Alternatives to Crying it Out

The traditional “Cry-it-out” approach to getting your little one to sleep may be effective, but for many parents, it’s just not something they’re comfortable with.

On the other hand, constantly rocking, shushing, or nursing your baby to sleep every time they wake up can create associations that make it harder for baby to fall asleep independently and can result in frequent nighttime wake-ups.

Luckily, there are several options in between these two far ends of the sleep training spectrum. I’ll tell you all about them and help you evaluate which one is right for your family in today’s video.

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Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Your kids are almost inevitably going to attempt to disrespect you at some point. It’s just part of growing up and testing their boundaries. How you react and what you allow will go a long way in determining your child’s behavior towards you and others in the future.

With that in mind, I’ve got a few tips for you today on how to effectively deal with disrespectful behavior in a way that will both deter the disdain and still be mindful of your child’s feelings.

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Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

There’s only one thing I know that compares to the feelings of frustration and powerlessness parents experience when their kids won’t sleep, and that’s when they won’t eat.

Or maybe they’ll eat, provided they’re given exactly what they want, which usually involves those trademark “beige foods” like chicken nuggets, goldfish crackers, toaster waffles, and a variety of similar high-carb, low nutrition options.

What I discovered after a lot of trial and error with my first-born was that there’s a pretty effective way to get your kids to eat nutritious foods provided you understand a little about why they’re so reluctant to try them in the first place, and have a low-pressure approach to introducing them.

I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this simple but effective strategy in this week’s video.

If you’re having issues with your child’s eating habits, whether they’re not eating enough healthy food, have no interest in trying new things, or are engaging in a battle of wills every time you sit down to the dinner table, try The Food Sense Program. It’s a complete system designed to end the mealtime headaches, get your child eating healthy, and help them develop a positive relationship with food!

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Bedtime Routines

We’ve all got a little ritual we go through when we’re putting our kids to bed. We obviously need to get them into appropriate sleeping attire, get their teeth brushed, change their diaper and so on, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a bedtime routine is a really effective tool for getting your baby to sleep.

When done right, the bedtime routine helps baby’s brain to realize that it’s almost time for bed, which prompts melatonin production and helps get your little one ready for a nice, easy transition into sleep.

In today’s video, I’ll give you a few tips for creating an ideal bedtime routine that will kick those sleepy hormones into gear and help set you and your baby up for a successful snooze night after night.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night?

Life would be a whole lot easier if babies came with an interpreter. Crying is basically their only way to let you know something’s bothering them, but it can mean anything from hunger to a wet diaper to tiredness, and everything in between.

And when they’re crying in the night for no apparent reason, that inability to communicate can be frustrating for both of you.

But take heart! In today’s video, I’m going to run through some of the reasons your little one might be waking repeatedly in the night, how you can determine which one is afflicting your baby in the moment, and how best to get them back to sleep and staying asleep through the night.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment

When it comes to decorating baby’s nursery, we tend to pay a lot of attention to the visual appeal and not think so much about the practicality. Mobiles, night lights, star projectors, and faux aquariums may look nice to us, but they might be standing in the way of a good night’s sleep.

In today’s video, I’ve got some practical tips to help you create an ideal environment to help your baby get to sleep and stay asleep, and do it on a razor-thin budget!

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib

How many times have you been through this situation? You rock your baby to sleep in your arms until she’s out like a light, and then the moment you put her into her crib, her eyes pop open and she won’t go back to sleep no matter what you do.

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met a parent who hasn’t experienced this, and it’s just as confusing for each and every one of them. Why on earth would a peacefully sleeping baby wake up the minute they get put into their bed?

Well, I’m happy to tell you that there’s actually a pretty logical explanation, as well as an easy way to solve the problem. I’ll share both with you in this week’s video!

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Developmental Milestones

Teething, rolling over, learning to stand up, these are all wonderful moments in your baby’s development that you’ll remember forever.

When it comes to their sleep though, developmental milestones can be a real impediment to them getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night.

In today’s video, I’ve got some great tips to help you minimize the fallout from these hiccups and help keep your baby on track during naps and through the night while they master these newfound abilities.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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The Importance of Regular Bedtimes

I know that we tend to view the weekends and summer vacation as an excuse to push bedtimes back and sleep in. After all, it shouldn’t matter what time we get to bed and wake up just as long as we’re getting enough sleep overall, right?

Getting enough sleep at night is definitely crucial to feeling our best the next day, but there’s actually a really good case to be made for going to bed at the same time every night, and getting up at the same time every morning, both for you and your kids. I’ll explain why in this week’s video.

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3 Tips for Nap Time Success

Once they’ve committed to a sleep coaching program, most parents tend to see results in their baby’s nighttime sleep in as little as two or three nights.

But when it comes to naps, things tend to move a whole lot slower.

There are a few reasons for this. The sun is out, there’s more environmental noise, and there’s just a lot more activity surrounding them during the day, which can all lead to poor-quality naps during the day.

And as you might have already figured out, lousy naps lead to overtiredness at bedtime, and overtiredness leads to bad nighttime sleep, which leads to bad naps the next day, and the whole cycle just perpetuates itself.

So today, I’ve got three great tips for you to solve those daytime sleep woes and get your baby taking long, restful naps during the day, which will work wonders in getting them out of the overtiredness trap and into a predictable, consistent sleep schedule.

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