Snoring, mouth-breathing and sleep: when to see your doctor

Snoring, mouth-breathing and sleep: when to see your doctor

I used to think that snoring babies were absolutely adorable. As a mother, the sight of your baby sleeping means they’re relaxed, feeling safe, and content with everything around them. I used to think a little snore seemed harmless and cute. Unfortunately, that sense of peace I used to get at the sound of a snoring baby turned out to be misconstrued.

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Is your baby hungry at night or just lacking independent sleep skills?

Is your baby hungry at night or just lacking independent sleep skills?

If your baby is waking seven or eight times a night and insisting that you come in and rock her back to sleep, it can have a serious impact on everybody’s sleep. A lot of babies have developed a dependency on nursing, rocking, sucking, and so on, to get to sleep, and it’s not something they can overcome in 15 or 20 minutes. Solving that issue takes some real work and a firm commitment from you.

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Attachment Parenting and Sleep Training - Can they co-exist?

Attachment Parenting and Sleep Training - Can they co-exist?

There's a commonly held belief among the devotees of attachment parenting that sleep training isn't compatible with their parenting style. That's not surprising, since one of the founders of the attachment parenting movement, Dr. Bill Sears, amended the core principles of his system to include "Beware of baby trainers." But having worked with parents who subscribe to this approach, I have found that there's plenty of room for compromise. You can stick to every fundamental rule of the attachment parenting model and still teach your baby the skills they need to sleep through the night. You can even "beware" of baby sleep coaches, but by the time you finish this blog post, I'm confident that you'll find us to be a caring, helpful lot, who only want to help you and your little one get the sleep you need.

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