Toddlers & Boundaries

Here is something I hear about toddlers all the time… they are “high on will, low on skill.” So true!! There is so much going on in a toddler’s young life, a lot of playing, a lot of learning, a lot of desire for independence. Independence they don’t know yet comes with the responsibility of … Read more

Developmental milestones do affect sleep

I hear this a lot, sleep is going great, baby sleeps through the night, goes to sleep independently… life is good. THEN, all of a sudden something changes. Baby is now fighting the sleep routine, or starts to cry once you lay him down, or maybe he is now waking again in the middle of … Read more

The pacifier… to get rid of it or not

The pacifier seems to be a common topic when it comes to sleep. Some kids love them, some kids hate them, some kids stop using them on their own and other kids need fun incentives to help get rid of them. I’d have to say, my favorite I’ve heard is tying it to a balloon … Read more

Do I need to feed my baby when he wakes at night?

Momma… it has been your job to ensure your little one gets the nourishment needed each and every day. And I know you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen, of course, who wouldn’t? When your baby wakes in the middle of the night they must be hungry, right? Not necessarily… babies … Read more

Nighttime Potty Training

And so the time has come to seal the deal and finally get rid of those diapers and nighttime potty train. This is a huge milestone for you and if it were me, I’d be celebrating with some cake and wine 😉 However, sometimes our excitement can cause us to rush into something that will … Read more

Fear of the dark

Is your toddler telling you they are scared of the dark?? This usually begins at the age of two when memory increases and so does their imagination. With all the bumps and bruises that come with being a toddler they have now learned that there are things that can hurt them. Now let’s add in … Read more

Back to School Tips

It’s August so I hope you’re enjoying the last month of summer before back to school time hits. Shopping malls don’t wait for school to start to begin displaying their back to school gear and getting your child’s routine back shouldn’t wait either. This routine isn’t going to happen overnight ;)… you need to ease … Read more

The Four Month Sleep Regression

As a sleep consultant, I hear the term “regression” used in regards to just about every imaginable circumstance. Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start assuming a regression is occurring. Some people believe the idea that there’s an eight month regression, a 9 month regression, a 1 year regression, … Read more

Melatonin

As parents we are careful and aware of what we allow our kids to put in their body. We monitor the food they eat, make sure it’s safe for them to wear sunscreen, and double check any medicine we give to them.   A popular supplement given to children to help them sleep is melatonin. … Read more

The Benefits of Sleep

Sleep has always been, and will likely continue to be, a bit of a mystery. From an evolutionary standpoint, it seems like something that we should have abandoned a few hundred thousand years ago. The fact that we fall into a near unconscious state for a third of our day, everyday, leaving us vulnerable to whatever … Read more