Addressing Toddler Sleep Issues

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

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

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

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

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

How to Successfully Navigate a Time Change with Children

Before I had children I LOVED the “fall back” time change. An extra hour of sleep was always welcomed!! Now, with kids, I dread it. Time changes can be incredibly painful for some families, while others take it in stride. Those who take in it stride typically have well-rested kiddos, or extremely flexible sleepers. The least painful way to get … Read More

Nightmares and Night Fears

I’ve recently had a few friends and clients reach out to me about nightmares and night fears. It’s October, the month of Halloween, and there isn’t a better time to address these two topics than now! In addition to nightmares being tied to anxiety and stress, I’ve heard of people having nightmares when they have a physical ailment or physical … Read More