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 …

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 …

Making Sleep a Priority: For Children and Parents

Every parent is concerned for their family’s well-being. In the chaotic and busy world that we live in, although we have the best intentions to focus on our family’s health and wellness, unfortunately following through with these plans are difficult at times. One aspect of a family’s wellness that should not be compromised is healthy sleep. No matter which way you …

A Step Ahead of Sleep

As a Certified Child Sleep Consultant I am often called upon to help correct behavior that occurs due to lack of knowledge and understanding about sleep. As Moms, while we are pregnant, people are handing out all kinds of advice. This advice ranges from nursing to diapering, tummy time, to vaccinations. Never in the nine months of my pregnancy did …

Taking control of Sleep: The one parent household

After going through the experience of hiring a child sleep consultant, and then going through the process to become one, I knew that I wanted to help other single parent households.  With my husband away on business a lot, I learned through the process that once I took control of the situation I was no longer overwhelmed and fearful of …

It’s not Logical, Its Biological: The science behind the way we sleep

Everyone sleeps; but not everyone understands the science behind the way we sleep. Sleep is an important part of our daily functions and overall health and wellness. Educating ourselves on the biological sleep rhythms behind the way our body responds to sleep, will help us understand the importance of staying on a consistent sleep schedule, as well as implementing one …

Sleep: Quality vs. Quantity

Just like many things in life, quality sleep is more important than the quantity. It is more beneficial to the human body and has a great impact on the way we function. The internal rhythms, at which our bodies are set to operate, create a time to be asleep and a time to be awake. When we try to fall …