How to Transition From Co-Sleeping (Newborn – 24 months)
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by Jennifer Schindele
2w ago
See if one of these sounds familiar.  You wanted to co-sleep with your baby from the beginning. You had visions of endless cuddles and not having to get out of bed to nurse. And you got all that. But now… now you want the bed back to yourself. Goodbye 2 am pajama parties and ninja kicks to the kidneys. Or you never intended to share your bed with your baby at all. But one day, there they were – maybe after waking up for the 15th time that night– and they never left.  Hey, it happens!  Now what?  Whether the co-sleeping was purposeful or accidental, eventually, most parents ..read more
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Help! When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?
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by Jennifer Schindele
3M ago
Hey there!  I’m back, and my post today is a response to questions I receive from exhausted parents and followers almost daily.  It’s also a question I obsessed over when my daughters were babies.  Millions of parents the world over consult Google and ask, “When will my baby sleep through the night?”  Read on for my expert advice.   When Will My Breastfed Baby Sleep Through the Night? The response to this question doesn’t have such a cut and dry response.  Why?  Every baby is different and so are their rate of growth and nutritional needs.  In my y ..read more
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Dealing With False Starts
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by Jennifer Schindele
4M ago
You’ve offered the bedtime feed, run a warm bath, put on some cute pajamas, read some books in the rocking chair, turned on the white noise machine, and placed your baby in their crib. They seem to be ready for a good night’s sleep after the routine you’ve worked so hard on. However, thirty or forty five minutes later, you hear them wake up and start to fuss. You know It’s not a typical nighttime wake up. Those occur after your little one has been asleep for at least an hour and are usually caused by hunger if your baby is less than six months old or an inability to flow with natural circadia ..read more
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Myths About Sleep Training
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
Parenting is a sensitive topic to say the least.  I’m not going to sugar coat it…it’s a minefield of information and misinformation.  It all starts with cute little note cards containing advice from well meaning family and friends at your baby shower.  And, once you’ve given birth you are peppered with questions left and right on if the baby is sleeping before you’ve even had a chance to settle into a new routine at home.  So, as an ode to all of the awful and unsolicited advice offered to new parents, I’m going to now share the most common myths about sleep training. Your ..read more
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Sleep Coach’s Corner: How to Have a Happy Halloween and Keep the Sleep Routine
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
Spooky Season is among us!  With the upcoming festivities, you may be stressing about how your child’s new (or maybe not so new) obsession with sugar may have an effect on their sleep.  This Halloween, the only thing you should fear are ghosts and ghouls, not a grumpy child.  Here are some tips to make sure a fun-filled evening doesn’t mess up all of the great progress you’ve made in your child’s sleep routine: 1.  Center the evening plans around your child’s bedtime.  This might mean prepping for an earlier dinner, or having a strict curfew for parties and Trick or T ..read more
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5 Reasons to Hire a Sleep Consultant
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
If you’re here reading this, you’re probably curious about working with a sleep coach. Maybe you’re wondering what it’s like, or you want to know how it works. Or, perhaps you’re at your wits-end and hiring a sleep coach is your plan Z. Whatever the case, welcome! Here are five reasons to contact me today. You’ve read all the books A common thread with my clients – apart from them wanting healthy sleep – is that they’ve read all of the books and blogs and maybe even tried bits and pieces of plans, but nothing’s worked. When you’re sleep-deprived, putting together a sleep plan or following s ..read more
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Tips From the Sleep Consultant: Sleepovers at the Grandparents’
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
Whether your little one successfully went through sleep training, or you’re looking for a bit of incentive to get to the other side, today’s blog is about sleepovers at grandma and grandpa’s house. Don’t worry, if the mere thought of it makes you gasp, whether in disbelief or in wonderment, I’m here to reassure you that a well-rested baby means more options. Check out these tips for sleepovers with the grandparents. You deserve it When tired parents contact me for help sleep training their little ones, their major motivation is to get more sleep. And once that significant hurdle is tackled, pa ..read more
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Sleep Coach’s Corner: Keeping Your Cool
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
If you have school-aged children, the COVID-19 shutdown may have elevated or heightened stressors as you attempted to juggle home, work, and school. And with summer break comes the added intensity of juggling summer schedules and taking advantage of warmer temps with recreation. Today’s Sleep Coach’s Corner talks about the importance of keeping your cool. Mothers in crisis While this scenario applies to all parents, it’s been undeniable that moms are burned out in this country due to the pandemic. The New York Times printed an article with the headline, “America’s Mothers Are in Crisis,” in w ..read more
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Sleep Consultant Tips: Summer Sleep Schedules
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
How’s your sleep schedule going? It’s easy to fall into the relaxed pace of summer, especially now that pandemic restrictions are easing up and more places are open to explore. However, you don’t want to ease out of routines and consistency because it can be the fast track to a miserable summer…or fall when back-to-school rolls around. So today, I’m talking about staying on track with summer sleep schedules. Extended daylight hours One of the greatest things about the summer months is the number of daylight hours we enjoy. Extended daylight hours mean we’re able to enjoy outdoor time later in ..read more
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Sleep Coach’s Corner: Is There an Iron and Sleep Connection?
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
Today we’re taking a dive into research. More specifically, the correlation between iron levels and restless baby sleep. So, if you have a restless sleeper and nothing you’ve tried seems to work, read on. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor do I claim to be one. The content in this blog is from a trusted authority but is speculative in nature. Restless baby In my decade as a sleep consultant, I’ve fielded hundreds of questions from tired parents. However, when parents come to me with a restless baby, I’m the one asking lots of questions. The reason why I ask so many questions is ..read more
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