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 …

Baby Sleep Myths – Don’t Let Bad Advice Keep You Awake

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

Creating a Happy Napper

Napping is a source of frustration and anxiety for many parents. Fortunately, with the proper sleep training naptime can be a truly peaceful, restful time for both the child and parents. There are three main factors that influence a good nap. Understanding these three factors is the first step to creating a happy napper. Three Steps To Creating A Happy …

Focus, Concentration and Proper Sleep

It is no secret that proper sleep positively influences health. In addition, proper sleep can also take 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. Everyday science continues to prove that in order for our children to be happy, …

Sleep Regression: How to Handle a Baby Sleep Setbacks?

Children are bound to have setbacks and fluctuations in their sleep patterns from time to time. They are also going to regress on occasion and put up a fight when it is time to sleep. Baby sleep regression is all very normal and is their way of testing boundaries. Therefore, as always, remain confident in the rules you have created …

Healthy Sleep Patterns: 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 is difficult at times. One aspect of a family’s wellness that should not be compromised is healthy sleep patterns. No matter which …

Certified Child Sleep Specialist: A Step Ahead of Sleep

As a certified child sleep specialist, I am often called upon to help correct behavior that occurs due to a 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 …

Taking control of Sleep: The Single Parent Households

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 …

Biological Rhythms: 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 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 for …