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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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Navigating Early Morning Wake Ups

I am not a morning person, nor have I ever been. How I got through waking up for early morning swim practices and jumping into a cold pool at 5:00 A.M., for 16 years, is beyond me! Did it help “train” me to get ready for the early morning wake ups once I became a

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Setting the Stage For Sleep

Our typical daily routine has changed, but bedtime routine doesn’t have to. The bedtime routine can help our children feel safe and secure so they know exactly what to expect around sleep.

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