Precious Little Sleep Parenting Podcast
By Alexis Dubief
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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.
||CleanVermont Public Radio Interview: EP 23||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 undergroun.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirplane Travel with a Baby: EP 22||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.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming a Parent: Guilt, Failure, an Unrealistic Standards: EP 21||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,||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQ&A: Co-sleeping, Sleep Associations, and Older Kids – EP 20||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.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 Unhelpful Baby Sleep Myths – EP 19||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.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Kid Sleep Stumbles – EP 18||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,||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Up With Infant Wearable Monitors – EP 17||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.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReader Mailbag Mysterious Night Waking – EP 16||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 email||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy I Won’t Be Using the Term CIO Anymore – EP 15||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.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Back to Work – Feeding Your Child at Daycare – EP 14||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,||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Back to Work – Napping at Daycare – EP 13||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.||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Back to Work – Finding Great Daycare – EP 12||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,||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaylight Savings Survival Podcast – EP 11||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 d||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMyth Busting Sleep Remedies – EP 10||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!||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReader Mailbag – Snooze Buttons, Sleep Training, and Crib Slats – EP 9||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||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Swing Method and Pick Up Put Down EP 8||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,||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Baby Wakes Up Too Early EP 7||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.||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat You Need to Know to Diagnose Your Child’s Sleep Struggles EP 6||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.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaking Down Sleep Schedules and Wake Times EP 5||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,||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEssential Baby Sleep Power Tools EP 4||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||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding the Confidence to Make Change EP 3||I often do sleep consultations with families who are literally not sleeping. Like at all. Nobody is sleeping and everybody is crying. And yet when I suggest a change of strategy, that they need to do something different from what they’ve been doing,||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Newborn Sleep Podcast EP 2||In this episode we discuss newborn sleep, although why would be because let’s be honest here, newborn babies don’t sleep. At least not in the way you might hope. Newborn Babies are Mysterious When my first was born I was given the advice,||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the PLS Parenting Podcast! EP 1||We’re podcasting people!!! (*Drops Mic*) (*Picks mic back up because it’s needed for podcasting*) Welcome to the Precious Little Sleep Parenting Podcast! We’re podcasting because it’s 2016 and all the cool kids are doing it.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Honest and refreshing
This parenting gig is hard. There; I said it. But the ladies on PLS make it seem doable without discounting its difficulty. They are funny and smart and I can't wait to hear more from them!
This podcast - like the sister website- is so fun and relatable and SMART. I love the advice and simple approach Alexis and the other ladies offer. I'm so glad it's finally here! Thanks!
Sleep is Precious
Great podcast based on a great blog.