Co-sleeping

It's Time to Talk About Parent Sleep

Social media platforms, especially the vortex better known as a Facebook support group, have given (new) parents an opportunity to share their experiences, challenges, and resources in a way that would have been unfathomable in past generations. When baby insomnia a sleep regression strikes we are able to find support and #solidarity with just a few clicks,…

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New AAP Guidelines – Why We Need to Talk About Bed-sharing.

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a revision of their infant sleep guidelines and all of us here at bebo mia are very happy about it. The updated safe sleep guidelines are moving more towards what many parents already do instinctually and it recognizes that when it comes to sleep, our babies often have different plans than we do.…

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Sleep Educator vs Sleep Trainer – What Is the Difference?

Good baby, bad habits?  Sleep seems to be treated as this dirty little secret in parenting.  If you are an expectant parent, you might be warned that babies wake up a lot at night, but you probably don’t think it will be all that bad.  Or if it is, certainly you will be able to…

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Bedtime for Two? – Why You Shouldn't Plan Ahead!

“When and how should I get my toddler into their own bed?” “Should I night wean before the baby comes?” “How do you manage putting both to bed when solo parenting?” “What are some ways to get my partner more involved in bedtime?” “How do you make sure baby gets a good nap when they…

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bed-sharing like sleeping with a knife?!

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Elizabeth Boyce posted about her beautiful family bed this week and it has (re?)sparked the co-sleeping/family bed discussion. Sleep is hands down the number one question we get from our postpartum clients and we always say the same thing…: Public Health Agency of Canada and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not support sleeping with…

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Do You Hold Your Baby Too Much?

Short Answer: No Long Answer: You can never hold your baby TOO much. You will not spoil your baby by attending to their needs. Your baby is not manipulating you by crying; it is their only way to communicate. My partner and I tried for 3 years before we finally conceived my daughter. For those three years (and many before that), I dreamed of the day I could…

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A Sleep Article Rant

One of the more thoughtful gifts I received when I was pregnant with my son was a subscription to Today’s Parent magazine. For the past two years, I have enjoyed flipping through the articles, finding stories I’ve enjoyed or trying some great recipes. When I saw the cover of this month’s (February 2015) issue, with…

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A Night Weaning Journey

My sweet little angel is 31 months.  For those of you who don’t want to do the math, that’s around two and a half years.  Some days, these two and a half years seem to have gone by in the blink of an eye.  On the “black rings under the eyes” days, they have seemed…

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Top 10 Sleep Questions Answered

We have compiled a list of the Top 10 Sleep Questions we receive. Learning how to get your baby to sleep can be one of the biggest challenges for new parents, and our Sleep Expert, Brandie, is here to help you every step of the way. Check out her answers to parents’ most popular questions, and…

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11 Tips for Coping with Sleep Deprivation

As a parent, 9 times out of 10, the first question you get asked is, “So, how is he/she sleeping” – or something to that sentiment.   Often, when you honestly shrug and say you aren’t sleeping well, or admit that your baby is still nursing all night long, there is an awkward pause, silence, change…

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