Child’s Sleep Wave – Perfect Timing Produces No Crying

Nailing down a consistent nap schedule is often half the battle during a sleep training process. Naps can take 2-6 weeks to solidify and until then, there will be “good” nap days and “bad” nap days, this is all within the realm of normal. The best thing we can do to get naps on the right track establishes the timing …

Needing Sleep: High Need Baby vs Special Needs Baby

When people hear the term “high need baby”, many automatically think “special needs baby” which can stir up a lot of emotion for parents. In reality, high need and special needs are very different and need to be addressed differently. According to pediatricians Drs. William and Martha Sears, the doctors who coined the term “high need baby”, it underscores the …

When is One Nap Enough? – Child’s Nap Transition 2 To 1

One of the most common situations I address when working with a family is the nap transition for their child to the appropriate number for his or her age. The biggest, and often most complicated, nap transition is from two naps to one, which typically happens around 18 months. Many times parents will try to transition too early, which almost …

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 Savings Time – Babies Sleep

Daylight savings 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 prepare your child for Daylight Savings Time and make the transition to the time change much easier Gradual Transition: Gradually shift …