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Gentle Parenting and Sleep Training

Gentle Parenting and the Nighttime Bond By Samantha Graham When I was a new mom, I often heard people talking about parenting style. I was asked if I was an attachment parent or a more traditional parent. To be very honest, I did not know if my parenting style fit into any box until my kids were…

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Stop Drugging Your Kids to Sleep!

The Negative Impacts of Synthetic Melatonin on Our Children By Samantha Graham – Phoenix, Arizona   When our toddlers are not sleeping well, we can feel desperate to get them to sleep. Many times, parents hear about over-the-counter melatonin to help their children sleep through the night. Since many think of this as a natural…

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How Do You Set Achievable Sleep Goals?

Setting Achievable Sleep Goals by Kate Swanson, Certified Sensitive Sleep Consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota   Goals are a great motivation. They give us something to work towards and can keep us focused as we mark our progress. When we look specifically at sleep goals there are three questions I like to ask. Is This Goal…

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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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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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Transitioning Out of the Crib – Part 1/3

Crib to Bed Transition

How to Know When It Is Time to Transition from Crib to Bed. This is one of our number one questions in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The best first step to take when thinking about transitioning out of a crib is to look at your motives. WHY do you want to make this transition happen now?  …

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