About Alanna McGinn

Alanna McGinn is a mother of three (1 + twins!), Founder and CEO of Good Night Sleep Site, and Director for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC). She also serves on the faculty of The Family Sleep Institute. When she’s not on route to the bus stop or tripping over fire trucks and tea sets, she’s working with families to overcome their sleep challenges. Follow Alanna on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube for daily sleep tips and advice.

Why Parents Need To Get Back To School Ready Too

Have you started back to school shopping for your kids yet? Chances are you’ve started watching for sales and have maybe even registered your child for some Fall activities.

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Adult Sleep, Family Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Helping Your Anxious Child Fall Asleep And Be Ready For School

It is so important for your child to start off a new school year well-rested. A well-rested child will display better cognitive abilities, a more pleasant mood and temperament as well as a stronger immune system. But even if you are making sure that your child’s sleep environment and bedtime are appropriate, that doesn’t always ...

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Get Your Kids Sleep Ready For Back To School

We know it can be bittersweet when Fall clothes, backpacks and lunch bags show up in stores

Getting your Napper Ready for Full Day Kindergarten

Time goes by so fast, and before you know it, you are getting your little one ready for full day Kindergarten. This is a big transition for both child and parent. It’s certainly an exciting time, but there is the stress of change, and it can take time for your child to adjust to their ...

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

Hiring A Sleep Consultant – The Tipping Point

Sometimes it’s not easy to know where to start.  Particularly when you’re not quite sure how you got where you are or where it is, quite exactly, that you are.  What started as the most natural and appropriate thing in the world (nursing, rocking, swaying, or soothing your baby to sleep) has now become completely ineffective. ...

How To Pack A Travel Sleep Bag For Your Child

With relatives out of province, an insatiable sense of adventure, an RV, two kids not yet in school and a large dog…we travel A LOT.  We make it a priority and typically spend weeks each month on the road…which means that both of our little one’s sleep environments change with more frequency than I might ...

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 the thought of doing anything different. Surely this was the only way to keep her well rested. When I got ...

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

Moving Out Of The Crib Too Early Won’t Save Your Sleep (or Sanity)

As a family sleep consultant, one of the most common issues I see is when moving out of the crib has happened too early and now the child is having a lot of trouble getting to sleep and/or staying asleep. Creepy middle-of-the-night visits begin to occur at the parents’ bedside at night or bedtime itself becomes a ...

Help Your Child Sleep Well on Summer Vacation – CTV Your Morning

I had a great time chatting with Lindsey Deluce about how to set up our kids for sleep success while on summer vacation. For all the sleep well while on vacation sleep tips watch the full segment here.   Subscribe to Good Night Sleep TV here to be kept up-to-date on all upcoming shows. Alanna McGinn is ...

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Resources, TV|Tags: |0 Comments