Sleep Training With Siblings

The sweet sound of silence after you’ve taught your babies the skills to sleep through the night is nothing short of bliss for the whole family. But for the first couple of nights, there’s usually some crying involved, which can cause some strife if you have another child in the house. Today, I’ll discuss the challenges of sleep training with … Read More

What is the “Ferber Method?”

“The Ferber Method” is probably the most widely recognizable strategy for getting a baby to sleep through the night, and with good reason. It works. However, it has also met with no small amount of controversy from critics who say that allowing a child to cry, even for a short period of time, can cause elevated stress levels and hurt … Read More

When Should I Put My Baby to Bed?

It sounds like a simple question, but like all things baby-related, it’s not such a simple answer. The optimal bedtime for your baby can depend on a lot of factors which can vary from day to day. In today’s video, I’ll give you some tips to help you figure out what those factors are and how they can help you … Read More

What Does “Cry-it-Out” Really Mean?

We hear the term “cry-it-out” a lot when it comes to sleep training, and it doesn’t always have the nicest connotation. Many new parents tend to think it involves placing their newborn in the crib, closing the door, and leaving their precious new baby alone until 7:00 rolls around. For anyone under this impression, I can happily tell you that … Read More

Does Your Child Push Bedtime Boundaries?

So… you’ve spent two or three years establishing the rules and maintaining a consistent routine. Your child knows the drill when bedtime rolls around, has learned how to fall asleep independently, and bedtime is typically a wonderful experience. You read some stories, sing a few songs, and spend some quality bonding time with each other before your child goes down … Read More

When Can I Leave the Room?

One of the most popular features of The Sleep Sense Program is the Stay-in-the-Room method, which allows parents to stay with their babies while they learn to fall asleep independently. It typically means less crying and parents are more likely to follow through when they’re able to respond to their baby’s protests. But obviously you can’t stay in their room … Read More

The 4-Month Sleep Regression

As a new parent, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “sleep regression” from a friend, parent, or anyone else you’ve talked to about the adventure you’re about to embark on. Most of these regressions are just the result of an illness or a change in environment, but the 4-month sleep regression is a different animal altogether. I’ll tell you what makes … Read More

Baby’s Waking Up Early

I know, I know. You don’t want to complain about early wake-ups now that baby’s finally sleeping through the night. But getting up at 5 AM is no picnic for you or your baby, and solving what is often the final piece of the sleep puzzle is usually easier than parents expect, and well worth that last little bit of … 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

Sleep Deprivation and Attention Deficit Disorder

There was a great article in the US News & World Report recently that looked at the complex relationship between sleep and attention deficit disorder. While the experts quoted in the piece haven’t determined exactly what the connection is between sleep and ADD, they’re definitely confident that a link exists. But what I found more interesting was a New York … Read More