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What Is Baby Sleep Training?

I’m not aware of any other commonly used term that has so many varied definitions as the phrase “sleep training.” Various people will discuss the subject without realizing they have wildly different definitions of the term! Even pediatricians and sleep experts mean different things when they discuss the topic. Even though we’ve established why it’s important [...]

By |2019-02-01T15:26:02-07:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Does Baby Sleep Training Work?

Nowadays the first place almost everyone goes when they have a question is to a search engine. From there, we’re all familiar with the rabbit hole of information and links we encounter. When considering how does baby sleep training work, families might first find related articles on why it’s important to sleep train, or even [...]

By |2019-01-20T19:22:43-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Science of Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments

My Potty Training Journey

Hello Baby Sleep Trainer blog world! This is Rachel, Natalie’s associate (and bestie), and I am writing this guest blog to share my AWESOME potty training experience with Diana of PooLogix. The background… My 3-years-and-2-months-old boy (at the time), who on social media I lovingly refer to as Goose, had ZERO interest in using the [...]

By |2019-01-09T19:35:09-07:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Toddler, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Potty Trainer Sleep Trains

I have a guest blogger! Diana (below) sleep trained her daughter using The Baby Sleep Trainer Program + Support, and she in turn, helped my associate, Rachel, potty train her 3 year old boy. Read on for her experience, and also check out Rachel's experience with Diana's PooLogix program too! <3 -- I would like [...]

Is My Baby Getting Enough Sleep?

I’m grateful for the opportunity to shed some light on this question since the answer is relatively straightforward. Assuming we are not talking about newborns, the guidelines I’m about to put forward apply to all kids through to elementary school age. All children “should” sleep about 10–12 hours overnight, and for babies and toddlers who [...]

Sleep Training and Attachment

I tend to answer the same questions over and over again from clients reaching out for sleep training help. The one I get most often is, “Will sleep training harm my baby’s attachment to me as their mother?” Even once a mother knows logically that her child has a sleep issue and that everyone would [...]

Sleep Training Methods: Which is Best for Your Baby or Toddler?

Many parents wonder, which is the best sleep training method to use on my baby? I think it’s normal that families, mothers in particular, spend a lot of time researching different baby sleep training methods, since we live in a time where we have such a huge amount of information available to us 24/7. Sometimes [...]

Cry It Out for Naps

When families come to me sleep deprived and ready for help, they are almost always more concerned with nighttime sleep rather than daytime naps. While naps are likely hard on Mom or Dad, it’s the repeated nighttime waking that can really affect an entire family’s health and well-being. But, the big irony is that nighttime [...]

By |2018-03-01T13:21:38-07:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Nap Training, Nap Transition, Naps, Sleep Training|7 Comments

How Do I Put My Newborn on a Sleep Schedule?

Last Updated . I’m writing this blog post not because I believe newborns can or should be on a schedule, but because I know this is a question frequently asked by new parents. First, let’s define two terms -  newborn and schedule. Newborns are babies aged birth–16 weeks, counting from their due date. If [...]

By |2019-02-08T14:04:58-07:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Getting Baby to Sleep Longer, Science of Sleep|Tags: , |2 Comments

What You May Not Know About Baby Sleep Safety

For a variety of reasons, I am personally and professionally a stickler on safety. When it comes to sleep environments, I never deviate from advising infants and toddlers are sleeping in environments that are totally safe. For the newborn stage, safe sleep habits are often ignored in an effort to produce longer sleep periods. Instead [...]

By |2018-10-15T01:22:51-07:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Newborn, Science of Sleep, Sleep Training, Swaddling|2 Comments