Tag Archives: sleep

My daughter’s quirky bedtime habits

As you all know, Heidi’s sleep has never been easy. Thankfully, things greatly improved earlier this year when we finally broke down and hired a sleep consultant! (We got our lives back – seriously.) But Heidi is still Heidi, and … Continue reading

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9 surprising things about working with a sleep consultant

We did it. We hired a sleep consultant to help with Heidi’s sleep issues. We’ve been suffering with 4 AM waking, short or non-existent naps, and frequent hysterical wake ups for far too long. Heidi was clearly sleep deprived. Jesse and I … Continue reading

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Reaching out for help: hiring a sleep consultant

So, we’re thinking about hiring a sleep consultant. As you guys know, Heidi’s sleep has always been all over the place. Heidi has suffered just about every sleep problem in the book  – and we’ve read just about every sleep … Continue reading

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Toddler bed for the win! (Or: why I should never doubt myself)

Remember how I was hesitant to move Heidi from her cot to her toddler bed? Well, what the heck was I so scared of? I started putting her to bed in the toddler bed, in the same room as Claire, … Continue reading

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Transitioning from a cot to a toddler bed: how did you do it?

Heidi took us by surprise the other day when she jumped out of her cot by herself. She’s only two years old, but I have a feeling that having her contained in the cot won’t last much longer!

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A sick twist of motherhood – why can’t I sleep in?

You guys now how much I’ve struggled with Heidi’s sleep – the saga continues! Naps are still catch-as-catch-can, and baby girl wakes every day before the crack of dawn. No joke. I consider it a “good day” when she sleeps until … Continue reading

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Is play school the answer to my toddler’s sleep problems?

As you guys know, I’ve been looking at schools lately. This week I’ve been taking Claire to a new school for a trial visit. (Incidentally, she is LOVING IT – more on that another day!) The teacher invited me to stay and … Continue reading

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Nap trick: keeping your baby awake in the car

Do your kids fall asleep in the car on the way home and ruin their naps? Heidi is famous for this. It amazes me how quickly she can fall asleep in the car – usually before we even drive out … Continue reading

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Hello weekend!

Happy Friday, everyone! We are heading up to Laikipia for the weekend with lots of friends. I’ll tell you more about it next week when we’re back! Here are a couple of cool things we picked up this week…

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What worked for us: the double swaddle!

A while back, I posted about how Heidi is addicted to her swaddle, but is now big enough to break out of it and wake herself at night. I am SO glad I posted it, because I got tons of … Continue reading

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