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Unveiling the Sleep Spectrum: Why Understanding All Sleep Methods Empowers Sleep Professionals

As sleep professionals, we navigate a world of sleep challenges faced by families. From newborns struggling to connect sleep cycles to toddlers resisting bedtime, our toolbox overflows with strategies and techniques. But in this ever-evolving landscape, one key element often gets overlooked – understanding and acknowledging the entirety of the sleep method spectrum.

Today, we delve into the importance of embracing the full spectrum of sleep methods, equipping you with a broader...

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A Guide to Becoming a Pediatric Sleep Consultant

In a world that thrives on productivity and well-being, the importance of quality sleep cannot be overstated. Becoming a pediatric sleep consultant is a fulfilling and impactful career choice for professionals passionate about helping parents navigate the delicate world of infant and toddler sleep. 

Understanding the Role:

A sleep consultant plays a pivotal role in supporting parents as they navigate the challenges of infant and toddler sleep. As a sleep consultant, you'll be equipped to...

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The Essential Role of a Newborn Care Specialist: Empowering Parents and Nurturing Infants

In parenting, few things can be as challenging and rewarding as caring for a newborn. Sleepless nights, endless diaper changes, and the quest to decipher those cries can overwhelm even the most confident parents. This is where the unsung hero, the Newborn Care Specialist, steps in, offering valuable guidance, support, and expertise to both parents and their precious bundles of joy.

The Role of a Newborn Care Specialist

A Newborn Care Specialist is not just a caregiver but a beacon of...

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Pediatric Sleep Consultant: Empowering Parents for Peaceful Nights

Author Summer Hartman PSHC

Working as a pediatric sleep consultant for over 16 years, I've learned that parenting isn't a textbook. So, many things that go into parenting come with their fair share of challenges, especially regarding the sleep patterns of babies and toddlers.

Getting a good night's sleep is crucial for a child's growth and development. However, many parents face challenges when it comes to getting their little ones to sleep peacefully throughout the night. As a pediatric...

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Respectful Parenting: Setting Boundaries and Establishing Healthy Habits

Understanding the importance of parenting with a respectful approach 

Understanding the importance of parenting with a respectful approach and setting boundaries regarding babies and children crying is essential. The first few years of a child's life are crucial for their mental and emotional development, and parenting style plays a significant role in shaping their personality.


What is respectful parenting? It is a parenting style that involves treating children with respect and...

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The Importance of Sleep for Working Parents

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Workload and Performance

As a parent, it's no secret that getting enough sleep can be a challenge. Finding time for a good night's rest can be difficult between late-night feedings, comforting a crying baby, and trying to get some work done. However, the impact of sleep deprivation goes beyond feeling tired the next day. Lack of sleep can significantly affect a parent's work performance and workload.

Studies have shown that sleep deprivation can lead to...

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When can I get my Baby on a Schedule?

 

Today I saw a post in my Facebook group regarding baby schedules. Here are the facts on a daily schedule for babies? 

When you first bring a baby home, your focus is feeding and bonding; that's all you can do initially. It's a big job, but as you and your baby figure things out, you start to look online. Is there a schedule that will allow me to put the baby down?

Some say follow the baby's lead. In all honesty, it can be difficult because all you hear and see is the baby crying,...

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Travel During Pregnancy

Travel During Pregnancy

 

One question that indeed arises when a woman becomes pregnant is, “Can I still travel?” The answer is yes! You absolutely can.

Many women find that it may be more challenging to travel their first trimester morning sickness and nausea can very quickly take over at any time. Something to note as one makes plans is that the risk of miscarriage is higher in the first three months. Taking it easy and choosing to give your body extra time to adjust...

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Should my baby wear shoes?

Should my baby wear shoes?

 

We have all been there. You are standing there in the baby section at the store, looking at those cute baby booties, picturing your little one wearing them while you show them off to family and friends.

Shoes genuinely make a difference when added alongside an adorable outfit. BUT--in reality--they are entirely unnecessary at such an early stage of life. Before falling for the cuteness overload, consider the consequences of forcing shoes onto your...

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Stages of Sleep: The Definitive Guide

Guest Post by Insider Living 

by MattressInsider.com

stages of sleep

We all know that sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s the medicine we require each day to maintain a well-functioning mind and body.

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping, but what actually happens when we sleep?

Prior to the 1950s, we didn’t really know much about sleep — it was thought of as a passive activity that helped restore our bodies overnight. But, in...

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