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.

Creating A Bedtime Playlist

There is something incredibly nostalgic about music, which it makes it a great tool to use at the end of the day to wind down for sleep. Creating a bedtime playlist adds to the options available to you for your bedtime routine. We are encouraging you to #BringBackBedtime for yourself and for your family. Turn off the devices ...

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Adult Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Thinking of Making a Nap Transition?

To transition or not transition, that is very frequently the question.  Whether it be dropping the catnap, transitioning from two naps per day to one, or moving away from naps altogether, my advice is always to be thoughtful in your approach and patient with the process, whichever nap transition it may be. As a parent, ...

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Naps, Schedule, Toddler Sleep|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 Cries When They Wake Up If your baby wakes up screaming and crying there are likely 3 things going on: ...

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

Grumpy After A Nap

Many little ones will be grumpy after a nap if they have not gotten enough sleep. If your child is often waking at the dreaded 45-minute mark and doing so quite unhappily, check out Good Night Sleep Site's strategies for how to lengthen naps. But what about babies and toddlers who are getting plenty of sleep ...

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Naps, Toddler Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Should You Sleep With Your Pets?

We have an Auntie Sandy in our lives and she is a complete rock star to my kids. Telling my kids that they are having an overnight at Auntie Sandy’s is like telling my husband his kids are having an overnight anywhere! It’s pretty freaking amazing. So when my eldest told me she doesn’t want ...

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why Couples Sleep in Separate Rooms – CTV Your Morning

The Sleep Mistakes Couples Make Forcing Them to Sleep in Separate Rooms   I sat down with Ben Mulroney to discuss bedtime blunders that couples make and why they are sleeping alone. More and more young couples are sleeping in separate bedrooms and I offer tips on how to avoid that and what happens when ...

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, TV|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Create a Safe Sleep Space for Your Baby – The Goods on CBC

  I tested the hosts of CBC The Goods on how well they could spot potential sleep hazards in the baby's nursery. I pointed out my top baby sleep dangers and how you can create the perfect safe sleep space for your child. For more information read here.   Alanna McGinn is a Certified Sleep ...

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resources, TV|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 the next, it was not until I had one in my own family that I fully understood the true meaning ...

Easter Basket Gift Ideas

Easter is just around the corner and hopefully so is the warmer weather and longer doses of that golden sunshine. If you looking for some Easter basket gift ideas for your toddler or young child, we have some options that they will not only love, but would be great additions to any quiet time, nap time ...

How to Clean Up Your Sleep to Sleep More Soundly – The Marilyn Denis Show

Ready to Clean Up Your Sleep? I was back on The Marilyn Denis Show to talk about clean sleep and shared with Marilyn how to clean up your sleep with some fun and healthy sleep tools to add to your sleep tool kit, and help you sleep more soundly throughout the night.   What is ...

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: Resources, TV|Tags: |0 Comments