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“I’m Scared of the Dark”: Easing Your Child’s Fears

If your child is expressing a fear of the dark, here are some activities you can do to encourage him that his sleeping space is safe. Fear of the dark can begin as early as two-years-old, due to the mind maturing, memory extending, and development of a child’s imagination. The foundation to a good night’s

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Should I Give My Baby a Dream Feed?

I remember the specific night, sitting on the couch, with my husband, asking him if I should start incorporating a dream feed so we could sleep longer after we went to bed. I had read mixed reviews and was not sure if this was a good idea or not. Desperate, I tried the dream feed

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Unpredictable Newborn Sleep

Why is newborn sleep so unpredictable? Newborns are born with an immature circadian rhythm, or body clock.  Sleep starts in the womb at around 25 weeks, where babies are sleeping around 16-20 hours a day.  This is where the foundation of the circadian rhythm begins.   Once born, it takes about 2 to 4 months

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A Short Nap

Nap timing can make or break a short nap vs. a long nap. Your baby should be fatigued enough to fall asleep in a timely manner and stay asleep long enough. ⁣ A “short nap” is a nap that is under one hour.⁣ Your goal for naps should be to figure out your baby’s sweet

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Sleep-Enhancing Foods

There are some foods that can help us fall asleep faster and allow us to get a more rested night of sleep. These foods contain melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating our wake/sleep cycles. When bedtime is near, there is a natural increase in melatonin production to help us fall asleep, and when we wake

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Is This the Right Time to Sleep Train?

There are two things I can pretty much guarantee you when it comes to teaching your baby to sleep through the night. It’s going to be a challenge It’s going to be eminently worth it. I have had a few rare cases working with a family whose baby went right down on the first night

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