Trying to sway an opinion when it comes to our parenting method is about as easy as getting a two year old to simultaneously eat their vegetables, use the potty and sleep through the night without an issue. While that is a dream scenario for any parent, it isn’t that far-fetched. (If they are done
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There are mom’s who never raise their voice, or lose their temper, and they speak to their children in a calm, collective manner. They encourage their children to “use their voices” and work with them to resolve the issue and the entire time, the mom remains calm. (I am already a little suspicious, and jealous,
The little snort here and there. The sweet little nose whistle. The consolation of the snore reassuring us they are getting great sleep. Baby snores are so adorable, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, they are not so adorable. You are not alone in this, I used to think so, too, and I am a professional sleep authoritarian.
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
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