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. ...

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 ...

How to Keep Sleep On Track During Warmer Months

With the warmer weather and brighter mornings upon us, sleep can go a little sideways.

How To Introduce A Toddler Clock

Using a toddler clock has become a more popular “tool” in a parent’s sleep tool kit and I have to admit that I am a huge fan.  When solidifying sleep rules with a toddler or preschooler, the clearer our expectations and the simpler we are able to communicate them, the less our toddlers tend to resist ...

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...