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The Swing Method and Pick Up Put Down EP 8

August 18, 2016 |  by  |  0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, Podcast  |  6 Comments

There's been a theme running through our podcasts and no it's not my propensity to say "um" a lot. It's that establishing independent sleep is crucial. Not easy, but essential. While there are many methods to foster independent sleep, this episode focuses on two: the swing method and Pick Up Put Down (aka PUPD). The Swing Method Baby swings for sleep are not sanctioned by the AAP and shouldn't be used for preemies or particularly small newborns, so check in with your pediatrician first. But for parents of older babies, the swing can be an invaluable tool to help your child sleep...

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When Baby Wakes Up Too Early EP 7

August 4, 2016 |  by  |  night sleep, Podcast, schedules  |  24 Comments
baby early wakeup

Before you had a child, you were probably vaguely aware that kids woke up early. I mean, kindergarten starts early and children must get dressed because nobody is naked on the school bus. Then you had a baby. And you realized that early meant four in the morning. And this? This is too #$%* early. What can you do when baby wakes up too early? Why does baby wake up too early? Why does your toddler wake up too early? When does this nonsense end and what can you do about it? In this podcast, we wanted to share the magic secret...

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The Quick Guide to Toddler Time Out

July 22, 2016 |  by  |  2 YO, 3 YO, featured, guest author, parenting  |  25 Comments
how to do toddler time out

Parenting a toddler can make you yearn for the glorious newborn days where you could just carry your compliant child around with you like an adorable loaf of bread. So it's no surprise that parents find themselves looking for techniques to help manage their toddler's behavior because toddlers, by their very nature, are often unmanageable. One popular approach is toddler time out: putting your toddler in a chair or some other safe comfortable space for 1-2 minutes. During the toddler time out, your toddler will calm down and quietly reflect on their behavior, identifying their contribution to the current situation...

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What You Need to Know to Diagnose Your Child’s Sleep Struggles EP 6

July 5, 2016 |  by  |  naps, night sleep, Podcast, schedules  |  52 Comments
understanding your child's sleep

This podcast is essential listening. Full stop. If you want to figure out why your child isn't sleeping this podcast is going to provide the foundation in sleep to diagnose your specific issue. The world is awash in baby sleep advice. You probably have 3 baby sleep books in your home as of this second. This is the 5th baby sleep website you've visited today (YES I KNOW YOU ARE CHEATING ON ME, I'VE MADE MY PEACE WITH IT). Facebook groups, Babycenter, Reddit, etc. we are drowning in resources providing us with insights into our baby sleep woes. Put them down for...

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Breaking Down Sleep Schedules and Wake Times EP 5

Breaking Down Sleep Schedules and Wake Times EP 5

This podcast is a continuation of the Baby Sleep Power Tools Part 1, focusing specifically on sleep schedules and wake times. Many parents will bemoan the fact that in giving birth, they've become full-time Nap Police, a job that is unpaid, unrewarding, and unwanted. Being the Nap Police is also enormously isolating: you can never leave the house because it's always time for the next nap. If being the Nap Police is such a terrible job, why would you agree to become one? Because it's essential to good sleep. Wake Times Matter You can use all the Power Sleep Tools but if...

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