Teaching Sleep Strategies

What’s the secret to getting your baby sleeping through the night? The same thing that gets adults sleeping through! We learn some strategies that help us to relax and encourage sleep to come, and we repeat them when we wake up at night. It may seem like a stretch to expect your little one to learn these kinds of tactics, … Read More

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 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 … Read More

Removing Yourself From Baby’s Sleep Process

Baby cuddles are, quite possibly, the greatest thing in the world. Unless, of course, your baby won’t sleep unless they’re cuddled up against you. A wriggling, noisy baby in your bed can make for a fitful, interrupted sleep for you, your partner, and your child, but what can you do if they won’t sleep unless they’re latched on to you? … Read More

Getting Dad Involved

We’ve come a long way since the days when Mom was expected to handle all the child-related responsibilities in the family, but there still seems to be an assumption in a lot of families I work with that she’s supposed to handle bedtime, as well as any nighttime wake-ups. Today, I’m talking about why having both parents dividing the nighttime … Read More

Handling Toddler Sleep Regressions

Parents who have taught their babies great sleep skills from an early age are often surprised when their toddler suddenly starts waking in the night or refusing to follow their bedtime schedule. It’s common for toddlers to start testing their boundaries, and this week I’ve got some tips to help you deal accordingly.   If your baby, infant or toddler … Read More

Ten Things to Try Tonight

I’ll be honest with you, getting your baby to sleep through the night doesn’t always require weeks of effort, outside help, or even purchasing my program. I realize it probably sounds like bad business to tell a whole group of prospective customers that they might not need to buy my product, by I do have some hidden motivation here. I’m … Read More

Toddler Stall Tactics

Whether it’s a request for one more drink of water, a lost blankie, or a half-hour tooth-brushing session, toddlers are the masters of bedtime stall tactics. Their creativity and persistence are really pretty amazing at times, and would be adorable if they weren’t so frustrating. With that in mind, here are a few helpful hints to keep the peace and … Read More

Sleep Training at 8 Weeks?

Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal published an article called “Can You Sleep Train Your Baby at 2 Months?” I’m sure it wasn’t the most earth-shattering article they have ever published for the average citizen, but among the new-mama, sleep-training, attachment-parenting and sleep-deprived-parent crowds, it was right up there with the moon landing. Although the moon landing probably wasn’t … Read More

Why I’m Passionate About Sleep

A new study published by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science shows how REM sleep functions to lock in our daily memories. It’s a groundbreaking discovery on how a good night’s sleep is essential to proper maintenance of our minds and bodies. This changes everything, right? Now that we have evidence that a lack of proper sleep can actually … Read More

Preventing Nighttime Wakeups

There’s nothing quite so frustrating as finally getting your child to sleep, only to have them wake up again two hours later, unable to get back to sleep. Today, I’ve got some tips for you to help prevent the dreaded middle-of-the-night wake-up.   If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a … Read More