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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Reasons Why My Toddler Isn’t Sleeping

I didn’t realize there was a two year sleep regression until we went on week three of crappy sleep, and I found myself googling dramatic things like, “my toddler stopped sleeping, am I dying?” A regression coupled with her recent word explosion (little miss is speaking in sentences!) means that bedtime has gotten to be [...]

Our Adventures with Daylight Savings

Lately Lil Miss Wagon has been pretty sleep-deprived with her transition to one nap at daycare. She really still needs two naps a day, and her one nap at daycare is not any longer than her normal naps. And because of missing that nap, she goes down for bed really early and wakes very early [...]

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My Favorite Books on Baby Sleep

When we brought Little Piñata home, we hadn’t read a single baby book! We truly thought that we would wait at least 1-2 years to be matched with a birth mother, so we were shocked when our wait was just about 5 months! On our drive to the hospital to meet him (about 3 hours [...]

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