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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 soon. Before I became a Sleep Consultant I worked in a hospital as a Hospital Chaplain. I did baptisms for babies that only had moments to live. I blessed babies that never were able to take their first breath. I held hands and held hearts of complete strangers as we stared at the precious child that they were never going to be able to take home to that perfect nursery they’d already spent hours sitting [...]

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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 soon. Before I became a Sleep Consultant I worked in a hospital as a Hospital Chaplain. I did baptisms for babies that only had moments to live. I blessed babies that never were able to take their first breath. I held hands and held hearts of complete strangers as we stared at the precious child that they were never going to be able to take home to that perfect nursery they’d already spent hours sitting [...]

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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 sure baby has everything he or she needs for a restorative daytime rest: Reasonable Expectations –  If you have a newborn or even a baby under 3 months of age, it’s very reasonable for baby to have naps that last just one sleep cycle (30-45 minutes).  As your baby hits the 3-month mark and gets closer to 4 or 5 months, naps will start to lengthen, especially if you’re implementing the elements in this post.  [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: 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, they are also capable of self regulating and putting themselves to sleep and back to sleep without needing mom or dad.   What does it look like? I like to also refer to regressions as “sleep interruptions”- changes that are going on in your baby’s tiny body that are interfering or interrupting sleep. It doesn’t mean your baby is incapable of sleeping, it doesn’t even mean that they have forgotten how to sleep, it just [...]

By |March 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Month Sleep Regression

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