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Author: Becca Campbell

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Hey! I'm Becca Campbell, Your Pediatric Sleep Consultant. I'm here to resolve your child's exhausting sleep habits so you can look forward to bedtime. Join me here each week as we change the future of your family's sleep story for good!
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Remember how I taught you how to move bedtime later for the summer? (READ THIS BLOG) Well, we decided to go ahead and try it out for our girls. It didn't work out the way we hoped! In this episode I'm sharing a few of the lessons I learned and how YOU can decide if moving bedtime later would be a good fit for your child...or not! Come on over to The Little Z's Sleep Society! We're always here to help you *keep* sleep a thing! https://littlezsleep.com/sleep-society-trial (Try LZSS out for $1/1week!) Follow Becca on Instagram! Share a sleep win on our Google Reviews! Check out our YouTube channel! https://littlezsleep.com/programs (Find your Sleep Training Course!)
Summer is coming, and all the memories of pool days, beach vacations and more! But before we get there, let's check in with Holly Choi of Safe Beginnings to review: Swim gear: lifejackets, puddle jumpers, floats, etc Swim lessons: when to begin Pool fence: regular builder or specific pool fence Holly (https://www.instagram.com/safebeginnings/ (@safebeginnings)) is a nationally-certified first aid instructor focused on the infant and toddler years, and an active child injury prevention advocate. As a mom of two young children (ages 2 + 4), Holly lives with the same challenges all parents face keeping their children safe on a daily basis. Using Instagram, Holly provides practical tips and advice to help parents and caregivers prevent injury for the little ones in their lives through informative posts, stories, live broadcasts and online courses. https://safebeginnings.ca (Visit Safe Beginnings Website for more!) Let's also *ENJOY* the summer without the sleep deprivation! Use my free https://littlezsleep.com/4steps (4 Steps To Solve Nightwakings) Guide to get started! Follow https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Becca on Instagram) https://littlezsleep.com/programs (Find your Sleep Program)
I'm not here to pick a fight with the anti-sleep training world. I'm just here to finally stand up for what I do. In this episode I'm stating my opinion about the anti-sleep consulting world / anti-sleep training world. I even took to Instagram to get YOUR questions about sleep training and how to handle parent shamers who come swinging. I commit that everyone we do here at Little Z's will be helpful and get you access to sleep. WARNING: this is a little longer of an episode and it's my totally raw opinions. https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Follow Becca on Instagram) https://littlezsleep.com/programs (Check out Little Z's Sleep Programs )for ages 0-5 years old https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/little-zs-sleep-podcast/id1350931749 (Leave a review) for the podcast! Looking for research on crying and sleep training? The following articles are here to support our process, and explain how sleep training is the most beneficial skill you can teach your baby: https://scienceofmom.com/2012/03/30/helping-babies-cope-with-stress-and-learn-to-sleep/ (Helping Babies Learn to Cope with Stress & Sleep Well) http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/4/643?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=2&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3A%20No%20local%20token&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token (AAP 5 Year Follow Up of Benefits & Harm to Sleep Training) http://healthland.time.com/2010/11/16/study-nighttime-sleep-linked-with-better-cognitive-skills-in-infants/?awc=5160_1455047014_a53d6743781cc93c4595814a1256e8c0 (Sleep Linked to Better Cognitive Development) Looking for our podcast episode with Helping Families Thrive all about Attachment Parenting vs. Sure Attachment? https://littlezsleep.com/blog/secure-attachement/ (Listen here)
It's all about the nursing newborn mamas today! We're welcoming my friend Morgan Jackson (IBCLC) of https://www.preparedbeginnings.com/ (Prepared Beginnings Lactation) onto the podcast! Actually, this was a saved IGTV that Morgan and I hosted on my Instagram! We talked all about her experience breastfeeding her first son, and now her SECOND son! We all know kid #1 is not the same as #2...3...4...! Morgan shares the real and raw of what's going on right now with her son, PLUS we are answering your newborn breastfeeding questions! Did you know Morgan's entire Breastfeeding Basics Class is WITHIN my Newborn Sleep Course?! https://littlezsleep.com/newborn (Buy the course now!) --Plus, check out my https://littlezsleep.com/newbornguide (FREE Newborn routines guide here!) Follow https://www.instagram.com/preparedbeginningslactation/ (Morgan on Instagram) Follow https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Becca on Instagram)
Dr. Erin Docampo (OTD, OTR/L) specializes in children that have sensory processing difficulties, disabilities and various developmental delays. She joins me on the podcast this week to talk about how these facts impact sleep and gives SO MANY strategies to help these families maximize their child's sleep each night. Your child CAN sleep, and Dr. Erin is here to help! 💛 Tap the link in bio to download the podcast! Want Dr. Erin Docampo to speak at your group? Reach out! Email drerinot@gmail.com https://www.healthline.com/health/choose-right-size-weighted-blanket (Weighted Blanket Calculator) Follow Becca on https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Instagram) https://littlezsleep.com/quiz (Find your sleep program here!!)
Every other week inside The Sleep Society I pop on LIVE to answer questions about sleep! From newborn to preschool we cover it all, and this week I'm sharing just 3 questions from our last session together inside LZSS. Want to get access to Becca’s video library of FAQs, roadmaps for sleep and join a community of moms who also value sleep just like you? https://littlezsleep.mykajabi.com/offers/Q3L2vEWh (Try out the Sleep Society for $1/1week!)
Are you getting ready to introduce solids to your baby? When it comes to the world of solids and baby food, the options (and opinions) can seem overwhelming!!! But we're here to help you! Edwena Kennedy of MyLittleEater is sharing her Texture Timeline. This tool helps you confidently understand what textures and types of foods to offer your baby according to their age and abilities. Ready for more?? Edwena's https://courses.mylittleeater.com/a/18590/jgDC4kqG (Baby Led Feeding Course) will help you walk step-by-step through the Texture Timeline AND share recipes, tips and strategies to introduce food to your baby. Use code https://courses.mylittleeater.com/a/18590/jgDC4kqG (LITTLEZSLEEP) to save 15% off this course! Listen to Edwena's last podcast episode: https://littlezsleep.com/blog/baby-led-weaning-fears/ (Overcoming The Fear of Gagging & Choking) Follow https://www.instagram.com/mylittleeater/ (MyLittleEater on Instagram) Follow https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (LittleZSleep on Instagram )
We talk a lot about getting your child to sleep and how to help them. But what about Y-O-U...MOM!!!!!! In today's podcast I'm talking with Alison Boden, Registered Dietician Nutritionist of Nourishing Radiance to discuss insomnia in postpartum mothers. We talk through strategies to help you sleep better, and discuss how even a bedtime routine for YOU could be the link to calmer rest. https://www.instagram.com/nourishing_radiance/ (FOLLOW ALISON ON INSTAGRAM) https://nourishingradiance.mykajabi.com/radiant-mama (LEARN MORE ABOUT ALISON'S PROGRAM: RADIANT MAMA) https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (FOLLOW BECCA ON INSTAGRAM) https://littlezsleep.com/newborn (GET NEWBORN SLEEP HELP!)
We're aiming for 11-12 hours all night long for your child (1 night feed if you have a 4-5 month old!). "But like...Becca...that's 60 minutes difference. What do I do with that?!" I get it!!! In this episode I'm sharing a lesson from inside The Sleep Society where I talk about how to adjust your child's schedule when they are sleeping 11 hours at night. http://bit.ly/podcast-lzss (TRY THE SLEEP SOCIETY FOR $1/1 WEEK!)
We're introducing a new series on the Little Z's Sleep Podcast! Once a quarter I'm inviting Drs. Jenna Elgin & Shanna Alverez of Helping Families Thrive to come share parenting trends they notice on social media. Today we're discussing how the parenting pendulum has changed in the last 30 years, what an effective timeout looks like and all about their new course- Parenting Essentials. Save 20% off Parenting Essentials with https://helpingfamiliesthrive.com/courses/parenting-essentials/ (code HFTLITTLEZ) Listen to the previous episode with HFT: https://littlezsleep.com/blog/secure-attachement/ (What Is Secure Attachment?) Follow https://www.instagram.com/helpingfamiliesthrive/ (Helping Families Thrive on Instagram ) Follow https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Becca on Instagram)
If you have a kiddo ages 2.5-3.5 years+ this is for you! Sometime around this age your child may be ready to drop the nap. In this episode I'm walking you through how to manage this transition, the #1 mistake I often see when changing schedules and how to handle the "what ifs..." like daycare or falling asleep in the car! Need some ideas for quiet time? These are some of our favorites! https://littlezsleep.mykajabi.com/offers/Q3L2vEWh (Try the Sleep Society for $1/1 week) for even MORE videos and lessons on how to handle your child's sleep as they grow and change!
Does your potty trained child wake between 4-6AM needing to go potty?! IYKYK! I can handle how to help the early morning pee needs, but what if they gotta poop that early! How do we help their bodies adjust a poop schedule?! I have no idea! So I asked Allison Jandu, The Potty Training Consultant to come help share how to get your little one with this issue.  Allison is a wife, mom to two, four time author, creator of potty training courses and most recently the developer of a potty training certification program! Along with her team, she helps families all over the world make a successful and stress free transition from diaper to potty.  FOLLOW ALLISON ON INSTAGRAM https://www.pottytrainingconsultant.com/online-course (JOIN HER COURSES) LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A POTTY TRAINING CONSULTANT Other resources mentioned: Guest Blog: Potty Training While In A Crib Previous Podcast: Nighttime Potty Training Q&A
It was 10pm one night and Lauren was holding her screaming baby. She was so tired she couldn't remember the last time her baby ate, had a poop or took a nap. In desperation she sent her husband to Target. Surely if there is a button that brings food to your house (thanks Door Dash!), there MUST be a device (that isn't a phone!) to track baby's day to day activity. He came home empty handed, and that's when Lauren and her husband started building their own one-touch logger...Talli Baby was born! https://talli.me/ () In this episode Lauren Longo, creator of Talli Baby, shares why it was important to build a device that doesn't depend on having your phone nearby, how it brings peace of mind to families and why using a tracker like Talli is helpful to families with multiple caretakers. https://talli.me/ (>>SHOP TALLI BABY) https://littlezsleep.com/schedulegenerator (>> FREE SCHEDULE GENERATOR) https://www.instagram.com/talli_baby_tracker/ (Follow Talli Baby on Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Follow Becca on Instagram)
There is ONE key theme to teaching your toddler through preschooler who to sleep independently: confidence! In this podcast interview, I'm flipping the script! Dr. Maylin of Raising Good Kids hosted an Instagram Live asking me questions about toddler sleep. In this interview we answer the questions: 2:33- Introduction to Little Z's 6:50- Thoughts on door locking 10:41- Kid wakes up and comes into parent room 22:58- How is confidence related to sleep? 25:44- What age can kids put themselves to sleep without help? 28:28- When to move to a toddler bed 31:22- Thoughts on melatonin 37:22- Nightmares and night terror thoughts  39:59- Roomsharing for siblings 43:39- Ideal wake times and early rising 47:50- Solo parenting a toddler 50:51- Can a child read for hours at night? 52:50- Wrap up! >> https://www.littlezsleep.com/toddler (GET THE TODDLER SLEEP E-COACHING PROGRAM) >> https://www.littlezsleep.com/preschool (GET THE PRESCHOOL SLEEP E-COACHING PROGRAM) Follow Dr. Maylin of @raisinggoodkids on Instagram Follow https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Becca on Instagram)
Making solid friends in the world of moms is...hard! We're all hungry for relationships yet there's really not much when it comes to growing in our friendships.  In this episode we unpack how to make friendships a priority, even in the middle of a pandemic.  This is one to savor and share!!! Thank you Danielle for joining me on this episode! https://www.instagram.com/daniellebayardjackson/ (Follow Danielle on Instagram) https://www.betterfemalefriendships.com/ (Join Friend Forward ) Danielle Bayard Jackson is an author, speaker, and  certified friendship coach dedicated to teaching women how to create and maintain meaningful female friendships. She has been featured in NBC News for her expertise, and she has been quoted in several other media outlets including Psychology Today and Insider. As the founder of http://www.betterfemalefriendships.com (Friend Forward), Danielle uses her research and insight to show women how to improve their connections with each other. Her book, Give it a Rest: The Case for Tough Love Friendship, outlines her framework for creating platonic intimacy through difficult conversations, and it has been shared in several women’s media outlets. Danielle shares her insight weekly on The Friend Forward Podcast, answering women’s most pressing questions about navigating conflict in female friendships. Danielle is a member of the American Sociological Association, and she studies the latest research in the areas of social science to create practical ways for women to better understand each other when operating in positions of leadership, friendship, and mentorship.
This is a FIRST on the podcast! I'm sharing a live coaching session with 5 families from The Sleep Society, and in true Becca form...not holding back! We cover questions from newborn to preschool and in 30 minutes you'll get a TON of ideas and strategies to help you keep making sleep a thing. 🥂 If your little one is struggling with sleep, you can't miss this episode of the Little Z's Sleep Podcast!  https://littlezsleep.com/sleep-society (Join The Sleep Society for $12/month) https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (Follow Becca on Instagram)
Bed Safety For Kids

Bed Safety For Kids

2021-01-1432:13

Over the years we've covered a lot about crib safety, but what about open bed safety for kids? I've invited Holly Choi from Safe Beginnings to come talk all about open bed safety. We cover crib climbing, toddler beds vs. twin beds, bunk beds, bed rails and what entrapment dangers are between mattress and the wall. Follow Holly on Instagram Follow Becca on https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep (Instagram) https://amzn.to/3idvKj5 (Regalo Bed Rails) that meet ATSM Standards https://amzn.to/35GFFID (Bed that Becca's girls use) with a low + high setting
Attachment Parenting and Secure Attachment are two VERY different terms. However, they can be easily confused- especially in the sleep world. I've asked Drs. Jenna Elgin and Shanna Alvarez to join me on the podcast to bring clarity to these terms. Follow Drs Jenna Elgin & Shanna Alvarez @HelpingFamiliesThrive on Instagram Read more about https://www.helpingfamiliesthrive.com/ (Helping Families Thrive) Follow Becca https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep/ (@littlezsleep on Instagram)
If you're anything like pre-Cook Smarts Becca, you have dabbled in meal planning services, used trials of big-name meal boxes sent to your door...but always left feeling a little jaded by the price or unhappy with the menu. Then, I found Cook Smarts!  Today on the podcast Jess Dang, founder of Cook Smarts Meal Planning, joins me to share her best tips for busy family meal planning, what the difference between CS and other services is, and how spending a little time prepping meals a mental load off for the week! Want to try out Cook Smarts? Get started here! Follow https://www.instagram.com/cooksmarts/ (Cook Smarts on Instagram) Follow https://www.instagram.com/littlezsleep (Becca on Instagram) Find your https://www.littlezsleep.com/quiz (Sleep Training Program here!)
For 5 months we have been using Indow Window Sleep Panels for our girls' rooms. These panels are the best blackout solutions we have ever found! And trust us...we've used black poster board, Blackout EZ covers (which are great!), and now... Indow Windows! On this episode we're talking to Russ, Vice President of Sales at Indow Windows. We're going through why we choose Indow Window Sleep Panels for six windows in our home, which are all the girls' rooms! These sleep panels are $20/square feet and can be ordered by speaking with a sales representative to ensure you get the best fit for your home! >>GET STARTED WITH INDOW WINDOWS >>https://youtu.be/TdNOArzN6Sc (SEE INDOW WINDOW ON OUR YOUTUBE) (Skip to 6:30)
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Jana Miller

Someone should rename toddler beds to preschool beds!! 🙂🙂

Feb 28th
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