Should Babies Really “Sleep Through the Night?”

It’s a term that we use all the time as the parents of young children. “Sleeping through the night” is viewed as the peak of the mountain when it comes to babies’ sleep, but its meaning is also widely misunderstood. In today’s video, I’ll explain exactly what I mean when I talk about “sleeping through the night” and hopefully clear … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

Parenting as a Team

If you’re raising a child with a partner, you’re pretty likely to have some differences of opinion about the right way and wrong way to approach the many issues that come along with parenting. How to discipline, breastfeeding or formula, free-range or attachment parenting, and a million other decisions need to be made between the two of you. But it’s … Read More

What is a “Sleep Prop?”

If you follow the Sleep Sense Program, or have watched a few of my other videos, you’ve probably heard me refer to “sleep props” a few dozen times by now. That’s because sleep props are the single biggest obstacle to your baby sleeping through the night. “Not me,” you might be thinking. “My baby doesn’t sleep with a pacifier, stuffed … Read More

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 … Read More

Bedtime Routines

We’ve all got a little ritual we go through when we’re putting our kids to bed. We obviously need to get them into appropriate sleeping attire, get their teeth brushed, change their diaper and so on, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a bedtime routine is a really effective tool for getting your baby to sleep. … Read More

Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night?

Life would be a whole lot easier if babies came with an interpreter. Crying is basically their only way to let you know something’s bothering them, but it can mean anything from hunger to a wet diaper to tiredness, and everything in between. And when they’re crying in the night for no apparent reason, that inability to communicate can be … Read More

Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment

When it comes to decorating baby’s nursery, we tend to pay a lot of attention to the visual appeal and not think so much about the practicality. Mobiles, night lights, star projectors, and faux aquariums may look nice to us, but they might be standing in the way of a good night’s sleep. In today’s video, I’ve got some practical … Read More

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