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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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Jacks on sleep Part I: Why we chose not to do CIO

Infant sleep is probably one of the most commonly talked about subjects both on Hellobee and other parenting forums around the web.  It’s no surprise considering the challenges of modern life and the sleep deprivation that parents and infants alike are facing.  Our family thought long and hard about what our approach to sleep would [...]

Do SAHPs deserve to CIO

It is 4 AM. Scribble is over seven months old and has successfully slept through the night many times. But not tonight! Tonight he’s up– for the second time since his 7:30 bedtime. I let him cry for a bit, then nudge my husband awake. “Should I go to him?” I ask. He considers for [...]

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Confession: I’m a Sleep Training Drop-Out

{Sleepy Baby. One year and one week… and looking like a champion sleeper, right?! HA!} I’m about to share a really big secret with you all. I am a sleep training drop-out. There, I said it. Are you thinking to yourself, what could the mama of a four-and-a-half-year old be doing sleep training her child [...]

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Nap Training at Six Months

Sleep. Everyone needs it, yet few of us seem to get enough of it. And with babies, it determines the mood of an entire household.  All moms want their babies to be good sleepers. At the beginning, Little C was a 2-asleep 1-awake kind of kid, round the clock. It took him a while but [...]

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Our Sleep Training Journal

Okay, so Wonder Baby was 11 months old when we started sleep training.  You can read about our decision to sleep train here and about how we chose the Sleep Sense program here.  The program was 14 days and I chose to do night time and naps, and to completely night wean. I started with [...]

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Sleep Training Multiples

I think one of the biggest stresses in my life as a mother is my children’s sleep.  I am going to guess that’s because it directly relates to my own sleep.  If baby’s not sleeping, more often than not momma is not sleeping either.   As any mom knows those first couple months can be brutal.  [...]

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