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When Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night

The question I get asked most frequently when it comes to Little Oats is, “So is she sleeping through the night?” My answer? A snort, vigorous head shaking, and an incredulous, “No.” I’m not quite sure where this fascination with sleeping through the night comes from; it seems to be the holy grail of baby [...]

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The Glorious “Early Bed Time”

I first read about the “early bed time” when I read “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” by Marc Weissbluth. I remember reading one of the examples in the book about a family needing to put their infant to bed at 5:30pm every night for several weeks to help her get caught up on sleep and [...]

Get thee to sleep!

In the words of Lady Capulet from Romeo and Juliet: “Get thee to bed, and rest; for thou hast need.” Thou hast need, but thou doesn’t realize that sleep will meet said need. My daughter is incapable of putting herself to sleep. Even with us rocking her to sleep she will fight it tooth and [...]

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He’s sleeping through the night, right?

Oh, if I had a dollar for every time a friend, or family member, or random stranger at Target asks me this question… Unfortunately, the answer is still no, by my definition of bedtime to morning, Little Lion is still not sleeping through the night. This has been a source of a lot of feelings [...]

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Swarm: How Much Does Your Little One Sleep?

In this edition of the Swarm, the Bees share how many hours a day their little ones sleep, their bedtimes and wake-up times, and whether or not they think their LO’s need more sleep. Please note that most of these answers were written two months ago (their LO’s current ages are under each author banner), [...]

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Jacks on Sleep: Part II the errors

Please see Part I of the series here. Now that I’ve set the expectation that I may have some techniques that lead to good sleep in infants and young children, I thought I’d start with some of our errors with Little Jacks that have made her sleep such a challenge for us.  Make no mistake, [...]

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The Magic Drop-A-Feeding Pacifier Trick

A few weeks ago, we noticed that the boys, particularly Big Brother, were really only snacking during their 11:00-ish feeding.  At most Big Brother would eat an ounce and a half, but often he would eat an ounce and just not be remotely interested in eating anymore.  The rest of the feedings during the night, [...]

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