Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room

For many parents, getting their baby to sleep through the night is a life-changing event. I know it certainly was for me. Waking up every hour or two to the sounds of a crying baby wasn’t just an inconvenience. It was absolutely exhausting. I was constantly irritable, completely unfocused, unable to keep track of anything,

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Sleep Disorders in Children

Dr. Juliya Vaghani is Lead Dentist for Zen Triangle Dentistry, a practice in Cary, North Carolina. She earned her doctorate in dentistry from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and is an active member in the North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry.  Sleep Disorders in Children created

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Summer Travel Tips

It can be very scary to take your young baby on vacation, especially when you’ve finally gotten them on a great sleep progress (12 hour nights). You can remember that it was just a few months ago that sleep was hell and you and your entire household were sleep deprived. Well I’m here to tell

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Is My Baby Waking Because She’s Hungry?

Is My Baby Waking Because She’s Hungry? We’re all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished, obviously, but as anyone who’s been through this glorious journey of motherhood will tell you, kids are shrewd. They’re unimaginably clever. They will find ways to get what they want and they

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Back To School Tips

Back To School Tips Alright, let me just start off here by saying, honestly and sincerely, no judgment for what might have gone down in the last couple of months. I know… I’m a child sleep consultant and you may think that I’m going to chastise you for the late bedtimes, unenforced rules, inconsistent schedules,

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Can You Breast Feed and Sleep Train?

Sleep Training and Breast Feeding When I was expecting my first child, I probably did more reading than I did throughout my entire academic career. I was determined to know everything there was to know about having a baby, raising a child, and everything that had anything at all to do with parenting.  What I

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The Benefits Of Sleep

Sleep has always been, and will likely continue to be, a bit of a mystery. From an evolutionary standpoint, it seems like something that we should have abandoned a few hundred thousand years ago. The fact that we fall into a near unconscious state for a third of our day, every day, leaving us vulnerable

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How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Relationship

 What is it about you having a lousy night’s sleep that makes everyone else so awful? It seems that way, doesn’t it? You have a night of broken, interrupted, just plain lousy sleep, and the next day people are driving like they’ve been lobotomized, humming and hawing about their Starbucks order in front of you,

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Getting Your Partner Involved

One of the most interesting aspects of my job is that I get to work so closely with such a wide variety of people and personalities. Coming into people’s homes, especially at a time when they’re vulnerable and emotional, lets you get to know them in a hurry. I can honestly say that I’ve never

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Snoring, Mouth-Breathing & Sleep

I used to think that snoring babies were absolutely adorable. After all, what better indicator is there that your baby is fast asleep and getting the rest they need than the sound of them purring away in their crib? As a mother, the sight of your baby sleeping means they’re relaxed, feeling safe, and content

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Please Don’t Throw Out Your White Noise Machines!

I don’t know how many of you have been following the new season of True Detective, (Spoiler alert: It’s amazing) but there was a line in the last episode I saw where Mahershala Ali is talking to his son, and telling him how courageous he was before he became a parent. “I did things some

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Is Melatonin Safe For Your Kids?

Back when I was a kid, there was an ad that ran pretty frequently on daytime television for a book called, “The Doctors Book of Home Remedies,” and even as a child, I have to admit, I was fascinated. Try rubbing aspiring on a bee sting! Quiet a colicky baby by running the vacuum cleaner! Swallow

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