Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib

How many times have you been through this situation? You rock your baby to sleep in your arms until she’s out like a light, and then the moment you put her into her crib, her eyes pop open and she won’t go back to sleep no matter what you do. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met a parent who … Read More

Staying on Track When Baby Gets Sick

There’s no avoiding the fact that your kids are going to get sick from time to time, and when they do, it can derail the progress you’ve made with their sleep pretty quickly. In today’s video, I’ll list a few of the common mistakes parents make when their little one gets a bug, and how to provide the extra comfort … Read More

When Will my Child Sleep Through the Night?

The million-dollar question for new parents is,  “When is my baby going to start sleeping straight through the night?” Parents are resilient people, but sleep is an essential component of our health and well-being, so looking forward to a full night of uninterrupted sleep is only natural. It’s also a developmental milestone that shows us that our babies are growing … Read More

Three Essential Accessories for Your Baby

When it comes to accessories for your baby’s nursery, there are literally thousands of options to choose from. From little plastic aquariums to motion-sensing music boxes, you can pretty much turn baby’s crib into an amusement park if you’re willing to spend the money. But are any of those bells and whistles really helping your baby get to sleep? Today, … Read More

When Should I Put My Baby to Bed?

It sounds like a simple question, but like all things baby-related, it’s not such a simple answer. The optimal bedtime for your baby can depend on a lot of factors which can vary from day to day. In today’s video, I’ll give you some tips to help you figure out what those factors are and how they can help you … Read More

What is the “Ferber Method?”

“The Ferber Method” is probably the most widely recognizable strategy for getting a baby to sleep through the night, and with good reason. It works. However, it has also met with no small amount of controversy from critics who say that allowing a child to cry, even for a short period of time, can cause elevated stress levels and hurt … Read More

Sleep Training With Siblings

The sweet sound of silence after you’ve taught your babies the skills to sleep through the night is nothing short of bliss for the whole family. But for the first couple of nights, there’s usually some crying involved, which can cause some strife if you have another child in the house. Today, I’ll discuss the challenges of sleep training with … Read More

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 … Read More

When Can I Leave the Room?

One of the most popular features of The Sleep Sense Program is the Stay-in-the-Room method, which allows parents to stay with their babies while they learn to fall asleep independently. It typically means less crying and parents are more likely to follow through when they’re able to respond to their baby’s protests. But obviously you can’t stay in their room … Read More

Why is my Child Fighting Sleep?

It’s a really confusing experience when your child, who you know must be tired, seems to fight tooth and nail to avoid being put to bed, and once they’re in there, they do anything and everything except actually go to sleep. If you’re one of the many parents who’s seeing this behavior in your little one, I’ve got some good … Read More