Archive for tag 'sleep'

Our Adventures in Co-sleeping (i.e. no sleeping)

Let me just preface this by letting you know we are not co-sleepers.  Toddler Checkers slept in our room for a total of two weeks before we put her in the nursery.  Before she was born, I had imagined she would be in our room for the first few months, but postpartum insomnia and subsequent [...]


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), [...]


The Standoff

We never sleep trained Lil Miss Wagon. She always fell asleep drinking her bottle before naps and bedtime, and had no problems transferring to the crib. Eventually we were able to put her down awake and she was able to fall asleep on her own with no problems. We never had to let her cry, [...]

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30 Tips to Help Your Toddler & Preschooler Sleep

From the time we sleep trained at 4 months until about 25 months, Charlie was an excellent sleeper. As he became increasingly verbal and curious about everything in the world, he started fighting bedtime. At first it started off with us holding his hand through his crib slats until he fell asleep. That of course [...]


Is Your Little One a Good Sleeper? Did you Sleep Train?

L I L  P A I N T B R U S H  - A L M O S T  5  Y E A R S If you had asked this even two months ago, I would have responded with a very loud “No!” and then run off into the corner and cried. It’s historically [...]

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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, [...]


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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