The Kids Sleep Show

The Kids Sleep Show

The Kids Sleep Show helps tired parents to understand the root of their child's' sleep challenges from birth through school-aged. Most children don't get adequate sleep and in this fun and lighthearted show, Courtney Zentz, a nationally ranked Pediatric Sleep Specialist breaks down the root of your struggles and shares steps to go from a sleepy mess to sleep success in just a few short days.

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May 3, 2021 11 min

In this podcast, I discuss when the right age is to drop a nap, how to tell it’s time, and when you might need to keep or re-add that nap in, to maintain balance in your toddlers day.?



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Join Courtney as she interview Dr. Katie Sherer as we discuss the importance of nutrition postpartum, the microbiome and the impact a diet can have on your hormones, mental clarity, sleep and digestive balance as adults and in our children. 



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As adults, we sleep with pillows and blankets, but for children, the guidelines are different, as are their sleep preferences. In today’s episode, we discuss when it makes sense to introduce them and also, hacks for babies under 12 months, who can’t use them from a safe sleep standpoint, but still may love the comfort of soft sheets or a wearable blanket. 



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Sleep regressions alone can be a challenge, then add teething into the mix and many parents can feel unsure as to the real reason their kid is not sleeping through the night. Today, we review how to assess if the wakings are teething related or perhaps, your little one has built up a small habit that you need to address. 



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Can you Co-Sleep and Sleep Train? On this episode, Courtney talks all about that for infants and toddlers, what that means for your family sleep dynamic and the steps to take if you are ready to reclaim your bed sans kid. 

 

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Title: The 5 Tips for More Sleep Tonight for your Kid https://tinytransitionsdownloadables.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/Get+Your+Sleep+Back.pdf

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Newborns at 3 months shift and leap dramatically at 3 months, and their sleep can sometimes derail, causing that dreaded 4 month sleep regression. In this episode, I discuss why it’s happening, now to balance their day to set them up for overnight success and a sample schedule for a 3 or 4 month old baby to follow!! 



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Balance life as a busy mother, balancing the mountain of responsibilities and still finding time to be preset for your family are what we are digging into today with Dana Stone, founder of LiveandRest.com {https://liveandrest.com/

 

IG https://www.instagram.com/thedanastone/



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As a parent, sleep is the holy grail. When you go into each bedtime wondering just how it's going to go, that can be very stressful. Today, Courtney Zentz, Pediatric Sleep Coach & Founder of Tiny Transitions, breaks down what the main causes of overnight sleep struggles are and how to identify and change what you are doing, to give your child the gift of sleep. 

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As we prepare to spring forward this episode will teach you how to keep your kids sleep well!

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In this episode, Courtney discusses how to effectively manage the skipping time zones when traveling with a child and what it should look like for you to balance sleep. She also further dives into traveling with a child and nap management on long car rides / overnight trips. 



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In this episode, Courtney dives into the root cause of separation anxiety in children and the 5 things you can do to build a healthy relationship with your child and minimize the severity of separation anxiety in infants and toddlers.



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In this episode, Courtney speaks with Sarina Weaver, a School Psychologist in the Philadelphia area, working specifically with children who have special needs. We discuss the diagnosis of autism, sensory processing, and working to support healthy sleep in children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. 

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In this episode, Courtney dives more into the world of Pediatric Sleep Coaching and Consulting. In this space, it’s important to understand a few key things as you assess the person you want to entrust in supporting your family's journey to sleep. 



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In this episode, Courtney chats all about the dreading sleep regressions that happen, mainly in our first year. She uncovers the cognitive, physical and developmental leaps that can cause them and how to ensure you don’t backslide on the sleep progress that you have made on your journey with your baby. 



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In this episode, Courtney reviews the common mistakes parents make when they are “DIY” sleep training. She discussed the methods to sleep training and what key things ensure you reach sleep success in your home. 



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In this episode, Courtney discusses the ideal bedtime routine duration, environment and order of ‘events,’ to ensure your child’s body has the ability to calm and settle before rest, at the optimal time. Consistency in this routine helps the body to know sleep is coming and prepare itself for rest. 



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In this episode, Courtney discusses the #1 thing that parents overlook, which leads to hours of tears, trouble settling, kids not sleeping through the night and early morning waking. With some adjustments and better alignment, everyone will wake up feeling more refreshed. 



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In this episode, Courtney discusses the 3 easy changes that parents can make immediately, to help ensure you are setting you and your child up for sleep success tonight. When parents miss these 3 key things, it can cause more tears, more trouble going to sleep and more trouble staying asleep. 



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There are 3 changes you can make today in your child's room to get more sleep tonight. First, we discuss the use of night lights in a child's room, something I see frequently as a sleep consultant.  Next, we discuss ambient lighting from the gadgets, timers, monitors, etc that are emitted from devices. Finally, we discuss body clock management to avoid overtired and ensure your infant or toddler has the right bedtime. 

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If you want to know all about doulas, this is the podcast episode for you. Courtney is joined by Ava Ellis of Womb and Wellness to discuss the role that a doula plays in your pregnancy and birth journey.

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