I talk a lot about establishing healthy sleep habits from birth. This will go a long way towards helping you fully enjoy the newborn stage while also setting your little one up for sleep success as they grow and develop. If you want to avoid any kind of formal “sleep training” when your baby is seven months, twelve months, twenty months, and beyond, then starting to employ healthy sleep habits in the newborn stage is imperative.Read More
Let’s talk sleep regressions. I hear from parents all the time who attribute their little one’s sleep problems to this regression or that regression. And, yes, there is some truth to regressions causing upsets in sleep; but just because they exist doesn’t mean that you have to throw up your hands and resign to sleepless nights. You’re not stuck with a poor sleeper; there are things you can do to help you navigate regressions.Read More
When I tell people that I am a Pediatric Sleep Consultant, 9 times out of 10 the next question is, “When will my baby sleep through the night?” I wish I could say, “At six months” or something similarly concrete, but there are a lot of factors to consider before narrowing down a timeline.
The truth of the matter is this…Read More
As the kiddos turn one and begin walking, I start to hear parents talk about all the changes that snowball from this newly-mastered skill. Typically, increased mobility brings with it a proclivity for exploring uncharted areas like the depths below the sink or the top shelf of the bookcase.Read More
If there’s anything that can send your child’s sleep off the rails, if there’s an arch-enemy for sleep training, it is, without a doubt, the dreaded condition of overtiredness.Read More
With all of the information that’s readily available online and the resources you have at your disposal in the form of friends and family who have managed to get their kids to sleep, why would you want to invite a stranger into your lives (or homes!) to get your child sleeping through the night?Read More