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.

Reactive Bed Sharing Is Not The Answer

I remember when the twins where infants and my husband and I were in survival mode. Knowing that our 3.5 year old wouldn’t be letting us sleep in most mornings, getting our sleep throughout the night was critical to be able to function well enough to care for these three little ones, as well as care ...

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Choose the Perfect Mattress – A Game Changer for Your Sleep

Ready to Choose the Perfect Mattress? Like so many in my phase of life you get married, buy a new house, and start a family. Throughout the years you furnish and decorate that house and make it into a home, and one of the first purchases you may have made was a new mattress for ...

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Sponsored|Tags: , |0 Comments

What All New Parents Should Know About Sleep Training

New parents receive so much advice and information on what they should and shouldn’t do once their baby arrives.  Well-meaning friends and family members pass along what worked for them, what didn’t, what you MUST do and what you should avoid.  The tricky part about all this?  Every baby and every family is unique and ...

How To Make It Easier For Your Child To Fall Asleep

It can be tough to fall asleep with the day’s worries on your mind. The same can be said for our children. Perhaps it was a disagreement they had with a friend that day, or a subject at school they are struggling with. Maybe their upcoming hockey tournament is keeping them up at night, or ...

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Baby’s Sleep In The First Two Months

A newborn’s sleep is disorganized in the first 8 weeks (adjust for expected due date), and this can be a source of uncertainty and anxiety in new parents.

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: 4th Trimester, Baby Sleep, Sleep Science|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why Parents Need To Get Back To School Ready Too

Have you started back to school shopping for your kids yet? Chances are you’ve started watching for sales and have maybe even registered your child for some Fall activities.

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Adult Sleep, Family Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Helping Your Anxious Child Fall Asleep And Be Ready For School

It is so important for your child to start off a new school year well-rested. A well-rested child will display better cognitive abilities, a more pleasant mood and temperament as well as a stronger immune system. But even if you are making sure that your child’s sleep environment and bedtime are appropriate, that doesn’t always ...

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Get Your Kids Sleep Ready For Back To School

We know it can be bittersweet when Fall clothes, backpacks and lunch bags show up in stores

Getting your Napper Ready for Full Day Kindergarten

Time goes by so fast, and before you know it, you are getting your little one ready for full day Kindergarten. This is a big transition for both child and parent. It’s certainly an exciting time, but there is the stress of change, and it can take time for your child to adjust to their ...

How To Dress Baby For Sleep In The Summer

One question that the Good Night Sleep Site team gets from parents quite frequently is how to dress baby for sleep in the summer at night.

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments