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.

Help Your Child Sleep Better at Daycare

To help keep your baby or toddler on a regular sleep routine, everyone needs to be on board. Parents need to work with childcare providers so that they are aware of your usual routine and attempt to maintain it as much as possible. This will really help your child sleep better at daycare. We know that ...

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Naps, Schedule, Toddler Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ways For Couples To Connect Before Bed

Taking care of small children can be one part rewarding and two parts exhausting some days. Even with two parents at home on the weekends, sometimes all we want to do is crash and do our own thing, right? But it’s important for couples to connect. The time after children go to bed, when it’s ...

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why Bedtime Routines Are Crucial For Children

A recent study was published and proved that practicing consistent bedtime routines with children 0-5 years of age resulted in better overall sleep for the child.

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Bedtime Routine, Toddler Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You Need To Clean Up Your Sleep Routine

When you and sleep are going through a rough patch it doesn’t mean that you have to put on the brakes and break up.

Celebrating Family Literacy Day

Not only is strong literacy is an essential skill that is important for children’s success at school, but reading is an excellent option for creating a solid bedtime routine.  Good Night Sleep Site's #BringBackBedtime initiative recognizes the importance of turning off screens an hour before bed and looking to other sleep healthy activities before sleep ...

CTV Your Morning – Child Sleep Questions Answered

Your Top Baby and Preschool Sleep Questions Answered by Alanna McGinn on CTV Your Morning I had a blast sitting with Melissa Grelo and answering your top child sleep questions on CTV Your Morning. From baby to preschooler we tackled: • When is the best time to start sleep training and what's the best method to ...

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Resources, TV|Tags: |0 Comments

Getting Through A Toddler Sleep Strike

Often we see toddler sleep regressions happen to even the best of sleepers. When clients contact me regarding the toddler sleep strike happening at home, I first make sure sleep basics are being promoted.

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

Why Your 8-12 Year Old Isn’t Sleeping

It’s common for your 8-12 year old to start struggling with sleep. Often parents find their children at this age take longer to get to bed. Perhaps it’s taking them longer to fall asleep or suddenly they are showing bouts of anxiety and fear about going to bed alone. At this age, adequate sleep is ...

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

Ideally, we want the whole family to get the most restful sleep possible. One of the best ways to get ready for a good night’s sleep is to relax your body and mind. Practicing relaxing yoga at bedtime can help signal your body that it’s time to enter sleep mode. Stress is one of the ...

By | December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Adult Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments