What All New Parents Should Know About Sleep Training

By | 2018-04-16T13:56:52+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Baby Sleep|

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 [...]

Hiring A Sleep Consultant – The Tipping Point

By | 2018-04-16T13:56:56+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Baby Sleep|

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. [...]

Why Your Baby Cries When They Wake Up

By | 2018-04-16T13:57:02+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Baby Sleep, Naps|

I was recently asked by Catherine from Cat & Nat a great question and one that I'm asked frequently. “If my baby wakes up crying does it mean that they are still tired?” Why Your Baby Cries When They Wake Up If your baby wakes up screaming and crying there are likely 3 things going on: [...]

Sleep Training Methods 101

By | 2018-04-16T13:57:20+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Baby Sleep, Sleep Training|

You are ready to sleep train, but the information out there can be overwhelming and discouraging. Which sleep training method should you choose? Not to worry, sleep training doesn’t need to be so hard! Often when we think of sleep training we think we need to choose the method and that’s the only thing we [...]

CTV News – Alanna’s Thoughts on the CIO Study

By | 2018-04-16T13:57:29+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Resources, TV|

A New CIO Study - Alanna's Thoughts on the Findings I had the pleasure of speaking with CTV News on a recent Australian CIO study. It's findings claims that methods like graduated extinction and bedtime fading has no effect on parent/child attachment or results in the stress hormone cortisol for the babies. I was able [...]

Getting Your Toddler Sleeping – When It’s Time to Transition Naps

By | 2018-04-16T13:57:29+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Naps, Toddler Sleep|

  The one question I get asked the most in regards to getting your toddler sleeping is how and when do I transition naps. Naps are one of the most important fundamentals of healthy sleep and sleeping through the night in infants and toddlers. Sleep equals sleep and the better rested a child is throughout the day the [...]

Sleep Training Tool Box Part 4 – Sleep Training Method

By | 2018-04-16T13:57:39+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Baby Sleep, Sleep Training Series|

It's Time to Choose Your Sleep Training Method Welcome to part 4 of our sleep training series - the sleep training method. You may be surprised this is the last ‘sleep tool’ we talk about, but because the creation of our baby's sleep habits is so close to completion this is where you really get [...]

Sleep Training Tool Box Part 3 – Baby Bedtime Routine

By | 2018-04-16T13:57:40+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Baby Sleep, Sleep Training Series|

Have You Created Your Baby Bedtime Routine? Welcome to part 3 of our Sleep Training Tool Box series and the next ‘sleep tool’: the baby bedtime routine. Thanks to part 1 of the series you have your environment all set up and ready to support sleep, and from part 2 you are putting your baby [...]

Sleep Training Tool Box Part 2 – The Circadian Rhythm Schedule

By | 2018-04-16T13:57:40+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Baby Sleep, Sleep Training Series|

Time to Create Your Baby's Circadian Rhythm Schedule In part 1 of our Sleep Training Tool Box series we looked at how the sleep environment supports healthy sleep. Here in part 2 we are looking at how to work with your baby's circadian rhythm schedule to help sleep be as healthy and restorative as possible. [...]