4 Unsafe Internet Sleep Hacks You Should Stay Away From
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by Sleep Consultant Alison Macklin
1w ago
We get it, when your baby hasn’t slept in days and you haven’t either, you’ll do just about anything to get them to sleep. You start searching the internet for anything and everything that could help. But what could look harmless might actually be very dangerous. The following baby internet sleep hacks are unsafe and dangerous for infants under 12 months old as well as children in cribs. Let’s review why you’ll want to stay away from internet hacks that seem so simple, yet can be very dangerous. Weighted Objects  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not condone any weighted obje ..read more
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How to Prepare an Older Sibling for the Sleep Training Process
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by Sleep Consultant Jolan Holmes
3w ago
When we have older siblings in the house we may wonder how to explain the sleep training process to them.  It’s common to have some apprehension around how things will go and how siblings will respond to the crying and changes to the routine.  Here is where knowledge and involving them is everything !  When they know the plan and can be a part of it, it will lessen any anxiety or aloneness they may feel through the transition.   Plan a meeting  While we often talk about a family meeting when sleep training older kids, this meeting can work just as well when introd ..read more
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A Toddler Clock: 4 Tips for Sleep Success
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by Sleep Consultant Jenny Peach
2M ago
Toddler clocks have gained a lot of popularity over the years, and we consider them to be a great tool to help parents keep their boundaries when it comes to their child’s sleep. Children thrive on routine, and do best with consistent boundaries. This is where a toddler clock can come in handy. Giving your child a symbol to signify the start of their day or the end of a nap, can help you (the parent) stay consistent with your boundaries. Just set the clock for wake up time! Now it’s the clock that will determine when it’s time to get up, you don’t have to worry about going into your child’s ro ..read more
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Why Your Child Wants to Sleep With Transitional Objects
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by Sleep Consultant Tricia Cabral
2M ago
Though it may seem strange to us, there is an underlying reason why children bring all kinds of strange “objects” to bed. The majority of kids like to sleep with a lovey or a comfy blanket, but my daughter prefers to sleep with everything she plays with during the day. I believe a Tupperware container was the most bizarre item she has ever slept with. I often wonder why she has suddenly become the queen of hoarding, especially around bedtime. Safe Sleep Environment The AAP recommends that under the age of one, no loose items such as blankets, toys, and other soft objects should be in your chil ..read more
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Book and Bedtime: Building a Reader
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by Sleep Consultant Taya Woychyshyn
3M ago
“Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King If we have ever had the opportunity to meet in real life, and the topic of books comes up, many will quickly learn that I’m a big bookworm. I’ve been a voracious reader from a young age and continue to find time to read each day. I feel that reading is such a unique hobby because there are endless options and something for everybody. One of my personal hopes as a parent is that my children will also develop a love of reading too.  Reading Books and Bedtime Routine For many parents, bedtime routines involve some combination of pajamas, d ..read more
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When to Give Your Child a Pillow
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by Sleep Consultant Annastasia Hermle
3M ago
When you think about the things you need to sleep well, a pillow is on the top of your list. For this reason, waiting for the right time to give your child their own pillow can be tough, but it is well worth it!  It is important not to give them their own pillow too early: The American Academy of Pediatrics and Consumer Product Safety Commission have found it unsafe for infants under the age of one year to sleep with any type of pillows, loose blankets, crib bumpers or stuffed animals.  After their first birthday, the temptation comes around to start adding items for extra comfort in ..read more
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Using Choices with your Toddler at Bedtime
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by Sleep Consultant Jennifer Gilman
6M ago
Bedtime with a toddler is not always the easiest task. Toddlers are designed to test limits and persist. They also have BIG feelings. Those two factors combined with bedtime can lead to challenges. By using choices with your toddler at bedtime, you can avoid a battle and create a successful bedtime for your family. Why Use Choices The toddler years are full of cognitive development. This is because our two- and three-year-olds are learning their power and influence in the world. Your child wants to know if they do a certain action (like throw a toy, say “no,” or take their diaper off) will the ..read more
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Ready, Reset, Time to Go Back to School! 
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by Sleep Consultant Lynn Matuszewski
6M ago
It’s almost here!  Are you ready? Let’s reset because it is time to go back to school!  Often summer puts a big bump in our regular routines.  Sleep may have taken a huge hit.  You might even need a vacation from your summer vacation!   The lazy hazy days of summer actually can be busy and anything but restful.  Summer fun brings travel, parties, later bedtimes and skipped naps.   Now that we are looking at the beginning of a new school year, let’s get started on the right foot!  Sleep is vital to school performance as well as overall health.&n ..read more
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How Much Formula Should My Baby Have: A Guide by Age
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by Sleep Consultant Jamie Contarini
7M ago
Being a parent has us thinking about so many things. We wonder if our baby is eating enough, sleeping enough, sleeping too much, being held enough, being held too much, eating enough, eating too much – we know you understand! For the first few months, babies often feed on demand, and amounts can vary. As they get older, their feedings tend to space out a little and they consume more at each feed. This is great because it helps to set the tone of their day; feeding and sleeping becomes more predictable. It doesn’t meant that the worries go away though. One question we get asked a lot is:  ..read more
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Bring Back Vacations: Your Guide to Sleep and Travel
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by Sleep Consultant Lynn Matuszewski
9M ago
Bring Back Vacations!  It has been a crazy and stressful couple of years!  You might be starting to think about getting back to traveling and getting away from home with your family! After spending so much time at home, it might do your mind and body good to see new places and people.   It sounds amazing, doesn’t it?  But we can’t deny that we have all been affected by the various regulations and lockdowns and just jumping back on the horse might not be as easy as it sounds.   Remember to be kind to yourself and know that what you are thinking and worrying about is the ..read more
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