Healthy Little Note: Issue #46
Hope everyone had a nice weekend! We are jumping for joy over here at HLS... In case you missed it, last week we had big news. We hired a new sleep consultant Nicole Emerson!
She is currently offering 25% off for the first handful of clients that book with her. Spots are almost full, so don't miss your chance to book an initial call with her now and save a little extra $$! She's even giving one lucky recipient a free hour consult, so don't be shy in mentioning this too!
In this week's newsletter I have a little something on the after school aftermath meltdowns you might be experiencing, how to help your little become an avid reader, a little more understanding of those night wakings and what might be happening, plus 5 important signs you might be getting in the way of your little's sleep.
Let's do this!
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1. THE AFTER SCHOOL COLLAPSE
Now that preschool/school has started (depending on your little's age) you might be experiencing the aftermath of your little one being "on" all day. Yep... your little one is holding it all together and being on their best behavior ALL DAY only to release their true emotions on YOU!
This article gives great tips on how to handle those big emotions in the moment and how to help your little one decompress after a jam-packed day.
I know for us a snack to start has been useful (this helps take the edge off of any hangriness that's happening) and not getting on them to put their things away right when they get home (just another "thing" they need to be on about).
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2. HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO READ
We all want to instill those great reading values in our littles... but how? From reading the same story over and over (so redundant for us, but SO good for them), to reading in front of them, to giving them a choice, and more... this great Medium article shares several ways how you can help your little.
And of course, I'll add that bedtime book ... it's now one of my favorite times with my kiddos, and their's too!
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3. NIGHT TERRORS OR NIGHTMARES?
Is your little one waking up in the middle of the night screaming, and you're not sure what to do? And anything you try doesn't help? Well, your little might be experiencing night terrors.
It sounds worse than it is... but in reality your little doesn't even know it's happening. This great article from NY Times Parenting gives you a good picture of what's happening, what you should do, and how to try and "stop" them.
And if you were a sleep walker in your day... night terrors and sleep walking are connected (it's hereditary).
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4. FIVE SIGNS YOU'RE GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR BABY'S SLEEP
If you feel stuck rocking, bouncing, or going for a drive to get your little one to fall asleep and it's taking longer and longer, you are more likely getting in the way of your little's sleep.
It used to be so easy to put your little one down for sleep, and then all of a sudden around the 3-4month age range, your little one is fighting you. This is part developmental, part associations, and part sleep needs changing.
Check out this article on the 5 signs to figure out if you're getting in the way of your little one's sleep
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5. WHERE TO FIND ME NEXT...
All you locals, I am giving a Newborn Sleep workshop at Hatch Collection in Brentwood, CA on Sept 11th from 6-7pm. You can sign up at Hatch here.
At the end of the month, on September 27th, you can find me at Beverly Hills Pediatrics for another talk on Newborn Sleep AND Younger Baby/Toddler Sleep (as young as 5mos+). Make sure you sign up here!
Can't make these sleep talks and wish you could? Get on the list for the next live sleep talk with me.
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AND If you have some questions of your own... I've got ya - go here to schedule a FREE 15-minute call with me, and we can chat about it!
OR as always, just reply to this email with any questions you have, and I'll be happy to answer.
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Well, that's it for this issue!
Hope you enjoyed it and I'd LOVE if you shared it with your friends on social media or spread the word on the local Mommy gossip circuit - thanks!
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