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The Case Against Potty Training- Why I Stuck With a Diaper (a little longer)

The Case Against Potty Training: Why I Stuck With a Diaper (a little longer)

Potty training is one of those things in parenthood that is unavoidable. When and how to potty train are common topics of conversation amongst those of us in the throes of toddlerhood. Much like everything in parenthood (in life?), there is a great deal of pressure and judgment around potty training. Parents seem to judge […]

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Six Lucky Charms to Help You Reach the Pot of Gold at the End of the Toddler Sleep Rainbow!

Six Lucky Charms to Help you Reach the Pot of Gold at the End of the Toddler Sleep Rainbow!

Toddler sleep (or lack thereof) can be one of the most maddening and exhausting experiences for a parent. Vocal, defiant, and learning to assert their independence, toddlers who resist sleep are like maniacal, out-of-control monsters. Not exactly what you want to encounter at the end of a long day. Here are six lucky charms to help you […]

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Melatonin Use in Children: The Dark Truth

Melatonin Use in Children: The Dark Truth

It’s safe to say that if a child isn’t sleeping well, there is usually at least one parent who isn’t sleeping well, either. After weeks, months, or even years of sleep deprivation, I understand why some parents may go on the hunt for something “natural” to help their children sleep. Enter over-the-counter melatonin. What is melatonin? Melatonin […]

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Four Reasons Why A Dream Feed Isn't So Dreamy

Four Reasons Why A Dream Feed Isn’t So Dreamy

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “dream feed,” then you’re probably one of those parents who never struggled with your infant’s sleep. In theory, a dream feed sounds great. The idea is that you feed your infant without fully waking her so that she is still “dreaming.” You gently pick her up and feed her before you head […]

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