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

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

Switching to a Big Kid Bed

Sooner or later, the time is going to come to move your toddler out of the crib and into a “big kid” bed. It can be an exciting time for your little one, but it can also cause some regression and disturbance in their sleep. In today’s video, I have some tips to help you determine whether now is a … Read More

My Toddler Keeps Leaving Her Crib

Toddlers are surprisingly adept when it comes to climbing, and once they’ve figured out how to climb out of their crib, they tend to get a pretty big kick out of it. It can be a fun game for them, but much less so for you, if they’re leaving their room several times a night when they’re supposed to be … Read More

Switching to a Big Kid Bed

Sooner or later, the time is going to come to move your toddler out of the crib and into a “big kid” bed. It can be an exciting time for your little one, but it can also cause some regression and disturbance in their sleep. In today’s video, I have some tips to help you determine whether now is a … Read More

Helping Your Baby to Love Their Crib

As adults, we typically love our beds. They give us feelings of comfort and rest, even when we’re not actually sleeping in them. But for babies, the sight of their crib can signal mommy leaving the scene for a while, or the end of playtime, which can quite often cause some feelings of resentment, leading to protests at bedtime. Today, … Read More

When to Switch to a Big-Kid Bed

Making the move from a crib to a big-kid bed can be an exciting step for your toddler, but they don’t always respond to the change with 100% enthusiasm. The truth is, it’s tough to know when they’re ready to make the switch, and in my opinion, there’s no benefit in rushing it. I’ll explain more in today’s video.   … Read More

Can I Part-Time Co-Sleep?

A lot of parents I talk to are hesitant to say goodbye to bed sharing entirely, and want to know if they can co-sleep with their little one for a few hours a night. Here’s why I think it sends a confusing message to your child.   If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, … Read More

10 Tips for Creating a Sleep Sanctuary

When I first got pregnant, there were about a million things running through my mind. Boy or girl? What am I going to name it? Oh my lord, how much weight am I going to gain? And I’d be lying through my teeth if I said I wasn’t excited about decorating the nursery. “It will be cute, but contemporary, with … Read More

Are crib mattresses toxic?

When I was pregnant with my first son 12 years ago, I read an article that suggested that SIDS might be linked to the chemicals put into crib mattresses to make them fire resistant. I had no idea if the article was true or not, and I still haven’t found conclusive proof, but I figured that even without proof of … Read More