My Toddler Keeps Playing When She Should Be Sleeping

My Toddler Keeps Playing When She Should Be Sleeping

Even if your little one is a superstar sleeper, you might be surprised one night to hear the sounds of singing or babbling over your baby monitor at 2:00 in the morning. It’s not nearly as concerning as crying, but it can still leave parents wondering what to do in order to get their little one back to sleep. In today’s video, I’ll explain why this always happens around the same age, and what to do when your little one… Continue Reading

My Baby is a Light Sleeper

My Baby is a Light Sleeper

One thing I’ve heard multiple times in my career as a sleep consultant is that baby is a “light sleeper,” who wakes up at the slightest sound during naps or bedtime. There’s definitely some truth to the idea that some babies wake up easier than others, but it has more to do with their ability to get back to sleep on their own than it does with their biology. Today, I’ll explain why some little ones seem to be so… Continue Reading

My Toddler Like my Partner Better

My Toddler Like my Partner Better

If you’re raising your little one with a partner, you might not have gotten to a point where your child expresses a preference for one parent over the other, but believe me, you will. It can be a little bit heartbreaking when toddlers start expressing more love for one parent, but I assure you, it has very little to do with their actual feelings. This is usually a way of showing their authority to make their own choices. If that… Continue Reading

Sleep Training Advice for Grandparents

Sleep Training Advice for Grandparents

When you need someone to watch your kids for the night, there’s nobody better than Grandma and Grandpa. They know their stuff, they have years of experience, and they’ll usually jump at the opportunity to spend some time with their favorite little people. But they might also have their own way of doing things, and if you’ve put in the effort to get your babies sleeping independently through the night, then Grandma steps in and breaks all the rules, it… Continue Reading

3 Sleep Tips for Newborns

3 Sleep Tips for Newborns

No life event comes with as much uncertainty as a new baby. There are more questions in those first few months than there will be for the next two years, and a lot of them will undoubtedly center on baby’s sleep. Today, I have 3 great tips for new parents to get their new bundle of joy off to a great start in their sleep habits, help them recognize the signs of a tired baby, as well as what to… Continue Reading

The Curse of the Short Nap

The Curse of the Short Nap

Tell me if this sounds familiar. Your baby is yawning and rubbing her eyes, clearly ready for a prolonged daytime snooze, so you put her down in her crib, turn out the light and she dozes off, only to wake up again 45 minutes later, refusing to go back to sleep. This is such a common occurrence, I’ve named it, “The Curse of the Short Nap.” In today’s video, I’ll explain why the 30-45 minute mark is such a predictable… Continue Reading

Sleep Training When Kids Share a Room

Sleep Training When Kids Share a Room

Teaching a little one to sleep through the night can be a tricky process at the best of times, but it’s made much more so if your new baby is sharing a room with an older sibling. Having one child waking up every time the other one starts to fuss is enough to make many parents throw in the towel and just bring one of their kids into their bed, which can completely derail their progress. In today’s video, I’ll… Continue Reading

Handling Potty Training Regressions

Handling Potty Training Regressions

When it comes to potty training, as with so many aspects of parenting, you never really know when you’ve crossed the goal line. Your little one might seem to be fully potty trained for weeks, even months, and then the next thing you know, they’re back to having accidents. Regressions are very common in potty training, and it can make parents second guess whether or not their child was ready for it in the first place. But don’t worry. In… Continue Reading

Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy

Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy

As adults, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up from a long, well-earned sleep. Especially if you wake up on your own and not to the sound of an alarm clock. For some babies though, that sense of rejuvenation and satisfaction doesn’t seem to show up after a long sleep or a solid nap. Quite often, babies will wake up grouchy, even after they’ve gotten enough sleep. If this sounds familiar, it’s possible that your baby just isn’t… Continue Reading

Keep Your Child From Leaving Their Room

Keep Your Child From Leaving Their Room

There’s something so adorable about the first time your toddler comes out of their room after bedtime looking for another kiss goodnight. It gets significantly less adorable when they start doing it fifteen times a night. Somehow, the charm just wears a little thin. But how are you supposed to keep them in their room if they decide they want to come hang out after bedtime? Well, the short answer is through consequences. The long answer you can find in… Continue Reading

Sleep Training a Newborn With a Toddler in the House

Sleep Training a Newborn With a Toddler in the House

Teaching a newborn the skills they need to sleep independently can be a little tough on a parent, but the difficulty level raises significantly when there’s another child in the house. Letting a baby cry for a few minutes at a time can be really disruptive for a toddler in the adjacent room. So what are you supposed to do with your toddler when your newborn is learning to sleep through the night? Well, there’s no magical solution to this… Continue Reading

Transitioning From 2 Naps to 1

Transitioning From 2 Naps to 1

Around the time of your baby’s first birthday, they’re likely to start needing slightly less daytime sleep. This usually means they can switch from two shorter daytime naps down to one longer one. This can be a very tough transition to make. Pushing their nap time later in the day can lead to overtiredness, but letting them sleep too early in the day means they’ll be awake for too long before bedtime. In today’s video, I’ve got a few tips… Continue Reading

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