Breastfeeding and Sleep Coaching

Breastfeeding and Sleep Coaching Breastfeeding and Sleep Coaching: Do they work together? Many parents equate sleep coaching with night weaning. Working to improve sleep skills may be unnecessarily delayed for months by parents who wish to continue the nightly breastfeeding relationship. Did you know that breastfeeding and sleep coaching can

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Drowsy But Awake

Drowsy But Awake So we have all heard of that magic moment in which you put your baby down “drowsy but awake” and then they peacefully drift off to sleep.   But does anyone know what “drowsy but awake” actually means? Drowsy but awake means putting your baby down when they

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Normal newborn sleep and unicorn babies

Normal newborn sleep and unicorn babies So many times as a sleep-deprived new mother, I asked myself the question “how can this possibly be normal newborn sleep?”. Dr.Google told me that my baby waking up every 1.5-2 hours for the first few months of his life was absolutely normal (babies need

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How Does a Gentle Sleep Coach Create a Sleep Plan?

How Does a Gentle Sleep Coach Create a Sleep Plan? You’ve asked, so I’m answering! When I work with families, there are multiple factors I take into consideration when creating a customized sleep plan.  Before your consultation, I send you a 7-page history form which guides me in putting your

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Andrea Moore - Gentle Sleep Coach

Andrea Moore – Certified Gentle Sleep Coach

My goal is to educate, listen, empower, and support you on your journey to better sleep.Andrea Moore – Certified Gentle Sleep Coach I’m Andrea and I am Calgary’s Gentle Sleep Coach. I have been trained by Kim West (LCSW-C and author of Good Night Sleep Tight) to help you teach your

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SUMMER PROMO 2017

SUMMER PROMO 2017 I remember coming through the fog, that blur of seemingly endless days and even longer nights. Does it count as a new day if you really haven’t slept? I remember coming through the haze of postpartum depression and anxiety, the panic attacks that left me breathless and

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8 Baby Sleep Myths Busted!

8 Baby Sleep Myths Busted! As a parent, I’m sure you have received massive amounts of opposing advice from Google, your mother, your mother-in-law, your friend, your neighbour, the grocery store clerk and so on. Although well-intentioned, the copious amounts of advice are often inaccurate. Today I will be debunking

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Breastfeeding and Sleep Coaching: Do they “Work” Together?

Breastfeeding and Sleep Coaching: Do they “Work” Together? Breastfeeding and Sleep Coaching: Do they “Work” Together? Many parents equate sleep coaching with night weaning. Working to improve sleep skills may be unnecessarily delayed for months by parents who wish to continue the nightly breastfeeding relationship. Did you know that breastfeeding

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Sleep Through the “Spring Forward” Time Change

Sleep Through the “Spring Forward” Time Change That wonderful time of year that brings warmth, blissful time outdoors, and bright days (and evenings) is just around the corner. With that comes the “Spring Forward” time change. Although the extra hour of daylight is much welcomed after a long winter, it

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How Much Sleep Does my Child Need?

How Much Sleep Does my Child Need? Did you know that one of the most common causes of poor sleep habits in children is purely because they are not getting enough sleep? This may seem like a silly statement because obviously if they sleep poorly, they aren’t getting enough sleep

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Sleep Problems? This is why sleep is important!

Sleep Problems? This is why sleep is important! So many people have “sleep problems” these days, whether the cause is due to their own sleep issues, or due to their children’s poor sleep.  Many times, parents are told to tough it out until their child learns to sleep on their

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HELP! My baby won’t sleep!!

HELP! My baby won’t sleep!! Before your precious baby comes into the world, you have so many plans and intentions to do everything right. You plan to have a consistent routine incorporating a peaceful bath, a soothing massage, serene lullabies, and reading emotionally charged board books conveying your deep, never

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Cry It Out: Will it Harm my Baby?

Cry It Out: Will it Harm my Baby? Ah, the controversial topic of “Cry it Out”. We have all seen articles and blog posts floating around the internet claiming that cortisol floods your baby’s brain and nervous system when sleep training is implemented. I remember having visions of this dreaded

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Travelling with Children: Will I Sleep?

Travelling with Children: Will I Sleep? Travelling, like any changes to routine, can throw a wrench in your baby’s sleep. So do I just stay at home until my child is 5? NO! Are there ways to improve sleep while vacationing? Thankfully, the answer is YES! So how do I

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Mommylicious Blissful Nights Draw

Mommylicious Blissful Nights Draw Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Mommylicious Trade Show yesterday! Now for the exciting part…..finding out who won the Sleep Essentials Basket! #mommylicious blissfulnights #yycgentlesleepcoach #freestuff https://youtu.be/Ej53OhM7IJw

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Naps, Sweet Naps

Naps, Sweet Naps Why are naps so important, anyways? As parents, we have all heard that naps are incredibly important. But why? Wouldn’t life be easier if our children could simply go with the flow? Simple answer: sleep is incredibly important for growing bodies. Every minute of every day, your

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How to Help Your “Colicky Baby”

How to Help Your “Colicky Baby” My story After numerous trips to numerous doctors to try to determine the reason/s for my baby’s incessant, day after day, week after week crying, a doctor informed me he may just have a “colicky temperament”. Don’t worry, the doctor assured me, this will

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Time change tips

Your Schedule vs. Your Child’s Sleep Schedule

Your Schedule vs. Your Child’s Sleep Schedule Do you schedule your child’s sleep times or do you follow their natural sleepy cues? Wouldn’t life be convenient if our babies would sleep on our schedule so we could fit in grocery shopping, playdates, and dinners out with family? Unfortunately this is

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The All-Important Bedtime Routine

The All-Important Bedtime Routine As many parents have learned through experience, babies and children thrive on routine. They feel secure and safe when they know what to expect, and you can foster this in their daily routines.  It’s so easy to forget that life on earth is a new experience

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