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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …