Handling Potty Training Regressions

Handling Potty Training Regressions

When it comes to potty training, as with so many aspects of parenting, you never really know when you’ve crossed the goal line. Your little one might seem to be fully potty trained for weeks, even months, and then the next thing you know, they’re back to having accidents. Regressions are very common in potty training, and it can make parents second guess whether or not their child was ready for it in the first place. But don’t worry. In… Continue Reading

Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy

Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy

As adults, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up from a long, well-earned sleep. Especially if you wake up on your own and not to the sound of an alarm clock. For some babies though, that sense of rejuvenation and satisfaction doesn’t seem to show up after a long sleep or a solid nap. Quite often, babies will wake up grouchy, even after they’ve gotten enough sleep. If this sounds familiar, it’s possible that your baby just isn’t… Continue Reading

Keep Your Child From Leaving Their Room

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 to come hang out after bedtime? Well, the short answer is through consequences. The long answer you can find in… Continue Reading

Sleep Training a Newborn With a Toddler in the House

Sleep Training a Newborn With a Toddler in the House

Teaching a newborn the skills they need to sleep independently can be a little tough on a parent, but the difficulty level raises significantly when there’s another child in the house. Letting a baby cry for a few minutes at a time can be really disruptive for a toddler in the adjacent room. So what are you supposed to do with your toddler when your newborn is learning to sleep through the night? Well, there’s no magical solution to this… Continue Reading

Transitioning From 2 Naps to 1

Transitioning From 2 Naps to 1

Around the time of your baby’s first birthday, they’re likely to start needing slightly less daytime sleep. This usually means they can switch from two shorter daytime naps down to one longer one. This can be a very tough transition to make. Pushing their nap time later in the day can lead to overtiredness, but letting them sleep too early in the day means they’ll be awake for too long before bedtime. In today’s video, I’ve got a few tips… Continue Reading

Weaning Off the Swaddle

Weaning Off the Swaddle

Swaddling is often a great method of keeping a newborn baby comforted and settled when they’re sleeping, but it eventually outlives its usefulness. But quite often, babies develop an attachment to the swaddle and frequently wake up when they inevitably kick their way out of it in the night. Today, I’ve got a step-by-step strategy for you to gently wean your baby off the swaddle and learn to fall asleep, and stay asleep, without needing to be wrapped up. If… Continue Reading

My Fifteen Minutes of Fame

My Fifteen Minutes of Fame

So I know this is where you usually come for my weekly video tips, and I’ll be back with those next week, but I had some pretty big news that I wanted to share with everyone. A couple of months ago, a friend and business coach of mine saw that Ginger Zee, who you might know as the Chief Meteorologist from ABC News, was tweeting about her baby’s sleep issues. Ginger, who obviously has to be up very early and… Continue Reading

Baby Keeps Waking Up When I Put Her in the Crib

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 you’re one of the many parents struggling it, I’ll explain why, and what you can do to prevent it, in… Continue Reading

When Should I Nighttime Potty Train?

When Should I Nighttime Potty Train?

Potty training your child when they’re awake during the day is a challenge in its own right, but getting them to use the bathroom when they wake up in the night is a different story altogether. It can be a bit confusing to know how to proceed in this stage. We don’t want to encourage our little ones to go in their diaper, but we don’t want to put any unreasonable expectations on them either. So today, I’ve got some… Continue Reading

Sleep Advice for Adults

Sleep Advice for Adults

With all of the emphasis we put on getting our babies to sleep, we tend to forget how essential it is to adults as well. I’ve worked with a lot of parents who, after getting their babies sleeping through the night, didn’t do anything to improve their own sleep habits, and still complained of feeling tired throughout the day. There’s just no denying it, sleep is a cornerstone of our health and well-being, and adults can have as much of… Continue Reading

The Importance of Consequences

The Importance of Consequences

There comes a point in every child’s development where they start to test their boundaries. Whether it’s around bedtime, food, playing well with others, or dozens of other scenarios where they’re expected to act a certain way, chances are they’re going to take a chance to see what happens if they don’t do what they’re told. The good news is that toddlers, whether they act like it or not, typically want to know what they are and aren’t allowed to… Continue Reading

Should Babies Really “Sleep Through the Night?”

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 up the concerns that some parents have about it. If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through… Continue Reading

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