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About Melissa Brown

Melissa is your partner for infant sleep training and family care, ensuring the first months are as joy-filled as they should be!

Sleep training isn’t just for your baby

Are you experiencing a continual lack of sleep since having your baby? Extended periods of time with sleep deprivation can have a major impact on your health and wellness. I’ll keep this post as focused as possible — knowing that even your attention span and ability to retain info is compromised because of your lack of sleep. I understand, I have clients everyday messaging me for help because their lives, health, and work have been severely compromised because they are [...]

By |2021-01-27T15:31:38+00:00February 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sleep training isn’t just for your baby

Empower Your Baby With Independent Sleep

Want to help your baby have the best start to life? A life where your baby feels confident, capable, and well-rested? Imagine how that will make you feel too. If that sounds good to you, keep reading. Why is learning independent sleep is so important for babies? Babies who have learned and developed a process for independent sleep are capable of putting themselves to sleep at the start of the night. As well as in the middle of the night, [...]

By |2021-01-27T15:43:50+00:00February 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Empower Your Baby With Independent Sleep

Why is sleep training so hard?

Trying to get your baby to sleep on their own but not having the success you desire? Does your baby keep fighting your efforts and refuse to sleep anywhere besides on your chest? First, let me say, I understand and I have some advice to help you through this journey. So keep on reading. Secondly, you are not alone. Please show yourself some grace right now. Sleep training is something I specialize in, but it is a new skillset for [...]

By |2021-01-27T15:43:01+00:00January 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why is sleep training so hard?

Remembering Our Babies

Remembering Our Babies As many of you know October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Though I feel so privileged to work with families and babies from all over the world, I know that not every couple’s journey to parenthood is free from struggle and loss. This month we are reminded to remember and pray for all the parents out there grieving the loss of their baby or babies and honor all those little lives that were taken so [...]

By |2020-10-15T17:07:17+00:00October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Remembering Our Babies

Remembering Our Babies

Remembering Our Babies As many of you know October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. Though I feel so privileged to work with families and babies from all over the world, I know that not every couple’s journey to parenthood is free from struggle and loss. This month we are reminded to remember and pray for all the parents out there grieving the loss of their baby or babies and honor all those little lives that were taken so [...]

By |2020-10-15T17:00:59+00:00October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Remembering Our Babies

Nap Checklist

NAPTIME CHECKLIST   Hands down the number one topic I get asked about is naps.  The notorious 30-45 minute nap has so many parents stumped and desperate for help.  When I work with familes, naps are always a focus not only because parents need that break in the day, but also because proper daytime sleep sets baby up for success for the longest possible stretch of nighttime sleep.  When we’re talking about naps, we go through this checklist to be [...]

By |2020-04-23T19:33:01+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nap Checklist

4 Month Sleep Regression

The Dreaded 4 Month Sleep Regression… We all have been warned and whether you are a first time parent or a seasoned veteran we all know that around 3-5 months there is a definite change in your baby’s sleep. The good news is it does not last forever, there are ways to manage through it and even though you may feel like you have a newborn again- your baby is old enough to not only learn and practice independent sleep, [...]

By |2020-03-21T17:52:35+00:00March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Month Sleep Regression

Naps- For All Ages

  Naps. Never has something been so loved and hated among mothers. After all, a solid nap allows mom some downtime (and maybe the chance to drink a hot cup of coffee!) but a nap spent crying – well, it’s enough to pull your hair out.   As we’ve discussed in other posts, there are a number of reasons your child (baby or toddler) may be fighting his naps. However, it is important to note that just because he doesn’t [...]

By |2020-03-16T18:51:43+00:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Naps- For All Ages

COVID-19

Sadly COVID-19 has affected all of us, some worse than others. Praying for all those families who have lost jobs, lost money, had delays, had friends or family infected with the disease, and simply have had their lives flipped upside down. As a Nurse Practitioner, I strongly agree with adhering to the recommendations by the CDC. Here are some steps to protect yourself and your family: 1.  Clean your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for [...]

By |2020-03-15T22:56:51+00:00March 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COVID-19
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