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 … Read More

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 … 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

The Benefits of an Early Bedtime

There are plenty of reasons why you might not be able to put your baby to bed at 7:00 at night, but the most common reason I hear from parents whose little ones have a late bedtime is that they just aren’t tired by then. Instead, they tend to be very energetic and super-adorable up until a couple of hours … Read More

My Toddler Keeps Playing When She Should Be Sleeping

Even if your little one is a superstar sleeper, you might be surprised one night to hear the sounds of singing or babbling over your baby monitor at 2:00 in the morning. It’s not nearly as concerning as crying, but it can still leave parents wondering what to do in order to get their little one back to sleep. In … Read More

My Baby is a Light Sleeper

One thing I’ve heard multiple times in my career as a sleep consultant is that baby is a “light sleeper,” who wakes up at the slightest sound during naps or bedtime. There’s definitely some truth to the idea that some babies wake up easier than others, but it has more to do with their ability to get back to sleep … Read More

Keep Your Child From Leaving Their Room

There’s something so adorable about the first time your toddler comes out of their room after bedtime looking for another kiss goodnight. It gets significantly less adorable when they start doing it fifteen times a night. Somehow, the charm just wears a little thin. But how are you supposed to keep them in their room if they decide they want … Read More

Baby Keeps Waking Up When I Put Her in the Crib

You know the scenario, I’m sure. Your little one is clearly exhausted, you shush and bounce and sing them off to sleep, place her ever-so-gently into the crib, then just as you’re walking out the door, their eyes pop open and you start the process all over again. There’s a surprisingly simple reason why this happens so often, and if … Read More

What Does “Normal” Sleep Look Like?

Considering the fact that we all spend a third of our lives asleep, how we go about it is surprisingly different for every person. However, there are certain “norms” that you can look at to see if you, and more importantly your little one, are sleeping as much as you should be, and what you can do to get to … Read More