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Introducing a Lovey to your baby
When I start working with a family, one of the first things I do is recommend giving the child a “lovey”.  A lovey is any item that your child can use during the night and naps to find comfort and soothe themself back to sleep.  They can help for... Read more
Saying goodbye to naps by Leslie Black (A Kiss Goodnight)
Saying Goodbye to Naps  The thought of the end of naptime is terrifying for many parents. No more peaceful house for 2 or 3 hours every afternoon. No more time alone to get things done. No more…naps. Although it seems scary, it’s not as bad as you think. The... Read more
The Importance of Naps by Leslie Black (A Kiss Goodnight)
Naps. Do you love them or hate them? We all love the break when our little ones nap, but sometimes getting them to nap is so much work it doesn’t seem worth it. However, your baby or toddler really do need those naps.  When naps are skipped, this leads... Read more
Sleep training baby #2 UPDATE!
We’ve got a sleeper! YAHOO.  Sleep is so underrated.  For the first time in over 5 months, I slept a full 8 hours last night and I feel like a human being again. Sleep training works.  It takes time and it’s not necessarily easy (though what part of parenting... Read more
Sleep training baby #2 with the help of A Kiss Goodnight!
Sleep training Days 1-3 When my oldest daughter, Portia, was about 5 or 6 months old, nobody in our house was getting much sleep and I wasn’t sure what to do about it.  She would *sometimes* sleep 6 hours in a row, but often she only slept 3-4 hours... Read more
Toddlers, Tantrums and Sleep by A Kiss Goodnight
Toddlers, Tantrums and Sleep Imagine this scenario: Your toddler is having a great time playing outside. He’s got his favorite fire truck and he’s rolling it through the dirt.  Now he’s finished playing outside, but not finished playing with that dirty fire truck and wants to bring it inside... Read more
Summer Travel Tips from A Kiss Goodnight
Summer Travel Tips Summer has arrived which means you probably have some vacation plans.  If you have a child that’s a great sleeper, you may be concerned about how travel and sleeping in a new environment will affect your little one.  If your child is not a great sleeper,... Read more
Toddler transitions: Moving to a ‘big bed’
We are lucky to have Leslie Black back (A Kiss Goodnight) with a great article this week about moving your little one from a crib to a ‘big bed’.  This is a big transition and can be daunting for many parents.  Read on to hear Leslie’s take on this... Read more
A Kiss Goodnight: Soothers and Sleep
This week, our sleep expert, Leslie Black, weighs in on the big ‘soother debate’.  I loved reading this post and I am sure you will find it to be very useful information as well! Short and sweet… here’s Leslie! ******* Soothers and Sleep Many parents ask me whether or... Read more