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Want to learn how to get your baby to sleep better, your toddler to eat something other than Goldfish, and your big kid to go to bed without making a Federal case about it? Alexis Dubief from the Precious Little Sleep blog, along with a diverse group of smart parents from across the globe, break down everything related to parenting and sleep in a concise, conversational format. Co-hosted by Alexis Dubief, Melissa Brander, Katka Gabris, Ashby Mizell, and Elisabeth Nadin.

Want to learn how to get your baby to sleep better, your toddler to eat something other than Goldfish, and your big kid to go to bed without making a Federal case about it? Alexis Dubief from the Precious Little Sleep blog, along with a diverse group of smart parents from across the globe, break down everything related to parenting and sleep in a concise, conversational format. Co-hosted by Alexis Dubief, Melissa Brander, Katka Gabris, Ashby Mizell, and Elisabeth Nadin.
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Want to learn how to get your baby to sleep better, your toddler to eat something other than Goldfish, and your big kid to go to bed without making a Federal case about it? Alexis Dubief from the Precious Little Sleep blog, along with a diverse group of smart parents from across the globe, break down everything related to parenting and sleep in a concise, conversational format. Co-hosted by Alexis Dubief, Melissa Brander, Katka Gabris, Ashby Mizell, and Elisabeth Nadin.

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Episodes

Vermont Public Radio Interview: EP 23

2/15/2018
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A few months ago I finished my book, a 3.5 year effort of sweat, tears, and loneliness (writing is lonely business). But it was worth all the sweating and crying because now I am an author. When you are an author you get membership to secret underground writer clubs and everybody wants to be your... Read More The post Vermont Public Radio Interview: EP 23 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:35:18

Airplane Travel with a Baby: EP 22

11/16/2017
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If you are like me you will avoid air travel with your children until they are old enough to vote. But most of you are far more courageous than I am in which case this podcast is for you! In this episode Elisabeth and Franny share their experiences and insights on navigating the friendly skies... Read More The post Airplane Travel with a Baby: EP 22 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:39:45

Becoming a Parent: Guilt, Failure, an Unrealistic Standards: EP 21

11/2/2017
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Most people use the 9 months of pregnancy as a time to learn how babies work (generally) and stock up on essential baby gear so they’ll be ready when said baby arrives. The fact that you will become a parent, and this is likely the largest, most abrupt, and often challenging transition you will ever... Read More The post Becoming a Parent: Guilt, Failure, an Unrealistic Standards: EP 21 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:38:05

Q&A: Co-sleeping, Sleep Associations, and Older Kids – EP 20

5/11/2017
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Podcasting is great because we basically get to opine on whatever topic strikes our fancy. But we’ve committed to periodically do reader/listener Q&A episodes to ensure that we’re hitting topics that are also interesting to you. While we get more questions than we can possibly answer, we’ve culled some great ones here that I particularly... Read More The post Q&A: Co-sleeping, Sleep Associations, and Older Kids – EP 20 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:43:25

7 Unhelpful Baby Sleep Myths – EP 19

4/20/2017
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I often see smart thoughtful parents getting tripped up by the same stumbles time and again. These sleep myths or pervasive beliefs, for lack of a better word, that push parents to do things that are at times unhelpful or even self-sabotaging. Or they over-complicate something which, let’s be honest, is already plenty complicated. And... Read More The post 7 Unhelpful Baby Sleep Myths – EP 19 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:48:52

Big Kid Sleep Stumbles – EP 18

3/23/2017
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Babies have multiple hurdles to good sleep but by the time they reach their first birthday they’ll be Level 5 Sleep Wizards and y’all will be sleeping like sloths from there on. HAHA…no. Children are growing, learning new skills, have changing sleep needs, etc. and as such what worked one day might not work... Read More The post Big Kid Sleep Stumbles – EP 18 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:36:33

What is Up With Infant Wearable Monitors – EP 17

2/16/2017
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Increasingly parents are using infant wearable monitors. These wearable devices are worn as a leg band, sock, or pinned onto the diaper, and claim to monitor your child’s wellbeing by tracking their breathing, pulse rate, blood oxygen levels, etc. Although they can’t outright claim to prevent SIDS, the marketing material strongly hints at, “Buy this... Read More The post What is Up With Infant Wearable Monitors – EP 17 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:33:12

Reader Mailbag Mysterious Night Waking – EP 16

2/1/2017
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What do you do when you can’t find the energy to put together a fresh new podcast? ANSWER LISTENER QUESTIONS! Thanks to everybody who sent in questions, which were all thoughtful and interesting. I only tackled 5 today but keep sending in those emails because given the way I’ve been feeling there will be a lot... Read More The post Reader Mailbag Mysterious Night Waking – EP 16 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:26:40

Why I Won’t Be Using the Term CIO Anymore – EP 15

1/18/2017
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I’ve been using the term CIO or Cry It Out for years. I’ve never liked it. It’s pejorative. “Oh…you’re one of those CIO parents. Whelp I’m not, because, y’know, I’m a good parent.” It’s largely meaningless. And in some parenting circles even the faintest mention risks getting you banned from the group. It also doesn’t... Read More The post Why I Won’t Be Using the Term CIO Anymore – EP 15 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:30:30

Going Back to Work – Feeding Your Child at Daycare – EP 14

12/16/2016
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In this week’s episode, Elisabeth, Franny, and Emily talk about the logistics of feeding your child at daycare. Which seems obvious, you just feed them right? There’s pumping, and formula, and bottle feeding, and all the logistics needed to make those available in the right quantity. As your child grows you move on to solid... Read More The post Going Back to Work – Feeding Your Child at Daycare – EP 14 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:44:11

Going Back to Work – Napping at Daycare – EP 13

12/6/2016
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For parents, going back to work presents the challenge of finding great daycare. Which seems like an enormous hurdle until you start daycare, at which point you realize the real challenge of daycare is getting your child to actually nap there. Napping at daycare (or not napping) is the bane of almost every working parent.... Read More The post Going Back to Work – Napping at Daycare – EP 13 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:47:37

Going Back to Work – Finding Great Daycare – EP 12

11/17/2016
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Most of us are going to go back to work at some point. Some of us return to work sooner than we would like. But across the US and the globe, 60-80% of parents will head back to work eventually. And most people who go back to work will find themselves, at some point, freaking... Read More The post Going Back to Work – Finding Great Daycare – EP 12 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:47:59

Daylight Savings Survival Podcast – EP 11

11/2/2016
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Will changing the clock for daylight savings time muck up your child’s sleep? In a word: yes. Changing the clocks 1 hour means our body clock and clock time are no longer in sync. However there is a lot you can do to help you and your child navigate daylight savings with minimal disruption. In... Read More The post Daylight Savings Survival Podcast – EP 11 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:29:37

Myth Busting Sleep Remedies – EP 10

10/12/2016
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Looking to help your child sleep better? Well I’ve got the solution for your sleepless woes! Step right into my tent here and take a gander at my surefire remedy for whatever sleep problem you have. Baby can’t fall asleep? Try essential oils! Lettuce baths! Teething got you a bad case of the crabby kiddo?... Read More The post Myth Busting Sleep Remedies – EP 10 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:35:29

Reader Mailbag – Snooze Buttons, Sleep Training, and Crib Slats – EP 9

9/20/2016
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Got a question? Great – we have answers! We recently asked parents for questions and got ~70 but only had time tackle 12. Luckily, when you manage a Facebook group of 20,000 people you get a really good sense of the types of questions that are common to MANY PARENTS. So we guarantee that at... Read More The post Reader Mailbag – Snooze Buttons, Sleep Training, and Crib Slats – EP 9 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:36:49

The Swing Method and Pick Up Put Down EP 8

8/18/2016
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There’s been a theme running through our podcasts and no it’s not my propensity to say “um” a lot. It’s that establishing independent sleep is crucial. Not easy, but essential. While there are many methods to foster independent sleep, this episode focuses on two: the swing method and Pick Up Put Down (aka PUPD). The... Read More The post The Swing Method and Pick Up Put Down EP 8 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:38:35

When Baby Wakes Up Too Early EP 7

8/4/2016
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Before you had a child, you were probably vaguely aware that kids woke up early. I mean, kindergarten starts early and children must get dressed because nobody is naked on the school bus. Then you had a baby. And you realized that early meant four in the morning. And this? This is too #$%* early.... Read More The post When Baby Wakes Up Too Early EP 7 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:41:02

What You Need to Know to Diagnose Your Child’s Sleep Struggles EP 6

7/5/2016
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This podcast is essential listening. Full stop. If you want to figure out why your child isn’t sleeping this podcast is going to provide the foundation in sleep to diagnose your specific issue. The world is awash in baby sleep advice. You probably have 3 baby sleep books in your home as of this second.... Read More The post What You Need to Know to Diagnose Your Child’s Sleep Struggles EP 6 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:44:02

Breaking Down Sleep Schedules and Wake Times EP 5

6/10/2016
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This podcast is a continuation of the Baby Sleep Power Tools Part 1, focusing specifically on sleep schedules and wake times. Many parents will bemoan the fact that in giving birth, they’ve become full-time Nap Police, a job that is unpaid, unrewarding, and unwanted. Being the Nap Police is also enormously isolating: you can never... Read More The post Breaking Down Sleep Schedules and Wake Times EP 5 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:41:26

Essential Baby Sleep Power Tools EP 4

6/6/2016
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Raise your hand if you are or have been a new parent who is surprised at how hard it is to get your newborn baby to fall asleep and stay asleep. I thought newborns were like a loaf of bread, you carry them around and they’re cute and squishy and they just sort of…fall asleep... Read More The post Essential Baby Sleep Power Tools EP 4 appeared first on Precious Little Sleep.

Duration:00:36:24