A podcast about helping your child sleep, and connecting to your child and yourself through all the ups and downs of parenting.
Hosted by Child Sleep Consultant Laura Meierkort of Nest Family Sleep
025: Night Weaning
Weaning is a very personal choice with many factors to consider. Join me as I discuss when it's appropriate to think about weaning, the pros and cons, and exactly how to start the process. I also go over 2 important steps that come before you even begin reducing feedings.
Pacifiers - can’t live with them, can’t live without them! On this episode we cover the best time to introduce a pacifier and the best time to wean. I get to the truth about pacifiers and breastfeeding and also talk about some of the interesting benefits pacifiers have.
023: Make Bedtime Easier
Bedtime can mean stress for the entire family. There are so many little choices throughout the day that go into creating a calm transition to bed for your child. On this episode I talk about all the ways we can set ourselves and our child up for bedtime success. I show you how to think about sleep holistically and take the entire day into consideration.
Sleep Averages by Age Chart Mentioned: http://www.mybabysleepguide.com/2013/02/average-sleep-charts-by-age.html
022: The Importance of Connection
On this episode, I'm so excited to be joined by Rene Thomsen LPC of Parenting.littles on Instagram. Rene is a therapist who specializes in helping families to build connection and attachment. She's also a mom! Rene explains why having a connected relationship with your child is so important, and how it can be beneficial for your child's development. We also talked about easy ways to work more connection into your day.
@parenting.littles on Instagram
021: Unrealistic Expectations?!
There are so many misconceptions about how our children "should be" sleeping. In this episode I discuss some of the most common ways I see parent's expectations clashing with what is developmentally appropriate. I will help you understand what is realistic, and also how to decide what feels right for you and your family.
020: Sleep Regressions
Sleep regression - the words every parent dreads. But when we look at what’s behind these periods in our child’s lives carefully, we can see them as periods of rapid change and development. On this episode, I look at some of the most common periods of sleep difficulties, and discuss what’s behind them and what we can do to help our child through while staying sane!
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