Little Z's Sleep Podcast

By Becca Campbell, Little Z's Sleep Consulting

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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!

Episode Date
#75: Sleep Training Twins (and loving it!)
25:19

Katie Keradman, mom to Madison and Evy worked through the Newborn Sleep Course and the 4-5 Month Sleep E-Coaching™ Program! On today’s episode Katie shares her experience with the twins, and here passion for making TWIN sleep a thing!!!

 

>>Join the Sleep Society and get access to the Newborn Sleep Course!

 

>>Follow Katie on Instagram

 

>>Follow Becca on Instagram + Facebook

Sep 12, 2019
74: When Your Child Changes, Sleep Doesn’t Have To
14:11

The Little Z’s Sleep Society is OPEN and waiting for you!!! 

 

No matter how hard you worked to sleep train your child, or how much confidence you have right NOW with your child's sleep...they are GOING to grow and change.

The 4 month regression is going to totally change your child's sleep. Your baby is going to be so excited to crawl, they'll start screaming when you try to get them down for a nap. Your toddler is going to stop having a bottle at bedtime. Your child is going to potty train and you'll be wondering how to do this while keeping them in a crib all night. 

CHANGE IS GOING TO HAPPEN. But it's not something to feel anxious or frustrated by! In the Little Z's Sleep Society you'll constantly have a resources at your fingertips to watch, listen and begin working towards updated strategies as your child grows. 

 

>>JOIN THE LITTLE Z’S SLEEP SOCIETY<<

Sep 05, 2019
73: Ashley & Tyler on Education Courses & Technology As New Parents
39:50

Two years ago I became connected with Ashley & Tyler Herrinton as they started filming courses and promo films for me. They are so much fun to talk with, have a TON of insight into the latest technology and are now new parents to adorable baby Sienna! On today’s episode we talk through what they did to prepare for baby Sisi, what classes, courses (my newborn course!) and books they invested in, and how Ty uses his Apple Watch to time Sisi’s tiny awake windows! 

 

Follow the Herrintons:

@ashleyherrinton

@tylerherrinton

 

Here are the Instagram Accounts Ash mentioned: 

@Bumpsandboobs

@mommy.larbornurse 

 

Cynthia Gabriel is the author of Natural Hospital Births 

 

Products: 

 

Hatch Baby Rest

Hatch Baby Grow: 

Lotus “Travel Crib” 

Converter: 

“Cute” Pacifiers

Aug 01, 2019
#72 Why is My Toddler Suddenly Not Sleeping?
14:49

We’ve all been there. 

“Mommy, just one more story. Mommy, can I have a drink of water first? Mommy, can you rub my back a little longer?” And before you know it, you're awake in the middle of the night (again) in your toddler’s bed and wonder to yourself,  “How the heck did we get here?”

Or perhaps, all of a sudden, your once-upon-a-time great sleeper is now waking in the middle of the night and taking FOREVER to fall asleep.

Does this sound familiar?

If this is you, tune in today’s episode! Becca digs a little deeper into the common reasons why toddlers struggle with sleep!  (Hint: Your toddler is not in charge!)

 

Get started on your toddler’s sleep course today! >>Toddler Sleep E-Coaching<<

 

Discover the Ideal Toddler Bedtime Routine using Bedtime Expectation Cards!

 

Is your child getting too much sleep? Use our FREE Schedule Generator to find out!

Jul 25, 2019
71: When Asked If I Nursed My Baby...This Is How I Respond
11:23

Hey, I’m Becca. And I’m committed to keeping it real with you. Five years ago I gave breastfeeding a try…and I was brought to tears with pain and frustration. 

 

My journey with breastfeeding, while yes, vulnerable and raw, is a message I wanted to share with you. Why? Because we’re all moms. We all believe fed is best. We all are here for our baby’s healthy development and our best maternal health. 

 

Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook to share our stories and encourage one another.

Jul 18, 2019
70: The Preemie & NICU Story (Guest, Ashlee Petrilli)
22:17

Through the years I’ve been honored to work with many Preemie & NICU parents. Today on the Podcast I’m so grateful to chat with Ashlee Petrilli, who is a former client and mom to 2 preemie babies (Naomi, 3.5 yo & Dean, 4 months/2 months adjusted). 

 

Ashlee shares about her experience in the NICU, how you can understand what other moms are going through, and encouragement for the Moms who feel guilt over not being able to have that skin-to-skin contact they dream about….she leaves me speechless and I’m so looking forward to having you listen in!

 

Ready to learn the foundations of sleep? NEWBORN COURSE

 

FOLLOW BECCA ON INSTAGRAM

 

READ THE “HOW TO SUPPORT A NICU MOM” BLOG HERE

Jul 11, 2019
69: Early Morning Waking Strategies (and Emily's Story)
22:09

Having an early riser can seem like just a part of being a parent, but there does come a point when 10 hours just isn’t enough! I’m always aiming for a minimum of 11, maximum of 12 hours of night time sleep for your baby. On today’s episode I’m sharing my strategies for solving early morning wakes, as well as giving concrete examples and stories from my experience dealing with them! 

 

Thank you to Emily Webb who opens up and shares about her experience using Baby Sleep E-Coaching with her little one! Would you like to share your story? It’s easy! Open ‘Voice Memos’ on your phone, give a 1-2 minute explanation of the before & after transformation...and submit it HERE! It may just be featured on an upcoming episode! 

 

Ready to get all the pieces for sleep? FIND YOUR CHILD’S SLEEP PROGRAM

Looking for Blackout Liners? THESE ARE THE BEST!

Wondering what your child's schedule is? FIND YOUR SCHEDULE! 

FOLLOW BECCA ON INSTAGRAM

Jun 27, 2019
68: Conquering Your Child's Bedtime Fears
16:02

Is your toddler or preschooler afraid of going to bed? Asking you to stay after saying goodnight? Making up stories about monsters in the room? Mild fears around bedtime is a common issue I work with for children ages 2.5 years and up. To tackle the ROOT of the fear, I’m sharing my strategies on how we can pour attention and praise over your child during the bedtime routine, and offer comforts to help ease their tensions when it’s time say goodnight.

 

Dealing with SEVERE fears? >>These tips might help, but I’d suggest finding a local family counselor to help you and your family sort through your child’s anxieties and stressors.

 

Podcast Mentions:

 

Episode 21: Nightmares & Night Terrors

Episode 32: The Ideal Toddler Bedtime Routine (applicable for older children as well!)

 

Have a child under 3 with bedtime/nighttime issues? >>GET TODDLER SLEEP E-COACHING™

 

Have a child over 3 with bedtime/nighttime issues? >>WORK 1:1 WITH BECCA!

 

Follow Becca on Instagram

 

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Jun 20, 2019
67: How To Avoid Flat Head Syndrome [Jennifer of Baby Begin]
24:41

With the Rock N Play recall this year, families are now more than ever aware of all the PRODUCTS available for baby, and looking for the best alternatives to the RNP. But what if I were to tell you the best place for baby to “hang out” is actually on the floor…not in a swing? That’s exactly what Jennifer Bernard, Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Baby Begin LLC is all about!! Getting baby OUT of the containers and onto exploring the world around them…on the floor!

 

By far, this has been my favorite podcast guest to host! Jennifer is a wealth of knowledge and I know you’ll learn so much from her.

 

>>Share this podcast with a friend! And follow Baby Begin on Instagram right away!

 

Jun 13, 2019
66: What Is My Baby’s Feeding Schedule? [Guest, Edwena of MyLittleEater]
19:51

Second to sleep, I hear all the questions about when to fit in meals for baby! I get it! Between two naps and bottles or nursing, when are we supposed to do actual FOOD!!!

 

On today’s podcast I have Edwena of My Little Eater (registered dietician) sharing tips and strategies for feeding baby…as well as insight in WHEN we should begin solids anyways! And don’t worry, we talk all about dropping the bedtime feed and relying on food for NOURISHMENT not for sleep!  

 

As of today, you can also grab a Baby Feeding Guide by Edwena in the Sleep E-Coaching for 6-16 Months Program! Talk about confidence in sleep AND feeding!

 

>>Learn more about Sleep E-Coaching

 

>>Learn more about My Little Eater BLW Course

 

>>Follow Becca on Instagram

 

>>Follow Edwena on Instagram

 

Jun 06, 2019
65: Tips on Taking Baby to Disney World
22:09

Before you head off to Disney this summer, follow these tips from Disney pro, Katie Swift! Not only did her family complete Sleep E-Coaching at 4 months old, but they rocked Disney World and STILL slept all night!! Hear Katie’s top tips for enjoying the trip with a baby, and even check out her resources she used for planning below:

 

MENTIONS:

Stroller that fully reclines

Clip on fan for stroller

Stroller organizer with cup holders + pouches


Lots of info on Disney from other moms:

https://disneyparksmomspanel.disney.go.com

 

Rides for babies:

https://www.wdwvacationtips.com/disney-world-rides-for-babies/

 

Info on Baby Care Centers:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/guest-services/baby-care-centers/

https://www.keytotheworldtravel.com/walt-disney-world-baby-care-centers/

 

Some Good (Quieter) Nap Spots:

https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/best-places-for-naptime-at-walt-disney.html

I'd also add that, in Magic Kingdom, the fountain area by Gaston's Tavern was a great spot for us.  Quieter, water noise, some shaded areas.

 

Packing tips (We didn't bring all of these but used some of her tips for sure):

https://mickeymomblog.com/2018/06/05/18-must-pack-items-disney-world-with-infant-toddler/

 

Disney's Preschool Parents' Guide:

https://secure.cdn1.wdpromedia.com/dam/disney-world/preschool/wdw-18-44639-preschool-parents-guide-nppz-rv-final-hr.pdf

May 30, 2019
64: Ana’s Story + Sleep Is Not A Luxury
13:15

I recently had a mom ask, “My 1 year old wakes up multiple times a night to nurse. Is that normal?”

 

My response? OUR CULTURE says it’s normal. But that’s not what we should be considering normal.

 

Our culture says:

-Coffee first

-Rock them, they’re only little once.

-It’s a phase, one day they’ll sleep.

-I’m tired as a mother.

 

A well rested Mom says:

-I can enjoy my child more.

-My baby is happier and thriving.

-I’ll actually remember this time of parenting, instead of surviving.

-I’m a happier mom becasue we sleep.

 

Not only is this real, you can hear a REAL story from Ana at the end of this episode.

 

>>FIND YOUR BABY’S SLEEP PROGRAM

 

Other Mentions:

-Danger of Driving Drowsy

-How Sleep Deprivation Effects Your Body

May 23, 2019
63: Handling Sleep Away From Home + Q&A with SlumberPod!
23:24

When I wrap up a two week program with a 1:1 family, our final phone call is always about travel! Parents are always terrified about taking their now rock-star sleeper on the road! But the thing is, you’re actually WAY more free to enjoy life and travels when your child knows exactly how to sleep independently!

On this week’s episode I’m sharing how to handle sleep away from home, specifically at Grandparent’s houses and hotels. Both of these can be stressful situations, but with the sleep skills your child learns through Sleep E-Coaching AND the SlumberPod...you're all set!!

MENTIONS:

>>Blackout EZ Covers to set up at Grandparent’s house

>>Buy the SlumberPod! Use code LITTLEZSLEEP10 to save $10 on your pod!

>>Find your sleep program to begin a few weeks prior to vacation!

 

May 16, 2019
62: Here's What's Happened In Four Years As A Sleep Consultant
22:36

In the last 4 years as a Sleep Consultant I’ve seen (and heard) a LOT! So I’m sitting down to share my highs and lows of the past few years, and lessons I’m happy I learned along the way!

 

Follow Becca on Instagram!

 

Share your Sleep Success on Facebook!

 

Take the Sleep Quiz to find the right plan for your child!

 

 

May 09, 2019
61: Crib to Bed Transition Q&A
26:13

Moving from the crib to the big kid bed is a huge deal! A few weeks ago on Instagram I asked ya’ll about the burning questions you have about making the move. You delivered!! In this episode I’ve got my husband Chad with me to address all your question in a rapid-fire style Q&A!

 

>>Shop Becca's Big Kid Bed Recommendations! 


Follow Becca on Instagram

 

Get started on your child’s sleep course!

 

Will you take a moment and review the Podcast? It would mean the world to hear how these weekly episodes have impacted your family’s sleep! Leave a review here! While there, go ahead and SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss an episode!

May 02, 2019
60: Why The Pacifier Makes A Difference
12:54

Getting rid of the pacifier is a big part of all Sleep Training Programs. It’s a scary topic for many families to ditch the pacifier after being so addicted to the paci-popping! I’m laying it all out on the line in this episode to share WHY the pacifier needs to be dropped, and how!!

Follow Becca on Instagram

Get started on your child’s sleep course!

 

Will you take a moment and review the Podcast? It would mean the world to hear how these weekly episodes have impacted your family’s sleep! Leave a review here! While there, go ahead and SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss an episode!

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Mentions:

*Sucking outside of Breastfeeding linked to Speech Delay

*Pacifiers: Vocalizing & Development

Apr 25, 2019
59: Rock N Play Recall
10:38

The recall of the Fisher Price Rock N Play has certainly caused a shockwave in the Motherhood world! To help answer your questions and give guidance on how to proceed, Becca sits down with Dr. Gayle Smith, AAP spokesperson and Pediatrician at Partners in Pediatrics to answer YOUR biggest questions and share why this recall occurred.

 

The AAP Policy statement on Safe Sleep from 2016 is available at HealthyChildren.org

 

Consumer Report Link for Rock N Play Recall

 

Fisher Price Instructions for Recall

 

Dr. Gayle Smith of Partner in Pediatrics of Richmond, Virginia

 

Apr 18, 2019
58: The 4 Most Common Mistakes I See Families Make
17:09

We think sleep is easy: close your eyes and go to sleep! But it’s a pretty complex puzzle, and often I see families make these common mistakes when sleep training or trying to maintain great sleep.

Ready to have a PLAN instead of trying new things night after night? Find the program that’s right for you!! >>TAKE THE QUIZ 

 

Follow Becca on Instagram | Facebook | Subscribe to the Podcast

 

Apr 11, 2019
57: What No One Tells You About Newborns
17:18

Feeling lost in a sea of unsolicited advice about your newborn’s sleep?

Has Google become your BFF for all the newborn sleep tips?

Wondering what’s so “wrong” about Eat-Sleep-Play vs. Eat-Play-Sleep?!

You’re not alone! Newborn’s are a wild and exciting new chapter, but it’s easy to feel frustrated and of course, exhausted.

In this episode Becca shares the ONE thing you may not know about your newborn!

 Ready to get started on creating good sleep from the start?

>>GET THE NEWBORN COURSE FOR $32!


DOWNLOAD A QUICK START GUIDE TO NEWBORN SLEEP ROUTINES HERE!

Apr 04, 2019
56: How to Handle Sleep + Sunday
14:39

When you have a baby you don’t really imagine that you’ll stop going to church, pull away from community or even family events. Pretty soon you realize that these days can cause quite a disturbance in your baby’s schedule! And it’s okay to be protective over sleep…but it’s not okay to stop your life just because of a nap! In today’s episode Becca is sharing how she personally handled Sundays + nap schedules, how she suggests clients handle days like this…and HOW to get back on track afterwards!

 

Ready to get started on creating a full night of sleep AND solid naps?

>>I HAVE A NEWBORN

>>I HAVE A BABY  

>>I HAVE A TODDLER  

>>I HAVE A PRESCHOOLER  

 

Follow Becca on Instagram & Facebook

 

Mar 28, 2019
55: How to Start a Bedtime Journal (For Kids!)
10:30

Most every night with our oldest daughter (4.5 yo) we take a few minutes and write in her daily journal. It’s been a fun way to connect and enjoy time together, and also process through what she did that day. So much fun! On today’s Episode Ellie is my special guest as we share how to start one with your kid!

 

Get some sample pages of how to start HERE! 

 

Follow Becca (and Ellie!) on Instagram & Facebook

Mar 21, 2019
54: The Ultimate Guide to Sleep Sacks
16:03

Feeling totally overwhelmed by the options for Sleep Sacks out there? A simple amazon search will leave you puzzled and confused! I’m breaking down some of the most popular ones, and why you really don’t need to be spending tons of money on something that claims to be “Magical” ….HINT HINT: It’s not!!

 

Get my Guide to Sleep Sacks HERE 

 

Ready to make sleep a thing with your little one? TAKE THIS QUIZ to find the Sleep Training Program that fits you best!

Mar 14, 2019
53: Your Daylight Saving Time Guide- Spring Forward
15:25

Daylight Saving Time is coming! Let’s get ready for a few days of adjusted naps + bedtimes, but don’t stress out!! This isn’t going to totally rock their sleep. And for some, it could be a way to shift bedtimes + solve early morning wakes!!

  • Grab a 1 and 2 nap sample schedule HERE!!

Ready to make sleep a thing?

Follow Becca:

Instagram 

Facebook 

Mar 07, 2019
52: The Toddler Sleep Regression (And The Fix!)
12:12

Wondering where your rock-star sleeper went?

Feeling convinced it’s “too late” to teach your child to sleep?

Have a toddler who treats bedtime like a battlefield?

The toddler sleep struggle is real!! Often times I’m finding parents reaching out around 18-24 months because sleep has come apart, or they are finally ready to get sleep happening!! Wherever you find yourself with your toddler, it’s time to make sleep a thing once and for all!

In this Episode Becca details out when to expect a Toddler Regression, the 4 reasons why it’s happening and HOW you can solve their exhausting sleep habits!

 

Ready to get started? GET TODDLER SLEEP E-COACHING NOW and create a full night (10-12 hours) of sleep, peaceful bedtimes & naps that last 1.5-2.5 hours!


PODCAST MENTIONS:

Feb 28, 2019
51: Real-Life Nutrition for 2-4 Year Olds [Guest, Kacie Barnes of Mama Knows Nutrition]
23:30

Struggling with a picky eater? Worried that your toddler isn’t getting enough to eat during the day? Dinnertime shouldn’t be a battlefield, and Kacie Barnes of Mama Knows Nutrition is here to help! Becca sits down to talk with Kacie about how we can take off the labels of “Picky Eater” and re-set our own dinnertime mindset!

 

Kacie Barnes of Mama Knows Nutrition

>>Instagram & Facebook

>>Get her free resources!

 

Ready to work on sleep and nutrition?

Grab your sleep course now! >>GET YOUR COURSE

Feb 21, 2019
50: How Much Crying Is Involved In Sleep Training
11:00

Any time we make change with your child, there is protest. So yes, with Sleep Training, crying is involved. On today's episode Becca is sharing her insight into crying and sleep training.

Here's what she covers:

  • What true Cry-It-Out Method is
  • How the line from CIO to No-Cry Sleep Training works with my sleep philosophy
  • How much protest you can expect on Night 1 of Sleep Training
  • When you should be seeing success with your Sleep Training Plan
  • Why you might be having MORE crying before you even begin sleep training

Research on Sleep Training & Crying:

The following articles are here to support our process, and explain how sleep training is the most beneficial skill you can teach your baby:

Helping Babies Learn to Cope with Stress & Sleep Well

AAP 5 Year Follow Up of Benefits & Harm to Sleep Training

Sleep Linked to Better Cognitive Development

Ready to get a plan to see results? 

WORK THROUGH BECCA'S E-COACHING

WORK WITH BECCA ONE-ON-ONE

 

 

Feb 14, 2019
49: How To Choose A Sleep Consultant
17:15

Choosing a Sleep Consultant is a big deal! You're inviting them into your home (literally or virtually!) to change your family's sleep situation. While in many part of the world, having a Sleep Consultant is very normal...here in the United States it's still "Wait, that's a thing?" YES! We can help your child sleep! Who wouldn't want that?!

In this episode Becca shares 3 ways you can know if a certain Sleep Consultant is right for you, and 3 things that you need to do to see success with them! 

  1. Find Your Preference: Looking for someone to come into your home? Prefer to work virtually? CIO? No-Cry Sleep? Or somewhere in the middle? There are so many different ways you can engage in sleep training, so just spend some time getting to know what's out there!
  2. Know Their Personality: You're about to get really intimate with this person! For a few weeks we'll be coaching you through the emotional rollercoaster that is sleep training, and you'll want to make sure you like the person coaching you! Before you begin any 1:1 coaching, hop on the phone with the Consultant and make sure you like their personality and they make you feel comfortable (never judging you!). 
  3. Are They Practical For Your Family: Does your little one have a medical condition they need to know about? Ask if they've ever worked with this before, and see if they are willing to lean + grow by working with you. What abut their cost? While a good night sleep is actually priceless, don't ever hire cheap help- and know what you're getting with your investment!

Want to know more about Becca? READ HERE! Or, listen to more Podcast episodes! 

Finally, when you commit to working with a consultant, please be mindful of these 3 things: 

  1. Be committed. Don't go off sticking your nose in other strategies or consultants or blogs. Trust the person you've decided to work with!
  2. Be honest. I always want my clients to share what they are thinking and feeling, otherwise I can't help them fully!! We're all a team, so keep your consultant in the loop on how you're doing emotionally during this process. 
  3. Be nice. The golden rule, right? Treat others as you would wish to be treated. It's easy to be rude when you're not seeing results. But being honest about your frustrations is the nice way- being rude about things won't get you far! Just be nice to the person who is working their butt off to help you!

Want to know more about working with Becca?

>>Sleep Courses (0-16 months)

>>One-On-One Coaching (4 months - 5 years)

>>Follow on Instagram (see more personality!)

 

Feb 07, 2019
48: Explaining Reflux with Dr. Janet West
26:11

Did you know that every baby has reflux? But only some babies have GERD! Join Becca as she sits down with Dr. Janet West of RVA Baby to talk about what reflux is, degrees of severity, tactics to manage reflux, when to seek diagnosis, how it effects baby as they grow...and how this impacts sleep! Or does it?! 

Dr. Janet West is a prominent Pediatrician in the Richmond, Virginia area with 20 years of experience in Pediatrics. She now works 1:1 with newborn mothers and their 0-3 month olds coming straight to their home for all check-ups during the beginning of baby's life. See how Dr. West can come to you by visiting >> RVA BABY

**This episode is not here to diagnose your child, only to offer education and insight into reflux and GERD. Please discuss with your child's Pediatrician about starting treatments for GERD, and to further diagnose.**

After listening:

Now that your GERD baby can sleep train, let's get started making sleep a thing! Join Becca through 1:1 work or courses. 

>>WORK 1:1 WITH BECCA (4 months - 5 yo)

>>BUY YOUR SLEEP COURSE (0-16 months)

>>FOLLOW BECCA ON INSTAGRAM

>>RATE THIS PODCAST ON iTUNES

Jan 31, 2019
47: Nap Transition- From 2 to 1 @ 12-14 Months
19:43

Wondering when it's time to make the change from 2 to 1 nap? If your baby is between 12-14 months old, it could be time!!

In this episode Becca will walk you through:

  • Signs that point to needing to drop the second nap
  • How to move Nap 1 to mid-day 
  • Ideal timing for the 1 nap
  • How long to expect it for
  • When to choose a car or stroller nap in the afternoon
  • Dealing with over tiredness during the transition

This episode is heavy on the numbers, so click HERE to download Becca's 1-Nap Schedule Screen Grab

*Don't have a 1 year old who sleeps independently and through the night? Get started on your Baby Sleep E-Coaching™ Program right away!*

Follow Becca:

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Work With Becca:

CoursesPersonal Coaching

Jan 24, 2019
46: Nap Transition- From 3 to 2 Naps @ 6-7 Months
16:39

Wondering when it's time to make the change from 3 to 2 naps? If your baby is 6-7 months old, it's time!!

Get ready to rejoice, because it's finally time for a predictable nap schedule from baby! When we switch from 3 to 2 naps, generally you'll find the same wake and nap times for baby each day. Which is a relief after a long 6 months of nap changes!

This episode is heavy on the numbers, so to help guide you visually use these downloads below to really solidify your child's schedule. 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD 2 NAP SCREEN SAVER

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Work With Becca:

Courses | Personal Coaching

Jan 17, 2019
45: Two Under Two- How To Handle This Phase!
15:12

If you're listening to this podcast, you're probably in a phase where you feel surrounded by diapers, endlessly counting down to nap, and wondering if you'll ever see a full night of sleep?! I get it! My two girls are 18 months apart, and oh man...there are still times I see that "2 Under 2" as a blur in my life. 

Today I'm sending you encouragement that you ARE doing a great job!! Listen to this episode for tips on how to care for you, how to manipulate naps (YES!), teach your toddler responsibility, and manage this season well. 

You're doing a great job, Mama. I'm here for you!!

FOLLOW BECCA:

Instagram

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WORK WITH BECCA:

Courses

Personal Coaching

 

Jan 10, 2019
44: How To Know If You're Ready To Sleep Train
14:14

So you have a sleepless child, but your'e hesitating about making change. It's okay! I get it! Over the years I've talked with so many families who are READY...and many families who want to make change, but aren't ready to commit. I'm sharing 3 ways you know you're ready to GET STARTED and make lasting change. 

SLEEP TRAINING BY AGES: 

  • NEWBORN- no sleep training! It's time to lay the foundation for great sleep with my Newborn Course. 
  • 4 MONTHS- Time to teach baby to self-soothe, and narrow it down to 1 good night feed...eat eat eat during the day!! We also want to establish a great napping routine for baby. 
  • 5 MONTHS + - Let's sleep all night!! We need to teach baby that sleep IS a thing, and they are in control! At 6 months we are working towards a solid nap schedule.
  • TODDLER + - It's never too late to make great sleep! Yes it gets harder as the child ages, but that doesn't mean it's impossible! We're aiming for 10-12 hours of night sleep and (if under 3 years) a nice mid-day nap. The key? Sleep should be stress-free!!

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Music by Chad Campbell

 

Jan 03, 2019
43: Developing Language with Your Child As They Grow [Guest, Carly of WeeTalkers]
25:01

If you've hung around my Instagram long enough, you've heard me shout Carly's name from the rooftops!! Carly Tulloch is the founder of WeeTalkers, an incredible Instagram account sharing speech and language tips for children of all ages! 

In today's episode, I'm talking with Carly about her roots, passion of speech, and walking through developmental milestones for children as they grow.

About Carly:

Carly is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, founder of Wee Talkers, and the mother of two girls. Carly provides speech and language assessment and therapy for kids ages birth-five and teaches parents effective strategies to help support their child's language development, play, and early literacy skills. Her approach always prioritizes having fun while learning! Carly has over a decade of experience and has spoken at many events for parents and conferences for other professionals.

DOWNLOAD CARLY'S DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONE CHART

FOLLOW CARLY ON INSTAGRAM 

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Dec 27, 2018
42: Let's Solve Daycare Naps!
15:34

There's a big difference between napping at home and napping outside the home! Whether your child attends a daycare or sitter during the day- we all need to be informed and realistic about the sleep there! 

Highlights from this episode:

1. YOU are your child's advocate!

2. Can we bring any comforts from home?

3. How to adjust bedtime with short daycare naps.

4. When daycare naps will change for the better!

5. Have an older child who still has to nap at daycare? 

 

Products Mentions:

Travel White Noise

Sleep Sack

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-Sleep E Coaching For 4 Months

-Sleep E Coaching for 6-16 Months 

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GIVE THE GIFT OF SLEEP!!! 

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Dec 20, 2018
41: Let's Solve Short Naps!
14:02

Raise your hand if your child is the master of the 30 minute nap?! Or maybe you've nailed it down to exactly 33 minutes?! 

Yes, I hear that ALL the time! Short naps are for sure a common theme with my clients, and we work hard to solve them! 

What's the reason behind them? Daytime sleep cycles around about (you guessed it) 30 minutes! So typically the child is waking up after one sleep cycle and not really sure how to go back to sleep. 

On this week's podcast I'm sharing this checklist:

  • What's baby looking for?
  • How's the environment?
  • Know your age expectations!

SHOW MENTIONS:

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Music by Chad Campbell

Dec 13, 2018
40: The Biggest Problem With...Dock-A-Tot, Rock-N-Play & Snoo
14:09

We see the Dock-A-Tot and Rock-N-Play everywhere! In fact, they tend to be the #1 items recommended on registry lists! However, there are so many reasons these two items really should be avoided, and are not recommended (even banned) by research and government agencies. 

In this episode I'm sharing my biggest problems with the Dock-A-Tot, Rock-N-Play & the Snoo. 

SHOW MENTIONS:

Dec 06, 2018
39: The Biggest Problem with... (Feedings, Water Bottles & Myths!)
12:56

Ever wondered if dream feeds would solve your baby's sleep?

Been considering just dumping some oatmeal in baby's bottle at night?

Is it true that a heavier stomach means baby will sleep longer?

Is there any harm in allowing your child to sleep with a water bottle?

On today's episode Becca shares her biggest problem with ALL of these things, and a little more! Within thee 13 minutes you'll understand that the biggest issue with dream feeds, oatmeal in bottles, water bottles in bed, etc...might be causing those nightwakings!! 

Ready to make sleep a thing!?

NEWBORN SLEEP COURSE

E-COACHING FOR 4 MONTH OLDS

E-COACHING FOR 6-16 MONTH OLDS

WORK WITH BECCA

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Read Tess' Blog Post! 

Music by Chad Campbell

Nov 29, 2018
This Genius Invention Saves Your Vacation! (3 Sleep Tips)
19:04

Leaving home with baby is hard enough, and I know you basically feel like you're moving in when you get there! But of all the things you pack on vacation, THIS is the one you won't want to forget! 

On today's Podcast Becca is talking with Katy Mallory of SlumberPod-  a portable privacy, blackout tent to go ontop of baby's pack n play!! 

Katy shares how SlumberPod came about after traveling with her daughter, who normally slept all night! But we've all been there- a baby who sleeps well at home, doesn't always translate to a baby sleeping on vacation! Katy and her family left their vacation early to come back home after everyone felt weary and exhausted! She knew something had to change. So, she and her mom (Lou) invented SlumberPod!! 

The SlumberPod can be used wherever you need to room share with your baby- allowing you to stop hanging out in the bathroom while you wait for baby to fall asleep!! (Been there!) 

Sounds great, right?! You're going to need this!!

GET YOUR SLUMBERPOD HERE and use code LITTLEZSLEEP10 to save $10 off yours! 

*Best part??! 2-3 day shipping ensures you could have this for Thanksgiving travels! Simply ship it to your destination!*

SLUMBERPOD® is a quick-assembly privacy pod that helps babies/toddlers get a good night’s sleep — especially important when sharing a room with others (e.g., hotel room). It completely encloses a playard (travel crib) and is:

  • Dark inside – creating an optimum sleep environment
  • Safe – passes applicable consumer product safety tests
  • Bottomless (designed to enclose a standard sized travel crib or playard – sold separately)
  • Lightweight and compact (fits inside carry-on luggage) – includes travel bag
  • Quick and easy to set up and disassemble
  • Made of breathable fabric
  • Outfitted with ventilation windows

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About Katy...


As the oldest of 12 children (a modern family
tree with many branches), mom to three children
and with a deep babysitting history — Katy has a
great deal of experience with kids and organized
chaos. Professionally, Katy has worked for more
than a decade in corporate communications and
sales operations.

Katy lives with her husband, three young
daughters and dog in Decatur, Georgia (an intown
suburb of Atlanta).

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Nov 19, 2018
37: Your Four Month Old's Sleep Plan!
16:15

Hooray!! Your little one is officially out of the newborn status and now...a baby, fully able to self-soothe and sleep well! But, you might be finding that those newborn days of 3-4 wakes (or more?!) per night are still happening. And even, getting worse! 

Breathe easy, I've got you covered! 

FOUR MONTH BABY SLEEP E-COACHING IS HERE! 

In this INSTANT ACCESS program you will get: 

  • Your Baby's Sleep Plan tailored for 4 Month Olds 
  • 60 Minute Audio Consultation with me! 
  • 14 daily audio messages encouraging you along the process!

Over the two week program we will see that your baby:

  • Begins to sleep 11-12 hours each night, with a possible night feed
  • Understands a daily nap routine aiming for 3.5-4 hours of sleep each day
  • Sets your little one up for sleep success as they grow! 

In this episode I'm giving you a sneak peek into the Four Month Daily Routine. This is a 5 minute segment of the entire 60 minute consult where I walk you through every detail. 

FOR $29 YOU HAVE INSTANT ACCESS RIGHT NOW! 

GET STARTED: FOUR MONTH BABY SLEEP E-COACHING

Nov 15, 2018
36: How To Support + Encourage Adoption Parents (Guest, Elisabeth Bean)
22:15

It's National Adoption Month! I'm talking with Elisabeth Bean, mom to adorable Nora Bean, about her and her husband's adoption process, sleep training process and how we can support families like her! 

* Follow Elisabeth on Instagram here! *

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Music by Chad Campbell

Nov 08, 2018
35: Teething + Sleep [tools, strategies & keeping your good sleeper!]
07:32

It's the #1 excuse I hear!!!

  • "Becca, my child is teething so I have to rock them to sleep." 
  • "I know they are teething so should I not sleep train until it's over?"
  • "Teething is the worst! They stopped sleeping in their bed and only want me!" 

You're probably not going to enjoy my message today, but I'm just not convinced that it's teething! In this episode I'm sharing my teething strategies and how to maintain your good sleeper through this. 

Download your free guide now!!

>> 4 STEPS TO SOLVE NIGHTWAKINGS <<

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MENTIONS:

FDA Says No To Teething Medicine 

Frozen washcloths {these are great}

Nuby Chewby  teething toy

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Music by Chad Campbell

Oct 25, 2018
34: Sickness + Sleep [tools, strategies & keeping your good sleeper!]
10:55

There's nothing more pathetic than a sick baby! And while sleep is the best medicine to help your baby or toddler overcome not feeling well, inevitably sickness will disrupt sleep. 

Today Becca sharing her favorite tools & strategies to help your little sleeper still get the most out of their Zzz's and feel better soon!

 

PRODUCTS:

1. Cool Mist Humidifier

2. Baby Vapor Rub

3. Nose Frida

*Saline Spray*

(Above are Amazon affiliate links)

 

Once baby is feeling better, jump right back into that Bedtime Routine you've had before. Need a reminder? See Episode 32!

When your toddler or preschooler is fever free and feeling great, get back to the basics of Bedtime Routine. You might even need to remind them using the Bedtime Cards from Episode 33!

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Music by Chad Campbell

Oct 25, 2018
33: The Ideal Baby Bedtime Routine
11:21

If you've been a client of mine, you've heard me say this phrase a thousand times...

"Tell me about bedtime routine." 

Ya'll, EVERYTHING goes back to bedtime routine! It's so important to have a solid routine that cues your baby for sleep. I love creating a simple bedtime routine with families that is stress-free, cuddly AND portable! This routine we talk about today can be started from Day 1 of your baby's life- and continue until 12 months old. No matter where travels take you or who babysits, as long as you have the same routine...you'll have sweet dreams! 

FREEBIE: >> Click here to Save this SCREEN SHOT<< with the bedtime routine for easy reference!

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Music by Chad Campbell

Oct 18, 2018
32: The Ideal Toddler Bedtime Routine
15:40

Any of these situations sound familiar...

  • You're laying with your child until they fall asleep each night.
  • Phrases like, "One more!" or "No!" reign during your child's bedtime
  • Somehow YOUR bed has turned into your child's bed
  • You can't keep your kid in their own bed after you say goodnight
  • Bedtime routine has now turned into an hour long event!

If so, you will LOVE today's episode! I'm walking you through the Ideal Bedtime Routine for Toddlers & Preschoolers. Step by step I'll walk you through how you can teach your little one to implement a routine, and get into bed. 

Becca covers:

-How to implement the Bedtime Expectation Cards >>DOWNLOAD HERE!!!<<

-Successfully implementing a timer in bedtime routine

-Why play within the routine is important >>ARTICLE ON PLAY<<

-Ideal length of bedtime routine

FREEBIES:

-Toddler Bedtime Expectation Cards 

-Toddler Bedtime Routine Chart (FOR MEMBERS OF PATREON!)

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Music by Chad Campbell

Oct 11, 2018
31: Toddler Clock 101
16:44

Hey there! I’m Becca Campbell, your pediatric sleep consultant, and this is the Little Z’s Sleep Podcast Episode #31 - all about toddler clocks. This is very fresh in my memory because if you’ve been following me on instagram @littlezsleep you have seen the journey of my two girls and why we have recently implemented our clock. 

On today’s podcast I’m actually going to treat this like you are my client, and I’m going to walk through why you might need a toddler clock, how you should set it up, which types and brands I prefer, and give you some realistic expectations for using them. I know it might sound as easy as throwing a clock in their room and off you go, but there’s actually a lot to it! We have to ease them in.

In this episode I'm reviewing: 

-What age to use a toddler clock
-How to introduce the new clock
-What types I recommend (see links below)
-Setting expectations for the first few mornings
-How to motivate your child to use them

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FULL REVIEW FROM MOM:

"Becca helped us tremendously and I highly recommend her. We were having problems with our 3.5 year old fighting bed time (kicking and screaming for 2 hours per night), waking up in the night and only wanting to be consoled by daddy, and waking up before 6 a.m. We were hopeless and fearful that he would wake up our 16 month old, so catered to his demands. Becca helped us immediately and after 1 week, we consistently had 0 night wakings and bedtime wasn't a fight. To be completely honest, I was skeptical that she could help us, thinking I'd read books and articles on my own and nothing would help, he just didn't need sleep. But, that wasn't true and my husband and I are both happy with our decision to seek help, particularly with Becca. Her advice and custom plan helped us tackle bedtime routine in an aligned way. She also talked through scenarios when our 15 month old unexpectedly started having sleep issues. I can say that we wouldn't have the peaceful nights that we are having now without her. She has given us back our free time at night, which is truly invaluable." -Virginia, mom to 3.5 year old boy

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MY FAVORITE TODDLER CLOCKS:

Ooly More Sleep

Hatch Baby Rest

OK To Wake Clock

Kid'Sleep Classic

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Join us each week through Patreon, a platform where you can support the podcast for $6/month and receive additional bonuses each week:

-Deleted minutes from each episode

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Oct 04, 2018
30: E-Coaching, Access To Sleep Training Made Easy
14:11

We've recently launched Baby Sleep E-Coaching and it's already helping families who have started!! So many parents are already experiencing a change in their baby's sleep all because of this new access to sleep training! 

Here's what Moms are already saying
about E-Coaching: 

"This is such an easy to understand format, and I love how I can re-watch sections when I want!" -Leslie

"I can start tonight?! That's so exciting!!" -DeAnna

"Becca...on night one he fell asleep within 25 minutes and only had ONE night waking!" -Jacqui

"We had a six hour stretch on night one!!! He's never done that before!" -Emily

 

HOW DOES E-COACHING WORK?


Access to sleep training made easy. This Do-It-Yourself approachgives you the resources you need to teach your baby (6-16 MONTHS) to sleep through the night. This easy-learning offering includes the same plan and consultation given in my private coaching while putting you in complete control of the sleep training journey. These next 2-weeks are yours!


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I BUY?

  • Download my 2-WeekBaby Sleep Training Planin a comprehensive, easy-reference format. This will be your best friend for the next few weeks!

  • Watch the entire 60-minute Baby Sleep Plan Consultationdivided into professionally recorded video teaching sessions. Don’t worry, teaching is my specialty..these 60-minutes will fly by! Be sure to follow along with the plan where you can take notes in the space provided!

  • Set up your personal user account to log-in and access the training sessions as much as you need for up to 3-months after purchase. You’ve got me for 90-days!

  • Get a daily email sent each morning of the 14-day program with a heads up on what to expect, reminders, encouragement, and expectations. I’ve used this plan with hundreds of families…so I know what your days should look like and the challenges you should expect.

FOR $57.50 - HERE’S WHAT YOU ARE GETTING

  • Daily Schedule- Learn how to build a daily schedule while factoring in work and daycare routines. Understand age-appropriate awake times and when to cut off a nap.

  • Preparing The Environment- Make sure you set up the room right! Find out the essentials, tips, and tricks to making sure that room is set up just right. Discover these common items that will always keep your baby from sleeping well as well as the one thing you must throw away!

  • Nights- Use this bedtime routine and cuing system that establishes all-night sleep expectations. Implement my #1 recommended strategy for creating an independent sleeper, handling crying and night-wakes, and find out why I believe it is the most fair approach for both Baby and You!

  • Mornings- Start your day off right and learn the things you must do and not do in the first 10-minutes. I’ve included a whole section on dealing with Early Morning Wakes.

  • Naps- These are the hardest! Learn what to expect with naps, when to make a transition from 2-1, how to handle short naps, nap time routine, and much more! We will also cover daycare expectations vs. at home.

  • Trends and Expectations- I break down common trends that occur during the two weeks as well as some developmental milestones that may occur now that Baby is getting healthy lasting sleep!

GET STARTED NOW >> BABY SLEEP E-COACHING

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-Grab exclusive podcast extensions (notes, guides, promo codes)
-Chat with other members who also value sleep!
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Sep 27, 2018
29: Sleep Training & Breastfeeding- You Can Do Both!
41:46

Have you ever felt nervous about sleep training because you wanted to continue nursing, but you were told you couldn't possibly sleep train while nursing? 

The idea that you have to either choose SLEEP or NURSING is totally mythical. You can do both! 

On today's podcast I'm asking Lactation Educator (and former client) Carly Looney all about this idea that we have to give up nursing to sleep train.  

Spoiler: She is nursing her 16 month old while we talk, so it IS a myth!

Carly shares how it is possible to both nurse and sleep train. We also talk about how to maintain your supply during the process while keeping comfortable during the night when your baby sleeps through!

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FIND YOUR SLEEP PACAKGE

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Music by Chad Campbell

Sep 20, 2018
28: Successful Sibling Room Sharing
15:14

Getting your kids to share a room can either sound incredibly exciting or crazy scary!! So I'm here to share how we have been room sharing for 1.5 years with our two little girls, how you can make the change AND...how you can support the podcast!! 

LAUNCHING NOW!! Ready to get more from the Podcast? Become a Patron of the Little Z's Sleep Podcast by pledging $6/month through Patreon! 

Patreon is an app on your phone (or site) where I'll be connecting more personally with Podcast Patrons who want to engage! 

What you'll get: 

-SUPPORT THE PODCAST: You look forward to the podcast every week and want to support Becca's podcast! Keep the episodes coming!!

-EXTENSIONS: Every week get more from the episode! Examples include: stylized commentaries and notes for strategies mentioned on the podcast, exclusive videos by Becca, behind-the-scenes access, and more!!

-INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY: Suggest episode content, chat with other patrons, celebrate success! Even submit questions for the Q&A segment of the podcast (open for Patrons only).

-BE THE FIRST TO KNOW of all new courses and coaching services! 

-PROMO CODES JUST FOR YOU! For all online courses!

BECOME A PATRON ON PATREON FOR $6/MONTH!

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Podcast Mentions:

-Dohm White Noise Machine

-Hatch Toddler Clock

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Sep 13, 2018
27: Enemies of Sleep Training
19:44

The benefits of sleep training are endless! However, not everyone is ready to make change in baby's sleep. Change is hard, and especially for a few specific people in your child's life. 

In this episode Becca is walking you through the people who you really need to prepare before beginning your sleep training journey! Both Grandparents and Siblings are wonderful cheerleaders for your child, but often can cause some woes in sleep training methods. 

Learn practical strategies on how to prepare Grandma & Grandpa (or Aunts & Uncles!) for sleep training. We want them on our side, but it's best to have your plan outlined in detail so they can easily participate!! 

For your older kiddos, let's make sure they are also full read-in on what's about to happen. Let them know sleep training is happening, and support their individual emotions through the process too. 

*I love the Dohm Sound Machine for an extra layer of "noise" between Baby & Sibling!*

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Newborn

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Sep 06, 2018
26: What To Expect During Your Sleep Training Process
16:12

During the one-hour consultation with parents I walk them through everything: 

  • The new bedtime routine
  • Bedtime strategies
  • How to handle night-wakings
  • Starting the morning
  • Daytime naps
  • Things to look forward to!!

During this Podcast I'm walking you through some of the amazing things that happen when you're sleep training your baby. From crankiness to dirty diapers..some bizarre things can happen when your baby learns to sleep all night long!! 

Once your baby has learned to sleep all night, I expect YOU and your baby to be happier, healthier and eager to take on the world around them! Ready to experience these benefits?! 

RVA MOMS: Join me for Baby Sleep Class on August 30th! 

Choose your child's sleep package and let's get started on a plan!! 

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Music by Chad Campbell

Aug 23, 2018
25: Your Baby Turned One! Here's What Needs To Change.
13:31

Congratulations! You made it!! A baby's first birthday isn't for them...but you! You survived!! Time to celebrate! 

I have always thought the time between 10-14 months is the most fun! Your baby seems to wake up as a different kid every day, saying more, moving more and sometimes...sleeping less! 

In this podcast episode I'm preparing you for the things you need to be aware of when your baby turns one year old!

Podcast Mentions:

  • Have a one year old who isn't sleeping?! Join Becca for an in-person class on August 30th from 9-11am where you'll get an age appropriate plan to teach your baby how to sleep 11-12 hours every night!! >>SIGN UP FOR THE BABY SLEEP CLASS!<<

 

 

 

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Music by Chad Campbell

Aug 16, 2018
24: Getting Back Into Routines (Goodbye-Summer!)
18:16

It's my favorite time of year!!! School supplies in the Target Dollar Section! Back to school is SO much fun, and I know you're all craving getting back into routines and expectations. 

In this episode I'm walking through how much sleep your baby needs, how you can ask the daycare to help create a better sleep environment, and what kind of bedtime we need to get into that allows at least a minimum of required setting. 

Are you in Richmond, VA with a sleepless baby 6-16 months? 

Join me for an IN-PERSON class where I'm walking you through your family's sleep plan to see results within 2 weeks!! *Get your ticket for this class right now!*

My favorite products for a great sleep environment:

Blackout EZ Blinds

Dohm White Noise Machine

*Travel size white noise for daycare!*

^Affiliate links^

Looking to understand your child's minimum amount of sleep needed? 

>DOWNLOAD THIS PHOTO TO SEE SLEEP NEEDS BY AGE<

See Episode 17 & 18 for Nap Expectations 

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National Sleep Foundation Sleep Requirements 

 

Aug 09, 2018
23: An Insight Into HypnoBirthing with Kristy Rodriguez
28:12

As expecting moms you have so many things to prepare for, and one often overlooked aspect is how YOU want to bring baby into the world. Join the conversation I have with Kristy Rodriguez, author and HypnoBirthing educator at Pure Nurture, as I dig into what HypnoBirthing is...and is not!! 

Learn more about Kristy: 

Kristy Rodriguez is a certified holistic health coach, pre + postnatal yoga teacher and HypnoBirthing birth educator. With her cumulated years of experience in education and health, she brings extensive knowledge, personal experience, and deep compassion to her students.
Kristy founded Pure Nurture, LLC after working with women in various stages of pregnancy and after becoming a mother herself. Inspired by her own experience and the experiences of the motherhood collective, Kristy creates learning and teaching environments that meet her students where they are, whether they are trying to conceive, in their second trimester or attempting the delicate balancing act of infant and self-care. Through classes, workshops, and her latest book, she inspires women to nurture and nourish themselves throughout their birth experience so they can lead happy, healthy, and empowered lives.

>Follow her on Instagram 

>Learn more about her HypnoBirthing classes!

>Buy her book Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide To A Healthy Baby

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>Get your Newborn Sleep Course Preview here!!!

 

Aug 02, 2018
22: Stories of Hope From My Toughest Cases As A Sleep Consultant
17:30

Have you ever said, "Yeah, but I bet Becca hasn't seen _______...so she can't help me." 

Today I'm sharing stores that will give you the ultimate hope: YOUR CHILD CAN SLEEP!!

Listen in as Becca shares stories from over the years, shares the toughest cases and biggest wins.

 Your child really can sleep, we just have to teach them!

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Jul 26, 2018
21: Nightmares & Night Terrors: The Difference & Helping Your Child Cope
17:33

Throughout my work with clients I've found Nightmares and Night Terrors are vastly misunderstood. On today's episode I aim to educate you on the difference between night mares and night terrors, as well as give you strategies to help you child cope with either one. 

Nightmares

  • Nightmares tend to occur several hours after going to bed or in the very early hours of the morning during REM sleep.
  • Children DO respond to comfort and reassurance. They also may be reluctant to go back to sleep until they feel safe.
  • Nightmares occur during the stage of sleep when the brain is very active and sorting through experiences and new information for learning and memory. Since these images are so vivid your child might not be able to distinguish what’s real and what’s not real.

Night Terrors

  • Night Terrors tend to occur 2-3 hours after going to bed and during deep non-REM sleep.
  • Only children ages 2.5 years + can experience a night terror
  • Children DO NOT respond to efforts of comfort and reassurance and it’s best not to wake them during a Night Terror.
  • Children will not remember Night Terrors and are not awake during their episodes. There are no mental images for the child to recall from their experience.

Overtiredness is one main cause for both night mares and night terrors. To help your child work through these, try adjusting their bedtime 15 minutes earlier to see a difference in their sleep. 

*AAP Chart on how much sleep your child needs by age.*

Follow Becca on Instagram and Facebook for daily connection on sleep for your little one!

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Music by Chad Campbell





Jul 18, 2018
20: How To Get Your Kids To Sleep Later!
22:28

Waking up between 4-6am is the most common (and most frustrating) problem my clients experience! And guess what? I actually expect this problem to arise once your child learns to consistently sleep 11-12 hours. So how do we fix it? In this episode I'm sharing strategies to solve your child's early morning wakes by sharing two case studies from former clients. 

Check the Environment: 

1. Create a room that is as dark as possible. >>THESE are my favorite blackout window covers! 

2. White noise to protect your child's room from the environment >>This is my favorite white noise machine!

3. No distractions in the crib or bed! 

 

Now stop doing this: 

1. Instant gratification!

2. Delay first bottle/nursing session

3. Avoid instant snuggles/snoozes in your bed 

**Remember to give it some time! Once you begin implementing strategies it can take 4-6 weeks to "re-wire" your child's habits!**

>>Blog Review from former client, Liz Cook<<

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Music by Chad Campbell 

Jul 12, 2018
19: My Child Is Scared Of The Dark! (How To Introduce A Nightlight)
10:30

I've coached many families through adding nightlights and helping an older child become confident in sleep. But it wasn't until my OWN daughter where I put these practices into play personally. 

In this episode I'm walking you through: 

1. When to introduce a nightlight

2. Why you should avoid a nightlight if your child isn't old enough

3. How to prepare your child for a nightlight 

4. My favorite nightlight & why! 

Products mentioned on the episode: 

>>WATCH THIS EPISODE ON MY IGTV CHANNEL!<<

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Music by: Chad Campbell

Jun 28, 2018
18: When It's Time To Say Goodbye To Naps
14:12

It's the day NO ONE wants to come: time to say goodbye to the nap! 

Personally, I dreaded the nap drop but it's now turned into a fun opportunity to watch my daughter increase her independent play skills...and sometimes sneak off for midday dates just the 2 of us!!

In this episode I'm talking through WHEN it's time to drop the nap, HOW to do it, WHAT to do instead of napping and WHY you might need to keep that nap.

>>Grab a FREE quick-guide photo for Quiet Times HERE<<

When To Drop The Nap:

  • Typically between age 2.5 - 3.5 years old 

Signs To Look For When Dropping The Nap:

  • Fighting the nap 5/7 days for 2-3 weeks (crying, playing in the crib, not settling for sleep)
  • Taking a great nap but taking hours to fall asleep at night (stalling tactics, not settling for sleep, crying out or playing in crib)
  • Waking very early in the morning (4-5am) and feeling ready to start the day

How To Eliminate The Nap: 

  • Talk to your child about how they won't have to nap anymore: "Hey ___! Guess what! You don't have to take a nap anymore! Instead, every day after lunch you'll have quiet time where you can ____________ (read, draw, look at books, play-doh, pretend play, etc)." 
  • Take it away! Cold turkey! 
  • It will take your child 4-6 weeks to adjust to being awake for 11-12 hours a day, so for the first few weeks you'll be offering an early bedtime (5:30/6pm sounds crazy, but you'll realize they might need it!!)
  • Once they seem adjusted (better mood, able to keep normal attitude throughout the evening) get them back on track to normal bedtime. 
  • I suggest 7-8pm bedtime for children ages 2.5-5 years old

Quiet Time Activites: 

  • Be creative!! 
  • Have your child set a timer to mark the start and end of their quiet time
  • You'll find they cannot handle a pure hour at first, so start small with 15-20 minutes and slowly build up to an hour
  • Create a basket/bin with activities they love: play-doh, drawing pads, markers, etc
  • Allow them to play with that basket ONLY at Quiet Time and re-fill with things as needed
  • For the first few days/week you might need to guide your child in what to do and how to have an independent quiet time
  • DO NOT allow TV, tablets, phones, etc as these actually stimulate the brain not restore it
  • TV or games on a tablet are allows after the quiet time
  • Grab a free photo-guide: "Quiet Time Expectations" here!

Keeping The Nap:

  • Every now and then I am in situations where we have to keep the nap (daycare, parents work late and can't do 7pm bedtime, etc). That's oaky! If your child is easily sleeping during the day, but fighting bedtime, we can keep the nap and adjust bedtime. 
  • If your child is sleeping during the day I would cap the nap to no more than 2 hours and adjust bedtime between 8-9pm.
  • Find the best bedtime for your child by starting at 8pm, and adjusting 15 minutes later every few days until you find the best place where they fall asleep within 10 minutes and sleep 9-10 hours.

SHARE your Quiet Time activities with me on Instagram!! Tag or send me a DM! @littlezsleep

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Music by: Chad Campbell

Jun 21, 2018
17: Making Nap Transitions Easier (From 3 to 2 & 2 to 1)
13:59

Wondering when it's time to make the change from 3 to 2 naps? Or take the leap from 2 to 1 nap? 

I hear from my clients all the time, "Becca! Give me a schedule!" or "Is it the right time to go down to one nap?"

On today's episode I'm laying it all out for you! How to handle the transition from 3 to 2 naps and 2 to 1 nap. 

This episode is heavy on the numbers, so to help guide you visually use these downloads below to really solidify your child's schedule. 

>>DOWNLOAD YOUR CHILD'S 2 NAP SCHEDULE<<

>>DOWNLOAD YOUR CHILD'S 1 NAP SCHEDULE<<

The biggest takeaway when making the change in nap schedules is to give your child 4-6 weeks to actually *sync* with the new routine. It will take time and consistency for your little one to understand their new sleep expectation, but keep on carrying through!! 

Ready for more? Find your child's sleep package and grab free resources on Little Z's website!

Stay connected with Becca on Instagram!

 

Jun 14, 2018
16: Travel Part 2- How To Handle Sleep On Vacation
18:30

*SURPRISE! My oldest daughter joined me for a fun intro to the show today! Enjoy her description of bedtime routine and quiet time...apparently she loves tooth paste the best...Ha!*

How To Handle Sleep On Vacation: 

Now you're on vacation! 

1) Set up the room: can you get a suite? extra bathroom? closet? 

2) Keep Naps on Day 1 on point!

3) Understand when an early bedtime is necessary

4) Measure how to get back on track at home!

Where are you headed out on vacation this summer? Share with me how you're taking your sleep skills on the road with you!

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Looking for suggestions for travel items??? BABY | TODDLER

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Jun 08, 2018
15: Travel Tips- How We Maintained 12 Hours of Sleep On Vacation...With Toddlers
23:35

I often get people telling me they think about me their entire vacation...ha! Sleep can be totally thrown off when your child is in a new environment, but you don't have to sacrifice great sleep! 

On Episode 15 Becca and her husband Chad walk through what their vacation was REALLY like with their 3 and 2 year old! 

We cover:

-HOW bedtime routine shifted

-WHAT obstacles stood in the way for Night 1 & 2

-WHEN you should get your kid to sleep after a long day

-HOW to prepare your kids for a hotel stay

-WHY sleep cues are important! 

If you're headed out with your great sleeper on vacation this summer, listen in and feel free to copy everything we did!! 

If you're totally astonished that 12 hours of sleep is even possible...let's talk!!! You really can go on vacation and have a great night sleep! 

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PODCAST MENTIONS: 

-Travel Blackout Blinds

-How to use foil to blackout windows

-Follow on Instagram for more tips

-Favorite travel essentials for toddlers

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Music by Chad Campbell

 

 

May 31, 2018
14: Travel Tips Part 1- Surviving The Travel Day!
11:27

Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing travel podcasts to help you score the best sleep success while on the road or in the skies! 

Part One: 

-Naps on the go

-What to do if there is NO nap!?

-How to deal with bedtime on Night One

-Setting up the room

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Follow more travel tips from Becca on Instagram!

May 25, 2018
13: Designing a Nursery That Works! {Guest, Chyrelle Dorinsky}
19:49

Nesting and designing a nursery is probably the most enjoyable process of preparing for baby! But often when I visit a client's home I notice a few things missing that ensure a great sleep environment. 

In this episode I'm reviewing my top three essentials for all baby and kid rooms! Plus, Chyrelle Dorinsky of Lustre Home joins me to talk about how to design a nursery by shopping your home, finding key pieces and sticking to an accent wall rule of thumb! 

Becca's Top Three Essentials:

1. Blackout Liners or Blackout Curtains

2. White Noise Machine

3. Firm Flat Surface! (Crib, bassinet or pack 'n play)

*See all products I love here!*

Follow Chyrelle Dorinsky of Lustre: 

Website and Portfolio | Instagram

 

READY TO GET A FREE CHAPTER PREVIEW OF SLEEP FROM THE START: ONLINE NEWBORN COURSE? >>Download now!!<<

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Music by Chad Campbell

May 17, 2018
12: My Husband Says No {Sleep Training Questions Dads Have}
11:23

After working with hundreds of families, I've heard parents ask me LOTS of questions. These are the most frequently asked Dad questions I receive. I love talking through these questions with them, and then turning them into sleep believers!!

>> Download the 13 questions Dads most frequently ask me HERE! 

When I speak with a family and Mom says, "I'm ready. But my husband said no because ___________." There are actually three responses I get most often: 

1. "...He wants us to try one more thing." 

2. "...He says this is just a phase." 

3. "...He doesn't think we need to hire someone." 

Now I will say Moms have these questions too, it's just that Dads tend to voice them much more strongly. On today's episode I'm answering these three "My husband says no because..." and sharing 10 more here!

FOLLOW BECCA ON INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK

>Ready to find a solution for sleep? Let's get started!<

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Music by Chad Campbell

May 10, 2018
11: Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician {Guest: Dr. Janet West, Pediatrician}
18:24

There is NO manual that comes with your baby! But now!!! You have Sleep From The Start: Online Newborn Course. My Online Newborn Course is designed to help the expecting mom, the new mom, or the mom again. Perfect for babies 0-12 weeks old, this course will help you lay expectations and routines for baby...creating sanity for everyone! 

This episode is just a 12 minute segment from a one hour interview with Dr. Janet West, Pediatrician (RVA Baby), that you'll get IN the Newborn Course! We answered questions like: What is the difference between gas drops and gripe water? What is gripe water?! How can I know if my baby has reflux? Can you overdose on saline spray?! Can I bring my baby to the beach?

Ready to get started with Little Z's Online Newborn Course?! Learn more here!!

Here are Dr. West's tips to find a Pediatrician:

1) American Academy of Pediatrics- find a board certified doctor

2) Understand that your relationship with your Pediatrician is more than a service, it's a personal relationship. "It's like shopping for a mate! When you're in distress, you want someone who can be there to support you." 

3) Make sure the doctor office is available for visits!!

4) Doesn't just have to be a Pediatrician- can be a Family Physician you have a great relationship too!

5) Consider your needs: are you high needs? Do you need someone to answer your questions all the time? 

6) Two ways to go with finding a practice: Large Practice with weekend and extended hours vs. Small Practice. Pros and cons to both! 

Going with a Large Practice? Ask these questions:

  • How often do I find my primary care doctor? 
  • Will I see them for every well visit?
  • When I call- do you have a nurse available for questions right away? Is my doctor available if I need to talk with them?
  • How fast will you get back with me? 2 hours? 24 hours?
  • When I call at night- who will I speak to? 
  • Will there be a nurse to answer my questions to decide if I should bring my baby in to the doctor? 
  • When you visit the practice, are there a lot of families there?

"A good physician wants to partner with you."

Going with a Small Practice? Ask these questions:

  • Are there weekend hours or extended hours?
  • Is there a nurse line service who I can talk to when I call to ask questions?
  • Where will you send me after hours?

Follow Dr. Janet West on Instagram or Facebook 

Learn about Dr. West's services through RVA Baby

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**LOOKING FOR A FREE RESOURCE?! CHECK OUT THIS NEWBORN ESSENTIAL SLEEP  GUIDE!**

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Music by Chad Campbell

 

May 03, 2018
10: What's A Sleep Prop? (The Good & The Not So Good)
09:41

Stepping out of my own head today and breaking down what a sleep prop is, when they are useful, and when we need to think about ditching them. 

Sleep Prop Breakdown By Age: 

Newborns- pacifiers, swaddles, rocking, bouncing...anything! These sleep props are so needed because newborns cannot self-soothe. But we do need to use them correctly! Check out Sleep From The Start: Online Newborn Course to learn ALL about newborn sleep!

Baby- around 4 months old your baby can learn self-soothing strategies so we need to begin the prop elimination! White noise, darkness, sleep sacks, thumb-sucking, or anything THEY control!

Toddler-  stuffed animals, blankets, even family photos are great sleep props for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Ready to ditch the sleep props and teach your child to sleep independently? Let's get started! 

>>I have a baby!

>>I have a toddler!

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Apr 19, 2018
09: Moms Talk with Rachel Camfield
22:35

A pause from strategies and plans, and simply talking with a mom about soaking up the newborn phase. 

Today I'm chatting with Rachel Camfield, wife to Brian and mom to Barnes (4 months). I've been following Rachel on Instagram and have so enjoyed watching her soak up all things newborn. I wanted to have her share her story about how she consciously chooses to be present and live in the moment (something that I had a lot of trouble doing!). 

Enjoying our chat? Follow Rachel on Instagram

Feeling encouraged? Share this chat with a friend!

Apr 12, 2018
08: My Child Won't Stay In Bed! {Making the change and keeping them there!}
15:24

Episode 8 is all about toddlers!

  • Wondering when to move your child to a big bed?
  • Thinking of just converting the crib to toddler bed? 
  • Trying to keep your child IN their bed?!

Becca outlines exactly how to set up the move for your child, shares strategies and methods to help your child sleep in their own bed, and gives you her Bedtime Expectation Cards to successfully teach your child to stay in bed!!

-See Becca's room set up for her daughter here (Bed + Mattress)

-Download Bedtime Expectation Cards here

Tell Becca how it's going! Share on Instagram or Email your success stories! 

Want to talk with Becca about making change? Book a free call!

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Don't forget to SHARE this podcast with someone you know who is struggling to get their child to stay in bed! 

*Would you take a moment and review this podcast? It helps Becca spread the word that we don't have to be tired parents!!*

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Music by: Chad Campbell

Apr 05, 2018
07: What Just Happened?! {Sleep Regressions}
15:25

Episode #7 - What Just Happened?

 

Have you ever started your car to find the “Check Engine” light glaring at you?

 

Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized your perfect haircut last month has all but grown away and disappeared?

 

Have you ever stepped on the scale in amazement at what skipping the gym for two months accomplished!

 

Well I’m coming clean…nothing is perfect! I caught myself thinking how I must have the perfect sleeper, the perfect business, the perfect response… but that just isn’t true. 

 

We are all human, which means that we will have restless nights, challenges at work, and bumps in the road at some point in life. But the good news is there are places and people you can turn to for help along the way!

 

Because of developments and progressions, your perfect little sleeper will encounter some sleep regressions. I am all too familiar with them, and I want to share with you some tips, tricks, and solutions to tackle those normal setbacks.

 

Become a client and you have a lifelong invitation to join my VIP Sleep Club where you have access to a private monthly phone call, resources, and an encouraging community of parents just like you!

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Ready to get a full night sleep all the time?? Grab your 5 Steps Guide now!

Connect with Becca: INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK

Music by Chad Campbell

Mar 29, 2018
Q&A Session #1
07:20

You ask, I answer! Here are three questions that came in this week from instagram @littlezsleep

 

Question #1: What is it like to work with a sleep consultant? Let me share with you what I look for and how I get a family started

 

Question #2: What else can I do besides using a timer to get my toddler ready for bed and wind them down? I always say there is no one magic solution, but let me give you a few things to think about.

 

Question #3: How do I wean off the pacifier? It’s simple…let me tell you.

 

Do you have a question? Message me @littlezsleep on instagram or Let’s Talk at littlezsleep.com/getsleepnow

 

Mar 29, 2018
06: How to Win at Bedtime Stalling
14:00

Is your child's bedtime routine taking an hour or more each night? "One more book!" "Potty!" "More hugs!" "One more ____!"

The bedtime stalling game is just that...a game!! Let me give you the winning move with this simple little tool that will completely change your bedtime routine while letting your child win!

My favorite way to combat the bedtime stalling game is a timer! Yep, and not just ANY timer but the Time Timer.

Using the Time Timer as a way to teach your child time management but also entice them to bed WHILE enjoying the routine takes the stress out of bedtime! 

In this episode Becca lays out your plan of how to use the timer for each portion of the bedtime routine, and specifically details WHY this timer works! (No longer YOU saying, "Time for bed!") 

>>Time Timer on Amazon<<

*affiliate link above*

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Music by Chad Campbell

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Mar 22, 2018
05: Bending The Rules To Enjoy A Night Out
17:09

So you've worked so hard to create a GREAT sleeper! Now it's time to enjoy the many benefits of your new normal!! When you have a child who sleeps well you don’t need to be bound by bedtime every night. Life is flexible, and bedtime can be too!

If you need more date nights but feel anxious with how to handle this, listen to Becca break down your two options (and her favorite: living a double life!) You can break free of those boring nights and get out! (In fact, I encourage you to!)

While having a child definitely changes things, you CAN get back to enjoying parts of your life pre-kid. It's time to take control of your new normal, celebrate the fact that bending the rules is okay, and know that making adjustments in their bedtime every now and then is okay!

Listen to what Becca has to to say about rigid schedules and routines, and how you can break free of the bedtime machine, in moderation of course!

Product Mentions: 

Travel Blackout Blinds

Travel Sound Machine

*Amazon affilate links*

EPISODE FREEBIE: BABYSITTER CHECKLIST! (Download!)

 

Mar 16, 2018
04: How Long Do I Let My Baby Cry? {And Other Difficult Questions!}
12:54

This episode is all about answering a few of those “Sticky Questions” I am always asked. But let me ask you one first…

  • Why are parents so quick to comfort their child when crying, yet they themselves are willing to go so long with uncomfortable, sleepless nights?
  • How long is too long for a child to cry?
  • How long is too long for a parent to finally cry out for help? 

 

Join me as I share with you my sleep philosophy that has helped hundreds of families resolve those exhausting sleep habits.

Two of the most common questions parents are either embarrassed or nervous to ask are:

#1 - Will you be telling me to do Cry It Out? 

Let me explain to you what this really means, what some pediatricians have said about it, and my philosophy on crying when working with families. 

#2 - How long should my baby be crying?

Have your pen and paper ready… I’m about to give you the magic number! Just kidding. I explain how you should sleep train with a plan and purpose, not a magic number. There is also power in accountability, and I will share with you a personal experience on this. In this episode I talk about one of my newest and most popular ways to work with families: Virtual Group Coaching. Join the next group and Get Sleep Now!

My Motto: A baby who is well rested is happier, healthier, and eager to explore the world around them.

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Connect with me on instagram @littlezsleep, my favorite place to talk with families, and let me know you listened to this episode by sending me a message stating your ultimate goal for your child's sleep!

I will personally message you back! Let’s get some accountability!

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Little Z's Sleep Consulting:

Facebook | Instagram | Website

Music by: Chad Campbell

Mar 08, 2018
03: Why Four Months Is A Struggle
15:25

This episode will help set you free! Free from what you might wonder? Well just when you think you’ve figured out the newborn phase and settled into a new normal, everything changes! Your child will now only go to sleep in your arms, becomes way more dependent on you, and you are more exhausted than ever!

Welcome to the 4-Month regression. Yes, it’s a thing! Moms of newborns are anxious about it, and moms of 8-month olds are wondering why in the world things are getting worse when they should be getting better

In this episode I will talk about this 4-month regression and how it is really a progression! Baby has reached some milestones, and it is time to arm yourself with the tools on how to deal with it.

I will also give you some action steps to help you gain that sleep independence.

 

#1: Get out of the swaddle, Get into a SleepSack.

Your baby can’t learn to self-soothe when rolled up like a little burrito. It’s time to transition out of a swaddle and into a SleepSack. Which SleepSack? I have you covered.. grab my SleepSack guide at littlezsleep.com/sleepsack

 

#2: Naps On-The-Go must GO!

When was the last time you slept in the car and woke up feeling wonderful and refreshed? Um..Never!  At 4-months old baby loses the ability to transition out of a car and into a crib. Let me give you some tips to make sure you won’t be a prisoner of your own home while still being able to get great naps.

 

#3: Beware, or “Be-Aware” of Awake Times

Finding that sweet spot on how long to stay awake and when to take a nap is hard, and too many people miss the mark! Let me give you some helpful guidelines on awake times at this age. If you keep your baby awake until they ‘crash’, it will only crash YOUR night!

 

Bonus #4: Get Dad involved

The amount of time mom spends with baby is often disproportional to dad. Lets face it.. only mom can nurse, and there is something about a mom’s touch… It’s time for TEAM MOM AND DAD. Let me share with you the two best places to get Dad involved in the bedtime routine, and why Dads are often better at this one particular thing than moms are!

Sweet Dreams,

Becca Campbell

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Music by Chad Campbell

Mar 02, 2018
02: Ten Things My Clients Try To Hide {ARE YOU!?}
16:50

You might be wondering how my clients feel about me exposing all of their dirty laundry for the world to see…  

You are probably asking…

-What if I become a client? Will she share about me? 

-Isn’t the client-consultant relationship special? Private? Confidential?!?!

But would you believe it is my CLIENTS who are now sharing with everyone their mischievous ways!! Why? Because they know what a BIG difference coming clean made to their sleep story, and they want everyone to know it!

These 10 simple things they thought were ‘no big deal’ for me to know about ended up becoming (in many cases) the BIGGEST barrier to resolving those exhausting sleep habits.

Listen, you can try to keep your ‘secrets’ from me… but the one thing you can’t hide from your spouse, your friends, your boss, (or yours truly!) is that you are EXHAUSTED! Am I right?

Working through these things is by no means EASY, because sleep training isn’t easy! But sometimes you have to give the problem a name, call it what it is, take it to task, hang it out to dry, and wipe your hands clean of it. Are you ready?

Download the FULL List of 10 Things My Clients Try To Hide!

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#1: Disagreement - When Mom and Dad are on Different Pages

Shouldn’t parents be working on making their child’s sleep easier instead of making their marriage harder? I quickly discover the happy smiling (and tired) couple I consulted with forgot to mention one little thing... they saw things differently!  Dad wanted to take a more aggressive approach to sleep training, but Mom wanted a softer strategy. Mom was going to try to power through alone, but Dad wanted to be more involved. 

#2: Tolerance - When crying becomes too much

Your child’s crying is what I call a pain point, and nobody enjoys admitting when they are in a lot of pain. Parents come to me desperate and exhausted - ready to do absolutely anything to get their child to sleep. But what my clients often hide from me is how they REALLY feel about crying. It is easy to commit in the moment to following a new plan with all of the strength and resolve you can muster, but when your child is relentlessly crying and protesting the new changes, your paternal instincts kick in and nothing will stop you from reacting. You thought you could tolerate it, but then reality hit.

#3: Pacifier - A quick fix, a lasting problem

I’m going to step on some toes here! Around 4 months old it's time to ditch the pacifier. There are three ways it becomes a bad habit and I need you to steer clear!! a) Broken Sleep Habits b) Speech Delay c) Improper Dental Development

#4: Rock N Play - it's not called the Rock N Sleep!

Probably the #1 Baby Item out there and here I am telling you to avoid it!! Trust me, I'm doing you a huge favor! The RNP keeps baby all snug and cozy, which is totally fine! But the issue lies in long naps and night sleep in this product that is known to cause flat-head syndrome and inability to teach him/her to self-soothe. 

>>Download your full list AND hear stories behind them in this episode!<<

Feb 23, 2018
01: Hey! I'm Becca, Your Pediatric Sleep Consultant. And I DREAM BIG!
08:26

PODCAST EPISODE 1 - DREAMING BIG

Hey! I'm Becca Campbell, Your Pediatric Sleep Consultant. This is the Little Z Sleep Podcast! It’s Episode 1!

I want to take a few minutes to welcome you, encourage you, give your high-five and a hug and say... let’s resolve your child’s exhausting sleep habits! In case you want to know a little about me before we dive in… 

I haven’t always been a sleep consultant, but I have always loved sleep!

  • When I was little, I loved sleeping beauty. 
  • When I was younger I didn’t even want to be rocked, I just wanted to go to bed
  • Flash forward to college, I would obsess and count every night I got 8 hours of sleep. In fact I did ONE all-nighter and it was TERRIBLE. Sleep has always been precious to me!

So, when we had our first daughter, we didn’t know what to do with ourselves, we were exhausted

  • Up multiple times throughout the night
  • We were both career parents working jobs, it was miserable every night not knowing what to expect hours on end
  • I was struggling, even with PPD, I didn’t understand, beating myself up, 
  • Sleep is the foundation of help, and we just weren’t sleeping
  • We didn’t understand why baby wasn’t sleeping… see pictures and videos of sweet newborns sleeping snug on mom and dad, and we barely had any of that
  • Not only was it misery, it became extremely dangerous - share stories
  • Ended up working with a consultant after sitting down on google (like every exhausted parent) and typed “how do I get my baby to sleep” and became overwhelmed and things that promised a good night’s sleep
  • But I wanted help, after I tried and failed to do it myself. I’m so tired, I don’t know what I’m doing, I can’t teach myself
  • Sleep is not complex, but putting the pieces together often is
  • Some people understood my joy after success, others didn’t
  • Maybe that is you… you are so excited and now want to maintain that every night, or maybe you are tired and are just trying to survive
  • I don’t judge, my goal is to resolve and change the habits.

 

As we walk through this podcast together, that is the goal! Resolve your child's exhausting sleep habits. Together! 

Biggest question I have for you: what do you want to see differently?

When I understand your goal and what you dream of, what you want to wave that magic wand over where you want to be, that is how I know I can help you. 

So often we are dreaming small. If you are up 1 times a night or 4 times a night, it doesn’t matter, you have an end goal of wanting to sleep well, and when parents are desperate for just 8 hours or 6 hours of sleep, I say great, we are going to do that, and I’m going to double it for you.

We are going for 12 hours a night

What I love is giving and providing them the tools to get this, and that is what my job is all about!

 

I work with kids from Day 1 to 7 Years old- and no matter the age it has everything to do with habits and guiding parents!

 

A few months back Daniel called me from the hospital. They just had their daughter Lilly and he did not want trial and error. He wanted to get it right the first time. 

While parenting is trail and error, but I don’t want your sleep story to be trial and error. That is why this podcast exists, to talk to you, teach you, and equip you with exactly what to do and how to do it and be able to provide you with solid sleep that lasts a lifetime 

That is my belief, when we resolve your child’s sleep, it is a gift that lasts a lifetime.

So I can be on the other side, flash forward 3 years, and my daughter is sleeping 12 hours every single night, and we have a second daughter, sharing a room, and even great naps (another story letter)

For now, spread the word to friends and sleep deprived moms that this podcast is for you!!!

Tune in every week with me as we walk through ways and strategies and stories to get your family the sleep that they deserve.

Sweet dreams & see you next time

Becca Campbell

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Music Composed by Chad Campbell

 

Feb 20, 2018