Let’s face it: on the really tough days when my baby was taking horrible naps, I seriously questioned whether 4PM was an acceptable bedtime. I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes I thought about it multiple times a week! So what’s the best time for bedtime? Should you be putting your baby down later to
Category: Baby Sleep
Here’s the truth: most parents I work with begin the conversation with the same question, “How do you sleep train a baby without crying it out?” The answer is simple: no matter what your parenting philosophy, your child’s sleep is what’s most important.
Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social media and easy access to information about anything and everything, parents are easily overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. As a sleep consultant, I see this all the time from parents whose babies aren’t sleeping well. One of the other major contributors
That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask. Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, or too cold. Well, the truth is that it could be any of those things,
As a professional 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 dropping the ‘R’ word. Some people subscribe to the idea that there’s an eight-month regression, a 9-month regression, a 1-year regression, as well
Maintaining Your Child’s Sleep Schedule Over the Holidays With the holidays approaching, many new parents who have recently gotten their babies sleeping on a schedule are worried that they might regress a little over the holidays. And I can assure you, those fears could not be more well-founded.
Well, the inevitable happened. My son, Owen is sick for the first time. He made it 9 months without catching a thing, which is pretty exciting. What is not exciting is having my heart break into tiny pieces seeing him suffer. I have been incredibly lucky in the fact that he is still sleeping through
When you have kids just the thought of leaving your daily routine can be enough for you to cancel all plans that get you out of that everyday system you have “perfected” even if it means turning out the opportunity for a fun get away! When you’re planning a family vacation with a baby, an
This week I wanted to talk a bit about the bedtime routine, and the number one mistake parents make when they are creating a bedtime routine. Now, if you go to any baby site on the Web, search “my baby won’t sleep,” or whatever you’re looking for in regards to sleep, almost every single site
“Will putting cereal in my baby’s bottle help him sleep better?” I hear that all the time. I know it’s an old wives’ tale. Your grandmother probably told you, “Put cereal in the breast milk or the formula, and this baby will sleep all night.” The truth is that is not true. You want to