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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April 21, 2022 20 min

 In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Mark and Hannah, the founders of Sleep Out Curtains, a revolutionary and ‘green’ curtain that can take your sleep to the next level, at home or on the go. Join me as we journey with them and how Sleepout came to be, plus the other exciting things they are working on to make your sleep successful.

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In this episode, I am joined by Angela Stuart, a Sleep Consultant on my Slumber Squad from Austin, TX, and our resident Toddler Expert to discuss some tools and strategies parents should have to reset their little ones’ sleep at bedtime and through the night.

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In this episode, I dive into the weird time between 3 months old and 4 months old, when things “should” be stabilizing but seem to get a mess again. What’s happening?? Listen to this episode and you will answer that question.

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In this episode, I dive into the topic of solids, when to pull back on them if baby isn’t sleeping well, what type of solids are nutritionally awesome.  I discuss how solids impact a child sleeping well and how you help my baby to sleep through the night and know they are not hungry and don’t need to eat.

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 In this episode, I dive into a conversation on Melatonin, how it’s used, how it works in the body, what foods contain melatonin, and what you should understand about this hormone.
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Many times, there is ‘something’ a toddler seeks that leads you into their bedroom multiple times a night, causing them to no longer sleep through the night and causing a sleep regression for weeks and sometimes months. In this episode, I explain a situation with a recent client about the lost lovie overnight and how we changed his behavior and stopped the overnight wakings

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In this episode, we discuss what might cause a 5-month sleep regression and how to ensure you don’t get stuck in it. This is also a common time for a nap transition, so we share the sample schedule of that transition and what the timing should look like.

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In this episode, we cover all about how to help a baby take the full feedings they need to grow, but without creating the habit of eating “to sleep” that many new parents struggle with.

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There are many swaddle transition products on the market, but in honor of safe sleep month, I am discussing today the Baby Merlin Magic Sleep Suit and the main reasons we love it for infants from 3 - 9 months old to support healthy and safe sleep. 

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In this episode, we steer away from sleep and focus more on resetting yourself as a busy mom, to ensure you are caring for yourself, because let’s face it, you are no good to your family when you have nothing left to give. This exercise, which takes just a handful of minutes to complete, can help you bring attention to and reboot the balance you feel in your daily life. Identify gaps and understand how to reintroduce them in the da...

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How do you balance naps that are not in a crib or bed, but can still be restorative in nature? In this episode, we cover the right way to manage the realities and demands of being parents but still having a life out and about and a child who sleeps well. As a sleep consultants, we coach parents on achieving their sleep goals, based on their normal. 

  • Free Sleep Community: Slumber Made Simple
  • Free Discovery Call with a Sleep Coach on ...
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    In this episode, we review the main times that parents are ready to hire a sleep consultant for their baby or toddler?

  • Are you a new mom with a newborn who doesn’t sleep?
  • Are you transitioning back to work and need a baby on a schedule?
  • Do you have a new arrival coming?
  • Is baby not yet sleeping through the night?
  • Are naps short and do you lack a schedule?
  • Is your toddler’s behavior getting worse and they won’t stay in their bed or sleep...
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    Courtney discusses ways to help baby transition from breast to bottle.

  • Start before baby is ravenous
  •  Have a relative give the bottle
  • Quiet / Calm place. 
  • Change the Position/ Forward Facing 
  • Different Bottles 
  • Different Nipple Flow / Design
  • Medicine Pacifier
  • Top off with the bottle after 1 breast offered 
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    In this episode, Courtney talks all about when supported sleep in your newborn infant and toddler becomes a problem and the key ways to balance supported and independent sleep.

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    In this episode, Courtney speaks about pacifiers and their use in newborns, infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. She addresses first, how to identify if you even have an issue with it, then what are the ways to get rid of it for good if necessary and how long does that transformation take?  

     

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    In this episode, we have the pleasure of interviewing a prior sleep client of Tiny Transitions, who went on to have twins and develop her own amazing sleep swaddle that is unique and oh-so-amazing. Double the swaddle does = double the sleep and in this episode, we get right down to how this product can work for your newborn too! 

     

     

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    With supported sleep, i.e. anything you do to ‘help’ baby settle, there is a balance to ensure they are learning the skill of sleep and to self-settle, with the reality that cuddle naps, car-rides and a walk in the stroller is a nice way to break up the day. I explain how to live that 80/20 balance the right way, and still good longer naps and keep the baby sleeping through the night. 

    Resources: 

    Slumber Made Simple Facebook Slee...

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    In this episode, I discuss how to know the pacifier is the trouble behind your child’s sleep struggles and sleeping through the night. Many sleep consultants will tell you straight away to get rid of it, but I don’t look at it so black and white and explain when it can stay and when it needs to go. 

    Resources: 

    Slumber Made Simple Facebook Sleep Community

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    Join me as I interview the founder of Dreamland Baby Co, Tara Williams as we explore her journey to launching a weighted swaddle and blanket for children. 

     

    Resources: 

    Dreamland Baby Co 

    Facebook Group Slumber Made Simple

     

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