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
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While I usually stick with sleep related topics, it is nice to add in some topics that I am asked about often. Picky and fussy eaters is a common question I get, and if kids are going to bed hungry, it will affect their sleep. So, I am not straying too far 🙂 Today we
We all want to win the gold medal of potty training, a single event that we excel at. Even better is the all-around gold medal for night-time potty training. That, my friends, is the ultimate achievement. The final frontier of diaper duty. Time to list that Diaper Genie on Next Door and sell it to
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
What’s the Right Answer Regarding Sleep Training? As the parent of a new baby, the number of questions you’re going to find yourself asking are, to put it mildly, astronomical.
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.
For overtired parents who can’t seem to get their kids on a healthy sleep schedule, the promise of a magic pill can be pretty enticing. But it seems to me that more and more doctors and parents are turning to melatonin as a Band-Aid for sleep issues with their children. I get emails all the
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