Staying on Track When Baby Gets Sick

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 and attention they need without backtracking on their hard-earned sleep skills. If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble… Continue Reading

Getting Your Child Out of Your Bed

Getting Your Child Out of Your Bed

When I was pregnant for the first time, I had visions of my husband, my baby, and I all sleeping peacefully in the same bed. All three of us, together and safe, as a family, straight through the night. That lasted about a week before I realized that my baby didn’t know basic bed etiquette, like not kicking people in the face while they’re lying next to you, and not pulling mommy’s hair while she’s having a wonderful dream. But… Continue Reading

Changing Behavior

Changing Behavior

I think it’s safe to say that, no matter how great our kids might be, there’s always going to be some bad habit or behavior that you, as the parent, are going to want to prevent. But as we all know, breaking a bad habit isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. Many people go through life without ever altering their own self-destructive behaviors, so it’s obviously quite a challenge to convince a toddler to stop whining for candy or… Continue Reading

The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

The toddler years are a bit of a mixed blessing, to put it mildly. On the one hand, your child is undergoing some amazing intellectual, social, and emotional changes, which are really wonderful to watch. But they also start to realize that they have some authority over themselves, and they tend to do a lot of testing to see what they can and can’t get away with. Giving your toddler some decisions to make will allow them to feel some… Continue Reading

The Benefits of an Early Bedtime

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 past that, then seem to fight sleep once they’re put into their crib. In today’s video, I want to explain… Continue Reading

Why is my Child Fighting Sleep?

Why is my Child Fighting Sleep?

It’s a really confusing experience when your child, who you know must be tired, seems to fight tooth and nail to avoid being put to bed, and once they’re in there, they do anything and everything except actually go to sleep. If you’re one of the many parents who’s seeing this behavior in your little one, I’ve got some good news for you. Your baby doesn’t dislike sleep. In fact, this behavior is usually a sign that they’re ready to… Continue Reading

My Toddler Keeps Playing When She Should Be Sleeping

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 today’s video, I’ll explain why this always happens around the same age, and what to do when your little one… Continue Reading

My Baby is a Light Sleeper

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 on their own than it does with their biology. Today, I’ll explain why some little ones seem to be so… Continue Reading

My Toddler Like my Partner Better

My Toddler Like my Partner Better

If you’re raising your little one with a partner, you might not have gotten to a point where your child expresses a preference for one parent over the other, but believe me, you will. It can be a little bit heartbreaking when toddlers start expressing more love for one parent, but I assure you, it has very little to do with their actual feelings. This is usually a way of showing their authority to make their own choices. If that… Continue Reading

Sleep Training Advice for Grandparents

Sleep Training Advice for Grandparents

When you need someone to watch your kids for the night, there’s nobody better than Grandma and Grandpa. They know their stuff, they have years of experience, and they’ll usually jump at the opportunity to spend some time with their favorite little people. But they might also have their own way of doing things, and if you’ve put in the effort to get your babies sleeping independently through the night, then Grandma steps in and breaks all the rules, it… Continue Reading

3 Sleep Tips for Newborns

3 Sleep Tips for Newborns

No life event comes with as much uncertainty as a new baby. There are more questions in those first few months than there will be for the next two years, and a lot of them will undoubtedly center on baby’s sleep. Today, I have 3 great tips for new parents to get their new bundle of joy off to a great start in their sleep habits, help them recognize the signs of a tired baby, as well as what to… Continue Reading

The Curse of the Short Nap

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, “The Curse of the Short Nap.” In today’s video, I’ll explain why the 30-45 minute mark is such a predictable… Continue Reading

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