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Jenni June’s March Baby Sleep B.S. Buster!

By Blog, Kids Health, Uncategorized

B.S. Sleep myth #1… We’ve heard for decades in sleep training books and from well-meaning pediatricians (who by the way only receive on average 2.5 hrs. of pediatric sleep hygiene education in medical school and residency combined; if any at all) “Don’t sleep train when your child is teething.” I cry B.S.! What is the ONE thing our bodies want to do when we get home from the hospital after giving birth, have an operation, oral surgery? That’s right. SLEEP. It’s the only thing our body needs in order to restore itself. It’s a natural pain reliever. We don’t feel pain while we are sleeping. On the other hand, if your baby is already overtired and suffering from sleep deprivation due to poor sleep habits and happens to be cutting a tooth at the same time, then their system is already stressed, preventing them from slipping into deep restorative stage…

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Jenni June Sleep Hygiene Tips for the Nap Time Routine.

By Blog, General Health, Kids Sleep Tips, Uncategorized

1. Provide a good meal right before nap time. Keep this time free from over stimulation. No TV or iPad. The blue light in screen can signal brain to halt melatonin production (That’s our sleepy hormones!). Instead, use calming and soothing music during meal and nap routine. Then turn off and use true white noise and leave on the entire duration of nap. 2. Anticipate “relaxed state” cues, NOT overtired cues! Begin nap routine after meal, 10-15 mins prior to laying your child down for nap time is all it takes. 3. Make it the same routine every time in the exact same order. This routine signals to the brain and body that sleep is about to come, which helps increase melatonin production, setting your child up for nap time success! 4. Don’t over- soothe! Or your child will catch a “second wind”, miss that perfect sleep window, and become…

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Jenni June Teams Up With Nordstrom to Equip Parents and Help Them Get Their Rest Back

By Blog, In The News, Kids Health, Uncategorized

Celebrity Child Sleep Consultant, Jenni June, has joined forces with Nordstrom to give parents tools they need to help them set their little ones up for sweet sleep success. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Nordstrom is mindful of the need for parents to be well equipped and well rested to be able to experience parenthood at its happiest, stress-free best. They have sought out the country’s top certified child sleep consultant, Jenni June, to provide the very latest and up-to-date pediatric sleep hygiene education for infants through toddlers. “Sleep hygiene is the foundation for successful sleep training and providing your child with quality, restorative sleep, regardless of the method you use to teach them, or your parenting style,” says Jenni. She adds: “The hour will be jam-packed with incredible “how-to’s” and sleep consultants’ best kept secrets, to help you set your little ones up for sweet sleep success!”…

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Don't Miss Jenni June, Certified Sleep Consultant, Teaching Kids How to Sleep

By Blog, In The News, Parenting, Uncategorized

The premiere Los Angeles area California Baby & Kidz Expo is the perfect place to get the latest scoop from Jenni June, Certified Child Sleep Consultant, on pregnancy, babies, kids, sleep and more. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Parents, here’s your chance to find resources and information you need, while entertaining the kids at the same time. The California Baby & Kidz Expos are filled with wall to wall entertainment, vendors, stage acts and resources, all geared for the family. An added bonus is the knowledge explosion that will take place on the main stage when Jenni June presents relevant, cutting edge information. Speaking at the Pasadena and Orange County California Baby & Kidz Expos, Jenni will address a wide range of topics, none more important than the one thing near and dear to all parents’ hearts: how to get more sleep as a family. The California Baby…

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Don't start sleep training if…

By Blog, Kids Sleep Tips, Parenting, Uncategorized

1. You know you will be traveling, having house guests, or other social or family functions within 3 weeks of begining, because consistency is key when learning new habits! It’s bootcamp baby! 2. Don’t begin sleep training when your child has a cold or is congested, coughing or not feeling well. We want to give them every opportunity for success! 3. Do not start sleep training in the midst of other big changes within the family, such as, moving, divorce, the loss or serious illness of a loved one or pet. Your child’s ability to cope with change is not developed enough yet to sort through more than one challenge at a time, and sleep is effected by these kinds of events in the family. Help them adjust emotionally, first. Then, we will get them well-rested again.

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3 Sleep Tips to resolve your child’s extra early morning waking:

By Blog, Kids Sleep Tips, Uncategorized

If you didn’t prepare baby incrementally in advance for daylight savings time, then it’s likely they are waking an hour earlier than usual in the morning. Here’s what you can do to help them adjust. Adjust their entire feeding and sleep schedule gently forward, 15 minutes a day for 4 consecutive days. Allow your baby to be exposed to a little more light, real or artificial, longer each night before bed, and also a little more darkness each morning upon waking up, within these 4 days. This will help signal the brain to adjust melatonin production. Once you have completed the 4 day schedule adjustment, be patient and allow your child’s body to adjust. Rome wasn’t built in a day! Be consistent and stick to the schedule! It may take 1 to 3 weeks for circadian rhythm to adjust habitually. Younger babies take longer than toddlers.

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What my grandparents taught me, that my parents couldn't.

By Blog, Parenting, Uncategorized

When I was a kid, my dad worked a lot of hard long hours and was the bread winner. He provided a nice house, 2 cars, vacations, lots of Seattle Mariner games, and great Christmases and birthdays. You could say we were middle to upper middle class. My mom chose to work and her paychecks were hers to do with what she wanted. We rarely saw her. My sister and I were latch key kids, unless we were with my grandparents. Almost all school breaks and summers were spent at my grandparent’s home in the foothills of Mt. Hood in Oregon. It was my grandparents who taught us to do things like garden, cook, sew, fish, fix things, clean something well, be helpful and kind to elderly neighbors and respect all adults. They taught us about the historical times they lived through, such as The Great Depression, WWII, the assassination…

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What if we had done "Family" right 60 years ago?

By Blog, Family, Uncategorized

With the economy growing still worse and the cost of child care and preschools on the rise, mothers are feeling the stress to be both nurturer and provider, in addition to the responsibilities they are already burdened with. Both parents are feeling the pressure to depend on child care or school institutions so they can work longer hours to make ends meet. To make matters worse, our parents and grandparents are getting older and the economy has affected their ability to afford the independent lifestyle and the senior communities they had hoped to settle into. My question is this… What if families had it right generations ago? What if the solution to everyone’s problem is to institutionalize neither our children nor our parents? What if we refuse this outsourcing and isolation of our precious family members and return to the natural way families dealt with similar challenges since the beginning…

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The "Visionary" Parent vs. the "In the Moment" Parent

By Blog, Parenting, Uncategorized

Which one are you? I define them as this: The In the Moment parent (ITM) takes each moment or challenge at face value. They put a lot of stock in a child’s resistance to anything. They dwell much longer and deeper on why a child might be throwing a fit or refuse to go to bed at night. They believe that there must be a real, urgent, even medical reason for all of it. ITM parents look at each isolated situation and try to solve the immediate problem, eliminating whatever it is that is making their child cry, resist, or have a melt-down. If that can’t be pinpointed, it must be a disorder of some kind causing the child to act out in a negative way. They believe that their job as parents is to make their child happy, all the time. And if they feel they are failing this…

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2 Breast milk plus healthy sleep habits may help prevent Autism Spectrum Disorders?

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Finally, some answers from mainstream medical community about the connection between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Gastrointestinal issues! This information may help in early detection. And in my opinion, it may also make the case for how important it is to exclude even one drop of formula from your baby’s diet and do whatever it takes to ensure your baby receives your breast milk exclusively for the first year of his life. Once formula is introduced its gastrointestinal effects are irreversible, even if mostly breastfed. You’ll notice in the following study, sleep plays a role, too. Here’s what Dr. Sears had to say about it… Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with ASD here or on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JenniJuneBabyPlanner?fref=ts

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