What is a “Sleep Prop?”

If you follow the Sleep Sense Program, or have watched a few of my other videos, you’ve probably heard me refer to “sleep props” a few dozen times by now. That’s because sleep props are the single biggest obstacle to your baby sleeping through the night. “Not me,” you might be thinking. “My baby doesn’t sleep with a pacifier, stuffed … Read More

Why Hire a Sleep Consultant?

With all of the free information available online, not to mention from friends and family members, what can a sleep consultant offer you that you can’t get yourself? Truth be told, if a book or a website works to get your little one sleeping through the night, you might not need the personal attention and customized solutions that a consultant … Read More

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 … Read More

Developmental Milestones

Teething, rolling over, learning to stand up, these are all wonderful moments in your baby’s development that you’ll remember forever. When it comes to their sleep though, developmental milestones can be a real impediment to them getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night. In today’s video, I’ve got some great tips to help you minimize the fallout from … Read More

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 … Read More

Sleep Training When Kids Share a Room

Teaching a little one to sleep through the night can be a tricky process at the best of times, but it’s made much more so if your new baby is sharing a room with an older sibling. Having one child waking up every time the other one starts to fuss is enough to make many parents throw in the towel … Read More

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 … 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

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 … 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