The Importance of Naps

Sleep is a necessity to everybody but especially babies and young children.  It is a time when our bodies are restored of lost energy and when the body can repair itself.  Naps are a very important part of your child’s daily schedule.  It is something that should be protected at all costs.  Some of the [...]
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My newborn baby will only sleep on me. What do I do?

  Newborn babies are biologically wired to be close to their mothers during the early months.  They depend on their mother or caregiver for warmth, security, safety and food.  It was the only way infants could survive throughout history.  When we entered the 21st century and our world began to change, we changed and adapted [...]
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Drowsy But Awake

Many parents are familiar with hearing sleep experts say put your baby to sleep drowsy but awake.  What exactly does this mean and how can you successfully do this?  There are 4 things to consider to achieve this goal which will help your baby learn to sleep. Age of baby Timing of wake intervals Identifying [...]
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Self-Soothing tips for babies

All babies have some capabilities to self-soothe but it is not deliberate until they are older.  It is a process and something that doesn’t happen overnight and it can take some babies longer than others depending on their temperament and personality. A baby is not neurologically or developmentally ready to sleep through the night (10 [...]
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Understanding Baby Sleep Cycles

One of the best ways of understanding baby sleep cycles is by being cognizant of how it works..  When I became aware of these cycles it was a game changer.  I now had some good tools to help parents understand what their baby needed and make it possible for babies to go to sleep more [...]
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Baby Sleep and Wake States

As a professional sleep coach, doula, caregiver or parent it is important to understand what state of consciousness your baby is in so you can understand their needs and behavior.  A state is a group of characteristic behaviors and physiologic changes that recur together in a regular pattern (Brazelton & Nugent, 1996; Wolff, 1966). Each [...]
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