Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine

Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine

A predictable, consistent bedtime routine is vital to helping your little one get a good night’s sleep. But usually, somewhere around the toddler years, they tend to start pushing for that extra story, another few kisses goodnight, or some other excuse to delay bedtime by a few extra minutes. If your little one is testing the bedtime boundaries, I’ve got some tips for you today that will keep the routine on track and make sure they’re happily in bed and… Continue Reading

Switching From Two Naps to One

Switching From Two Naps to One

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

Back to School Sleep Tips

Back to School Sleep Tips

Getting the kids back to school can be a bit of a mixed blessing, but one thing’s for certain. It means returning to a nice, predictable schedule. The only problem is that after two months of freestyling their sleep schedule, it can be tough to get things back on track. In today’s video, I’ve got a few easy steps you can take to solve this situation in just a few nights and get your little one back into the groove,… Continue Reading

Handling Regressions in Your Child’s Sleep Habits

Handling Regressions in Your Child’s Sleep Habits

The relief that we feel when our little ones finally start sleeping through the night overwhelming for a lot of us. That’s why it’s so frustrating when, suddenly, they start regressing into their old habits again, and waking up in a fit several times a night. Take heart. Regressions are common in sleep training, and I’m here today to share some tips about how to handle it, and get through it as quickly as possible, so you and baby can… Continue Reading

How To Avoid Overtiredness

How To Avoid Overtiredness

As grown ups, we often associate fatigue and sleep. The more tired we are, the easier it is to fall asleep, right? Well, it’s not necessarily the case, and it’s actually quite the opposite in babies and toddlers. Overtiredness can lead to bursts of energy and playfulness, which can cause baby to have a terrible time getting to, and staying, asleep. If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away!… Continue Reading

Alternatives to Crying it Out

Alternatives to Crying it Out

The traditional “Cry-it-out” approach to getting your little one to sleep may be effective, but for many parents, it’s just not something they’re comfortable with. On the other hand, constantly rocking, shushing, or nursing your baby to sleep every time they wake up can create associations that make it harder for baby to fall asleep independently and can result in frequent nighttime wake-ups. Luckily, there are several options in between these two far ends of the sleep training spectrum. I’ll… Continue Reading

Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Your kids are almost inevitably going to attempt to disrespect you at some point. It’s just part of growing up and testing their boundaries. How you react and what you allow will go a long way in determining your child’s behavior towards you and others in the future. With that in mind, I’ve got a few tips for you today on how to effectively deal with disrespectful behavior in a way that will both deter the disdain and still be… Continue Reading

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

There’s only one thing I know that compares to the feelings of frustration and powerlessness parents experience when their kids won’t sleep, and that’s when they won’t eat. Or maybe they’ll eat, provided they’re given exactly what they want, which usually involves those trademark “beige foods” like chicken nuggets, goldfish crackers, toaster waffles, and a variety of similar high-carb, low nutrition options. What I discovered after a lot of trial and error with my first-born was that there’s a pretty… Continue Reading

Bedtime Routines

Bedtime Routines

We’ve all got a little ritual we go through when we’re putting our kids to bed. We obviously need to get them into appropriate sleeping attire, get their teeth brushed, change their diaper and so on, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a bedtime routine is a really effective tool for getting your baby to sleep. When done right, the bedtime routine helps baby’s brain to realize that it’s almost time for bed, which prompts melatonin… Continue Reading

Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night?

Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night?

Life would be a whole lot easier if babies came with an interpreter. Crying is basically their only way to let you know something’s bothering them, but it can mean anything from hunger to a wet diaper to tiredness, and everything in between. And when they’re crying in the night for no apparent reason, that inability to communicate can be frustrating for both of you. But take heart! In today’s video, I’m going to run through some of the reasons… Continue Reading

Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment

Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment

When it comes to decorating baby’s nursery, we tend to pay a lot of attention to the visual appeal and not think so much about the practicality. Mobiles, night lights, star projectors, and faux aquariums may look nice to us, but they might be standing in the way of a good night’s sleep. In today’s video, I’ve got some practical tips to help you create an ideal environment to help your baby get to sleep and stay asleep, and do… Continue Reading

Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib

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 hasn’t experienced this, and it’s just as confusing for each and every one of them. Why on earth would a… Continue Reading

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