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Posts Tagged ‘sleep coaching’

Finding Your Village

You haven’t failed: “It takes a village to raise a child” by Kate Swanson of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have a natural desire to be that “perfect” mom — the one who has all the answers and who knows how to respond to any situation. I want to diagnose every rash/cough/fever, get my kids to eat…

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Five Ways to Get Family Onboard with Sleep Training

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5 Tips on How to Get Family Onboard with Sleep Training (Samantha Graham – Mesa, Arizona) If you are lucky enough to have a family member care for your children regularly, you may be wondering how to talk to them about sleep training. Keep in mind that consistency is an essential key. When we sleep…

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Navigating Sleep and The End of Daylight Savings Time

How to Get Your Kids to Sleep with the Tricky Time Changes of Daylight Savings It is that time of year again in many parts of the country. Here in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the leaves are changing, the temperatures have dropped, and the next big concern in your child’s sleep schedule is approaching fast – that dreaded…

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What Happens When Baby Sleeps?

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The Science Behind Your Baby’s Sleep By Samantha Graham  A to Z Sleep Solutions Consultant in Glendale, Arizona As adults, we all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep. We feel more energetic, in a better mood, and we can more easily deal with emotional triggers. But do you know what…

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What is One More Hour of Sleep a Night Worth to You?

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What Would You Pay for an EXTRA Hour of Sleep? One of the top things on the list for most new parents, when asked about what is the most challenging part of the job, is almost always – lack of sleep. Sleep is so essential at this time, as just like the newborn we learn…

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Transitioning Out of the Crib Part 3/3

HOW do we do this transition?  Written by one of the A to Z Sleep Solutions’ Sensitive Sleep Consultants out of Minneapolis, Minnesota – Kate Swanson This is the third part of our transitioning out of the crib series. To read the first two before you jump into this one. Check out HOW to Know…

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Permission Slip for Self-Care

This is Your Permission Slip for Self-Care By Samantha Graham, MS LAC/Sleep Consultant (Glendale, Arizona)   For the mom who just found her watch in the diaper genie; the one who is reheating cold coffee for the fourth time today; the one who broke down crying on the phone with the pediatrician because she could…

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Transitioning Out of the Crib Part 2/3

Transitioning Out of the Crib Series: WHEN Exactly Do We Transition? Start Here if You Haven’t Read Part 1.  So many families from both Chandler, Arizona and St. Paul, Minnesota, ask us “when should we start this transition?” Honestly, this answer may not be the one you want to hear: Wait as long as possible! We…

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6 Top Tips If You Have a Crib Climber

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Help! I have a Climber! – Transitioning Out of the Crib in the Metro Phoenix Area We have those explorers who can master the skills to climb out of their cribs. Those little magicians who surprise us all by their flexibility and Spiderman-like qualities. Yes, safety is a huge concern, but don’t panic. There are…

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How to Transition Out of the DockaTot

How to Transition Out of the Dockatot, RockNPlay, or Swaddle.   How do I know its time? So around the four-month mark, is when we start to know that the moro-startle reflex diminishes and developmentally wise it is time for our little ones to be transitioned out of the swaddle/dockatot/rocknplay and start to learn how…

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