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The key to getting your baby to like his crib…and actually sleep!

Does your house have toys EVERYWHERE?? I was recently at a consultation and managed to step on a puzzle, a matchbox car and 3 (sharp!) little legos before I had my coat off?! Now I’m not judging – when my kiddos were little, the family room was littered with stuff that never seemed to make […]

How to use white noise the right way

This post may contain affiliate links. Has this ever happened to you? Your fussy baby finally falls asleep for her afternoon nap, you sit down for a much needed moment to yourself and then you hear a car with a loud muffler driving slowly down your street? In an instant, your baby is wide awake. And mad because she […]

What to do when your baby gets sick…so you don’t start back at Square One!

Cold season is right around the corner, which means there will be people hacking at the grocery store and all sorts of germs will be brought home from preschool. Having a sick baby is no fun, especially if you’ve worked sooo hard on getting her on a great sleep schedule…and then it seems like you’re back […]

7 Things You DON’T Need in Your Toddler or Preschooler’s Bedtime Routine

When babies aren’t sleeping well, getting rid of sleep props, getting them on the right schedule and making sure they’re getting enough feeds is the foundation to getting everyone a good night’s sleep. With toddlers and preschoolers who haven’t yet learned strong, independent sleep skills, it’s a bit more involved. They’re pretty clever and are […]

5 Things Your Baby’s Room DOESN’T Need!

One of my favorite parts of my job is meeting families in their home and seeing their little one’s personality, the family dynamic, parenting style and the baby’s room – and wow, have I seen some straight-out-of-a-magazine SPECTACULAR nurseries!! In many cases, these pretty rooms are functional as well and we don’t need to change much […]

Why babies and toddlers wake up in the middle of the night

This morning I had a great chat with a very tired mom who wanted to know exactly why her older baby was up all night. It’s a legitimate question, especially when you’re all getting a lot less sleep than you should be getting! Her older child had been a dream sleeper and she was completely […]

What I’m doing is working…kind of!

Maybe you nurse to sleep or hold your baby on your shoulder while he naps and get an hour or two of sleep at a time. If your baby isn’t old enough to sleep through the night without feeds, these few hour chunks of sleep may work well for everyone… But as your baby gets older, and should be […]

Is your child afraid to go to bed?

You know it’s coming…the struggle of transitioning from playing in the living room to upstairs and starting the bedtime routine. Maybe your child refuses to go upstairs alone. Or wants to turn on all the lights in the hallway and bedrooms. Or wants you to look for boogy men in the closet and under the […]

Is your child ready to give up her nap?

Have your child’s naps become unpredictable? Maybe bedtime has become really challenging most nights… But then your son or daughter will crash HARD for a nap for 3+ hours and you think, “It can’t possibly be time to give up the nap!” (And you really like that quiet time you get in the afternoon!) I […]

How to enjoy summer parties…and not mess up your baby’s sleep!

Have you declined invitations and stayed home because you’re worried that a late afternoon or evening barbecue will completely throw off your baby’s schedule? Or do you bring your baby and let the cards fall where they may – knowing that the next day or two will be much harder sleep-wise? If your baby is […]