Nap Transitions

Nap transitions can be frustrating. It seems like once we get our child on a solid schedule, there is a need to change it. During the first year and a half of your baby’s life, there will be a few transitions, but once you get down to one nap (at 18 months) you won’t have to worry about them anymore!  …

The Comprehensive Bedtime Guide

A child’s bedtime is a significant part of their daily schedule. If the timing is off, it will influence the rest of the 24 hours. Bedtime is when your child will naturally produce the most melatonin, which makes it easier for them to fall asleep at this time of day. This is why we always begin sleep training at bedtime. …

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 …

Why is Sleep Training not working?

If you are searching for why is sleep training not working? Then you may concern about it. The sleep training process will have its 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. Some Common Issues Why Sleep Training Not Working Stay consistent …

Make Sleep Training Methods That Work for You

When families reach out to me about sleep training there are always a lot of questions about the process. They can be apprehensive about what it all entails and if sleep training methods will actually work for them, but with some general guidelines sleep training can be successful for everyone. Pick a sleep training methods that work for your family …

Rise and Shine! Troubleshooting Early Morning Wake-Ups

The dreaded early morning wake-ups! 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 baby’s bad habit of night wakings and/or short naps. I have seen this with children as young as four …

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 …