Surviving The Night: A Guide to Teething, Baby’s Sleep, and Sleep Training
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by Jennifer Schindele
6M ago
Congratulations!  Your baby is cutting their first little teething. And with this new and exciting first, their sleep, which was awful before now, seems to have transitioned to horrendous.  Am I right? It’s true that when babies are actively cutting teeth, they can experience discomfort and pain.  But is it a reason to hold off sleep training while they are teething? My baby might be teething now (or maybe not). Can I sleep train? My training and many years of experience tell me the answer is yes!  If you wait for your baby to have a break in teething to begin sleep traini ..read more
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Sleep-Stealers: Three Things to Remove from Your Child’s Room Tonight
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by Jennifer Schindele
7M ago
When becoming parents for the first time, in an effort to prepare for every need and event, our home becomes overrun with every baby friendly accessory.  I find this aspect of modern day parenting amusing because a few hundred years ago, there was definitely a much more minimalistic ideology.  Have a cradle and a wooden rattle and you were good to go!  Nowadays, the gift haul from the baby shower can include a swing (maybe the Snoo), mobiles that light up and play songs, stuffed animals that mimic the human heartbeat and or project scenes onto the ceiling, and the list goes on ..read more
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Bedtime Routines: How to Ensure Your Baby Stays Awake Until Lights Out
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by Jennifer Schindele
7M ago
Let me know if this sounds familiar; you are working hard at establishing a rock solid bedtime routine for your baby and no matter how hard you try, they seem to nod off to sleep before the routine is even over.  This occurrence can be both perplexing and frustrating for new parents.  In this post I will be providing you with tips to help establish that healthy bedtime routine while also keeping your baby awake during all parts (especially the feed).   Establishing an age appropriate bedtime routine Many parents reach out to me and ask, “What’s the perfect bedtime routine ..read more
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Why Your Baby Might Be Waking at 3 AM
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by Jennifer Schindele
8M ago
Calling all bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived parents wondering why your little one wakes up EVERY MORNING at 3 am.  Hey there!  Glad you stopped by. Please know you are not alone. Many parents (me included once upon a time) find themselves on the same boat, trying to figure out why they wake at this unearthly hour. To better understand why your baby is waking before the sun, you must understand more about how humans sleep.   Baby Waking for a 3 am Pajama Party Although, in theory, this sounds fun, your little one is probably not waking up for fun and games. However, I’ve worked ..read more
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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Baby’s Healthy Sleep Habits While on Vacation
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by Jennifer Schindele
8M ago
With Summer just on the horizon, I wanted to share my top 5 tips for helping your baby keep on sleeping while on vacation.  While traveling, your little one will be experiencing new and exciting things to see, feel, and taste, and do, so they must remain well-rested to be engaging and in a good mood while on the go.  Even with the change in location, healthy sleep habits can still be maintained.  Read on to learn how.  Tip 1: Plan Your Travel Schedule Wisely When planning a vacation as a parent to small children, it is important to prioritize their sleep by being sure to s ..read more
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Three Myths About Sleep Training Your Baby
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by Jennifer Schindele
9M ago
The idea of possibly sleep training your baby can elicit many emotions.  Fear, confusion, overwhelm.  While sleep training can be a very rewarding experience, it can also be fraught with confusion and misgiving.  Sleep training is the process of helping support and guide your baby to be able to fall asleep on their own and, if age appropriate, sleep through the night.  Healthy sleep skills are essential for a baby’s development and well-being.  Parents worldwide want their little ones to get the best sleep they can so they can grow and thrive.  Unfortunately, the ..read more
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Perfect Sleep Sanctuary for Your Baby
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by Jennifer Schindele
9M ago
Creating an inviting and safe sleep space for your baby is essential to a peaceful slumber, not only for them but for you too! Knowing where to start can be overwhelming as a mom or new parent. But fear not–we have created the ultimate step-by-step guide to help you create the ideal sleep sanctuary tailored to your child’s unique needs and your family’s style. With this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through everything from selecting a location in your home for optimal restful conditions to choosing the right bedding material. You read that correctly: creating a safe haven doesn’t have t ..read more
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The Sleep Coach’s Guide to Twins Sleep: Tips and Tricks for Tired Parents
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by Jennifer Schindele
11M ago
Congratulations on becoming a new parent to twin infants! As exciting as it is to welcome two bundles of joy into your life, it can be a challenging experience too, especially when it comes to getting a good night’s rest. Sleep training your twins may seem like a daunting task with double the work, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This comprehensive guide will provide you with tips and tricks to help you feel like you have a better handle on your twins and their sleep! Getting your twins on a sleep schedule is key to having good nights of restful sleep. This means setting a bedtime and wak ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Transitioning Your Toddler from a Crib to a Big Kid Bed
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by Jennifer Schindele
11M ago
Moving your toddler from a crib to a big kid bed can be an emotional and exciting step for both parents and children. While it is an inevitable milestone, it is also a significant change that can be unsettling for toddlers. Fortunately, there are several strategies and tips parents can use to help their toddlers adjust to a new sleeping environment comfortably. In this article, we will outline some practical tips and advice that parents can follow to make the transition from a crib to a big kid bed as smooth as possible. First things first, is your toddler ready to make the transition for the ..read more
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The Importance of Practicing the Pause
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by Jennifer Schindele
1y ago
One of the hardest things to master with babies is the pause.  What do I mean by that?  We have to learn that it is not always necessary to rush in for a night feeding at the first sign of fussing.   Sometimes, you have to just pause…and let your baby get back to the business of sleeping.  This is not the same as “crying it out,” let me explain… Holding Your Baby to Their Personal Best If your baby has slept for a 4 – 5 hour period without eating, she’s proven that she is capable of sleeping longer without a feed.  Once your baby is able to go to sleep on her own ..read more
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