Quick Baby Sleep Tips

Baby Sleep Plans

Are you looking for a baby sleep plan? Your baby’s sleep routine changes at different stages of development. It’s the moment where you think you have your baby’s sleep figured out and all of a sudden they through you for a loop! Working with a Good Night Sleep Consultant provides you with an age appropriate sleep plan and support but also the education to become your own baby’s expert. Talk to a certified Good Night Sleep Consultant about our baby sleep plans.

Baby Sleep Schedules

Your baby was once on a terrific sleep schedule but now you find that your baby is waking more throughout the night or their naps are getting shorter and shorter or worse – disappearing altogether! It’s important to understand that there is no such thing as a perfect sleeper and while you can teach your baby healthy sleep habits, skills that they will keep with them forever, there will be bumps in the road. Sleep regressions like teething, travel, and learning new skills can cause some sleep disruptions for your baby. Learning to adjust the sleep schedule to accommodate your little one is something that your Good Night Sleep Consultant will educate you on. Speak to our certified baby consultants about the best baby sleep schedules for your little one.

 


 

How To Dress Baby For Sleep In The Summer

One question that the Good Night Sleep Site team gets from parents quite frequently is how to dress baby for sleep in the summer at night.

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Second Child Sleep Syndrome

I think it’s fair to say that I was obsessed with very passionate about my first child’s sleep. I kept her to a schedule, revolved our days and nights around her slumber, and cowered at ...

By | July 8th, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Naps, Schedule, Sleep Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Healthy Sleep For Your Baby Without the Guilt

Craving healthy sleep for your baby doesn’t have to come with a side of guilt. Sleepless nights are synonymous with the early weeks of parenting. Almost a rite of passage. An expected, but completely unprepared ...

Short Nap Struggles

One, two, three, four…I declare a nap war.  Because that’s how it feels some days, right?  You KNOW your little one is tired.  And yet they just won’t nap.  

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Naps|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why Your Baby Cries When They Wake Up

I was recently asked by Catherine from Cat & Nat a great question and one that I'm asked frequently. “If my baby wakes up crying does it mean that they are still tired?” Why Your Baby ...

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Naps|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is Your Baby A Sensitive Sleeper?

Do you have a sensitive sleeper on your hands? I have a sensitive little sleeper in my family.  And while I was fully aware that variance in sleep sensitivity was possible from one child to ...

Napping On The Go

Finding a balance between having your child sleep versus having your child sleep anywhere isn’t always easy.

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Naps, Sleep Props & Associations|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are You Putting Your Baby In Unsafe Sleep Environments?

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a study in August 2016 involving video of over 160 infants and the environment in which they slept. 

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I Did CIO With My Kids & They Still Love Me

A new study led by Michael Gradisar from Flinders University in Australia states that sleep training methods graduated extinction (yes, crying may be involved)

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Bedtime, Sleep Training|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sleep Training Methods 101

You are ready to sleep train, but the information out there can be overwhelming and discouraging. Which sleep training method should you choose? Not to worry, sleep training doesn’t need to be so hard! Often ...

How to Help Your Family Sleep After The Fall Time Change

On Sunday November 6th we change our clocks and gain an hour of sleep. Doesn’t that sound amazing! Perhaps it sounded better before we had kids? Ah yes, gone are the days of singlehood where ...

By | October 16th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Schedule|Tags: , |2 Comments

Top 10 Baby Sleep Myths Busted

Sleep is one of the most confusing topics for new parents and the information out there on how to help your baby sleep better is everywhere.

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Stop Trying to Teach Your Baby to Self-Soothe

Self-soothing. You’ve read every article you can on it and your head is swimming with the difference of opinions.

The Baby Box Company Launch Party

On August 29th The Baby Box Company will be officially launching their new baby box available in Ontario and you are invited to their launch party! It’s time to Kick off the 145,000 unit Ontario ...

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: |0 Comments

How The Baby Box Can Simplify Your Life

Buying baby gear and essentials for my first child was not the experience I thought it would be. I remember walking into a giant baby store, pregnant, and feeling completely lost. I had no idea ...

Sleep Tools To Help Your Baby Sleep Through The Night

Like most new parents, when I had my first child, my husband and I had no idea what we had coming.

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Bedtime, Bedtime Routine, Sponsored|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Help Your Baby Get the Best Daycare Sleep

Wondering How to Help Your Baby Get the Best Daycare Sleep? Most working parents rely on daycare at some point in their child’s pre-school years, and whether you use a home-based daycare or a larger ...

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Schedule|Tags: , |2 Comments

Easy Baby Bedtime Solutions for Working Parents

Looking for Easy Baby Bedtime Solutions for Working Parents? One of the most common things I hear from working parents is that between work, daycare pick up, and dinner, an early bedtime routine can be an ...

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Bedtime|Tags: , , |2 Comments

3 Month Old Baby Sleep Tips – 4th Trimester Sleep

Maybe the newborn weeks were idyllic – your baby ate, slept, and woke on a fairly predictable rhythm. Maybe the opposite was true and you’re sleep deprived and wondering what offerings you need to offer ...

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: 4th Trimester, Baby Sleep|Tags: , |0 Comments

Getting Your Baby Ready for the Spring Time Change

Is Your Baby Sleep Ready for the Spring Time Change? The Spring time change is approaching and we move our clocks forward by one hour. Instead of rejoicing about more daylight and the fact that ...

Sleep Training Tool Box Part 4 – Sleep Training Method

It's Time to Choose Your Sleep Training Method Welcome to part 4 of our sleep training series - the sleep training method. You may be surprised this is the last ‘sleep tool’ we talk about, ...

By | January 30th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Training Series|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sleep Training Tool Box Part 3 – Baby Bedtime Routine

Have You Created Your Baby Bedtime Routine? Welcome to part 3 of our Sleep Training Tool Box series and the next ‘sleep tool’: the baby bedtime routine. Thanks to part 1 of the series you ...

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Training Series|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sleep Training Tool Box Part 2 – The Circadian Rhythm Schedule

Time to Create Your Baby's Circadian Rhythm Schedule In part 1 of our Sleep Training Tool Box series we looked at how the sleep environment supports healthy sleep. Here in part 2 we are looking ...

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Training Series|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sleep Training Tool Box Part 1 – Baby Sleep Environment

Have you set up the perfect baby sleep environment? Setting up the perfect baby sleep enviroment - it's not what you think about when you hear the term sleep training. Often when we think of ...

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Training Series|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sleep Train Your Baby: What Age To Start?

This is one of the most common questions I’m asked as a sleep consultant. Is there a magical age to sleep train your baby? What if I start sleep training too late? What if I ...

By | May 28th, 2015|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , |0 Comments

The 4 Month Sleep Regression – What it is and how to handle it

Sleep regressions. They’re one of the most challenging hurdles to overcome when you’re a sleep-deprived new parent. The 4 month sleep regression is natural and can be helped with a few sleep tips. One minute ...

How to Get Your Baby to Nap Longer

Ah, naps. Sweet, sweet naps. We love them as adults. So why don’t babies feel that way, too? If you’ve ever wondered how to get a baby to sleep for a long time, you’re not ...

By | April 12th, 2015|Categories: Baby Sleep, Naps, Sleep Science|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Sleep Regressions – 4 Reasons Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping

If you’re one of the lucky few parents who have an almost mythological perfect angel baby who seems to love sleep no matter what’s going on in their little world, you don’t need to keep ...

By | March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Baby Sleep, Milestones & Regressions|Tags: |0 Comments

The 8-10 Month Sleep Regression – Overcome the Next Sleep Hurdle

You experienced the 4-month sleep regression and survived. (Hurray!) Now your baby is between 8-10 months old and yet another sleep regression has appeared. Yes, you may have to do it all over again. Why ...

By | March 1st, 2015|Categories: Baby Sleep, Milestones & Regressions|Tags: |36 Comments

How to Help Your Child Sleep During the Christmas Holiday

  It can be difficult to accommodate your normal sleep routine with the hustle and bustle of Christmas. The busy holidays are approaching and I get it. I have 3 kids and I struggle with ...

Our Favourite Travel Sleep Products

It's always best to be prepared when travelling with your little one and restful sleep when away is one thing you want to make sure you pack for. A common question we are asked by ...

By | December 9th, 2014|Categories: Baby Sleep, Bedtime, Sleep and Travel - #GoodNightTravel|Tags: |2 Comments

Practice the ABC’s of Safe Sleep to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

October is SIDS Awareness Month.  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the #1 cause of death for healthy infants under the age of 1 in Canada. To help reduce the risks of SIDS The American Academy of Pediatrics ...

Next stop, the Overtired (Bedtime) Zone!

You are about to enter another dimension. A bedtime dimension that many parents believe their baby will show signs of a tired, fussy, or clingy child. Yet in this dimension the opposite is true. You ...

By | September 25th, 2014|Categories: Baby Sleep, Bedtime, Sleep Science|Tags: , , |0 Comments

My Response to the Sleep Environment Risks for Younger and Older Infants Study

A recent study from the department of Pediatrics, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics from Kansas City Missouri was held with the objective to determine if SIDS or other sleep-related causes of infant mortality had known ...

By | July 14th, 2014|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: , |0 Comments

Does the Summer Mean an Early Morning for Your Child?

Experiencing a sudden early morning waking with your little one this summer? You may notice as the weather gets warmer and days longer, your little one is getting up earlier and earlier. A consistent early ...

By | June 8th, 2014|Categories: Baby Sleep, Schedule, Sleep Science|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Scare Tactics on Co-Sleeping Isn’t the Answer – Education Is.

I read an article recently about Milwaukee’s 2011 ad campaign on the dangers of co-sleeping.  The campaign pictures show sleeping babies in a bed with a large butcher knife laying beside them.  It explains co-sleeping ...

By | March 24th, 2014|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: , |1 Comment

My Response to the White Noise Machine Study

Does this White Noise Machine Study Tell Us Not to Use it For Our Babies? A recent white noise machine study, ran through the University of Toronto was conducted as there is a raised concern ...

Why Does Sleep Training Make My Child More Tired?

Sometimes during the first week of sleep training you may be wondering "why does sleep training make my child more tired?" It may seem odd that now that your child is getting more sleep and ...

Circadian Rhythms and the Tick-Tock of Your Baby’s Biological Clock

  Circadian Rhythms and Your Baby Something I explain to my new parents with babies younger than 4 months of age, is about their baby’s biological clock and circadian rhythms.  You’ve all heard that from me right? ...

The Only Holiday Sleep Tip Newborn Parents Need to Know

Tis the season of Holiday stress and when you are a parent of a newborn (0-4 months old) you can also be completely overwhelmed with the normal adjustments and life overhaul that a new baby ...

Sleep and Your Baby This Holiday Season

Holiday plans are underway and while you are planning travel, accommodations, and Holiday excursions, you should also be scheduling in some sleep time for your baby.  I know keeping your child well-rested during the busy ...

Be Confident In Your Sleep Training Decisions

This is a guest blog post that one of my past clients wrote for me. I am so proud of all that she accomplished with sleep training her son and her confidence in that decision. ...

By | August 7th, 2013|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , |0 Comments

It’s Time to Wean the Pacifier

I'm going to make this short and sweet.  The pacifier, soother, binky, chew chew, whatever you call it - get rid of it.  That's it really.  Arrivederci, sayonara, ciao, buh-bye.  It's time to wean the ...

Guest Post – How Pediatric Chiropractic Care May Help Your Child Sleep Better

The majority people understand the value of sleep in general, and in particular how it can contribute to good health and development in children. As a chiropractor who treats children, a popular topic I end ...

Question of The Day – When and How to Stop Swaddling

Q: When do you know it's time to stop swaddling and how do you do it? GNSS: I normally recommend to stop swaddling when you baby shows signs of moving around and rolling over. At ...

Can Sleep Training and Lactation Consultants Coexist?

By Lorna C. Aliperti, APRN, IBCLC Lactation consultants often worry that sleep training can compromise breastfeeding by reducing the number of feedings and compromising the mother's milk supply. However, using the principles of sleep hygiene can help ...

Cry It Out or No Cry? Which Sleep Training Method to Use and How to Choose

When working with parents one of the most important thing to decide and support is the sleep training method we will use during the process.  There are many methods to choose from.  I list 4 ...

Guest Post – Adding Infant Massage to Your Babies Bedtime

Massage can be a great tool to use as a part of your bedtime routine with your baby. It will teach your child how to release daily stress from new experiences and it will help ...

By | December 5th, 2012|Categories: Baby Sleep, Bedtime Routine|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Over-Stimulation & The Period of Purple Crying

In those first few months your baby will cry and it will be almost impossible to soothe him.  He will cry and it will be so unpredictable you'll be pulling out your hair because you can't ...