A lifetime of suffering for sleep deprived kids

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The foundation for healthy sleep habits needs to be taught in infancy. When we wait too long to recognize, respect, and respond to our children’s need for sleep early on, things can quickly spiral out of control even before a child’s first birthday. We are noticing rampant rates of ADHD and Autism spectrum disorders being diagnosed in little ones as young as 3 years old, as sleep deprived parents are unable to recognize sleep deprivation in their own children. Realize that the timing of sleep is more important than the amount. A qualified child sleep consultant can help you get your child the deep restorative sleep they need. It’s not about sleeping in, or catching an ill-timed nap. This is junk sleep. And just as you wouldn’t feed your kids junk food, we don’t want to feed them junk sleep. Jet lag syndrome in adults is a sobering example of…

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Parents and Pediatricians Giving Healthy Children Melatonin to Help Them Sleep

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By: Jenni June Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, and Sleep Hygiene Specialist www.jennijune.com/familysleep Many parents today view melatonin as the “magic pill” to help their kids get to sleep. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the brain, but in synthetic pill form is up to 50 times more than their body needs or is designed to take. While attending the Pediatric Sleep Symposium in Toronto for the Sick Kids Hospital this year, I was surprised to hear how many doctors are prescribing this to kids before advising a family to consult with a pediatric sleep hygiene specialist who helps babies and children, even those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum disorders, get better, more restorative sleep at night by adjusting the sleep environment and timing sleep to align with their natural biological sleep rhythms. Creating personalized methods for parents, so they can provide consistent implementation of new, healthier sleep habits is also…

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Tips for the Toddler 2 to 1 nap transition:

By Blog, Kids Sleep Tips, Toddler Sleep Tips, Uncategorized

Look for readyness between ages 14 months and 18 months old. You will know when, over period of 4 weeks, the AM nap and PM nap, or both, start to fall apart, that it is time for transition! Expect your baby to be cranky and extra tired for 3 weeks as you make transition. Their little bodies take time to get used to this change. Drop morning nap and aim for 12:30 to 1PM for their one nap a day. Provide an earlier than usual bedtime while making this transition to prevent child from becoming overtired.

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Tips for helping baby through Daylight Savings Time!

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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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Quench Those New Parent Fears with Jenni June and the Family Fall Festival

By Blog, Family, In The News, Parenting, Uncategorized

There is no better way to spend a Sunday than to attend the premier parenting event in Los Angeles: ClubMomMe Los Angeles’ Family Fall Festival. Hear from experts like Jenni June, Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Rosie Pope and Dean McDermott as they help new and expectant parents calm their fears and discover the joy of starting a family. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Every new and expectant parent faces unknown challenges. Hope is here. On Sunday, November 3, Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Baby Planner, host and mother of 4, Jenni June, will present hot tips, laced with laughter, while sitting alongside Rosie Pope and then again on the panel just for daddies, with Dean McDermott. Amidst ClubMomMe’s Family Fall Festival, these panels promise to provide anxious mothers and fathers with valuable and practical advice dealing with pregnancy, birth and the early months of parenthood. Jenni June, well known…

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Los Angeles Local, and Every Parent’s Best Friend, Jenni June, Soft Launches New Series, “Baby Care with Jenni June” for the BabyLeague Network

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Los Angeles local, and every parent´s best friend, Jenni June, soft launches her new HD Quality series, “Baby Care with Jenni June” for the BabyLeague Network. (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Designed to guide, support, and entertain new and expecting parents through baby´s first year. Each 2-4 minute episode condenses the latest most pertinent information busy parents need in how to care for such things as the umbilical cord stump, provide skin to skin contact, the “scoop on poop”, and dozens more! The best part is that you are almost guaranteed to laugh, as Jenni includes some of her personal stories about raising her own four kids as well as her clients´ stories. She will do whatever it takes, even the funky chicken, to help anxious new parents rock everyday baby care with confidence and ease. “Who is Jenni June?” You might ask! Jenni is a forty-one year old mother of…

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