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What SleepShop Represents and Why Parents Hire Sleep Consultants [SS 012]

In this final episode of the season, I share a little bit about why I started my business, Sleep Shop, and discuss a few reasons why parents hire me. I delve into my background working as a hospital chaplain, then as a high school counselor, and eventually opening up my consultancy. I describe the process behind our work at Sleep Shop and showcase how we support parents all over the world with their baby sleep needs.   Until next [...]

By |2018-03-06T11:30:53+00:00March 6th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on What SleepShop Represents and Why Parents Hire Sleep Consultants [SS 012]

Ollie Swaddle Discount Code!

The Ollie Swaddle is one of our favorites and we’ve teamed up with Ollie to make sure our readers can see for themselves why we love it so much! Click this link for 10% off your next purchase.

By |2018-03-02T23:15:00+00:00March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ollie Swaddle Discount Code!

How Caring For Yourself and Finding Your Fulfillment Makes You a Better Parent with Leslie Bruce [SS 011]

Parenting can be overwhelming so you must learn to give yourself permission to take breaks and not feel guilty about it. #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning entertainment journalist, Leslie Anne Bruce, joins us today to share what she has learned over the years as a mother and author of the Unpacified parenting blog. What We Cover in This Episode: You can have a bad day and still be a good parent Parenthood is about trial and error and [...]

By |2018-02-13T11:30:23+00:00February 13th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on How Caring For Yourself and Finding Your Fulfillment Makes You a Better Parent with Leslie Bruce [SS 011]

Potty Training Tips That Get the Job Done with Megan Pierson [SS 010]

Potty training is a huge step for kids. It can also be a frustrating time for kid and parents. So what's the secret to success with potty training? That's what my guest, Megan Pierson, joins us to talk about in this episode. Megan has a Master's degree in Special Education as well as many years of experience in Childhood Development specializing in children with Autism. She uses her knowledge and experience to help other parents who find it challenging [...]

By |2018-02-06T11:31:02+00:00February 6th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Potty Training Tips That Get the Job Done with Megan Pierson [SS 010]

Shorten Bedtime, Sleep Routines for Newborns, and Other Q&A with Kara of Kara Loves Coco [SS 009]

I'm joined by fashion and lifestyle blogger Kara from Kara Loves Coco and she has some questions from her readers and social media followers. Questions I Answer in This Episode: How do I get my 3.5 year old to sleep past 6:00 am? How do you know when it is the appropriate age to drop nap time? How do I shorten bedtime, especially when it often takes around 2 hours to get baby down to sleep? How do [...]

By |2018-01-30T03:39:24+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Shorten Bedtime, Sleep Routines for Newborns, and Other Q&A with Kara of Kara Loves Coco [SS 009]

When All Else Fails: Tips to Put Baby to Sleep (On-Air Consult) [SS 008]

I'm joined by Kristen Schellenberg, business owner and mother of 6-month old baby Wyatt. Kristen seems to have tried various techniques to put Wyatt to sleep but none seem to be working. She tried soothing, bathing, even overfeeding. In this on-air consultation, I walk Kristen through several other techniques she can utilize to help get baby Wyatt on a consistent sleeping schedule. What We Discuss in This Episode: At 6 months old, babies are capable of self-soothing and transitioning [...]

By |2018-01-16T11:32:32+00:00January 16th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on When All Else Fails: Tips to Put Baby to Sleep (On-Air Consult) [SS 008]

Your Hospital Bag: What to Pack

The last few weeks of a woman’s pregnancy can be a stressful time – but it doesn’t have to be! From our list of what to buy to prepare for baby (insert link) to what to pack for the hospital, we’ve got you covered. When packing your hospital bag, don’t forget these 10 hospital essentials: […]

By |2018-01-04T22:01:53+00:00January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your Hospital Bag: What to Pack

Our Top 5 Favorite Products for Newborns

At Sleep Shop, we have tried almost every swaddle / pacifier / bassinet / baby product on the market. After years of research and hundreds of babies, we have come up with a list of our favorite products for a newborn. Keep reading for the 2016’s Best of Baby Products according to our infant sleep consultants. […]

By |2018-01-04T21:56:38+00:00January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Top 5 Favorite Products for Newborns

5 Reasons for Interrupted Naps

There are few things more stressful for a new mom than baby not sleeping. Whether it is nighttime sleep (read more on how to get baby to sleep through the night here) or daytime sleep, if baby is spending sleeptime awake and, even worse, upset, mom is stressed and no one is happy. […]

By |2018-01-04T21:55:13+00:00January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Reasons for Interrupted Naps

Tips for Increasing Milk Supply

Many Sleep Shop moms breastfeed their babies (yes, it is possible to breastfeed and keep baby on a schedule!) and one of the most common questions we get asked is around the topic of breastfeeding: When baby starts sleeping through the night, how do I maintain my milk supply? […]

By |2018-01-04T21:51:22+00:00January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for Increasing Milk Supply