it to 7pm
+Is struggling with early morning wakings
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Should we ever shift bedtime later than 8pm? Maybe!
+Some babies under 4 months actually do better with a bedtime between 8 and 10pm. (The newborn class addresses this in more detail.)
+If the last nap of the day ended later in the day, a slightly later bedtime could make sense. We want a full wake window before bedtime! (See yesterday's post for more about this!)
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What’s your baby’s bedtime range? Do you go earlier or later than the 7-8pm "sweet spot"? What time did your little one go down last night?
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Oh Deer! 🦌
Did you know that your baby's body has a "sweet spot" bedtime? ⏰
Yes! Most kiddos ages 4 months to 4 years come to a natural lull between 7-8:00pm. This time is typically when babies fall asleep the easiest and stay asleep the longest. 🙌🏻
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Bedtime doesn't have to be exact each night. A bedtime "range" of about 30 minutes is ideal. For example: 7-7:30pm or 7:15-7:45pm. (This allows for flexibility based on when the last nap ended!)
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Should bedtime ever be earlier than 7pm? Yes!
Consider moving bedtime as early as 6:00/6:30pm if your little one:
+Had rough/short naps all day
+Refused the last nap of the day (often the trickiest nap)
+Is cranky and struggling to make it to 7pm
+Is struggling with early morning wakings
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Should we ever shift bedtime later than 8pm? Maybe!
+Some babies under 4 months actually do better with a bedtime between 8 and 10pm. (The newborn class addresses this in more detail.)
+If the last nap of the day ended later in the day, a slightly later bedtime could make sense. We want a full wake window before bedtime! (See yesterday's post for more about this!)
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What’s your baby’s bedtime range? Do you go earlier or later than the 7-8pm "sweet spot"? What time did your little one go down last night?
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📷 by @mamadrey88
7,546 1,341 4 December, 2019

Parenting in Public 🤪


Discipline is much more effective when you are consistent. It becomes successful when your kids know that when you say something, you do it. You are the same (or close to it) at home and in public. This can be a challenge! Especially when you feel people watching but remember the end goal, to teach and provide an environment so your kids can learn.


Cue my youngest at the park who decided to spit at me when I told her no. 🙄 I walked her to an area away and sat with her for timeout. She wasn’t ready to rejoin the group so I let her stay in timeout and gave her space. #drama

Tip 🎉 I use timeout or a break at home AND in public. Sometimes I sit with my kids in public during their breaks if they can’t stay in the spot alone. It all works. I stay consistent and they reset. 🙌🏻

Parenting in Public 🤪
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Discipline is much more effective when you are consistent. It becomes successful when your kids know that when you say something, you do it. You are the same (or close to it) at home and in public. This can be a challenge! Especially when you feel people watching but remember the end goal, to teach and provide an environment so your kids can learn.
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Cue my youngest at the park who decided to spit at me when I told her no. 🙄 I walked her to an area away and sat with her for timeout. She wasn’t ready to rejoin the group so I let her stay in timeout and gave her space. #drama •
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Tip 🎉 I use timeout or a break at home AND in public. Sometimes I sit with my kids in public during their breaks if they can’t stay in the spot alone. It all works. I stay consistent and they reset. 🙌🏻
174 23 9 December, 2019

Repost @mothersmeetings
Sound familiar??? Double tap!!!! Save!! Comment!! Forward!! And let’s share the love and knowledge that is mothers are more alike than we could everrrrrr imagine!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

Repost @mothersmeetings 
Sound familiar??? Double tap!!!! Save!! Comment!! Forward!! And let’s share the love and knowledge that is mothers are more alike than we could everrrrrr imagine!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
528 31 3 December, 2019

Hiding the mess in the closet counts as cleaning, right? 📸: @andreaverburg #WeeSleepitReal #WeeSleep

Hiding the mess in the closet counts as cleaning, right? 📸: @andreaverburg #WeeSleepitReal #WeeSleep
1,043 40 13 October, 2019

Have you been tuning into my stories today? @poojalakshminmd has been doing an incredible job answering your questions. I thought it would only be appropriate to share one of her recent posts where she collaborated with @motherhoodunderstood and @mommingwithtruth

Intrusive thoughts or images of causing harm to your baby are common. One study, looking at 100 women found that at 4 weeks postpartum, EVERY SINGLE woman in the study had unwanted thoughts of accidental harm coming to her baby, and nearly HALF of the women had thoughts of intentionally harming their baby. The results of this study “provide no evidence that unwanted intrusive thoughts of intentionally harming one’s infant represent a risk of abuse or neglect.” Women with postpartum depression and obsessive compulsive disorder are more likely to have these types of thoughts, and are likely to feel guilty and ashamed. Some considerations that perinatal mental health clinicians think about when talking with new moms who have these thoughts include: Is mom indifferent to these thoughts? Does mom try to bring these thoughts on? Does mom intend to act on these thoughts?

For the majority of mothers, the answers to these questions are “no.” Unlike thoughts that occur with postpartum psychosis, negative answers to the above questions indicate a very low risk of deliberately hurting the baby. Talking about these thoughts with a clinician who specializes in maternal mental health can help relieve the shame. If mom has a history of hurting her baby in the past, or intends to act on these thoughts, urgent medical attention is needed.

Fairbrother N, Woody SR. (2008). Archives of Women's Mental Health. II Lawrence PJ, Craske MG, et al. (2017). Br J Gen Pract. II Wisner KL, Peindl KS, et al. (1999). J Clin Psychiatry

Have you been tuning into my stories today?  @poojalakshminmd has been doing an incredible job answering your questions.  I thought it would only be appropriate to share one of her recent posts where she collaborated with @motherhoodunderstood and @mommingwithtruth

Intrusive thoughts or images of causing harm to your baby are common. One study, looking at 100 women found that at 4 weeks postpartum, EVERY SINGLE woman in the study had unwanted thoughts of accidental harm coming to her baby, and nearly HALF of the women had thoughts of intentionally harming their baby. The results of this study “provide no evidence that unwanted intrusive thoughts of intentionally harming one’s infant represent a risk of abuse or neglect.” Women with postpartum depression and obsessive compulsive disorder are more likely to have these types of thoughts, and are likely to feel guilty and ashamed. Some considerations that perinatal mental health clinicians think about when talking with new moms who have these thoughts include: Is mom indifferent to these thoughts? Does mom try to bring these thoughts on? Does mom intend to act on these thoughts?

For the majority of mothers, the answers to these questions are “no.” Unlike thoughts that occur with postpartum psychosis, negative answers to the above questions indicate a very low risk of deliberately hurting the baby. Talking about these thoughts with a clinician who specializes in maternal mental health can help relieve the shame. If mom has a history of hurting her baby in the past, or intends to act on these thoughts, urgent medical attention is needed.

Fairbrother N,  Woody SR. (2008). Archives of Women's Mental Health. II Lawrence PJ, Craske MG, et al. (2017). Br J Gen Pract. II Wisner KL, Peindl KS, et al. (1999). J Clin Psychiatry
1,269 40 6 December, 2019

SELF-SOOTHING: Or rather, your baby’s inability to developing your baby’s ability to self-soothe.

Let me explain: So often, as parents, we fall into the mindset that the only way to gently soothe a baby to sleep is through feeding or rocking. But, falling back on those “sleep crutches” prevent your baby from learning to fall asleep on their own. A schedule alone can help baby fall asleep faster, but it will never be the Holy Grail solution until baby is more comfortable falling asleep unassisted. (Get your scheduling freebie on my link in profile!)
But there’s more to training your baby in the behavior of sleep.
Spoiler Alert: You don’t have to let them cry-it-out to learn to self-soothe or learn a new schedule/routine. I’m here to help you figure out another way. Your baby DOES NOT need to cry it out for 150 hours to learn how to sleep. It doesn’t take two weeks to see change or results.
And you can stop worrying and wondering if reaching out for help with sleep training will damage the bond between you and your child. It won’t. I’m here to give you the tools and training that you, your partner, AND your sweet babe need to be sleeping better, like, on the nightly.

Solution 👉🏼 Grab your Infant DIY Sleep Guide on the website for your baby, and you’ll get everything you need to tackle Baby’s first sleep once they are developmentally able to self-soothe on their own (5+ months). You’ll learn how to train your baby to sleep ANYWHERE, no matter what transitions, regressions, or daycare throws at you. You know, without you or the baby crying it out. Click the link in bio to download your copy (or score that freebie) now!

Direct link: https://www.sleepandthecity.com/sleep-guides/infant-sleep-survival-guide-for-5-12-months
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Photo cred @littlepoppyco & @taythomas_

SELF-SOOTHING: Or rather, your baby’s inability to developing your baby’s ability to self-soothe.

Let me explain: So often, as parents, we fall into the mindset that the only way to gently soothe a baby to sleep is through feeding or rocking. But, falling back on those “sleep crutches” prevent your baby from learning to fall asleep on their own. A schedule alone can help baby fall asleep faster, but it will never be the Holy Grail solution until baby is more comfortable falling asleep unassisted. (Get your scheduling freebie on my link in profile!)
But there’s more to training your baby in the behavior of sleep.
Spoiler Alert: You don’t have to let them cry-it-out to learn to self-soothe or learn a new schedule/routine. I’m here to help you figure out another way. Your baby DOES NOT need to cry it out for 150 hours to learn how to sleep. It doesn’t take two weeks to see change or results.
And you can stop worrying and wondering if reaching out for help with sleep training will damage the bond between you and your child. It won’t. I’m here to give you the tools and training that you, your partner, AND your sweet babe need to be sleeping better, like, on the nightly.

Solution 👉🏼 Grab your Infant DIY Sleep Guide on the website for your baby, and you’ll get everything you need to tackle Baby’s first sleep once they are developmentally able to self-soothe on their own (5+ months). You’ll learn how to train your baby to sleep ANYWHERE, no matter what transitions, regressions, or daycare throws at you. You know, without you or the baby crying it out. Click the link in bio to download your copy (or score that freebie) now!

Direct link: https://www.sleepandthecity.com/sleep-guides/infant-sleep-survival-guide-for-5-12-months
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Photo cred @littlepoppyco & @taythomas_
2,310 61 5 December, 2019

Had to share this graphic from @talkin.sleep because it’s SO good! ⠀

It can be really confusing to navigate all of the information and misinformation out there and figure out what we CAN and CAN’T control regarding how our child is sleeping. ⠀

The truth is that we do not have total control over our child. We shouldn’t! They are their own unique little person. Accepting that and focusing on the things we can control and letting go what we can’t, can make our lives a little easier.

Had to share this graphic from @talkin.sleep because it’s SO good! ⠀
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It can be really confusing to navigate all of the information and misinformation out there and figure out what we CAN and CAN’T control regarding how our child is sleeping. ⠀
⠀
The truth is that we do not have total control over our child. We shouldn’t! They are their own unique little person. Accepting that and focusing on the things we can control and letting go what we can’t, can make our lives a little easier.
1,547 72 4 September, 2019