Sleep Secrets

A veteran mom, I know better than to brag on what good sleepers my little ones are. There is no surer way to reverse one’s good fortune and you AIN’T gonna hear these words coming from me… not even followed by “knock on wood!” But what I will do is share nearly a dozen sleep secrets with you that are sure to help both you and your sweet babies get some much needed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s.

And BTW, the reason I videoed these tips as opposed to writing them out is because my three week old twins are actually napping at the same time right this moment… and I knew I could get all this info to you if I sat for a minute and just told them to you. (Work smarter not harder, right?) Hope they help.

Please let me know which work for you and if you have any sleep secrets of your own to share!!!

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Suzanne Tucker, aka Zen Mommy

In addition to mommying to two magical girls born in 2000 and 2003 and twins born February 1st, 2010, Suzanne co-owns a holistic health center with her husband Shawn in St. Louis, Missouri where she practices as a physical therapist, Certified Educator of  Infant Massage and health education teacher. Certified in a number of healing and life education approaches, Suzanne is a Co-creator of My Mommy Manual and the online parenting course, Yogi Parenting, a positive parenting approach for raising kids of all ages.


  1. Really like your idea on elasticated sleep pyjamas! Going to check it out and see if we have them over here in the UK.

    Because it is very cold here in Scotland, I used to put a hot water bottle in my baby’s moses basket prior to putting him down for a sleep. It meant that there was no dramatic change in temperature from my body to his bed.

    Oh, and sometimes I wrapped a t-shire I had been wearing round his mattress during the day so that he had a familiar scent.

    Thanks so much ;o)

  2. yes! the mommy scented t-shirt is a classic good idea. wear it around for two days-sleep in it… nurse in it… research shows baby knows and soothes to mommies scent from day one. thanks for this and water bottle tip. (fyi, here’s link to the gowns i got- hope it helps!)

  3. Suzanne – You look FANTASTIC as a new mom and I can not believe you just had twins 3 weeks ago! Your sleep secrets are working because you look VERY well rested and relaxed (or you are a good actress).

    I love the room here in video and your nursery? I didn’t see pics so let me know where posted.

    ta ta for now and thanks for sharing all your joy with us,

  4. You will never believe this!

    I saw your post on the 24th of February whilst knowing I was pregnant. On the 2nd of March I had my first antenatal appointment and scan.

    Imagine my surprise when they told me we are having twins! I just about fell off the scanning table when the sonographer told me. We are over 4 months pregnant and I had no idea.

    Elated but still feel rather shocked!

    Thanks for the link too.

  5. Zen Mommy says:

    ALI!!! I am jumping up and down for you in my computer chair. over 4 months and just learning now?!?! well my dear, you are half way there!

    what an awesome discovery!!! have you been carrying bigger than you thought you would? did you have any idea? once thay start moving… believe me, you would have been onto them in there. once we had hiccups coming from both sides… that would have been a big tip off for you! ha. i am just thrilled to read this.

    keep us all posted and i hope some of the pregnancy posts from weeks back are of help. be sure to search for the one i did on getting comfortable in bed / getting sleep in pregnancy. ALL about the pillows and positioning. KEY to staying comfortable in pregnancy. esp with twins!!!

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