Toddlers and Pacifiers: A Case Study

November 29, 2016 |  by  |  3 YO, guest author, parenting, Success Stories  |  32 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  |  5 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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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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