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

Weaning Off the Swaddle

Swaddling is often a great method of keeping a newborn baby comforted and settled when they’re sleeping, but it eventually outlives its usefulness. But quite often, babies develop an attachment to the swaddle and frequently wake up when they inevitably kick their way out of it in the night. Today, I’ve got a step-by-step strategy for you to gently wean … 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

How to Prevent Early Morning Wake Ups

There’s a common line I hear from parents who have completed the Sleep Sense Program when I follow up with them a few weeks after their little one starts sleeping through the night. It goes something like this… “We’re so relieved to finally be getting some sleep again! We still have an issue with him waking up at 5:00 in … Read More

Can Baby be Taught to Sleep in a Different Bed?

We all get our best nights’ sleep in our own bed, and babies are no exception. But if you’re spending the night away from home, the option’s not always available. So is there a way to help your child get a good sleep when they’re away from the bed they’re familiar with? I’ll give you my opinion and suggestions in … 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

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

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

Recognizing the Importance of Sleep

I’m so happy to see the focus that people are putting on sleep recently; both for their children and for themselves. Helping your children to appreciate the benefits of a good night’s sleep is such an important lesson, and one that they’ll benefit from through their entire lives. In today’s video, I’ve got some tips for you to help your … Read More