Issues With Your Toddler's Routine? Try These Tips
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by Jessica Sawicki
1M ago
Bedtime routines are a strong foundation in setting up healthy sleep habits for your child. It’s what really helps signal our kids that it’s time to go to sleep. It helps them transition from play time/awake time to sleepy time. It signals the brain to continue secreting melatonin, which is that calming, soothing hormone we all produce when we’re sleepy. Routines in general shouldn’t be too long and there should be one for nap time and one for bedtime. You can start setting up a routine with your little one when she is as young as 6-8 weeks old. And while that routine looks a lot different th ..read more
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The 4-month Sleep Regression
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by Jessica Sawicki
2M ago
You’ve survived the newborn stage, or so you think. Your baby is about to turn 4 months old, and you are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Your baby is now sleeping longer stretches, with perhaps one or so wake up, and you get a sense of a schedule forming. And then BAM! Your baby hits the 4-month regression and it all just falls apart. More wake ups. Shorter naps. And everything you have strongly worked on, starts to fall apart. While with some babies it’s more noticeable than with others, it is very common for your baby to hit this 4-month regression. This is the exact de ..read more
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Breastfeeding and Sleep
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by Jessica Sawicki
2M ago
The two most common topics you’ll hear about when you have your baby is: feeding and sleeping. The amount of “advice” out there can sometimes be conflicting and overwhelming. I get it! I have been there before, and even with my 4th child the guilt and confusion was there. Heck, we’re all parents. But it can be overwhelming to navigate. I often hear parents ask me about breastfeeding AND sleep; ‘Will my baby sleep well or through the night if he is breastfed”? Many are told to switch to formula to get their newborn sleeping.  This can often leave Moms feeling sad and confused on what she ..read more
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Is Your Little One Trying to Climb Out?
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by Jessica Sawicki
1y ago
I will NEVER forget the day that my second son, who was under the age of 2 at the time, jumping out of his crib! He was sleep trained at a young age, and was sleeping perfectly fine. But one early morning all of a sudden I heard a loud thump (we had wooden floors then). Of course, we tried to put him back in, but he kept jumping out and so that’s when we transitioned him into a bed.   But if you have a little one who hasn’t fully jumped out yet, there’s hope! If your baby is jus lifting a leg, or at least seems interested in doing so, then you are at the right place! So what do you do wh ..read more
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12-Month Sleep Regression
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by Jessica Sawicki
1y ago
Sleep regressions are a scary thought, and as parents we dread the moment it comes. It throws us for a loop because our child was sleeping so well, and now all of a sudden not. This can be frustrating for parents, because after all that hard work in getting your child sleeping well or on a schedule, things completely fall apart, and we feel that we won’t be able to get that good sleep back. But that’s not true! While sleep patterns are disrupted and regressions happen a quite a lot those first couple of years, you can still make sure sleep is intact and it doesn’t all fall apart! So, what is ..read more
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Toddler Bedtime Struggles & How To Handle Them
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by Jessica Sawicki
2y ago
We all know that the toddler stage can be tough. Fun, but tough. Kids at this age and stage really start becoming little humans. They’re growing and learning so much. Soaking every little detail in, all their experiences throughout the day. While they’re trying to go about their day and foster their independence. They’re also seeking direction, guidance, and love and support from us. So they’re basically trying to be little humans, but they obviously can’t do it on their own. So they look to us, their parents, their caregivers, to help guide them to direct them in the right way. They need our ..read more
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Sleep Training Methods
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by Jessica Sawicki
2y ago
Are you rocking, holding, feeding, bouncing or assisting your child to sleep? Is your baby falling asleep with your help? Are you putting your baby down asleep in her crib? If so, then you have created a sleep crutch and now she can’t put herself to sleep. Sleep training or coaching is the act of behaviorally teaching your child how to put themselves to sleep and back to sleep on their own. It’s when you remove sleep crutches and teach the independent skill of self-soothing and putting yourself to sleep.  So how do you remove those sleep crutches? How do you teach your child the independ ..read more
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10 Common Sleep Mistakes
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by Jessica Sawicki
3y ago
As parents we are always learning. Unfortunately, this parenting gig does not come with an instructional manual, and we really are learning as we go. A lot of times we will make mistakes and realize we are doing so, and then fix them. And sometimes, we don’t even realize they are mistakes, and we can’t figure out the solution to our problem. What are common sleep mistakes that you may not realize you’re doing? 1.     Skipping a nap: Have you heard of sleep begets sleep? Better day sleep = better night sleep. Many parents think that if their baby skips her nap, she’ll be ev ..read more
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Sleep & Feed Myths
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by Jessica Sawicki
3y ago
5 COMMON SLEEP/FEED MYTHS As parents we are often given ‘free advice.’ Our friends and family will often tell us what worked for them, suggesting we should do the same. The internet provides us with so much information at our fingertips, which can cause more confusion. There’s SO much information out there that isn’t always right. So as parents, we’re often left confused and doubting what is right and what is wrong. One reoccurring topic is feeds and sleep. There are many myths out there on how to get your child sleeping through the night better, and what must be changed in their eating habi ..read more
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How Can I Get My Baby To Nap Longer?
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by Jessica Sawicki
3y ago
Short naps can be very frustrating. But they don’t have to be that way! Your little one needs a nap until she’s about 3-4 years old, and we don’t want her catnapping for so long! Now that you know what can cause short naps, let’s go over a few tips and suggestions you can do to extend that nap.   Create a routine: It’s recommended to have a nap time routine with your little one. This helps signal your child it’s time to go to sleep and helps them wind down from play time to sleep time. A few books and some songs before going down is a great way to help her wind down. Sleep space: It is s ..read more
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