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Three sleep coaching techniques, explained

Three sleep coaching techniques, explained

If you’ve been looking into sleep coaching methods, you might already be overwhelmed. We chatted with All Star Parents to explain some common sleep coaching lingo, and define what we really mean by "sleep coaching." Check out the full article on the All Star Parents...

Four signs your baby is ready to transition from two naps to one

Four signs your baby is ready to transition from two naps to one

One of the most common nap questions I get from parents is when to expect that their child will be ready to transition to one nap, instead of two. Let’s talk about the signs that your child might be ready for just one nap each day: Every child is different, but most...

The Witching Hour: What it is and how to manage this tricky time with baby

The Witching Hour: What it is and how to manage this tricky time with baby

Who among us parents hasn't dealt with a newborn's witching hour? And, let's face it, it's not usually just an hour... it's HOURS!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The witching hour is a fussy period that almost all babies go through, and tends to occur around the same time each day, from...

From swaddle to sleep bag – when and how

From swaddle to sleep bag – when and how

Swaddling can be very helpful for newborns to help calm their Moro reflex (often referred to as the “startle reflex” - you know, the one that causes your baby to hit himself in the face and wake up very annoyed? Yeah, that one.). Swaddling is not a sleep prop, but...

Crib hour: What it is and why I’m not a fan

Crib hour: What it is and why I’m not a fan

Related to naps, the concept of "crib hour" is this: if baby wakes up at any point under an hour from when they were put down, you leave them be. This is a popular option among some for lengthening a baby’s short naps... But, here’s why I don’t subscribe to crib...

When to increase your baby’s awake time

When to increase your baby’s awake time

It's not always crystal clear when your baby is ready to make certain sleep transitions, and determining when to increase awake times can be one of those uncertain periods. Let's start by looking at average awake times by age (remember, every baby is different, and...

Sound machines, white noise, and your baby’s sleep

Sound machines, white noise, and your baby’s sleep

Sound machines have become a popular sleep tool for parents with young children. There is a lot of mixed information, though, about the right way to use a sound machine, and whether to use one at all! Here's what to keep in mind when considering a sound machine for...

Three signs your child is ready to drop a nap

Three signs your child is ready to drop a nap

Sometimes things aren't always determined by age! For some parents, it can be tricky to know whether and when your baby is ready to drop a nap and make a nap transition. This goes for 3 naps to 2 naps, 2 naps to 1 nap or even 1 nap to NONE. First, let's take a look at...

What’s a Dream Feed?

What’s a Dream Feed?

There are loads of different recommendations about the effectiveness of a dream feed. First, let's define it: A dream feed is something some parents offer during the night, and involves going to your infant while they are still asleep and offering a feed while they...

Can you room-share while sleep coaching?

Can you room-share while sleep coaching?

Health Canada recommends parents sleep in the same room as baby until at least 6 months of age. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work on sleep coaching before you’re ready for baby to sleep in their own nursery! It’s entirely possible to help baby learn independent...

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