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Going Back to Work – Napping at Daycare – EP 13

December 6, 2016 |  by  |  Podcast, working parents  |  3 Comments

For parents, going back to work presents the challenge of finding great daycare. Which seems like an enormous hurdle until you start daycare, at which point you realize the real challenge of daycare is getting your child to actually nap there. Napping at daycare (or not napping) is the bane of almost every working parent. Because it combines the not insubstantial challenge of fostering good naps with the bonus challenge of getting them to nap in a stimulating environment on a schedule that may or may not suit. It's the baby nap challenge edition. Crap Naps at Daycare The most common issue with...

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Toddlers and Pacifiers: A Case Study

November 29, 2016 |  by  |  3 YO, guest author, parenting, Success Stories  |  26 Comments
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Let's have some realtalk about pacifiers. Pacifiers will eventually cause sleep problems for most of you. But the benefits of using a paci are so significant, I encourage all parents of newborns to really try to get their baby to use one for sleep. Yes, even knowing that it will be an issue for many later. It's absolutely worth it. If the pacifier doesn't cause sleep problems - huzzah! Now you can wait till they're a toddler to ditch the pacifier. And your toddler will happily give up the paci. Toddlers are known for their flexibility after all. A friend of...

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Going Back to Work – Finding Great Daycare – EP 12

November 17, 2016 |  by  |  Podcast, working parents  |  2 Comments
Going Back to Work - Finding Great Daycare - EP 12

Most of us are going to go back to work at some point. Some of us return to work sooner than we would like. But across the US and the globe, 60-80% of parents will head back to work eventually. And most people who go back to work will find themselves, at some point, freaking out about: Finding great daycare Coordinating with daycare providers Providing adequate food/milk/formula for their child at daycare Getting their child to nap at daycare Getting their child to not nap on the way home from daycare How to drop off their child without tears (theirs or child's) Working parent guilt This is the start...

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Daylight Savings Survival Podcast – EP 11

November 2, 2016 |  by  |  Podcast, schedules  |  8 Comments
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Will changing the clock for daylight savings time muck up your child's sleep? In a word: yes. Changing the clocks 1 hour means our body clock and clock time are no longer in sync. However there is a lot you can do to help you and your child navigate daylight savings with minimal disruption. In this daylight savings survival podcast we discuss evidence-based strategies to address the two major issues associated with fall/spring DST namely: TOO early morning wake up (Fall DST) Inability to fall asleep at bedtime (Spring DST) General nap woes (both) Parents love pumpkin spice lattes, Netflix, and...

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Myth Busting Sleep Remedies – EP 10

October 12, 2016 |  by  |  Podcast  |  19 Comments
Myth Busting Sleep Remedies - EP 10

Looking to help your child sleep better? Well I've got the solution for your sleepless woes! Step right into my tent here and take a gander at my surefire remedy for whatever sleep problem you have. Baby can't fall asleep? Try essential oils! Lettuce baths! Teething got you a bad case of the crabby kiddo? Give amber beads or homeopathic teething tablets a try! Is baby hungry all night? Put a little cereal in their bedtime bottle! What? You don't believe these will work as well as I claim? Well maybe you'll believe Ashby and Alexis who separate fact from...

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