When Should Your Toddler Stop Napping?

Saying goodbye to your hour or two of free time in the afternoons can be hard, I know. But knowing when it’s time to pull the plug on your child’s naps can be even harder. They typically don’t make the transition easily, but I have some tips today to help you determine when the time is right, and how to … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib

How many times have you been through this situation? You rock your baby to sleep in your arms until she’s out like a light, and then the moment you put her into her crib, her eyes pop open and she won’t go back to sleep no matter what you do. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met a parent who … Read More

Get Your Baby to Take Longer 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 … 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

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 … Read More

Moving From 3 Naps to 2

Making changes to your baby’s nap schedule is a tricky process, and the trickiest one of them all is the switch from three naps a day to two. In today’s video, I’ll help you decide whether or not your little one’s ready to make the transition, and if so, how to go about it in order to minimize the fallout … Read More

Why Does my Baby Keep Waking Up?

There’s nothing to compare to the level of frustration you feel when you’ve just spent an hour rocking, shushing and soothing your baby to sleep, only to put her down in her crib, silently tiptoe out of the room, and then hear her start to fuss again. 15. Minutes. Later. Why, when babies need so much sleep, do they seem … Read More

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 … Read More