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Is your baby a catnapper? 4 tips to extend short naps

One of the biggest issues parents have – besides getting their babies to fall asleep independently and stay asleep – is having short naps. I consider anything under an hour to be a short nap in most cases, but I see a lot of parents who have babies sleeping 20-30 minutes for each nap, and […]

7 tips to help sleep training and daycare work together

Sleep training a baby is hard. It’s a process that takes time, patience and encouragement from your support system! And that’s just when you’re sleep training in one environment – home. When you add daycare to the mix, all sorts of variables come into play, many of which are not really in your control. My […]

4 reasons why you need to ditch the pacifier before toddlerhood!

Have you ever pulled into the parking lot at the grocery store and realized you left the pacifier at your house? Is your child so attached that you drove home to get it – or just bought another one in the store!? Parents who use pacifiers feel a twinge of guilt the first time they […]

7 tips to help your child sleep better during allergy season

Is there a child in your house with a runny nose, itchy eyes and who is sneezing a ton? You know what that means…Allergy season is here. Ugh! My oldest has seasonal allergies and according to the pollen forecast, levels are ridiculously high in our area right now – which explains why he went through […]

Kid Approved Healthy Snacks and Treats

Wondering why this sleep consultant is writing about snacks?! I’ve talked with several nutritionists and pediatricians and they all agree that most kids aren’t get a varied diet (vitamin and mineral-wise) or right proportions of carbs, protein and good fats. And when a child (or adult!) isn’t getting proper nutrition, health is affected…including sleep! In the […]

Does your baby cry as soon as you walk into the nursery?

None of us wants to see one of our kids sad, upset or in pain. As parents, don’t we all do anything we can to try to ease their suffering and help them feel safe, happy and loved? I believe that’s where a lot of bad sleep habits can develop – in that space of […]

Are you ready to Spring Forward this weekend?

An hour of sleep seems so simple. But when it comes to the Spring time change, it’s anything but!  Author Stanley Coren states in his book, Sleep Thieves, that highway vehicle accidents increase by 7% after losing an hour in the Spring when we “spring forward.”  Yikes!  That just shows you the sleep debt we’re […]

Why is my child head banging and what can I do about it?

If you have a toddler, chances are you’ve witnessed the full body flailing that comes when they’re frustrated or enraged – over being told no, told it’s time to take a nap or even if you cut their grilled cheese sandwich in rectangles instead of triangles! It always amazes me that the littlest things – […]

Does your baby wake up as soon as you lay her down in the crib?

You spend so much time rocking or nursing your baby to sleep and very carefully, get up from the rocker and walk slowly to the crib only to have your baby wake up as soon as her body hits the mattress. Sooo frustrating, right? Now it’s back to square one. At this rate you’ll be […]

Does your toddler want to ditch the crib?

My son is an escape artist and won’t stop climbing out of his crib! My daughter refuses to fall asleep in her crib – she’ll cry for hours! – but if we bring her into our bed, she’ll sleep all night… I think we should transition her to a toddler bed, because I don’t know what […]