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The Lovey – Use a transitional object!

  One of my favourite sleep strategies is to have your little ones (3 months and up) sleeping with a small stuffed animal or a small blanket, often called a “lovey”. You want something large enough that they can find it in their cribs but not too large that will cause safety concerns or a SIDS

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Beware of the Mommy Guilt!

Editor’s Note: This was originally written in September 2011 and appeared on my Facebook page. I have been feeling a lot of Mommy Guilt again recently so I thought I would share it again.   It’s my fault. I know better. My sweet little three and half year little girl had a major meltdown just

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Nurse to Sleep … is it bad?

Nurse to Sleep … Is it Bad? I was asked this question recently on Twitter. The answer in a nutshell is yes. Over the long term, it causes problems. But, let me be very clear – you can still exclusively breast feed AND create a great sleeper. The two are not mutually exclusive. When a

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Holiday Sleep Tips!

Ho!Ho!Ho! It’s time to celebrate and enjoy the holidays with good friends and family. As a parent, it’s sometimes hard to honour your children’s sleep needs and still enjoy all that the season has to offer. Here are some ideas, suggestions and information for you to consider. 1) Sleep is actually a BASIC need. Would you

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Transitioning from Two Naps to One!

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if your child is ready to make the switch from two naps a day to one.  All too often a parent will switch to one nap a day in hopes that this will improve the situation at night.  If you are a past client of mine, you will

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Save your $$ – What NOT to buy this Holiday Season!

Over 561,000 views when I watched this you tube video the other day and my heart sank. This is a great example of the power of marketing. It is a compelling commercial playing into our fears as parents and grandparents that children are scared of the dark. Dream Lites – Pillow Pets Who wouldn’t want

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