Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestones

Teething, rolling over, learning to stand up, these are all wonderful moments in your baby’s development that you’ll remember forever. When it comes to their sleep though, developmental milestones can be a real impediment to them getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night. In today’s video, I’ve got some great tips to help you minimize the fallout from these hiccups and help keep your baby on track during naps and through the night while they master these newfound… Continue Reading

The Importance of Regular Bedtimes

The Importance of Regular Bedtimes

I know that we tend to view the weekends and summer vacation as an excuse to push bedtimes back and sleep in. After all, it shouldn’t matter what time we get to bed and wake up just as long as we’re getting enough sleep overall, right? Getting enough sleep at night is definitely crucial to feeling our best the next day, but there’s actually a really good case to be made for going to bed at the same time every… Continue Reading

3 Tips for Nap Time Success

3 Tips for Nap Time Success

Once they’ve committed to a sleep coaching program, most parents tend to see results in their baby’s nighttime sleep in as little as two or three nights. But when it comes to naps, things tend to move a whole lot slower. There are a few reasons for this. The sun is out, there’s more environmental noise, and there’s just a lot more activity surrounding them during the day, which can all lead to poor-quality naps during the day. And as… Continue Reading

Promoting Long, Restful Naps

Promoting Long, Restful Naps

I’ve worked with a lot of parents who are under the impression that, if their baby doesn’t sleep during the day, they’ll sleep better at night. After all, he’ll be so tired when bedtime rolls around that he’ll just conk out and sleep peacefully until late the next morning. Right? Wrong! Naps are an essential part of your little one’s sleep schedule, and skipping them or moving them around will have a negative effect of baby’s nighttime sleep. In today’s… Continue Reading

3 Biggest Bedtime Mistakes

3 Biggest Bedtime Mistakes

If your little one’s not sleeping well, the first place to look for the problem is at bedtime. A well-crafted, consistent bedtime routine is the foundation for great sleep skills, but what’s the secret to crafting one that works? I’ve got three great tips for you in today’s video to help you do just that! 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… Continue Reading

3 Ways to Stop a Toddler Tantrum

3 Ways to Stop a Toddler Tantrum

You’ll probably never completely avoid the toddler meltdown scenario, (if you do, myself and every other mom on earth wants to know your secret!) but there are ways to keep them as short and civil as possible. Today, I’ve got a few tips for helping to settle your little one when they start to go off the rails. Are you frustrated (and sometimes embarrassed) by your child’s tantrums and outbursts… whining and fighting… or other “bad” behavior? Does your house… Continue Reading

What to do When Your Child Won’t Eat

What to do When Your Child Won’t Eat

There aren’t many parenting challenges that cause more concern, conflict, and sheer frustration than a child who won’t eat. Attempts to balance your youngster’s need for proper nutrition with their finicky tastes can drive you to the brink of insanity. Take heart! Today’s video has some straightforward, effective tips to help end the battle at the dinner table. Also, if you are are looking for a way to get your toddler to eat new and healthy foods, check out The… Continue Reading

Switching to a Big Kid Bed

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 good time to make the switch, and if it is, how to do it smoothly and minimize the impact on… Continue Reading

What to do When Your Baby Wakes in the Night

You could ask ten different people what the “right” response is when your baby wakes up at night, and you would likely get ten different answers. Let them cry, go in immediately, rock them, nurse them, change their diaper. Every parent has a response that they view as the best approach. Any one of these approaches might help your baby quiet down and get back to sleep for a while, but if you want to help them learn to settle… Continue Reading

How to Prevent Early Morning Wake Ups

How to Prevent Early Morning Wake Ups

There’s a common line I hear from parents who have completed the Sleep Sense Program when I follow up with them a few weeks after their little one starts sleeping through the night. It goes something like this… “We’re so relieved to finally be getting some sleep again! We still have an issue with him waking up at 5:00 in the morning, but compared to what we were dealing with, we’re not complaining!” And while it’s great that your baby… Continue Reading

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Heard

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Heard

Today, I want to share a very succinct, very simple, and very important bit of parenting advice I got from an unlikely source when my first child was a toddler. Are you tired of butting heads with your little ones? Looking for a better way of resolving conflict with them? I’ve got just the thing! Kids:The Manual is filled with simple, step-by-step solutions to the problems that parents face with their children’s behavior. End the frustration for both you and… Continue Reading

Why is my Baby Taking Such Short Naps?

Why is my Baby Taking Such Short Naps?

One of the most common concerns I hear from parents, especially of younger babies, is that their little ones will go down for naps with no fussing or protest, only to wake up half an hour later, clearly still tired, but refusing to go back to sleep. There’s actually a simple explanation for why this happens, why it’s always around the same time, and some straightforward ways to solve the problem, and I’ll go through the whole works in today’s… Continue Reading

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