Gift of Sleep Blog

How to Transition From Co-Sleeping (Newborn – 24 months)

How to Transition From Co-Sleeping (Newborn – 24 months)

See if one of these sounds familiar.  You wanted to co-sleep with your baby from the beginning. You had visions of endless cuddles and not having to get out of bed to nurse. And you got all that. But now… now you want the bed back to yourself. Goodbye 2 am pajama...

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Help! When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

Help! When Will My Baby Sleep Through the Night?

Hey there!  I’m back, and my post today is a response to questions I receive from exhausted parents and followers almost daily.  It’s also a question I obsessed over when my daughters were babies.  Millions of parents the world over consult Google and...

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Dealing With False Starts

Dealing With False Starts

You’ve offered the bedtime feed, run a warm bath, put on some cute pajamas, read some books in the rocking chair, turned on the white noise machine, and placed your baby in their crib. They seem to be ready for a good night’s sleep after the routine you’ve worked so...

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Myths About Sleep Training

Myths About Sleep Training

Parenting is a sensitive topic to say the least.  I’m not going to sugar coat it...it’s a minefield of information and misinformation.  It all starts with cute little note cards containing advice from well meaning family and friends at your baby shower.  And, once...

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5 Reasons to Hire a Sleep Consultant

5 Reasons to Hire a Sleep Consultant

If you’re here reading this, you’re probably curious about working with a sleep coach. Maybe you’re wondering what it’s like, or you want to know how it works. Or, perhaps you’re at your wits-end and hiring a sleep coach is your plan Z. Whatever the case, welcome!...

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Sleep Coach’s Corner: Keeping Your Cool

Sleep Coach’s Corner: Keeping Your Cool

If you have school-aged children, the COVID-19 shutdown may have elevated or heightened stressors as you attempted to juggle home, work, and school. And with summer break comes the added intensity of juggling summer schedules and taking advantage of warmer temps with...

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Sleep Consultant Tips: Summer Sleep Schedules

Sleep Consultant Tips: Summer Sleep Schedules

How's your sleep schedule going? It’s easy to fall into the relaxed pace of summer, especially now that pandemic restrictions are easing up and more places are open to explore. However, you don’t want to ease out of routines and consistency because it can be the fast...

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Sleep Coach’s Corner: Is There an Iron and Sleep Connection?

Sleep Coach’s Corner: Is There an Iron and Sleep Connection?

Today we’re taking a dive into research. More specifically, the correlation between iron levels and restless baby sleep. So, if you have a restless sleeper and nothing you’ve tried seems to work, read on. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor do I claim to...

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Sleep Consultant Tips: Physical Activity and Pediatric Sleep

Sleep Consultant Tips: Physical Activity and Pediatric Sleep

I think it’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in this country, whether you or a family member contracted the virus or how your daily life has changed in response. At the outset, one of the ways the pandemic changed daily lives for those...

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Tips From the Sleep Consultant: Let’s Cut the Guilt

Tips From the Sleep Consultant: Let’s Cut the Guilt

If you've ever spent time in parenting groups, you're sure to know what I'm referring to in this blog title – parent guilt, mom shaming, mom guilt. Whatever you want to call it, it's pervasive and is damaging to new parents. As a sleep consultant, I don't condone...

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Sleep Coach’s Corner: Let’s Huddl!

Sleep Coach’s Corner: Let’s Huddl!

I’m taking a moment today to talk about something other than baby sleep training tips. But trust me, it’s related! While I’m a sleep coach, I’m also a human, and the pandemic isolation was something I struggled with as a very social person. I’m an extrovert, and I...

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