Creating a Successful Baby Sleep Schedule

Timing is key when working on a baby sleep schedule. It’s important to make sure to find a balance between not enough awake time and too much. This is referred to as sleep pressure. If your child is taking a short nap and waking up happy it is likely that the amount of sleep pressure that they have built up …

Sleep Training: Why is it not working?

The sleep training process will have it’s highs and lows. The key is to learn from what isn’t working. Here are some common issues that I see parents run into during sleep training. Stay consistent with day sleep and night sleep Some parents will think that teaching their child to self-soothe only at night will make the process easier. The …

Rise and Shine! Troubleshooting Early Morning Wake-ups

The dreaded early morning wake-up! Most parents have gone through it at some point. Unfortunately, there is no snooze button on that alarm. An unexplained early morning wake-up can be difficult to navigate through, but rest assured that with some adjustments you can get back on track. First, let’s define an “early morning waking.” The rule of thumb is anything …

Is your baby’s bad habit keeping you up at night?

One of the top reasons that families work with me is because their child is waking frequently at night. In most cases I find that the child is fed each time to put them back to sleep, which is creating a bad habit of night waking’s and/or short naps. I have seen this with children as young as four months …

Sleep Awareness Week – Seven Sleep Tips for Children

The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week © March 6-13, 2016, to raise awareness for the health benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity. Here are seven tips to help your little one get the healthy sleep they need. These are especially important as we get closer to Daylight Saving Time, which can interrupt their …

Baby Sleep Patterns: Short Naps

What is a short nap? When a child turns 16 weeks, their sleep needs are different than that of a newborn. Now, sleep can be scheduled and a regular bedtime routine should be well established. Figuring out your child’s sleep patterns is half the battle; the other half is coordinating them into a schedule. Many of my clients will tell …

Baby Sleep: Putting Baby Down for a Nap

Many people ask my advice on how they should go about getting their baby to nap. It is important to remember that the number of naps, the length of the nap and the timing at which they begin all need to be considered when trying to master a successful nap schedule for your little one. Let’s start with the 3 …

The Third Nap: 6-9 Months

When becoming a parent, educating yourself on standard sleep regressions and milestones is a great way to stay ahead of the curve. The sixth month mark is often a struggle; many of my clients first reach out to me during this time. Figuring out the right amount of naps and when to establish bedtime can get tricky.  Here are some …