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

9 Tips To Help Your Kiddos Get Great Sleep!

There are a few simple things that parents can do to ensure that their child is getting the best sleep possible. Below are my current favorite tips! 1. Have an established and consistent bedtime routine: Providing your child with the joy of having a calming bedtime routine is the best gift that you can give them at the end of … Read More

How Much Sleep Should My Child Be Getting?

Have you ever wondered if your child is getting the appropriate amount of sleep for their age? I have! In 2016, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed the recommendations made by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). You can find those recommendations below. By reviewing them you can get a good idea of whether or not your child … Read More

Transitioning from 2 Naps to 1

The 2-1 nap transition can be easy breezy or painfully challenging. It can happen as early as 12 months (that is VERY rare) or as late as 18/19 months. A child will typically be ready for the switch to just one nap between 15-18 months. There are 2 ways that a child’s morning nap can disappear. The first way is … Read More

Traveling and Sleep

One of my biggest fears as a parent has been traveling with my children. No, I’m not scared of airplanes or new foods or different cultures, I’m afraid that I’m going to royally mess up their sleep schedules making the trip a total flop. Yes, I’m crazy about sleep. Fear not, my friends. I have some amazing and easy tips … Read More

What the Heck is a Pediatric/Child Sleep Consultant?

“Wait, what do you do?” is a question I hear regularly. Sleep consulting for children is a new frontier and unless you are in the thick of it, as I am, it is unlikely that you have ever heard of this profession. Thanks to a group of brilliant women, the profession has grown and continues to grow across the world. … Read More