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Baby Sleep – Why Inconsistency Is OK

A few weeks after Baby Carrot was born, it became apparent that she was one of those supremely alert babies. She would be awake much longer than I had observed in friends’ babies and she was a lot more responsive to stimulus than most babies seemed to be, constantly looking around her environment and trying [...]

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 [...]


“Where do you sleep?”

Questions I started asking Miss H a while back were, “Where do you sleep?”, “Where does mommy sleep?” and “Where does daddy sleep?” I jokingly say it’s the best thing I could have ever taught her! With so many families of young children struggling with sleep, children who want to sleep in the parents’ bed, crying [...]

Travel and the 18 Month Sleep Regression

When Lil Miss Wagon was 19 months old, we took a trip to visit family about 4 hours away. Before our trip, LMW was sleeping beautifully: going to bed around 6:15pm and falling asleep on her own every night, sleeping all night long. Plus she took a 2-3 hour nap every day. Her 5am wakeups [...]

Sleeping Soundly at the beach last summer

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 [...]


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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