The Bedtime Battle: How to Navigate the Nightly Struggle with Your Child

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 14, 2024 10:41:00 AM

Bedtime is a quintessential part of a child's routine, but it often becomes a battleground between parents and their little ones. The nightly skirmish over when and how to go to bed can leave parents feeling exhausted and frustrated. However, it's essential to remember that this is a common issue in many households. In this blog post, we'll explore why bedtime can be such a challenge and offer practical strategies to make the process smoother and more peaceful.

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The Sweet Slumber Connection: Breastfeeding and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 12, 2024 11:37:00 AM

Sleep is a precious commodity, especially for new parents. The quest for a good night's rest often becomes a top priority when a baby arrives. Many parents wonder if there's a secret formula to getting their little one to sleep soundly through the night. While there might not be a one-size-fits-all solution, one aspect that's consistently mentioned in parenting circles is the link between breastfeeding and sleep. In this blog post, we'll explore the fascinating connection between breastfeeding and sleep, shedding light on how this natural act can contribute to better sleep patterns for both babies and mothers.

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Reverse Cycling - Why Your Baby is Feeding All Night, and What to Do

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 3, 2024 8:28:00 PM

Trying to get your baby to sleep at night can be a challenge without factoring feedings into the mix. However, when your baby's feeding schedule is the main problem of constant nighttime awakenings, what do you do about it? Whenever your baby feeds constantly at night, but not that much during the day, what are you supposed to do about that? Continue reading to find some suggestions that may help answer these questions.

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How Your Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Your Baby's Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 1, 2024 8:17:00 PM

Did you know that your menstrual cycle can affect your child's sleep? If not, you would not be alone in that category. Many individuals do not think about the fact that the menstrual cycle and their babies are potentially linked. However, they are, especially if you are breastfeeding. Continue reading to learn more about how your menstrual cycle can affect your baby's sleep and what you can do to negate the impact.

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How to Know When You're Done Sleep Training

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 29, 2023 8:10:00 PM

Sleep training is the process of helping your child learn to fall asleep in their bed on their own. It seems like it's something that lasts forever and then just stops because there's no clear answer on when you're done. For some, the point is obvious when they no longer need to sleep train. For others, however, sleep training tends to drag on a little bit longer. Success in sleep training is on a continuum, meaning that more than likely you are not going to ever be done. So what someone else may consider successful for them will not necessarily work for you and your family.

For example, some parents may think that sleep training involves allowing their baby to fuss for a few minutes and then they drift off to sleep for 11:50 hours straight. For other parents, they may not have things go as smoothly. It might take two to three weeks of using a no crying training before they have a child who can sleep throughout the night. Parents may even use a cry it out method, and then two to three nights later they have a child who sleeps through the night.

Even with all these categories, there are still families who do not fall into any of them. They struggle on and off for a long time. Perhaps they find something that works, but then it stops working after a short while and you have to switch to something else. There seems to be this path of consistently trying, and you may feel like you never get the chance to stop sleep training. This can be extremely frustrating, and even unsettling as you may wonder if you're doing something wrong or if there's something wrong with your child.

No need to worry, sleep training can look very different for each child. Continue reading to learn more about the signs that may appear when you are done sleep training. Now of course these signs are not hard and fast, so make sure to sort of apply these rules generally to your child.

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Dos and Don'ts for Baby Night Lights

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 25, 2023 8:02:00 PM

Many parents assume that children absolutely need night lights for their rooms. A well placed night light can actually reduce the amount of fumbling that is caused during midnight feedings and changings. However, is a night light distracting to the baby? Is one really necessary in the room? Whenever we talk about environmental necessities for good sleep and adults, we always say that the room needs to be absolutely dark. A night light defeats the purpose of having a super dark room. Therefore you may be questioning what kind of night light you need for your baby, and how you should appropriately place it in the room so that way it does not disrupt your baby's sleep. Therefore, we invite you to continue reading to learn some good dos and don'ts for helping your baby get a good night's sleep with a night light.

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What is Sleep Regression, and How to Handle it?

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 29, 2023 8:55:00 AM

You may be so excited when your baby starts sleeping through the night, and then very confused and frustrated when that suddenly stops. This is called sleep regression, and some babies to through it at various times of their development. Continue reading to learn more about what a sleep regression is, and what you can do about it to help you and your baby get better sleep. 

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What is the Ferber Method? And How Parents Can Use It

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 16, 2023 11:03:00 AM

Are you looking for a way to get better sleep for both you and your infant? Maybe, you've heard of the Ferber method, but are unsure of how to implement it into the lives of your family. 

You may also have heard some controversial opinions about the Ferber method, so may be apprehensive about deploying it in your house hold. 

So, the first thing to establish is what the Ferber method is. It is a popular sleep-training technique that teaches babies to self-sooth and fall asleep independently. It was developed by Dr. Richard Ferber who is a pediatrician and the director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at the Children's Hospital in Boston. In 1985, he wrote Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems that was updated in 2006. This book contained a detailed method for allowing babies to cry for a certain amount of time before comforting them. 

Continue reading to learn more about how this method works, and if it's the best method for your baby.

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Babies and Sleep - How You Can Improve Their Rest

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 19, 2022 5:43:00 PM

Babies go through more growing and learning than any other age, and at a faster rate. Therefore, they need adequate amounts of sleep throughout this stage in order to ensure they are learning and growing as fast as they should. There are many milestones that babies should hit in their first year, and getting good sleep can help ensure they stay on track. 

it can take some time for both parents and kids to get into a good sleep routine and learn how to ensure that babies are getting the adequate amount of sleep they need. Continue reading to find out more about babies' sleep and how to improve your child's sleep. 

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When Will Your Baby Sleep Through the Night?

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 18, 2022 5:44:00 PM

As a new parent, you may be desperate to know when your baby will sleep through the night. It can be challenging in those first few weeks when your baby is getting adjusted to being outside of the womb and your household is getting adjusted to having a newborn.

It can also be really frustrating to be sleep deprived and feel like, no matter what, your baby just won't go to sleep. In fact, it can even be dangerous to be very tired and have a child that won't sleep, increasing the risk for abuse and accidents. 

Continue reading to learn more about why your baby may be crying, and how you can expect them to better regulate themselves over the next few months.  

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