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My Favorite Sleeping Gear: Babies To Preschoolers

My Favorite Sleeping Gear: Babies To Preschoolers

Overall, my kids are good sleepers. I am not saying this to brag, we definitely go through phases of sleeping problems. But, since all three kids are pretty good sleepers, I thought it would be useful to share my favorite sleeping gear for babies through preschool age. The sleeping gear alone will not magically turn your child into a good sleeper, but having it can help you get there. Finally, I only write about gear I have personally used. I…

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Sleeping Arrangements When Traveling With Toddlers

Sleeping Arrangements When Traveling With Toddlers

With the holidays approaching, there might be some traveling in your future. I thought this would be a good time to share what I learned about kids, traveling, and sleeping. This past summer we traveled with our 3-year-old twins on two week-long vacations. On these trips we faced the new obstacle of the girls no longer sleeping in Pack N Plays. They now sleep in regular beds, which means they are able to get out of bed. This is a…

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Get Your Baby To Sleep Through the Night – Top 5 Tips

Get Your Baby To Sleep Through the Night – Top 5 Tips

I have been writing a lot of posts about babies and sleep lately. I decided to put together a list of the most important things to help your baby learn good sleeping habits. Unless otherwise specified, these tips are meant to be implemented starting at the 6 month mark or later. Put your baby in her crib when she starts to get sleepy Rather than holding her to fall asleep, put her down when she’s showing signs of being tired….

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Transitioning Your Baby to a Crib in his Own Room

Transitioning Your Baby to a Crib in his Own Room

  At some point most parents will need to transition their infant from his bassinet to his crib. For some this will be an easy and smooth transition while for others this will be a struggle. In our case, the twins took to their crib easily, while our singleton really did not like his crib, until recently. Rock N Play Sleeper All our children slept in our room until around the 12 week mark. During this time they slept next…

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Sleep Training Babies That Share a Room

Sleep Training Babies That Share a Room

If you have twins, there might come a time that you will want to sleep train them. If they share a room this can get pretty tricky. This is a bridge we crossed when J and S were about 10 months old. For whatever reason, S was a great sleeper from the time she was 6 months old and we never had to do much to intervene. J was not the same, she was an okay sleeper. She started a…

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Sleep for Babies at 3-6 Months

Sleep for Babies at 3-6 Months

My singleton, M, turned 7 months old yesterday. Over the last month his sleep schedule has become much more dependable. This was also the case with the twins at this age. I want all the parents with newborn babies out there to know, it will get easier and you will sleep again. If you google babies and sleep schedules you will get a whole lot of information. Most of what I found for 3-6 months was not what my babies…

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Sleep with Newborn Twins – The Baby Draft

Sleep with Newborn Twins – The Baby Draft

How do you handle nighttime care for newborn twins? Each family will handle this differently, but I wanted to share what we did to give you some ideas. We did not have a plan for night care before the twins arrived, I think because we just didn’t know what to expect. What ended up happening is what my husband coined “The Baby Draft”. This meant each night we would choose a baby to be in charge of. As you may…

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