Interview with Dawn Dais

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Getting Your Kids Out of Your Bed

I remember, before I had my first baby, how much I was looking forward to the idea of co-sleeping. I had a vision of my husband and I together with our beautiful new baby sleeping peacefully between us, safe and comfortable between his loving parents. A few night in, after a barrage of flailing limbs, constant squirming and endless noise, … Read More

Reflux and Sleep

When I first started working as a baby sleep consultant almost 14 years ago, hardly any parent I met had even heard the term “gastroesophageal reflux.” Nowadays, it’s part of every mother’s vocabulary. If your child hasn’t been diagnosed with GER or GERD, chances are you know someone whose baby has. There’s also a good chance that you know someone … Read More

Co-sleeping to the Crib

For the parents of co-sleeping children, there’s going to come a day when they finally have to put their child into their own bed for the night, and the longer they wait, the more the child is likely to resist. I see a lot of people on my Facebook page saying, “Eventually, they’ll just decide they want to sleep alone,” … Read More

Why Your Baby’s Sleep is a Feminist Issue

For some reason that I *still* can’t understand, we seem to have this romanticized, comical conception of new mothers as stumbling around in a sleep-deprived haze. I’m not saying new mothers aren’t typically sleep-deprived, I just don’t know why we find it so funny, or so acceptable. Now, I’m not trying to suggest that the new dads out there aren’t … Read More

Who’s in Charge Around Here?

“Would you do me a favor and brush your teeth, honey?” I recently heard a friend of mine asking her daughter that very question. Would you do me a favor and brush your teeth? Clearly, her and I have very different views on what constitutes a “favor.” A few days later, I heard a man in a restaurant asking his … Read More

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

The benefits of healthy eating aren’t easily explained to kids, and even if they were, they pale in comparison to the sheer delight of a handful of gummi bears or a slice of birthday cake. How can you inspire and encourage your toddler to eat right without making a fuss? If you’re looking for a way to get your toddler … Read More

Toddler Bedtime Meltdowns

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and here’s to all the best in the new year to all of you. This week, I’ve got some tips for everyone who’s dealing with a toddler who’s fallen into a habit of pitching a fit at bedtime. See you in 2016!   If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping … Read More

Why Won’t My Baby Sleep?

If there’s a $64,000 question for new parents, this is undoubtedly it. When you first bring a baby home, as every parent knows, the whole experience is completely overwhelming. You’re never quite so out of your element as you are for those first few weeks, no matter what kind of preparations you’ve made. Life becomes an absolute whirlwind of emotions, … Read More

How to Deal With Jet Lag

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a week away! I know a lot of us are going to be traveling over the holidays, and traveling with a small child presents its own special set of challenges. So with that in mind, today we’re going to discuss how to deal with jet lag and get your child adjusting to … Read More