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Sleep Sense Review: 6 month follow up

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The past year has been an exciting one with the birth of our little girl and our move from Japan to France. 2015 was a busy year with another move abroad. And how was our little girl sleeping? Well, there have been ups and downs, but the basics we learned from the Sleep Sense program still hold true. The key is to adapt because your baby is not a robot and their sleeping patterns will continuously evolve. Continue reading

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Don’t pay full price for the Sleep Sense program

sleep-sense-programSleep Sense Discount Cash Back Link

If you would like to save money on the Sleep Sense program then please use this discount link for visitors to our site. This will give you access to an exclusive cash back offer saving $20 off Dana’s Platinum, $10 off the Gold or $5 off the Basic package! After your purchase you should let us know which package you bought and where to send your cash back (Paypal or Amazon gift card) Continue reading

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Set Goals Before Starting Sleep Training

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Before you jump into sleep training (or anything else really.) Ask yourself the following questions:
  • What are you specifically hoping to get out of sleep training?
  • What specific changes do you hope to see?
  • How do you want your child’s sleep to be different?
  • How do you want to feel when this is all over?
Think about these questions and leave a comment about your goals below. No need to write a novel! It could be as simple as having your baby sleep 8 hours through the night or reducing your night feedings from 2 to 1 for example.
If you take the time to write down what you’re hoping to achieve you’ll  have a much better chance of reaching your goals. Sharing also helps others see that their goals are not unrealistic.

What Specific Sleep Goals do you Expect to Accomplish?

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Set up your Baby’s Bed Time Routine in 3 Simple Steps

Today, we’ll look at how to set up a simple Bed Time routine together.

For many parents bed time is when we have to use our ninja techniques to get baby to sleep and not wake her up when you put her in the crib. It can also involve a lot of fussing, fighting, tantrums, crying, stalling, etc. That’s NOT a good state of mind for your child to get into right before going to sleep. Setting up a quick and fun bedtime routine might even make you and your child look forward to it!

WHY A BEDTIME ROUTINE IS key to a good night’s sleep

Children (especially babies) thrive on routine and predictability. They like to know what is going to happen next. Trying to hide bedtime from them will only make your child more nervous and agitated.

Imagine your child happily playing one minute, suddenly given a bath, put in her crib and expected to fall asleep. She won’t know what hit her and will have a hard time settling down. Your bedtime routine is a series of steps that you’ll follow every single night so your child knows when it’s time to sleep.

Here are three simple steps for creating a bed time routine that works for you.

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Does your baby also have trouble sleeping?

Welcome to the club! Lack of sleep is the newborn’s parents badge of honor. We compare our stories with other parents and proudly show up to work with bags under our eyes. Everyone’s gone through those initial sleepless nights. But the joy of being a parent wears off pretty quick. Especially with our little bundle of joy, we spent the first month doing nightly feedings every 1-2 hours. If you’re lucky you’ll get a break when grandma comes over to help out the first few weeks. But the relief only lasts until she goes back home…

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Afterwards you’re back on your own. And overwhelmed with the conflicting advice from your parents and friends. Not to mention the conflicting advice on the various baby forums. After 3 months we’ve developed our own techniques (bad habits?) to get Noelle to bed: from letting her fall asleep in her car seat to ending with her asleep in our arms. In the end we lower her into her crib, only for her to wake up and cry the second we let her go. Thus repeating the cycle of getting her to fall asleep…

You can continue to read the information on this and other sites, but all this will get you nowhere if you don’t take action. Let’s say goodbye to sleepless nights. Starting today.

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