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 ...

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. I really wanted her to share her story with you. - Alanna Until recently I was not confident in my ...

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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 pacifier. "But why Alanna?"  "He doesn't really need it anyway, so it's no big deal that he uses it." "It's ...

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 up addressing with moms is how to improve their child’s quality of sleep. Emerging research suggests that pediatric sleep disorders ...

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 that point it’s a good idea to start weaning. We want to make sure the baby is safe if they ...

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 lactation consultants address problems which are related to sleep, not feeding method. It is very possible to modify a baby's sleep routine ...