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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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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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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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Newborn Sleep Routines

Newborns are so precious!  It’s an extra blessing that they are so moldable to create great sleep patterns from the very beginning! Around 7:00 – 7:30 at night is a good time to start a bedtime routine, even as a newborn.  This is the easiest time to start a routine because most babies go to […]

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Creating A Sleep-Conducive Nursery

It may make a significant difference in your baby’s sleep habits, if you change a few little things in your nursery.  Having a nightlight or a dim lamp can be really helpful for night feedings.  It’s helpful to keep the lights low  to minimize stimulation and signal that it’s night time,  the time for sleeping, […]

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Safer Co-Sleeping Options

Co-sleeping is an option that many parents consider, and I think sleeping in close proximity to your baby has its benefits and risks. Some parents put their baby directly with them in their bed, and there are little beds for the baby that you can put in your bed, like this one.  I know parents […]

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