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What Color Should I Paint My Child’s Bedroom for More Peaceful Sleep?

Last week, a mom asked me, “What color should I paint my child’s room for a more peaceful sleeping environment? She loves Barney, but is purple for the walls going to stimulate her?” I LOVE when parents are thinking this way! Obviously we want our kid’s rooms to look nice and “kid-like” but it’s also […]

How to Get Your Baby or Toddler to Sleep in 2013!

How would you like to put your little one in the crib at bedtime…and know that shortly, he or she will be able to fall asleep WITHOUT your help!?  Or what about sleeping straight through the night without needing to get up for a comfort feed or pop the pacifier back in (for the umpteenth […]

Sleep Training Solutions Holds a “Pajama Program” Drive in December

The holidays are upon us!  Well, if you consider that Target started running Christmas commercials before Halloween, it would appear that we have 12 weeks of Christmas, instead of 12 Days……. Every December I get so excited…decorating the house, planning holidays meals and treats, focusing on the traditions we have and remembering the true meaning […]

Behavioral vs Medical Sleep Problems in Infants and Children

I get a lot of calls that start with, “I don’t know if you can help with this…” or “I’m at my wits end and don’t know how to fix my child’s sleep problems…” The very first thing I do when talking with these sleep deprived moms (and dads) is to make sure that the […]

Baby Blueprint for Moms-to-be

  I was one of the first in my group of friends to get married…one of the first to have a baby…and seeing as my husband managed to get through his early adult life without ever holding an infant, I was pretty much on my own when it came to all things baby. I’m not […]

The Totally Gross Birthday Party

This post has nothing to do with sleep. Or helpful parenting products, services or books like a few of my latest posts. BUT it is a post on a topic that every parent thinks about at least once a year (depending on how many kids you have). BIRTHDAYS. Every year I struggle with the birthday […]

Snoring and Problem Behaviors in Children

According to a new study in Pediatrics, preschoolers with loud and persistent snoring are more likely to have depression, hyperactivity and inattention.  This is the first study of its kind for this age group, and the results make sense.  When children are sleep deprived–because of a late bedtime, early rising or nightwakings–side effects can be […]

Product Recall Information for Baby and Children Products

Today, 4 million Bumbo baby seats are being voluntarily recalled due to potential fall hazard.  If you have a Bumbo, here is a link to see if your baby seat is affected by the recall. If it is, they will send you a restraint belt and a new warning sticker to affix over the old […]

10 Back to School Sleep Tips

It’s that time of year again…getting ready for another school year is fun and exciting with the new clothes, backpacks and school supplies, but adjusting to the “school” sleep schedule can take some fun out of the whole experience! When a child is sleep deprived and not getting the appropriate amount of sleep for his/her […]

Deep Sleep Mask for Tired Parents

I recently met with a lovely family in Chicago who lived in the penthouse of a high-rise close to Michigan Avenue.  Their little one was having a very hard time falling asleep at bedtime, waking twice each night, and taking shorts naps. But the kicker was that she was up at 4:30am.  EVERY morning. When […]