Holistic Baby Sleep System

by Chrystal Johnson on May 17, 2012

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As new parents, Brian and I were definitely sleep deprived. Zoë is finally sleeping through the night at age 4, and at age 2, Kaylee still wakes during the night needing comfort. I know we’re not alone.

We co-sleep, because it works best for us, and I’m not a fan of modern-day sleep-training methods. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want my daughters to get a full night’s sleep every night – I’d love to get a full night’s sleep!

That’s why I was intrigued by the Holistic Baby Sleep System. It’s a new noninvasive acupressure system for babies and toddlers, which balances their circadian rhythms to help them sleep better. It essentially resets their body clocks.

The system was developed by acupuncturist Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac, and uses Chinese medicine. It’s easy to implement and put into practice – and it’s not a sleep training method.

The system highlights 12 acupressure points that are stimulated over a 24-hour time period. Once the baby’s sleep rhythms are optimized, the 12 points can be used in 15 different combinations to address common pediatric health complaints like teething pain, constipation, cough and ear infections! I am super excited to have this system at my fingertips.

The Holistic Baby Sleep System training DVD includes these sections:

  • How the Chinese Clock regulates the circadian rhythms
  • 12 acupressure points for sleep regulation + wellness support
  • Acupressure point stimulation techniques
  • General sleep protocol for balancing the circadian rhythms
  • Three alternative sleep protocols for sleep regulation
  • The use of the 12 points for the treatment of 15 common pediatric health conditions
  • A well-baby acupressure protocol to improve digestion, stimulate growth and support immunity

More About Jennifer Taveras

Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2000 in NYC, Jennifer originally began using this system for preventing jet lag. After having her son in 2007 and witnessing the struggles families have with infant sleep issues, she set out to see if her method could help with children’s circadian rhythms.

She conducted test groups in NYC, San Francisco, Raleigh, Ithaca and Colorado to develop the simplest and most effective protocols for optimizing infant sleep. She then took the building blocks of the system, the 12 acupressure points, and assembled them into 15 different configurations to help alleviate common pediatric health conditions. It is Jennifer’s mission to make the powerful applications of Chinese Medicine more accessible to the general public and empower parents to be able to use this gentle but effective medicine in their own homes.

Great mission, and one I am very happy to support! I am still working my way through the system, and I’m confident I’m going to come away more informed and ready to help my girls through a variety of common childhood issues with a more holistic approach – and maybe even some things I can use for Brian and me!

If you’re a parent who struggles with ensuring their child gets enough sleep, please check out the Holistic Baby Sleep System. I wish I would have discovered it sooner! I’m looking forward to using it for any common ailments our kids have in the future.

Be sure to check out the Holistic Baby Sleep System website and like their Facebook page.

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Cassy Scroggins May 21, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Hey if it helps her to sleep I will try anything.

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2 ExpectingEaster May 22, 2012 at 3:06 am

OMG. Can I change what I listed in order of importance on the giveaway? /blush.

My LO is 6 weeks old and will only sleep in the middle of the afternoon. This means if daddy works the next day, I’m up all night. Then I can’t get anything done during the day because I’m too tired. We need to do something to reset her clock.

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3 Janet W. May 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

This would make for a great baby shower gift! All of those sleepless nights, no longer with this!

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4 Alycia M May 22, 2012 at 6:12 am

I have never heard of this but it sounds really interesting! Thanks

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5 Cara May 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

That’s pretty neat!

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6 Bee May 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I have never heard of this, but I like the concept.

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7 Stephanie H
Twitter: lpninpain1
May 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

this sounds like a wonderful Idea I love alternative ways to help little ones to sleep better and be more comfortable during the painful teething time.

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8 polly May 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

this would be perfect for a friend of mine who is having a time with sleepness nights

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9 hayley May 24, 2012 at 8:15 am

these techniques sound very intersting!

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10 Abbi Graves May 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Wow, this looks awesome! May have to order it if I don’t win!

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11 HSUper Parents May 25, 2012 at 1:44 am

This method seems interesting.
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12 Diane Zielinski May 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Sounds interesting. I’ve never tried acupressure before.

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13 Erin R. May 26, 2012 at 11:03 am

I wish I had this when my first was a baby, she was up every night several times until she was one.

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14 Seyma Shabbir May 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Interesting idea . would be curious to see what is says and if it works.

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15 Teresha May 28, 2012 at 7:53 am

This is similar to something our chiropractor did with our newborn. He sleeps for 4-6 hr stretches at night now.

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16 Rhonda Martin May 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

Sorry but I don’t think I could do this. It’s just not for me. Guess I’m to much from the old school.
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17 stacy h May 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

oh my gosh we need this. sleep has never been easy to come by in our home. our oldest is ok now at 5 but our 2 yr old still gets up once in a while and we’re starting over again with out 6mo old. so hard to do when youre so tired all the time.

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18 LaVonne
Twitter: longwait4bella
May 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I’d love to learn about those 12 accupressure points. I am 39 weeks pregnant, and we co-sleep as well. Thanks for this review. The product seems very interesting.
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19 Tamar June 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

My three week old is totally not on a sleep schedule. I can imagine this is totally going to be useful.

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20 Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) June 4, 2012 at 1:17 am

this is the first time I heard of this, this would be great for my daughter, I like it

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21 teresafaidley June 4, 2012 at 7:05 am

Never heard of this what a nice idea

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22 Jan Messali June 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I know acupressure works for me… great idea to use it with baby.
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23 Caitlin McClure June 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I’m pretty sure I’ll be needing this soon. I’ve been using acupuncture for morning sickness and it works great, would love to learn more

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24 betsi August 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

We are a co sleeping family. Our little guy is 13 months old and still waking up 2-3 times a night. I am not a fan of sleep training either. This looks very interesting. I would be willing to try it.

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25 polly valenzuela August 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

sounds interesting..

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26 Julie Keyworth August 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

We co-sleep with our 2 year old and 7 month old, but can never get to bed until early the next morning…it would be great to learn a holistic way to help them sleep better! :)

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27 Marie O'Brien August 17, 2012 at 12:20 am

I never heard of this, but this sounds great. I would love to try this.

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28 Ashley Suzanne August 17, 2012 at 8:15 am

Wow! This sounds amazing! Definitely a must have for a newborn!
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29 Michelle Knopp August 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

Accupressure was a God-send during my pregnancy. I never realized it would help after baby was born. What a great discovery!

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30 Melissa H. August 17, 2012 at 9:37 am

Very interesting! I’d love to give this a try.

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31 Amber DeGroff August 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

Having had a non-sleeper, sounds very interesting, but not quite sure what I think about it just yet. lol.

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32 Lydia V August 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

Sound amazing I like that it “listens” to babys rhythm

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33 Anne Perry August 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

Sounds interesting… I am planning on co-sleeping and night time nursing with my 2 year old & newborn come October. I am willing to try anything.
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34 judi
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August 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

My husband and I see an acupuncturist periodically so I’m not surprised by the possibilities of this program. I might have to ask about this next time I go.

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35 Beth R August 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

These techniques sound very interesting. This would definitely help with any newborn

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36 Tammy Greenbury August 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Never heard of this. I guess if you have the time would be a great concept.

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37 Kristen August 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I am totally dubious that anything like this would work. Sorry!
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38 Dandi D August 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I’d never heard of this before. It sounds very interesting.

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39 Sarah Hull August 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Wow! This sounds so interesting to learn and try! I have never heard of this. My son is 2 and is in his own bed, but still wakes throughout the night to come into our bed. I wonder if it could also help him calm down and relax for bedtime. Also, we are expecting baby #2 and we plan on co-sleeping. This could really come in handy!
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40 TJ
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August 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Would be interesting to try. Definitely different!
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41 Crystal Litz August 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

never heard of this, but there is something to be said of tried & true methods

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42 Chrystal August 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm

What do you consider a “tried and true method?” “Crying it out” or “CIO” is a totally new phenomenon. Chinese methods are so much more “tried and true” than the Ferber method, don’t you agree? And acupressure is so common in those cultures. Just my 2 cents.

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43 Meg S. August 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I have never heard of this before, but am really interested in learning more! Such a cool idea!

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44 Liliana Montemayor August 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I need to try this before I go nuts with my LO!!

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45 Maggie August 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm

New to me, too — thanks for sharing!

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46 Melissa August 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I’m curious about this system!

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47 Michelle Feliciano August 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Sounds like it has a wealth of information I could use.

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48 Priscilla Benavides
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August 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

What an amazing product I would love to try it! I’m sure this product works miracles for even the most cranky and coliky babies.

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49 Rebecca Wood August 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I would love to try this program. My two year old still often stays awake past midnight and still wakes up at seven or eight in the morning. She has also almost quit napping, so a little more sleep would be great! Its almost that worry more about her not getting enough sleep than me! I would LOVE to see if this system could work for us.

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50 Amanda
Twitter: householdsix
August 18, 2012 at 3:38 am

I’d love to learn more about this and give it a try. I’m willing to bet you can take the concepts and apply them to more than just babies even if your child is slightly older and still not sleeping well.
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51 Julie Ghrist August 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

I have never heard of this and I would love to try it… always looking for good sleep solutions!

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52 polly August 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

wow…this sounds really awesome…like that it comes with a manual as well

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53 Amanda August 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I wonder if this would really work, I am definitely interested in trying.

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54 Laura Love August 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

This system sounds great. Anything that can reasonably promise my husband and I better sleep with our baby, I am all for! We also co-sleep, in a modified way. We have a bassinet with a lowerable side so that the baby has his own bed, but it is right next to our bed and at the same level. It really works for us. I will be sad when he gets too big for the bassinet.

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55 Teresha August 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

We need this in our house! My toddler has always struggled winding down to go to sleep and now she is on a nap strike!
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56 Pat August 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

This does sound interesting, but is it safe?

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57 Natalie Finch August 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I would love to try it. I never thought I would be someone to believe in this stuff, but I know several people that have had success of relieving pain and getting kids to sleep better through acupuncture.

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58 Mandi August 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Our first was a good sleeper…hopefully #2 is too or I definitely will be looking into this.

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59 Jana August 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

How cool! I want to learn more and try these natural methods out with baby number two on the way!!

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60 Julia
Twitter: JuliaLittleBit
August 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Very interesting! I was blessed with a newborn with his rhythms in place but I know not all babies do.
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61 Bekah Kuczenski
Twitter: MrsKucz
August 22, 2012 at 1:49 am

I am willing to try almost anything to get my baby to sleep better!

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62 Mallory Meaux August 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

I NEED THIS! My child will not sleep.

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63 Julie August 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I have a four year old that doesn’t sleep well and a new baby on the way in 6 weeks or less. I’d love to have this.

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64 Melanie August 24, 2012 at 6:22 am

This sounds really complicated! I wonder how it works!

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65 Nikole H. August 24, 2012 at 6:54 am

This sounds fascinating to me — I’d love to learn more about it!

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66 Janie Far August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I would love to try this product! When I was a child my mother would always rub my forehead gently to get me to fall asleep. As an adult, If I am having trouble sleeping I rub my own forehead! I am interested to see if this works in a similar (but more professional/thought out) way!

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67 Marsella Romero August 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

I would love this!!

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68 brooke t August 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I agree with the other comment… might as well give it a try!

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69 Randi August 26, 2012 at 6:17 am

I like that the system can support wellness as well as sleep with pressure points, fascinating!

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70 lisa August 26, 2012 at 7:41 am

can’t wait to try this with my newborn!

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71 mp phaiah August 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

this would be great! i totally believe in this stuff and for me to be able to do this for my baby at home would be great!!!

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72 Rachel Wright August 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm

very interesting. I wonder if it really works.

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73 Nicole U August 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

I have never heard of this but it sounds interesting. Would love to try it.

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74 Linda August 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Sounds very interesting but not sure it really works sorry!

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75 Beth Ann August 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I am curious to try this. :)

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76 Nicole S August 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

We’re co-sleepers too, and not into sleep training, but like you said.. not training doesn’t mean not helping. I’d love to have a safe, gentle way to help my babies sleep!

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77 Melissa K August 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I am not sure if I believe that this would work, but it would be an interesting way to massage my daughter.

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78 Liz Ticona
Twitter: lizticona
August 30, 2012 at 7:49 am

I have to say this is a MUST for all parents! for their kids to be able to retrained to sleep through the night would be the end of all our problems! :) I’d love to try this acupuncture sleep system on my baby, I believe very much in holistic medicine and i know it works :) thanks for such great product review
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79 Naomi Polansky August 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

I would love this for my friend. All of her babies have such a hard time sleeping, and if it’d help with the newest teeny one, great!! <3

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80 Darien McGuire August 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

My little guy was definitely not a sleeper, I wish I could have tried something like this back then. This is really interesting to me!

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81 Kristi K August 31, 2012 at 5:46 am

This sounds great! I love that it’s a painless and tearless method.

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82 Lauren M. August 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

This sounds really interesting!

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83 Krystal G. August 31, 2012 at 7:06 am

I’ve not heard of this before, so it seems interesting. My gal sleeps great, but I may need it for future children…

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84 Richard Hicks August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

This is new to me, but there is something to accupuncture. Been around to many years for it not to work.

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85 Angela August 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

All of those sleepless nights, no longer with this :)

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86 danielle August 31, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Interesting. I never heard of this before…

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87 Preeti Kang December 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Hi
I am single M/O 6 months old daughter
really having a bad time and issues with my baby night
Sleep she wakes up every 2 hrs at night really
Want advice and solution bcos i have no help.

Thanks

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88 Chrystal Johnson December 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

Are you breastfeeding? Have you tried co-sleeping? That was the only thing that worked for us. This system is great too!

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