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Twins – Sleep Train at the Same Time?

I do recommend sleep training twins at the same time, even if it’s extra busy for you as parents.  I think it would be incredibly difficult to maintain 2 different sleeping and feeding routines and remain consistent with training one baby while waiting on the other.  I think parents are more likely to stick with […]

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Twins – Sleep Together or Separately?

For sleeping patterns, many parents wonder if they should start out with their twins sleeping together in the same room, in the same crib, or if they should sleep in different places.  My experience in working with many sets of twins is that one twin waking and crying, even for an extended period of time, […]

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More Favorite Sleep Training Tools

Swaddling. In my experience with many babies under 4-5 months, swaddling helps so much to get babies to sleep longer, and more restfully.  Often, parents think that babies are struggling to break free of their swaddle and that they will sleep better unswaddled, or with their hands up to their face, but my experience has […]

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Favorite Sleep Training Tools

A Fresh Parent.  If you are trying to make changes in your child’s sleep patterns and are already exhausted, it may be more effective to encourage the other parent to step in over a weekend and start making the changes, particularly if overnights are the biggest challenge.  It would be helpful to make sure you […]

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Pacifiers and 4 Month Olds

In my post on “Pacifiers’ Impact on Sleep”, I mentioned a situation with 4 month old twins where one of the babies became more dependent on the pacifier once he was done with overnight feedings.  He started waking 6-10 times a night looking for the paci.  When he was given the paci, he soothed and […]

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Article in September’s Dallas Child!

I really enjoyed an interview this week with Dallas Child about newborns and sleep basics! We talked about the most common and most helpful tips to help parents and newborns to get the best sleep and start with great patterns.  I think these simple tips can make a significant difference to create more peace and […]

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Pacifiers and Newborns

As I mentioned in the previous post, I think pacifiers can be a useful tool, for newborns as well as older babies.  Overall, though, I would encourage limiting the use of the pacifier only to instances when they are struggling and fussy as they are trying to go sleep. If it’s offered routinely when the […]

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Pacifiers’ Impact on Sleep

Pacifiers seem to be one of those tools that parents both love and hate at the same time.  They can be helpful to soothe babies when they are having a particularly rough time, both during the day and at night, and to keep them quieter during church or other events where parents want to minimize […]

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Bedtime Routine for 6-9 Months

By this age, your baby is really cluing into what is happening, and a bedtime routine should help him to wind down and settle into sleep more easily.  He may start fighting you a little when he knows what is happening, but it’s for his good to go ahead and help him to sleep. 7:00 […]

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Bedtime Routine for 3-6 Months

This age is also an easier one to begin (and continue) a bedtime routine.  If you haven’t started one, don’t worry.  This is still a good time to start and much easier at this age than if you wait. I recommend aiming for the baby(ies) to be falling asleep around 7:00 -7:30.  It will help […]

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