Posts in Sleep
Summer Sleep Survival Guide

With summer quickly approaching, many parents are worried about weekend travel, late sunsets, and frequent BBQs totally derailing the wonderful sleep routine they’ve spent all winter working on. Between the travel, excitement, outside play, and late bedtimes, it’s easy to for schedules and routines to fall by the wayside (be that intentionally or unintentionally). But even though it’s summer, babies and young children still need to be sleeping well. If you’re committed to maintaining some healthy sleep habits this summer (while also living your best life), it’s totally possible. With some strategic planning and firm boundaries, you can keep sleep on track this summer. Here’s how!

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Sleep training a breastfed baby

I’ve spoken to many parents who, after hearing what I do, tell me, “It would be nice to sleep, but I can’t change anything about my situation because I’m breastfeeding.” As a pediatric sleep consultant and a breastfeeding specialist, I am in a unique position to help these two worlds – sleep learning & breastfeeding – live in harmony. Continue breastfeeding and also get a full night of sleep! Here’s how:

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Why A Sleep Coach Should Top the List of Baby Gear

As a pediatric sleep consultant, there are quite a few questions I’ve grown accustomed to hearing. People are understandably curious about whether or not their child is going to cry, and if so, for how long. They want to know how long it’s going to take before their baby starts sleeping through the night (and when they’ll be able to do the same). And even though they never come right out and say it, they want to know if there is some type of magical solution that will solve their sleep problem instantaneously without any effort, protest, or crying. So, is there?

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Please Keep Your White Noise Machine

When I saw the online buzz about a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association about the harmful effects of white noise machines, I felt my heart sink to my stomach. I frequently recommend white noise machines to clients who have environmental noise waking up their little ones early in the morning or throughout the day, so yes, I was freaked out. After all, these were reputable news sources making these claims. However, as is all too often the case, the headlines were inflammatory and drastically misleading. So, let’s unpack the story that have so many parents tossing their noise machines in the trash, shall we?

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Life After Sleep Training

Sleep training your little one is a demanding endeavor. I’ve never had a client who said it wasn’t worth it, mind you, but nevertheless, it’s a lot of work, and it requires a lot of discipline. But once parents get their baby on a steady, predictable nap schedule and sleeping consistently through the night, they sometimes find they have a new issue facing them. They’re scared to deviate in any way from their routine.

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