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 and The Canadian Paediatric Society recommend practicing the ABC's of Safe Sleep. Babies should sleep Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib. ...

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 see once you've missed that small drowsy bedtime window your child will go from tired and fussy into a journey ...

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 risk factors, with a secondary objective on if there were any associations in these risk factors at different ages. Data ...

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 morning waking makes you scratch your head as you think you are doing everything right. Bedtime is early enough, daytime ...

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 is just as dangerous.  Eye-opening – absolutely.  The hope is that it drives the message of the risk of 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 that consistent use of Infant Sleep Machines could increase the risk of noise-induced hearing loss. Sound machines are used by ...

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 better quality sleep it's getting tougher and tougher to keep them awake. What happens in your child’s body when he ...

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?  ”Their biological clock hasn’t matured yet, therefore…” So I thought it would be a good idea if I explained this ...

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 brings. This is why the only tip I give you this Holiday season is this is the year you can ...

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 Holiday season can be a concern but it doesn’t have to be.  You can still deck-the-halls and protect your little ...