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A Guide to Moving with Kids: Before, During & After

Moving is one of life’s most stressful events, but moving with kids is in a league of its own!  Whether you’re relocating to a new home a neighborhood away, relocating out of state, or leaving the country, your children will have lots of cha...

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A Look at Breastfeeding in Baby’s First Year

Learning to navigate an infant's nursing times and sleeping times can be tricky! It can help to know what is typical in terms of sleep and frequency of breastfeeding in baby's in first year of life. It is possible to exclusively breastfeed baby and b...

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The Link Between Nutrition & Sleep for Your Toddler

Did you know that what your toddler eats will impact their sleep quality? And we’re not just talking avoiding sugar before bed, either. Here are a few tips and tweaks for your toddler’s nutrition to help you equip him for the best sleep possible!...

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Transitioning to One Nap a Day

Naps are a beautiful thing, and I'm sure you wish you could snuggle down and nap the way your sweet baby gets to each day. In fact, you may be at the point where your little one isn't showing nearly the appreciation for their nap time that you would!...

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Night Feeds & Your Baby

Sleep deprivation comes with the territory when you have a newborn, but when does it end? Or more specifically, when can you stop night feeds so your baby and you can sleep through the night? Night feeds are completely normal and necessary for...

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Night Feeds & Your Baby

Sleep deprivation comes with the territory when you have a newborn, but when does it end? Or more specifically, when can you stop night feeds so your baby and you can sleep through the night? Night feeds are completely normal and necessary for...

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When & How to Drop Naptime

Before you shed tears about even the thought of dropping naptime, let me give you a piece of very good news. When nap time ends, early bedtime returns - often for years to come!  Saying goodbye to the nap for good doesn’t have to be as scary as...

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5 Strategies for the Picky Eater

One of the topics parents come to me about most is to discuss their picky eater. Understandably, our kids selective eating causes charged emotions backed by the best of intentions. You’re likely tired of being a short-order cook. Like most pare...

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What is Relactation?

With the formula shortage continuing throughout the United States, some mothers may be thinking about trying something that is not too common these days: relactation.  Relactation is the process of resuming breastfeeding after having a break ...

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Breastfeeding Tips for a Busy Summer

Summer is here! Barbecues, vacations, visiting family, parties, traveling... We all look forward to a summer filled with all the things!  Breastfeeding a baby during a busy, fun-filled summer, however, may have some challenges. Here are som...

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3 Ways to Improve Family Dinner

Picture this... You’ve just worked a long day and grabbed the kids from school/daycare. You are racing home to begin working furiously to cook a 20-minute meal for everyone. You’ve committed to sitting down for a family dinner together, so...

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How to Wean & What to Expect

First, let me begin by saying congratulations on breastfeeding your little one for as long as you have made it! Whether it has been two weeks or two years, any length of time providing breastmilk for your baby is beneficial for you and your little...

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Pacifier Use: Weighing the Pros & Cons

There are several factors to consider as you determine if using a pacifier is the right option for your child. Sleep props are, by definition, any external aides a child requires to fall asleep or stay asleep.  Therefore, if offered to your...

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A Sleep Expert’s Take on Melatonin for Children

As melatonin usage in adults continues to rise (into the millions world-wide), many parents assume it is okay for children to use, too.  Parents turn to melatonin out of desperation when their toddlers or young children struggle to sleep.  ...

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What is the Sleep Wise Method?

The truth is; there is no one method that we use at Sleep Wise.  Of course, that makes the question, "What is the Sleep Wise Method?," an incredibly difficult one to answer – at least in blog format!   What changes for every age and...

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