How To Survive Daylight Savings

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For some people daylight savings is an after though causing a minimal disruption to their lives. For parents with young children, it can be a stressful few days. The fear of having your toddler wake up at 4:45am is real. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help prepare your child for the time shifting back. If … Read More

Reasons Why Sleep Training Doesn’t Work?

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After working with families for 3+ years we have found some common denominators when it comes to sleep training not working out as well as it should.  If you are considering doing sleep work with any aged child, I would recommend reviewing this list to be sure you’re doing it at the most ideal time. Timing Developmentally: First of all, … Read More

Sleep During Covid-19

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  It turns out that when there is a global pandemic getting your baby or child to sleep well can be challen ging. The lack of structure, the reduced amount of exercise and movement, the potential for FOMO during nap time, and the anxiety for all of us can really put a damper on what was a solid sleep routine.  We have … Read More

Addressing Toddler Sleep Issues

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Addressing your toddler’s sleep challenges is so much more complex than addressing a baby’s sleep challenges.  When parents try to change sleep for babies, they can make a plan and if they are consistent there tend to be positive results rather quickly. Consistency is important for changing toddler’s sleep too, but because they are bigger, have their own opinions and … Read More

Safe Sleep Tips

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I recently took a safe sleep course through The Family Sleep Institute and I thought it wise to pass along some of the information to you. Below are some tips of how to keep your child safe during sleep. In short, simple is better! 1. Always put your child down to sleep on their backs. Even if they roll immediately … Read More

Bedtime and Nap Time Routines

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One of the 5 components of healthy sleep that I speak to all of my clients about is, “Having A Consistent and Soothing Bedtime and Nap Time Routine”. The importance of this routine cannot be emphasized enough by myself or the 50 sleep books that you can purchase on Amazon. In my opinion, the reasons that the bedtime and nap … Read More

Adult Sleep Hygiene

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Follow these simple tips to get the best rest                              possible   Keep a consistent schedule. Wake-up at the same time daily and go to bed at the same time each night. Get exposure to natural light when you wake, as well as later in the day. … Read More

Back to School Sleep

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Kids are headed back to the classroom after an exciting summer of camps, adventures and lots of sunlight.  With the return to school I like to remind parents of a few tips that will get everyone sleeping well at night and ready to have productive days of academic, social and emotional learning.  Here are those tips in no particular order: … Read More

Illness and Sleep

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At the end of our work together, a lot of my clients ask me about sleep during travel and illness.  I covered sleep and travel in my uniquely titled blog, “Traveling and Sleep”, but I will address illness and sleep in this blog. Though your child may be on an amazing sleep schedule when healthy, illness can throw everything off.  I’m … Read More