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 …

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 and the Expectant Parent

  When first finding out that you are expecting a baby, a rush of thoughts and emotions run through your mind. On the top of the list is usually the issue of sleep. Most expectant parents are listening to horror stories from a friend, or worrying themselves sick with the “what if’s?” Well, let me ask you this, what if …

No Nonsense Naptime for Toddlers

While going through the training process to become a Certified Child Sleep Consultant, I learned that bedtime is non-negotiable; naptime should be treated the same way. I often have clients who tell me that their toddler decided they do not want to nap anymore. My response to them is that as the parent, you decide when naps will end, not …

Hunger, Feedings, and Sleep

As a new parent, I am sure that at some point you were told to feed your child right before they go to sleep in order to help them sleep longer. I find it unbelievable how commonly this myth is presented on a daily basis.  I too was given this information when I became a mother, and remember trying to time my …