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Best Halloween Books for Preschoolers

We love reading as a family! But it can be challenging to find the best Halloween books for preschoolers. Some might be too scary for the littlest ones, while others might not feel challenging or interesting enough for those busy imaginations. It is all treats and no tricks with this list of the 4 best Halloween books for preschoolers.   *This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on a link I earn commission if you decide to purchase a product. The 4 Best Halloween Books for Preschoolers Your toddler or preschooler will want to hop on the broom right along with the witch and her friends. Julia does a beautiful job explaining that sometimes things are not what they appear to be and friendship is an unbreakable bond. After reading the book, your child may enjoy the animated film. Whether you are looking to find his favorite character Seymore or a witch hidden in the sky, you will enjoy the challenge as much as your toddler or preschooler. As a mom of two girls, I cannot help but fall for books with strong, independent women. Two of my favorites in this category are The Little Old Lady Who …

The Importance of Naps: A Guide to Better Sleep for Your Child

Mateo’s parents reached out when he was almost 6 months old. They were concerned that his short naps would start affecting his growth and development. According to them, his night sleep was not an issue. We discovered that part of the reason he was not able to nap well was because he was not able to self-soothe, resulting in 30-45 minute naps throughout the day. When they put him down at night, he was already asleep. His parents were so concerned about him getting the “right” amount of sleep during the day and would sometimes try to help him soothe between cycles to ensure the right amount of sleep.  The problem with this? It wasn’t quality sleep. When we started working together, I could see that he actually wasn’t getting enough sleep, and the sleep was fragmented due to him waking between sleep cycles. We adjusted his schedule, moved away from following his sleepy cues to prevent overtiredness (since he was now six months old, he wasn’t showing cues that he was tired even though he was actually quite tired!), and helped him learn some self-soothing skills. Ultimately, we were able to get him to yield solid, consistent naps which …

Summer Travel and Baby Sleep: 5 Tips and Tricks for a Restful Vacation

Traveling with a baby or young child can be an exciting and rewarding experience. But it can also present challenges when it comes to maintaining your little one’s sleep routine. When my oldest was young, we struggled with sleep! That made even short trips stressful and tiring. We don’t have family that live locally, so traveling was a must. Sometimes our sleep was so poor, I wanted to cancel the trip! I don’t want that for you! We knew we had to better understand sleep in order to help our family which is what we did! I want that for you, too! I have learned from experience that when our little ones sleep well (even when away from home), everyone is happier. Don’t let the idea of Summer travel and baby sleep make you a bit nervous! I’m here to help and share my secrets of Summer travel and baby sleep with you so your trip can actually feel like a vacation! From packing familiar items to adjusting your schedule, these tips will help you set your baby up for sleep success, no matter where you travel. Keep reading to learn how you can get your baby or child to sleep …

Favorite Sleep Products

Setting up your child’s sleep environment so it is ideal for sleep, set’s your child up for success. Here are some of our favorite products which you can use at home or while away to help your family get the sleep they need to achieve your dreams. Room Darkening Sound Machines Swaddles and Sleep Sacks Humidifiers Child Alarm Clocks Travel This document contains affiliate links as I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and Blackout EZ Affiliate Program, affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Sleep Easy: Safety Tips for Turning a Nursery into a Big Kid Room

Transitioning to a big kid bed is a big kid step! If you are considering moving your little one out of a crib and into a big kid bed, making sure your child’s room is safe will help everyone sleep better! Safety is always a number one concern! You know the ABC’s of safe sleep and followed them step by step throughout infancy. But now, your child is out of the crib and even though they are ready for a big kid bed, they may not be ready to have big kid freedoms and responsibilities…especially in the middle of the night. Although we will expect our little one to follow their sleep rules and remain in their sleep space during sleep, we also need to make sure their room is as safe as a giant crib. As your child ages, they will be spending more time exploring and asserting their independence throughout your house and we want to keep them as safe as possible as they do so. Follow these tips to help turn your nursery into a big kid room that is as safe as a giant crib and sleep easy knowing you are taking steps to keep them safe. …