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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …