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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …