Quality Sleep vs. Quantity Sleep

Just like many things in life, quality sleep is more important than sleep 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 …

Sleep and the Expectant Parent

When first finding out that you are expecting a baby, a rush of thoughts and emotions runs 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 you …

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 …

Summer Vacations and Sleep Schedules: How to maintain healthy sleep while enjoying your time away!

Your child’s sleep doesn’t have to be compromised in order to enjoy your summer vacation. Believe it or not, there is a way to keep your children on a schedule so that their normal routine is not permanently disrupted, while also being able to relax and enjoy your vacation. Although it’s important to be realistic, you will not be having late nights with no concern …