The Benefits of Boundaries
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by Ken
3y ago
It’s a bit of a mixed blessing when our little ones hit the toddler years. This is the time when they’re really starting to develop their own personalities and characteristics, and all of the cuteness that comes along with it. But that’s also the time when they start questioning what happens if they don’t follow the rules, and if you’re not careful, your once peaceful household can suddenly feel like it’s being run by your child. The surprising truth is that toddlers don’t test those boundaries hoping for more freedom and independence. In fact, it’s just the opposite! I’ll explain what I mean ..read more
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Why Hire a Sleep Consultant?
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by Ken
3y ago
With all of the free information available online, not to mention from friends and family members, what can a sleep consultant offer you that you can’t get yourself? Truth be told, if a book or a website works to get your little one sleeping through the night, you might not need the personal attention and customized solutions that a consultant can offer. But if you’re struggling to get the sleep you and your baby need, they can make all the difference in the world. I’ll explain how in this week’s video. Rather read than watch? Click here. – Hi, I’m Dana. Welcome to this week’s video. Have ..read more
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Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room
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by Ken
3y ago
Rather read than watch? Click here. – Hi, I’m Dana, welcome to this week’s video. It’s an exciting day when our toddlers move to a big girl or big boy bed. Very exciting times indeed. It’s a little rite of passage. They’re growing up and they have some more responsibility and a bit of independence and these are all great things but there can be some downside to this as well and a common complaint from a lot of parents is that now their little toddler is showing up at their bedside at 5:30 in the morning and the sun’s up and it looks like it’s time to get up but heck, it’s only 5:30 in the m ..read more
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Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine
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by Ken
3y ago
A predictable, consistent bedtime routine is vital to helping your little one get a good night’s sleep. But usually, somewhere around the toddler years, they tend to start pushing for that extra story, another few kisses goodnight, or some other excuse to delay bedtime by a few extra minutes. If your little one is testing the bedtime boundaries, I’ve got some tips for you today that will keep the routine on track and make sure they’re happily in bed and ready for sleep right on schedule without having things turn into a battle. Rather read than watch? Click here. – Hi, I’m Dana. Welcome to ..read more
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Switching From Two Naps to One
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by Ken
3y ago
Around the time of your baby’s first birthday, they’re likely to start needing slightly less daytime sleep. This usually means they can switch from two shorter daytime naps down to one longer one. This can be a very tough transition to make. Pushing their nap time later in the day can lead to overtiredness, but letting them sleep too early in the day means they’ll be awake for too long before bedtime. In today’s video, I’ve got a few tips to help you find the balance between these two undesirable scenarios and get your baby down to one nap a day without messing up their schedule. Rather read ..read more
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Back to School Sleep Tips
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by Ken
3y ago
Getting the kids back to school can be a bit of a mixed blessing, but one thing’s for certain. It means returning to a nice, predictable schedule. The only problem is that after two months of freestyling their sleep schedule, it can be tough to get things back on track. In today’s video, I’ve got a few easy steps you can take to solve this situation in just a few nights and get your little one back into the groove, so they’re feeling ready for sleep come bedtime. Rather read than watch? Click here. If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just ..read more
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Handling Regressions in Your Child’s Sleep Habits
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by Ken
3y ago
The relief that we feel when our little ones finally start sleeping through the night overwhelming for a lot of us. That’s why it’s so frustrating when, suddenly, they start regressing into their old habits again, and waking up in a fit several times a night. Take heart. Regressions are common in sleep training, and I’m here today to share some tips about how to handle it, and get through it as quickly as possible, so you and baby can get back to those blissful, sleep filled nights. Rather read than watch? Click here. Hi, I’m Dana. Welcome to this week’s video. I’ve been noticing a lot of com ..read more
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How To Avoid Overtiredness
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by Ken
3y ago
As grown ups, we often associate fatigue and sleep. The more tired we are, the easier it is to fall asleep, right? Well, it’s not necessarily the case, and it’s actually quite the opposite in babies and toddlers. Overtiredness can lead to bursts of energy and playfulness, which can cause baby to have a terrible time getting to, and staying, asleep. Rather read than watch? Click here.Dana: Hi. I’m Dana. Welcome to this week’s video. Today, I want to talk a little bit about how to tell if your baby is tired and also potentially too tired. Now, let’s start with newborns. It’s really tough to te ..read more
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Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits
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by Ken
3y ago
There’s only one thing I know that compares to the feelings of frustration and powerlessness parents experience when their kids won’t sleep, and that’s when they won’t eat. Or maybe they’ll eat, provided they’re given exactly what they want, which usually involves those trademark “beige foods” like chicken nuggets, goldfish crackers, toaster waffles, and a variety of similar high-carb, low nutrition options. What I discovered after a lot of trial and error with my first-born was that there’s a pretty effective way to get your kids to eat nutritious foods provided you understand a little about ..read more
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Bedtime Routines
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by Ken
3y ago
We’ve all got a little ritual we go through when we’re putting our kids to bed. We obviously need to get them into appropriate sleeping attire, get their teeth brushed, change their diaper and so on, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a bedtime routine is a really effective tool for getting your baby to sleep. When done right, the bedtime routine helps baby’s brain to realize that it’s almost time for bed, which prompts melatonin production and helps get your little one ready for a nice, easy transition into sleep. In today’s video, I’ll give you a few tips for creating an ideal be ..read more
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