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 …

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 …

Making the Return to Work a Little Easier

I recently read how Johnson & Johnson and Vodafone, a large communications company, are both putting some pretty amazing policies in place to make it easier for new moms to transition back into the work place.  Vodafone is not only are they giving their employees 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, but they are also letting them work 30 hours at full …

Staying Ahead of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time can throw anyone’s schedule off, especially a small child. Fortunately, while it might put a kink in your schedule for a few days, you can easily get back on track! Here are a few tips to make the transition to the time change much easier. Gradual Transition: Gradually shift your child’s sleeping schedule to help ease them …

Don’t Let Bad Advice Keep You Awake

As a child sleep consultant I hear from my clients every day about advice they have been given from other moms to help their child sleep better. Unfortunately, much of the advice out there is based on old wives’ tales that continue to circle among new moms. Many of these myths seem rational, which is why the same bad information …

Focus, Concentration and Sleep

It is no secret that proper sleep positively influences health. In addition, proper sleep can also take the credit for sustained periods of focus and concentration. When it comes to our children, it is our job as parents to give them the tools they need to succeed. Every day science continues to prove that in order for our children to …