This Girl Loves Sleep

By Alanna McGinn

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Welcome to the This Girl Loves Sleep podcast, the show that will help your entire family bring back bedtime. Each episode, sleep expert Alanna McGinn discusses your burning sleep questions and provides you with tangible sleep tips for babies to adults and provides tricks to help you create your own sleep plan for your family. Stay tuned for regular episodes also covering parenting topics Alanna wants to talk about featuring professional experts, colleagues, and friends.

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068: Napping on the Go
07:01

The warmer weather can make things tricky with an increase in events, travel and an effort to get out and enjoy the great weather. It can be hard to find a balance between having your little one sleep at home versus having them sleep anywhere. In addition, some babies may seem to sleep longer in the stroller, then they do in their crib at home. So surely napping on the go is the way to spend the summer, right? While it might be tough, and at times frustrating, to give up a longer length of sleep, there are good reasons to consider working towards the majority of naps taking place in a stationary crib, regardless of their length.

In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares 3 things to consider about napping on the go and how helping your baby to learn to extend their sleep independently is an important skill that will support quality sleep habits for years to come.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

May 26, 2020
067: Friendship - Heather Dixon - SavvyMom
30:30

Heather Dixon is a writer, a mom to three girls and the Editor-in-Chief of SavvyMom, a wonderful online Canadian parenting publication, one where I’ve had the pleasure of writing for. I thought it would be fun to have Heather on to discuss one of her articles she wrote - “I Suck at Being a Friend Right Now” - and why the topic of this article resonated with so many and why it went viral.

 In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn and Heather Dixon discuss what friendship means to them and how it’s changed as they have gotten older and their kids have gotten older. They also discuss top parenting topics at SavvyMom.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

May 19, 2020
066: How Your Sheets and Blankets Help You Sleep
12:11

Have you ever wondered why climbing into bed and under the covers feels so good? Regardless of whether you like to sleep with just a light sheet or prefer the heaviness of a weighted blanket, there’s something about being covered up as you try and fall sleep that most people can’t do without. There are physiological and behavioral reasons why sheets and blankets help you sleep, and essentially, all the science behind sleeping while covered with a sheet or blanket supports the importance of creating a solid sleep environment. While we may not be able to clearly say that sleeping with blankets improves your general health, they will certainly improve your sleep. And since quality sleep is strongly associated with overall health and wellness, let’s just say we should all take a minute to appreciate what our bedding does for us! Keep reading for a closer look at how science plays a role in your body’s need to be covered at night for a solid night’s rest.

In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains how the more you know about getting a good night’s rest, the greater chance you’ll have of getting the sleep you need. Creating an ideal sleep environment starts with auditing your bedroom, and this absolutely includes the type of sheets and blankets you’re using.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

May 12, 2020
065: Replay - My Story of Infertility
25:59

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month with October 15th being National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 1 in 4 women will suffer a loss via miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at some point in their lives. The topic of miscarriage, infant loss, and infertility is one that is close to the heart host Alanna McGinn, having suffered from 3 miscarriages herself. In this episode Alanna shares her own personal journey with miscarriage and secondary infertility.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Apr 21, 2020
064: Natural Medicine - Lisa Marie Holmes RH
31:39

Lisa Marie Holmes, RH is a television personality and creator of The Botanical Apothecary herbal remedies line launching this 2020. As an entrepreneur, Lisa Marie is inspired to find La Joie De Vivre in everything that she does. From her exclusive toxic-free signature paint line to her blog on health and wellness, it is clear that Lisa Marie wishes to encourage others to live their best lives by finding fulfillment through a wholesome lifestyle, creativity, and community care.

 In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn and Lisa Marie Holmes discuss the benefits to adding herbs and natural medicines to your sleep tool kit and simple ways people can integrate Herbalism into their lives to better their overall health and wellbeing.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Apr 14, 2020
063: 4-Month Sleep Regression
19:23

Sleep regressions. They’re one of the most challenging hurdles to overcome when you’re a sleep-deprived new parent. One minute you have this perfect, little gorgeous baby who sleeps and all is right with the world and then suddenly your baby is waking up throughout the night, skipping naps. And why the heck won’t they stay asleep anymore when you place them in their cribs!

 In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains the first sleep regression period – the 4-month sleep regression and what sleep steps you can take to help your baby get through it.

 

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Apr 07, 2020
062: Delaying the Crib to Bed Transition
19:48

Hearing the pitter-patter of tiny feet in the middle of the night can only tell you one thing. What you dreaded is reality. He’s climbed out of his crib. Even though you’re never truly ready to transition your toddler to a bed, you can rest easy and take a deep breath mama, it may not be that time…not just yet.

 In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains how you can delay your baby from transitioning to a bed before they are ready.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Mar 10, 2020
061: Positive Affirmations - Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood
28:12

Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood are moms, bestie’s, and founders of Love Powered Co. They launched Love Powered Co on Kickstarter in 2017 - a soul fuel company, powering the next generation of mindful leaders. With a passion of health, spirituality, personal development and mindfulness these ladies are taking the world of positive affirmations by storm and their mission is to empower the next generation of mindful leaders, and to fuel them with positive self-talk, confidence, self-love, and self-worth

 In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn and the ladies of Love Powered Co discuss the power of positive affirmations and how retraining how we think about ourselves and situations in our lives, like sleeping can have a huge impact on all around us.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Mar 03, 2020
060: Why Your Child is Stalling at Bedtime
16:19

Kids who never learned strong sleep skills as babies and toddlers are still struggling with sleep. In other cases, kids who were great sleepers can suddenly be faced with sleep issues too. What’s interesting though, is that even though many adults struggle with sleep, parents can be quick to assume that their child could actually ‘just go to sleep’ and not have the sleep problems they're having. In reality, that’s hardly ever the case. If your child has been struggling for more than a week, then they likely need some assistance in finding their way back to better sleep.

 In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains the two big issues that make it hard for kids to fall asleep.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 25, 2020
059: Replay - Spring Time Change
22:16

The evenings are getting lighter and that can only mean one thing. Spring Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. Sunday, March 8th, clocks are turned forward 1 hour. I know, just when you have your baby on a great sleep schedule, right? Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn, shares how the Spring Time change is the tough one as we are all losing an hour of sleep and this loss of sleep on an already sleep deprived society can have a negative effect on your health and well-being. She provides a plan to help your kids adjust to the new time easily and also shares sleep hacks and tips to help you adjust too.

 

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 18, 2020
058: How to Create a Successful Family Meeting
12:19

When someone in the family isn’t sleeping well, it can affect everyone in the home. And while it’s one thing for babies and toddlers to have some trouble with sleep and bedtime, it’s another thing when your school-aged children are consistently having difficulty.

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn helps you conduct a successful family sleep meeting and establish a few family sleep rules. If you’re struggling with sleep or bedtime and you’re ready to start that communication with your family this is the episode for you!

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 11, 2020
057: Sleep Clinic #6
20:56

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn dedicates this entire episode to her popular sleep clinic, where she chooses sleep questions submitted by you and answers them. On today’s episode she answers ~ how can I help my 9 month old sleep through the night? ~ when should my baby sleep in his crib both for naps and night sleep? ~ how do I break the rock to sleep habit with my 7 month old? ~ how can I help my 15 month old sleep in his own crib and through the night? ~ how do I put my baby down awake when he’s always falling asleep on the bottle?

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 04, 2020
056: Parenting Expert - Kelly Bourne
33:34

As a Pediatric Registered Nurse turned parenting researcher, speaker, and writer, Kelly’s straight-shooting tips help parents navigate the bumps and WTF moments with their sanity and sense of humour intact. Holding both a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy and certification as a Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, Kelly provides support and practical tools for common parenting concerns and behavioural issues through one-on-one coaching, online programs, and virtual office hours.

 In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn and Parenting Expert Kelly Bourne discuss our children’s capabilities and how parents can teach our children that they are capable of learning new skills and overcoming obstacles even something as simple as sleeping through the night.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jan 28, 2020
055: Sleep Regressions
21:43

"Why is my perfect sleeper all of a sudden waking up and not going back to sleep?" Sound familiar? Sleep Regressions are unavoidable for our babies. Teething, illness, travel, even developmental milestones, unfortunately can disrupt sleep. It’s easy to go to the "Get Through the Night" mode and suddenly what you normally practice goes out the window. These phases pass though and sometimes the new (not so fun) habits stick around.

In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains how sleep regressions like teething, illness, travel, and developmental milestones can affect sleep and what parents should do when it happens.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jan 21, 2020
054: Replay - Stop Taking Sleep for Granted
37:44

It’s the start of the new year and all we see are posts on social media on the new diets that will be tried, the best cleanse to start, or how you all joined a gym, that you’ll likely never go to. We never see the posts about – I’m going to go to bed earlier, or I’m really going to aim on getting regular 7-8 hours of sleep each night. We spend one third of our lives sleeping yet many of us take the need to sleep for granted, and in today’s 24/7 society we are becoming a chronically sleep deprived one.

In today’s episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn will be talking about how to help YOU sleep better. She’ll explain to you why you need to focus on your sleep health this year and how you can do it.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jan 14, 2020
053: Replay - Toddler Holiday Sleep Hangover
13:59

Now that things are starting to settle, and your normal routine is starting to fall back into place, something still seems slightly off...that something is your toddler. It’s a tale Good Night Sleep Site hears far too often after this busy merry season. Gatherings were had and new toys were played with, and your child’s normal structure and routine was pretty inconsistent. What’s happened is a sleep debt has slowly accrued over the last few weeks and now we’re left with an overtired, cranky, and willful toddler.

In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn list’s her 3 ingredients to cure the Holiday Sleep Hangover that could be plaguing your little one.

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jan 07, 2020
052: Replay - Sleep Tool #4 - The Methods
28:03

Our 4th sleep tool is choosing the method - the way we can finally break any final sleep associations, and wean out and final night feeds. You may be asking yourself, why are we only including this sleep tool now and it’s important to understand that while it’s often the first or only thing we think about when deciding to sleep train, the method is actually the smallest piece of the sleep training puzzle therefore we spend less time talking about it. It’s important to understand that we need to also apply the first 3 sleep tools, often just by doing this we can improve your child’s sleep, and if all you are doing is creating a sleep training plan with just choosing a method it’s not going to work.

In choosing a plan you must be comfortable with following it so that you can be consistent. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares different sleep training methods that you can choose to include in your baby’s sleep plan.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Dec 03, 2019
051: Replay - Sleep Tool #3 - Bedtime and Bedtime Routine
22:36

Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn introduces our third sleep tool, which is a bit of a combo. Today she discusses the bedtime routine followed by an age appropriate bedtime. Get ready for your jaws to drop, folks! This is the easiest sleep tool to implement, but also one of the toughest for you all to do. But spoiler – sometimes just by applying this sleep tool all your sleep troubles drift away and Alanna is about to tell you why.   

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Nov 26, 2019
050: Replay - Sleep Tool #2 - Lengthen Naps
17:14

The second sleep tool in the Good Night Sleep Site Tool Kit is working on consolidating naps. Hands up! Who is struggling with 30-45 minute naps? Nap struggles are probably the most common sleep complaint with parents, and you are definitely not alone in your struggles. Proper naps can be hard but understanding when and how to put your baby down for a nap is so important to help your baby sleep through the night. The good news is short naps can be explained and lengthened, and Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn is here to help you do that.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Nov 19, 2019
049: Replay - Sleep Tool #1 - A Perfect Baby Sleep Environment
23:59

Making sure our babies sleep in a safe, conducive, and consistent sleep environment is important and the first sleep tool in the Good Night Sleep Tool Kit. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains how creating the perfect sleep sanctuary for your baby is the first step in your baby’s sleep plan. If you are creating a sleep plan for your baby by only choosing a method it’s not going to work. The right nursery is Good Night Sleep Site’s first sleep tool and Alanna shares her tips on how to create the best sleep space to help your baby sleep safe and soundly.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Nov 12, 2019
048: Child Bedtime Fears and Worries
23:40

As a parent, your natural reaction is to reassure your child of their fears and worries, but in many cases, and for many kids, reassurance is not enough, and it simply doesn’t work. When fears and worries affect a child’s sleep, it may present as trouble falling asleep at night, staying asleep, night time wakings or even early morning wakings. 

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares her tools that you can add to your sleep toolbox in order to help your child unpack all the issues that make it hard for them to get a good night’s sleep.

 

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Nov 05, 2019
047: Replay - Fall Time Change
17:53

It’s that time of year again where the clocks change and we gain an hour of sleep. The problem is when you are a parent that is no longer something to get excited about. Your kids don’t realize the clocks have changed so they’re still going to be getting up at the same time. It takes time for their bodies, and yours, to adjust but Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares a few ways that you can help everyone sleep better.

 

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 29, 2019
046: Sharing Bedrooms and Your Kids Sleep
37:12

Many parents come to us asking how to transition their children into the same bedroom and help each child sleep well while sharing bedrooms. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn is joined today with Mabel’s Labels co-founder Julie Cole to share how their children share a bedroom successfully and what steps they took to help with the common arrangements of families.

Julie Cole is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Julie is a regular television contributor, a sought after speaker and emcee and a digital influencer and blogger.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Julie Cole - Mabels Labels

Julie Cole - Instagram

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 22, 2019
045: Replay - Secondary Infertility
27:41

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month with October 15th being National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 1 in 4 women will suffer a loss via miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at some point in their lives. The topic of miscarriage, infant loss, and infertility is one that is close to the heart host Alanna McGinn, having suffered from 3 miscarriages herself. In this episode Alanna shares her own personal journey with miscarriage and secondary infertility.

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 08, 2019
044: How to Become a Morning Person
17:11

As our mornings are getting darker it can be tougher and tougher to get out of bed in the morning. If you aren't a morning person it can be tough getting back to your normal routine after summer holidays and suddenly getting out of bed can turn into a huge dreaded event.

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares some things that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to help you become more of a morning person and she shares some easy changes that you can make to not only help you fall asleep a lot easier but also help you wake up easier in the morning.

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 01, 2019
043: How to Transition From Crib to Bed
17:34

Graduating your child from their crib to new bed can be a scary time for parents but it doesn’t have to be and being prepared can certainly help. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares tips on what you can do before the crib even comes down and then how to help your child sleep well in their new bed. This episode is your homework before the switch that can definitely help this inevitable transition to be seamless and sleep filled.

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 24, 2019
042: Breastfeeding and Sleep Training
43:29

We’ve been wanting to do this episode for quite some time because we know how many of you are struggling with both sleep and breastfeeding. Often these are two relationships that go hand in hand and there are many questions from parents in regards to both. The reason why we’ve waited until Season 3 is simply because it was very difficult to find a lactation consultant that checked all our boxes. We wanted to make sure that the professional that we brought to you was very much that, a professional with the right experience and training that gave us the confidence to share them with you. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn also wanted to make sure that the lactation consultant we spoke with was educated and passionate about breastfeeding and its importance but didn’t make you leave this episode feeling any more breastfeeding guilt than perhaps you already do. It was also very important for us to share someone who understood sleep training, and while perhaps didn’t agree with everything, was open minded enough to have the conversations with us and who also understood that when a lactation consultant and sleep consultant work together, everyone benefits.

Jada Shapiro is the founder of boober, a femtech startup which connects expectant and new parents to expert, in-person #pregnancytopostpartum care providers. Jada is a longtime birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor, birth photographer, and mother. An expert in maternal health, she frequently moderates and appears on panels at top parenting conventions and provides birth and breastfeeding consultation to TV shows, A-list actors, and major films (most recently to Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky’s latest feature). Jada is a media expert on childbirth, lactation, and newborn parenting, and is regularly sought out for insight and information by major media outlets. She is also the founder of Birth Day Presence, which, since 2002, has helped 20,000+ New York families bring their babies into the community with childbirth-education classes and doula services.

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Jada Shapiro - Boober

Jada Shapiro - Instagram

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 17, 2019
041:Sleep Clinic #5
24:44

Today is a full episode sleep clinic where this entire episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn will answering your sleep questions that you have submitted to her through Instagram or Twitter. You guys send in so many amazing questions and she can’t wait to answer as many as she can to help you all bring back bedtime. If you want your sleep question possibly answered on an upcoming episode make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter – both are @GNSleepSite and you can message us your sleep question there! Remember Alanna can answer your entire family’s sleep questions from baby to adult!

Today’s Sleep Clinic Questions Are:

  1. Why is my 11-month old suddenly crying at bedtime?
  2. How to lengthen my 9-month olds naps longer than 45 minutes?
  3. How to teach my 4 year old to stay in his room throughout the night?
  4. Where should my 3 year old sleep while we are on vacation?
  5. Why does my toddler wake up from naps crying so hard?

 Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 10, 2019
040: Guest - Paul Davis - Social Media Safety and Our Children
01:11:48

Our tweens and teens are losing out on quality sleep because of tech and social media. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn interviews social networking safety expert Paul Davis on how parents can navigate the world of social media for our children to help them sleep better at night. If you have a tween or teen entering the world of social media this isn’t an episode you want to miss. You are going to walk away with so many takeaways from how to help monitor and manage your kid’s internet use, what you need to know about your child’s social media, and Paul’s top tips and recommendations all the way to the very end of the episode!

Paul has worked +27years in Information Technology, he has sold security software to the Federal Government of Canada, and implemented Remote Systems Access Solutions for the Fortune 100. Many of you may know him from his popular school presentations having spoken in front of 560, 000 students, over 80,000 parents, is hired by top corporate organizations to speak including Ottawa’s department of national defence, Ontario Provincial Police, and top school boards. You can also see him as a social networking media expert on Breakfast Television, Global News, and CBC Radio.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Paul Davis - Social Networking Safety

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 03, 2019
039: Busting Through Baby Sleep Myths
26:58

Sleep is one of the most confusing topics for new parents and the information out there on how to help your baby sleep better is everywhere. Your mom, best friend, and heck even the checkout girl at the grocery store is more than willing to offer their sleep training advice. So how do you weed through every sleep tip being thrown at you so that you can make the best decision for your family?

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn breaks through those common baby sleep myths with her top sleep myth busters!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 27, 2019
038: Guest - Tania DaSilva - Anxiety in School Aged Child
41:28

Often our kids have trouble sleeping at night when fears and anxiety are playing a role. Today’s guest speaks joins Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn to discuss how to combat anxiety for our kids at bedtime.

Tania DaSilva is a Child, Youth and Family Therapist. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. Additionally, she holds an Honours Advanced Child and Youth Care Diploma from Humber College, specializing in counselling, interventions, individual and family treatment and therapeutic activities. Tania’s passion for learning has led her to participate in countless workshops, trainings and certifications in a variety of modalities.

We are so happy to have Tania on the podcast today!

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Tania DaSilva - Behaviour Matters

Tania DaSilva - Instagram

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 20, 2019
037: How to Help Your Teen Sleep Better
25:14

Ready for some big revelations when it comes to teens and their sleep? In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn breaks down the top six factors affecting teen sleep and what you can do about it. First of all, we want to start by saying that parents should approach teen sleep just as you may have approached sleep when your kid was a baby or a toddler. Even as a teen, there are biological factors at play influencing sleep, and yes, your teen may need help learning how to self soothe before bed and even how to build good sleep habits.

One of the biggest barriers to helping teens get the sleep they need is often their parents! We know it can be frustrating to try and drag your teen out of bed for school, but we really believe that when you take the time to learn more about teens and sleep, both you and the teenagers living in your house will be that much happier.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 13, 2019
REPLAY: Toddler to Teen Sleep Tips
24:31

Sleep Expert Alanna breaks down all ages down and provides some solid sleep tips from child to teen that you can use year round. Whether starting Kindergarten, heading off to college, or a parent getting back into routine after the holidays we all need a little help to get back on ‘sleep track’ and Alanna McGinn helps your family function as the best family unit they can be and sleep soundly throughout the night.

20 open ended questions - https://goodnightsleepsite.com/blog/2016/09/13/20-open-ended-questions-ask-kids/

Docking Station - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9lj5hsUSqE&list=PL1PAr6OiUzjRzG7Z_usI0pCckM_cbzIQu&index=11

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 06, 2019
REPLAY: Fire the Boss at Bedtime
25:16

When you’ve got a toddler and bedtime rolls around, it can feel like a nightmare. Night in and night out, putting your toddler to bed can become more and more difficult. While your little one is developing their own personality, sleep and bedtime suddenly becomes a battle you’re losing miserably. It’s time to fire the boss at bedtime and Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares some sleep tools that can help make bedtime more peaceful for both you and your child.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jul 30, 2019
REPLAY: Mom Stories: Cat and Nat
41:26

In this episode of Mom Stories Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn chats with two ladies who have been keeping it real for moms for years. Their #momtruths help to make us laugh at the complete chaos of motherhood with no matter what struggle we are experiencing that day. Cat and Nat have become an online staple in the homes of families worldwide with their honest and hilarious #momtruths, daily Facebook Lives, Live tours, and soon to be released book. Cat and Nat share how they are taking motherhood by the you know what and laughing their whole way through it.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Follow Cat and Nat on Instagram and Twitter at @catandnat and visit them at https://www.catandnat.ca.

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SocialCommon

Jul 23, 2019
REPLAY: Mom Stories: Whitney Port
37:41

Whitney Port is the first guest in our Mom’s Stories series, and has not only been a wonderful client to work with but also such an amazing supporter of Good Night Sleep Site. Whitney Port is sitting down with Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn today and talking all things motherhood in the first year with her little boy Sonny. They discuss how she has changed now that she’s a mom, they even tackle some of Sonny’s sleep issues, and yes, Alanna asks her what she can share about The Hills reboot that we are all so excited for!

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Follow Whitney on Instagram and Twitter at @whitneyeveport and visit her at http://whitneyport.com.

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thewhitneyport

Jul 16, 2019
REPLAY: Forget Self-Soothing
15:34

To self-soothe or not to self-soothe? You’ve read all about it, everyone is telling you to teach your baby to do it but is teaching your child to self-soothe what you really want to be doing? Family sleep expert Alanna McGinn shares her thoughts on the term self-soothing and tells you to forget trying to teach your child to self-soothe. Instead teach them this.

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jul 10, 2019
REPLAY: When to Start Sleep Training
25:38

If you are ready to help your baby sleep independently and through the night it’s important to understand your baby’s sleep needs and know when is right time to start. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn, breaks it all down to make sure you start off your sleep training journey right.

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jul 01, 2019
036: Preparing Your Child for Sleep Away Camp
24:48

It’s that time of year where your child may be headed off to camp. Whether big or small your child may be having mixed emotions about the experience, heck you may have mixed emotions about the experience. Heading off to their first year of sleep away camp is a big deal and sometimes a little preparation can help both parent and child transition to this scary yet totally fun and amazing experience! Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn answers:

  • What is the right age to start?
  • How do you know your child is ready?
  • What happens if your child wets their bed?
  • How do you help your child feel safe and secure away from home?
  • How do you ensure you protect your child’s sleep while away?

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jun 25, 2019
035: Guest - Jamie Glowacki / Oh Crap Potty Training
55:50

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn sits down with Potty Training Expert and author of Oh Crap Potty Training and Oh Crap I have a Toddler, Jamie Glowacki. Jamie is a trusted resource on all things potty training and now toddlerhood! Her two former careers as social worker and circus performer make her uniquely qualified to deal with toddlers and poop. Jamie joins Alanna and talks about:

  • When is the right time to start potty training?
  • How can you tell that you are headed in the right direction? Is there one thing that may be telling us we are being successful?
  • How does potty training work with both working parents?
  • The do’s and don’ts of night time training.
  • How to handle bedwetting with older children?
  • What are the most common mistakes that parents make with potty training?
  • Are there any NEVER EVERS?

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jun 18, 2019
034: Sleep Clinic #4
30:17

On today’s sleep clinic Alanna is joined by four of her Good Night Sleep Site team members and together they answer your sleep questions that were submitted to @GNSleepSite through Instagram and Twitter. Join sleep experts Jamie Contarini, Emily O’Gorman, Laura Armstrong, and Heather Young and together with Alanna they tackle:

  • How to handle inconsistent night wakings for your 5 month old?
  • Should you change your baby when they have a night feed?
  • At what age should you start a bedtime routine?
  • How do we have an early bedtime with my husband’s work schedule?
  • How do we cut out that early morning bottle?
  • Should I be waking up my baby if they are napping too long?
  • Should I flip my baby over if the roll on their tummies?

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

Team Page: https://goodnightsleepsite.com/about/meet-the-team/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite

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Jun 11, 2019
033: How to Sleep Train Your Baby With Your Toddler at Home
24:11

It’s a common issue that we hear from our parents. You are ready to start sleep training your baby and start a routine, stay consistent, and stay strong but you’re worried that your baby will wake up your toddler. Also how is it possible to remain consistent in your day-to-day routine of sleep training when you have other children home as well? How do you work your toddler’s schedule into your baby’s new one?

How do you sleep train your baby when you have a toddler at home? 

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains how there are a few things that parents can do to make things go as easily as possible and once your little one is sleeping through the night, everyone will be sleeping more soundly and getting the healthy sleep you all need.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Jun 04, 2019
032: Guest - Sarah Remmer / Pediatric Dietician and Nutritionist
26:15

Sarah Remmer is the founder and owner of The Centre for Family Nutrition, a Calgary-based nutrition counselling practice that specializes in pre-natal, infant and child nutrition. She has a powerful passion for good food, and for teaching parents how to healthfully (and realistically!) feed their families. In addition to family nutrition, she and her team also use nutrition to support clients with fertility, healthy pregnancy, introducing solids, teen nutrition and healthy weight loss.

Sarah speaks with Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn on the podcast today talking about baby led weaning – a very popular topic when it comes to introducing solids and feeding babies.

 Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Sarah Remmer YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SarahRemmerRD/featured

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

May 28, 2019
031: How to Sleep Well While Pregnant
20:19

Good Night Sleep Site helps many new parents help their children sleep better but what about mama’s-to-be who are having so much difficulty sleeping while pregnant? Frequent wakings, tossing and turning, difficulty getting comfortable, all coupled with various aches and pains. Throw in insomnia and some heartburn, carpal tunnel and basically the chance of getting a good night’s rest can seem impossible. Sleepless nights can be common practice for new parents, but most pregnant women also struggle with sleep in the months leading up to the arrival of their little one.

Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn shares some sleep tips that may help pregnant women sleep better. This episode is for all the women who are doing such an amazing job growing their wonderful little babies and just need to sleep!

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

May 21, 2019
030: Guest - Dr. Stephanie Liu - Family Doctor
31:07

Family Doctor Dr. Stephanie Liu joins Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn today to answer your top child medical questions. Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary in Health Sciences and a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Columbia University in New York City. Her medical school and residency in Family Medicine were completed at the University of Alberta. And currently, she practices community family medicine and acute care at the University of Alberta Hospital. Alanna has had the pleasure of contributing to Stephanie's popular blog over at lifeofdrmom.com and today Stephanie answers your top child medical questions! 

This is the perfect episode for pregnant moms and new parents. Tag your favourite soon-to-be or new parents as we dive into:

  • Is sleep training safe?
  • When can baby go the whole night without a feed?
  • What to expect from your baby's visit with their doctor?
  • When to introduce peanuts?
  • When to introduce solids to a baby?
  • How to treat constipation?
  • Should you vaccinate your baby?
  • What are the real risks of screen time? ⠀⠀

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Life of Dr. Mom: https://lifeofdrmom.com

Dr. Stephanie Liu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeofdrmom/

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

May 14, 2019
029: Sleep Tool #4 - The Method
27:11

Our 4th sleep tool is choosing the method - the way we can finally break any final sleep associations, and wean out and final night feeds. You may be asking yourself, why are we only including this sleep tool now and it’s important to understand that while it’s often the first or only thing we think about when deciding to sleep train, the method is actually the smallest piece of the sleep training puzzle therefore we spend less time talking about it. It’s important to understand that we need to also apply the first 3 sleep tools, often just by doing this we can improve your child’s sleep, and if all you are doing is creating a sleep training plan with just choosing a method it’s not going to work.

In choosing a plan you must be comfortable with following it so that you can be consistent. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares different sleep training methods that you can choose to include in your baby’s sleep plan.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

May 07, 2019
028: Daycare Sleep
24:58

The struggle between parents, providers, and a child’s sleep is an ongoing one. One that Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn hear’s from both sides and one that doesn’t need to happen. To help keep your baby or toddler on a regular sleep routine everyone needs to be on board, and that doesn’t just mean mom and dad. Childcare providers must also be aware of your usual routine, and attempt to maintain it as much as possible. This can be a struggle for both the parent and the provider and communication around these key issues is essential when working together to ensure your child is getting enough sleep. It’s important to have some common understanding early on and develop a shared game plan.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Apr 02, 2019
027: Dad Stories: Joseph Tito
38:35

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn interviews Joseph Tito from The Dad Diaries as her first official Dad Stories segment! Keeping with the twin theme over the past few weeks Joseph and Alanna discuss his journey on becoming a dad of beautiful twin girls, he provides some tips and shared his experience on being a single dad, and offers advice to all twin parents out there because multiple families need to stick together! If you are thinking of starting the journey of becoming a single mom or dad this is the episode for you.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

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Joseph Tito Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thedaddiaries.ca/

The Dad Diaries YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCX9mQXBbVjn21c-kDwGtrQ

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Mar 26, 2019
026: Mom Stories: Jessi Cruickshank
59:14

Jessi Cruickshank joins Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn where they share their experiences as twin moms and Jessi’s journey with sleep training. On this episode of Mom Stories Jessi opens up about motherhood and her life with her twin boys. Alanna helps her with her twins current sleep issues, and how Jessi and her husband, Evan, chose a path of parenthood that worked for her family. The ladies discuss the ‘super mom’ badge neither wants to wear and if it’s possible to obtain this ‘balance’ they keep hearing about. Get ready for some laughs as this funny lady joins us on This Girl Loves Sleep.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Jessi Cruickshank Twitter - https://twitter.com/JESSI

Jessi Cruickshank Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jessicruickshank/

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Mar 19, 2019
025: The Spring Time Change
24:10

The evenings are getting lighter and that can only mean one thing. Spring Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. Sunday, March 10th, clocks are turned forward 1 hour. I know, just when you have your baby on a great sleep schedule, right? Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn, shares how the Spring Time change is the tough one as we are all losing an hour of sleep and this loss of sleep on an already sleep deprived society can have a negative effect on your health and well-being. She provides a plan to help your kids adjust to the new time easily and also shares sleep hacks and tips to help you adjust too.

 

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Mar 05, 2019
024: Twin Sleep Help
29:02

If you are a parent of multiples and you are listening to this episode you are done. You are ready to get everyone on a better routine, and implement the right sleep plan so that everyone in your family sleep better. The good news is that whether you are dealing with one baby or multiples the fundamentals of healthy sleep are the same. The difference is in your organization and how you execute your plan. There are a few steps you want to make sure you cover.

Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn shares her top twin sleep tips and her own personal experience with sleep training twins.

 

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 26, 2019
023: The Two to One Nap Transition
17:30

The two to one nap transition. For some it means being able to be more active with baby and suddenly you have a whole morning to book more playdates and activities. For others the day can feel pretty long with each of you counting down to nap time so that you can get some work done, fold some laundry, or just sit and do nothing. You may even be feeling a mixture of the two. Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn explains how the two to one nap transition can be a big transition for you and your baby and it’s important to go in to this nap drop with a plan and a whole lot of consistency in place.


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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 19, 2019
022: Sleep Clinic #3
22:04

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn dedicates this entire episode to her popular sleep clinic, where she chooses sleep questions submitted by you and answers them. On today’s episode she answers ~ when can my baby sleep through the night without a feed? ~ how can I help my 6-month old to sleep through the night and stop waking up 2 to 3 times a night? ~ when should my 11-month old wake up in the morning? ~ how do I get my 18-month old back to sleeping all night after being sick? ~ how can I get my 8-month old to sleep longer in the morning?   

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 12, 2019
021: Sleep Tool #3 - Bedtime Routine
22:28

In episode 6 and 9 we broke down the first and second sleep tools in the Good Night Sleep tool kit – sleep environment and consolidated naps. Today Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn introduces our third sleep tool, which is a bit of a combo. Today she discusses the bedtime routine followed by an age appropriate bedtime. Get ready for your jaws to drop, folks! This is the easiest sleep tool to implement, but also one of the toughest for you all to do. But spoiler – sometimes just by applying this sleep tool all your sleep troubles drift away and Alanna is about to tell you why.   

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Feb 05, 2019
020: Should You Hire a Sleep Consultant?
45:05

Wondering if it’s time to hire a sleep consultant? If you have been looking at sleep information on the internet, in books, or in speaking to others, you know that there is a lot of conflicting advice out there on how to sleep train. A good sleep consultant helps families sift through information about the biology of sleep and sleep hygiene to find what will work best for them and their family. What could be better when you are sleep deprived and confused than to have your own personal sleep educator walk you through the entire process?

Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn is joined by fellow Good Night Sleep Site team member Laura Armstrong and they dive into the conversation about sleep consultants, why you would want to hire one, and when is the right time to do so.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

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Laura Armstrong: https://www.goodnightsleepsite.com/york

This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jan 29, 2019
019: Stop Taking Sleep for Granted
36:56

It’s the start of the new year and all we see are posts on social media on the new diets that will be tried, the best cleanse to start, or how you all joined a gym, that you’ll likely never go to. We never see the posts about – I’m going to go to bed earlier, or I’m really going to aim on getting regular 7-8 hours of sleep each night. We spend one third of our lives sleeping yet many of us take the need to sleep for granted, and in today’s 24/7 society we are becoming a chronically sleep deprived one.

In today’s episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn will be talking about how to help YOU sleep better. She’ll explain to you why you need to focus on your sleep health this year and how you can do it.    

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jan 22, 2019
018: Toddler Holiday Sleep Hangover
10:28

Now that things are starting to settle, and your normal routine is starting to fall back into place, something still seems slightly off...that something is your toddler. It’s a tale Good Night Sleep Site hears far too often after this busy merry season. Gatherings were had and new toys were played with, and your child’s normal structure and routine was pretty inconsistent. What’s happened is a sleep debt has slowly accrued over the last few weeks and now we’re left with an overtired, cranky, and willful toddler.

In this episode Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn list’s her 3 ingredients to cure the Holiday Sleep Hangover that could be plaguing your little one.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

 

Jan 15, 2019
Welcome to season 2 of This Girl Loves Sleep!
05:02

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn, founder of Good Night Sleep Site shared some great sleep tips, had fantastic expert interviews, and shared fun mom stories in season 1! In season 2 she’s taking it up a notch and sharing even more sleep help! Check out the season 2 trailer to see!

You are going to have a blast this season on This Girl Loves Sleep where Alanna promise’s the information she shares will help your whole family sleep better and function as the healthiest family unit you can be with loads of fun and laughs along the way.

So, what are you waiting for? Subscribe to This Girl Loves Sleep wherever you download podcasts, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, or Stitcher so that you are updated when Season 2 launches on January 15th!

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gnsleepsite

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNightSleepSite/

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Jan 08, 2019
017: Get to Know Me!
46:21

You have been letting Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn into your homes for years on your sleep training journey, whether it be through hiring her personally to help your family sleep better through consultations, or you’ve attended one of her speaking events, or now following this podcast, you’ve allowed her to be part of your family and have included her in a very personal time in your life so it’s time to get to know her a bit better. Alanna is joined by her friend Amanda Muse and they are going to share with you a bit more about Alanna and why This Girl Loves Sleep so much.

Also this is the season finale of season 1! Alanna can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given this podcast over the season. This Girl Loves Sleep isn’t going anywhere though! Alanna will be taking a short hiatus and coming back strong for season 2 mid January. We already have some amazing content planned for you and some pretty fun interviews lined up so stay tuned for that! Make sure you subscribe to This Girl Loves Sleep so that you are updated when season 2 launches!

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Nov 27, 2018
016: Holiday Sleep and Your Baby
17:35

With the holiday’s just around the corner you may be wondering if the gift of sleep will be wrapped up with a big bow this season. The festive season can be busy with family gatherings, late holiday dinners, and one too many gifts under the tree. Your child’s sleep needs can get lost in the shuffle and when you have a cranky overtired child no one is feeling any holiday joy. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn wants to give you all the gift of sleep this Christmas and in today’s episode she list’s her Do’s and Don’ts to make sure that your little one’s sleep routine doesn’t disappear as fast as those do Christmas cookies do.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Nov 20, 2018
015: Holiday Travel and Sleep
17:39

The Holiday season means travel plans are under way. Air travel, road trips, hotel stays, may be unavoidable during this time of year and a common question I get throughout the Holiday season is “We’re going away soon. How do I protect my baby’s sleep?” So travelling with a baby in tow may mean some changes to your pre-baby travel life it’s still possible to have a great winter break with a well-rested baby.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Nov 13, 2018
014: Mom Stories: Cat and Nat
43:56

In this episode of Mom Stories Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn chats with two ladies who have been keeping it real for moms for years. Their #momtruths help to make us laugh at the complete chaos of motherhood with no matter what struggle we are experiencing that day. Cat and Nat have become an online staple in the homes of families worldwide with their honest and hilarious #momtruths, daily Facebook Lives, Live tours, and soon to be released book. Cat and Nat share how they are taking motherhood by the you know what and laughing their whole way through it.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Follow Cat and Nat on Instagram and Twitter at @catandnat and visit them at https://www.catandnat.ca.

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SocialCommon

Nov 06, 2018
013: Sleep Clinic #2
27:23

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn dedicates this entire episode to her popular sleep clinic, where she chooses sleep questions submitted by you and answers them. On today’s episode she answers ~ what age is best to start sleep training? ~ how to deal with 9-month old frequent night wakings? ~ how do I stop my 14-month old from climbing out of the crib? ~ why does my child keep waking so early? ~ why is my toddler suddenly waking up throughout the night? ~ when should I stop using a sound machine? ~ what age is safe to have a blanket in the crib? ~ how do I help my child sleep well at daycare?

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 30, 2018
012: Fall Time Change Sleep Tips
20:00

It’s that time of year again where the clocks change and we gain an hour of sleep. The problem is when you are a parent that is no longer something to get excited about. Your kids don’t realize the clocks have changed so they’re still going to be getting up at the same time. It takes time for their bodies, and yours, to adjust but Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares a few ways that you can help everyone sleep better.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 23, 2018
011: Mom Stories: Whitney Port
39:15

Whitney Port is the first guest in our Mom’s Stories series, and has not only been a wonderful client to work with but also such an amazing supporter of Good Night Sleep Site. Whitney Port is sitting down with Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn today and talking all things motherhood in the first year with her little boy Sonny. They discuss how she has changed now that she’s a mom, they even tackle some of Sonny’s sleep issues, and yes, Alanna asks her what she can share about The Hills reboot that we are all so excited for!

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Follow Whitney on Instagram and Twitter at @whitneyeveport and visit her at http://whitneyport.com.

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Oct 16, 2018
010: My Story of Infertility
25:59

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month with October 15th being National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. 1 in 4 women will suffer a loss via miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at some point in their lives. The topic of miscarriage, infant loss, and infertility is one that is close to the heart host Alanna McGinn, having suffered from 3 miscarriages herself. In this episode Alanna shares her own personal journey with miscarriage and secondary infertility.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 09, 2018
009: Sleep Tool #2 - #*&%ing Naps
17:00

The second sleep tool in the Good Night Sleep Site Tool Kit is working on consolidating naps. Hands up! Who is struggling with 30-45 minute naps? Nap struggles are probably the most common sleep complaint with parents, and you are definitely not alone in your struggles. Proper naps can be hard but understanding when and how to put your baby down for a nap is so important to help your baby sleep through the night. The good news is short naps can be explained and lengthened, and Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn is here to help you do that.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Oct 02, 2018
008: Fire the Boss at Bedtime
27:27

When you’ve got a toddler and bedtime rolls around, it can feel like a nightmare. Night in and night out, putting your toddler to bed can become more and more difficult. While your little one is developing their own personality, sleep and bedtime suddenly becomes a battle you’re losing miserably. It’s time to fire the boss at bedtime and Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn shares some sleep tools that can help make bedtime more peaceful for both you and your child.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 25, 2018
007: Guest - Catherine McCord of Weelicious / Family Nutrition from Breakfast to Dinner
21:07

Nutrition joins sleep as one of the pillars of health and Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious joins Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn in this episode of This Girl Loves Sleep to share quick and easy nutrition tips to help us busy parents from breakfast to dinner! Alanna had the pleasure of working with Catherine and her youngest daughter and over the years Catherine has been an amazing inspiration to Alanna both in the kitchen and as a business owner and she is so thrilled to have her on as our first official guest on This Girl Loves Sleep!

Follow Catherine on Instagram and Twitter at @weelicious and check out her recipes at https://weelicious.com.

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Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 18, 2018
006: Sleep Tool #1 - Sleep Environment
24:04

Making sure our babies sleep in a safe, conducive, and consistent sleep environment is important and the first sleep tool in the Good Night Sleep Tool Kit. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn explains how creating the perfect sleep sanctuary for your baby is the first step in your baby’s sleep plan. If you are creating a sleep plan for your baby by only choosing a method it’s not going to work. The right nursery is Good Night Sleep Site’s first sleep tool and Alanna shares her tips on how to create the best sleep space to help your baby sleep safe and soundly.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 11, 2018
005: Sleep Clinic #1
22:18

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn dedicates this entire episode to her popular sleep clinic, where she chooses sleep questions submitted by you and answers them. On today’s episode she answers ~ how to know when to transition from 2 to 1 naps ~ when to cut out a middle of the night feed ~ how to cut out the third cat nap ~ is a dream feed right for your baby ~ nap routines vs. bedtime routines ~ and should you wake up your baby from a nap.

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

Website: https://goodnightsleepsite.com

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Sep 04, 2018
004: Forget Self-Soothing
17:59

To self-soothe or not to self-soothe? You’ve read all about it, everyone is telling you to teach your baby to do it but is teaching your child to self-soothe what you really want to be doing? Family sleep expert Alanna McGinn shares her thoughts on the term self-soothing and tells you to forget trying to teach your child to self-soothe. Instead teach them this.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 28, 2018
003: Toddler to Teen Sleep Tips
27:25

Sleep Expert Alanna breaks down all ages down and provides some solid sleep tips from child to teen that you can use year round. Whether starting Kindergarten, heading off to college, or a parent getting back into routine after the holidays we all need a little help to get back on ‘sleep track’ and Alanna McGinn helps your family function as the best family unit they can be and sleep soundly throughout the night.

20 open ended questions - https://goodnightsleepsite.com/blog/2016/09/13/20-open-ended-questions-ask-kids/

Docking Station - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9lj5hsUSqE&list=PL1PAr6OiUzjRzG7Z_usI0pCckM_cbzIQu&index=11

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 21, 2018
002: Getting Your Child ‘Sleep’ Ready for Kindergarten
21:13

Buying school supplies and backpacks isn’t all you need to get your child ready for their first day of Kindergarten. It can be hard on your Kindergartener to suddenly go from daily napping and quiet time to a full day of playing and learning. Alanna McGinn shares her top tips on how you can best prepare your little one for their new Kindergarten adventure! Stay tuned at the end of the segment where Alanna opens up her Good Night Sleep Clinic and answers her communities submitted sleep questions!

Keep the Conversation Going:

Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 14, 2018
001: When to Start Sleep Training
27:41

If you are ready to help your baby sleep independently and through the night it’s important to understand your baby’s sleep needs and know when is right time to start. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn, breaks it all down to make sure you start off your sleep training journey right.

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Join the conversations and submit your own sleep questions to Alanna on Instagram and Twitter: @GNSleepSite. She may answer them during a future This Girl Loves Sleep segment!

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This Girl Loves Sleep's theme music is "Until the End" by Ryan Andersen from the album "Happy Life - Americana Volume One," from the Free Music Archive at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Happy_Life_-_Americana_Volume_One/Until_The_End

Aug 07, 2018