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Finding Your Village

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...

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Five Ways to Get Family Onboard with Sleep Training

Five Ways to Get Family Onboard with Sleep Training

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...

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Navigating Sleep and The End of Daylight Savings Time

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...

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What Happens When Baby Sleeps?

What Happens When Baby Sleeps?

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...

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

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

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...

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Transitioning Out of the Crib Part 3/3

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...

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Permission Slip for Self-Care

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...

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Transitioning Out of the Crib Part 2/3

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...

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6 Top Tips If You Have a Crib Climber

6 Top Tips If You Have a Crib Climber

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...

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Transitioning Out of the Crib – Part 1/3

Transitioning Out of the Crib – Part 1/3

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...

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