Myth Busting Sleep Remedies

October 12, 2016 |  by  |  Podcast  |  15 Comments

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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Reader Mailbag – Snooze Buttons, Sleep Training, and Crib Slats – EP 9

September 20, 2016 |  by  |  Podcast, Q&A  |  20 Comments
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Got a question? Great - we have answers! We recently asked parents for questions and got ~70 but only had time tackle 12. Luckily, when you manage a Facebook group of 20,000 people you get a really good sense of the types of questions that are common to MANY PARENTS. So we guarantee that at least one of the questions addressed in today's podcast is something you've wondered about too. Reader Mailbag Ashby and I tackle the following questions (they're all great questions, but #7 is my favorite!). We also discuss sad mornings, nap yoga, and a number of other strategies that...

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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  |  16 Comments
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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  |  33 Comments
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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
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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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