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

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

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

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

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

The Bedtime Potty Excuse

Potty training is an exciting time for parents and their toddlers. Your youngster takes one of their first exciting steps towards their “big kid” status, and parents get to say goodbye to all of the diaper related unpleasantness they’ve dealt with since baby first arrived. But right around the time your child learns to use the potty, chances are they’ll … 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

Why is my Baby Such a Light Sleeper?

We’re all familiar with the idea that some people are naturally “light sleepers,” but when your baby is one of those individuals who wakes up at every little peep, it can force the whole house into a forced silence during every nap and bedtime. In today’s video, I’ve got an explanation for this phenomenon and, believe it or not, a … Read More