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

The Benefits of Boundaries

The Benefits of Boundaries

It’s a bit of a mixed blessing when our little ones hit the toddler years. This is the time when they’re really starting to develop their own personalities and characteristics, and all of the cuteness that comes along with it. But that’s also the time when they start questioning what happens if they don’t follow the rules, and if you’re not careful, your once peaceful household can suddenly feel like it’s being run by your child. The surprising truth is… Continue Reading

Why Hire a Sleep Consultant?

Why Hire a Sleep Consultant?

With all of the free information available online, not to mention from friends and family members, what can a sleep consultant offer you that you can’t get yourself? Truth be told, if a book or a website works to get your little one sleeping through the night, you might not need the personal attention and customized solutions that a consultant can offer. But if you’re struggling to get the sleep you and your baby need, they can make all the… Continue Reading

Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room

Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room

  If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,000 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you! Continue Reading

Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine

Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine

A predictable, consistent bedtime routine is vital to helping your little one get a good night’s sleep. But usually, somewhere around the toddler years, they tend to start pushing for that extra story, another few kisses goodnight, or some other excuse to delay bedtime by a few extra minutes. If your little one is testing the bedtime boundaries, I’ve got some tips for you today that will keep the routine on track and make sure they’re happily in bed and… Continue Reading

Switching From Two Naps to One

Switching From Two Naps to One

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

Back to School Sleep Tips

Back to School Sleep Tips

Getting the kids back to school can be a bit of a mixed blessing, but one thing’s for certain. It means returning to a nice, predictable schedule. The only problem is that after two months of freestyling their sleep schedule, it can be tough to get things back on track. In today’s video, I’ve got a few easy steps you can take to solve this situation in just a few nights and get your little one back into the groove,… Continue Reading

Handling Regressions in Your Child’s Sleep Habits

Handling Regressions in Your Child’s Sleep Habits

The relief that we feel when our little ones finally start sleeping through the night overwhelming for a lot of us. That’s why it’s so frustrating when, suddenly, they start regressing into their old habits again, and waking up in a fit several times a night. Take heart. Regressions are common in sleep training, and I’m here today to share some tips about how to handle it, and get through it as quickly as possible, so you and baby can… Continue Reading

How To Avoid Overtiredness

How To Avoid Overtiredness

As grown ups, we often associate fatigue and sleep. The more tired we are, the easier it is to fall asleep, right? Well, it’s not necessarily the case, and it’s actually quite the opposite in babies and toddlers. Overtiredness can lead to bursts of energy and playfulness, which can cause baby to have a terrible time getting to, and staying, asleep. If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away!… Continue Reading

Alternatives to Crying it Out

Alternatives to Crying it Out

The traditional “Cry-it-out” approach to getting your little one to sleep may be effective, but for many parents, it’s just not something they’re comfortable with. On the other hand, constantly rocking, shushing, or nursing your baby to sleep every time they wake up can create associations that make it harder for baby to fall asleep independently and can result in frequent nighttime wake-ups. Luckily, there are several options in between these two far ends of the sleep training spectrum. I’ll… Continue Reading

Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Your kids are almost inevitably going to attempt to disrespect you at some point. It’s just part of growing up and testing their boundaries. How you react and what you allow will go a long way in determining your child’s behavior towards you and others in the future. With that in mind, I’ve got a few tips for you today on how to effectively deal with disrespectful behavior in a way that will both deter the disdain and still be… Continue Reading

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

There’s only one thing I know that compares to the feelings of frustration and powerlessness parents experience when their kids won’t sleep, and that’s when they won’t eat. Or maybe they’ll eat, provided they’re given exactly what they want, which usually involves those trademark “beige foods” like chicken nuggets, goldfish crackers, toaster waffles, and a variety of similar high-carb, low nutrition options. What I discovered after a lot of trial and error with my first-born was that there’s a pretty… Continue Reading

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