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End the bedtime drama!!

Does the bedtime routine drag on F-O-R-E-V-E-R? (And it seems to be getting worse?) Are you a bit worried (or downright anxious) to go out with your spouse or friends and leave bedtime to a sitter? Maybe you always do “bedtime duty” with your toddler or preschooler before the sitter comes because a) you think […]

Milestones and Your Baby’s Sleep

Does your baby ever roll over in the crib and get stuck in a corner? Have you watched your baby on the monitor get up on all fours or pull up to standing, only to get frustrated that he can’t get back down? Are you wondering why she keeps doing it if it seems to […]

Best Apps for Tracking and Promoting Baby Sleep

Want to know which apps are most user friendly to track and log sleep, diapers, and feeds? Are you looking for an app for white noise – that actually sounds like a white noise machine? Are you interested in learning some basic baby massage to add into the bedtime routine? Are you looking for a […]

New Year’s Resolution: Change Baby’s Bad Sleep Habits!

I love the first week of January. New year and LOTS of possibilities! And yes, it’s bitterly cold. As I write this it’s -23°F with the wind chill here in Chicago. But I get to talk with parents who are excited and READY for sleep! They knew they wanted to fix their child’s sleep problems […]

Your child’s sleep during the HOLIDAYS!

Can you enjoy the holidays and keep your child’s sleep on track? ABSOLUTELY! December is one of the busiest times of year with all of the holiday activities and family visits…and with so much to do and see, it can be hard to figure out how your child’s sleep schedule is going to hold up […]

What to do when other people are working against you in the sleep department!

You worked with a sleep consultant or tried some sleep training books on your own, and are making great progress but… Your nanny can’t resist using the stroller to get your child to sleep for naps? And then naps on the weekends with you are IMPOSSIBLE! Grandma will hold the baby for all naps? And […]

How Low Blue Light Products Can Improve Sleep

Does your child watch tv, play video games or play on the ipad in the evenings? Do you fall asleep watching tv or reading with one of those clip-on book lights? Do you have lots of overhead light on in the evening? Do you notice you (or you child) aren’t getting sleepy when you should […]

How to organize your child’s messy room!

The toys have taken over my daughter’s room … The room isn’t functioning properly for my child’s needs… There are LEGOS everywhere… I find dirty clothes in the strangest places… My child doesn’t like hanging out in her room because it’s so disorganized… It’s always just A MESS! Sound familiar? Maybe you have that icky […]

How Can I Get My Baby to Take Longer Naps?

Do you spend a long time trying to get your baby down for a nap…and then it only lasts 20 minutes?! Is your baby cranky when he wakes up from his naps and you know he needs more sleep? Do you have a very specific routine you follow to get him down for naps? Maybe […]

5 Signs That Your Baby or Older Child is Getting Enough Sleep

Are you confused about how much sleep your baby should be getting? Wondering if your child is sleeping too much – or not enough? Here are 5 signs that your child is getting enough sleep: 1. Child falls asleep in an appropriate amount of time For babies, they should be transitioning from awake to asleep […]