Trying to sway an opinion when it comes to our parenting method – in this case, attachment parenting – 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
Category: Sleep Tips
There are mom’s who never raise their voice, or lose their temper, and they speak to their children in a calm, collective – the Cool C’s – 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
The little snort here and there. The sweet little nose whistle. The consolation of the snore reassuring us they are getting great sleep. Infant snoring is 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
You’ve hit it: the milestone that no one wants to talk about, and everyone dreads…your toddler has recently started skipping their only daytime nap! When this happens, it’s normal to feel a sense of fear or dread. “That’s my only break during the day,” is a super common concern I hear as a sleep consultant.
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
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