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Dropping From Two Naps to One

I’m not one to advocate less sleep, as a rule, but as kids mature, they’re gradually ready to start sleeping less during the day. But how do you know when it’s time to cut out that second nap, and how do you change the schedule to ensure a smooth transition? …

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Remove Yourself from Baby’s Sleep Routine

Baby cuddles are, quite possibly, the greatest thing in the world. Unless, of course, your baby won’t sleep unless they’re cuddled up against you. A wriggling, noisy baby in your bed can make for a fitful, interrupted sleep for you, your partner, and your child, but what can you do …

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When to Move Your Toddler to a Big Kid Bed

Making the move from a crib to a big-kid bed can be an exciting step for your toddler, but they don’t always respond to the change with 100% enthusiasm. The truth is, it’s tough to know when they’re ready to make the switch, and in my opinion, there’s no benefit …

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Encouraging Kids to Try New Foods

The battles over food between toddlers and parents can be frustrating, to say the least. It seems as though they’re programmed to reject everything with any nutritional content, and to gravitate towards anything high in fat, sugar, or artificial ingredients. So how do you get your little one to lower …

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Can I Bed Share and Sleep Train?

I’m often asked if bed sharing and sleep training are mutually exclusive. In today’s video, I’m discussing the complications that can arise by attempting to combine the two practices, and why I feel they’re usually incompatible.

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What To Do When Things Don’t Go as Planned

For the majority of people, The Sleep Sense Program gets their kids sleeping through the night in just a few days. But what if that doesn’t happen for you? How do you adjust, or should you adjust at all, when things do go as they’re supposed to?

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Combining Sleep Training & Daycare

So you’ve put the work in, gotten your child onto a carefully crafted sleep schedule, and just as soon as your little one is getting the hang of it, you’re heading back to work and trusting his naps to his daycare providers. How can you ensure they keep up with …

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When can I Make Exceptions to the Rules?

I’m a huge advocate of schedules and routines when it comes to keeping kids sleeping well, but as we all know, sometimes those rules need to be broken. Travel, special occasions, and family nights out can all interfere with your carefully planned schedule. So when is it okay to break …

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Why Hire a Sleep Consultant?

With all of the free information online, what can a professional sleep consultant tell you that you can’t find out for yourself? In today’s video, I go over the benefits of hiring a consultant to deal one-on-one with you and your family’s sleep issues.

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Sleep Training When Siblings Share a Room

Teaching a child to sleep through the night can be a challenge all on its own, but when there’s another child in the room, it adds a whole new layer of complexity to the situation. Your baby cries, your toddler wakes up, and nobody’s getting any sleep until baby settles …

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