Should the Bedroom Door Be Opened or Closed for Sleep

By | 2019-07-29T11:57:52+00:00 July 29th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Families often ask me if it is okay to keep the door open for sleep. My suggestion is to close the door completely and there are a few reasons for that: 1) It will keep the noise out of your child's bedroom. I don't suggest tiptoeing around when you do sleep training. Close the door [...]

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Bring on the Fireworks and Protect Your Child’s Sleep

By | 2019-06-28T03:02:05+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Summer is here and that means lots of celebrations and fireworks!!! Before we even start the long weekend, I see a lot of worried families commenting online about how it disrupts their baby's sleep. I understand that. I know how frustrating it can be to finally get your little one to sleep, or to convince [...]

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How to Treat Eczema, a Paediatric Dermatologist Weighs In

By | 2019-06-03T10:37:13+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

My son had a very mild case of eczema when he was a baby. When he started school, it flared up. He had some on his hand and a few other patches that we couldn’t seem to clear up. Our teachers were amazing and let him use his own soap in the classroom, but he [...]

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What to Include in Your Child’s Bedtime Routine

By | 2019-04-01T02:30:32+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

When I work with families, we always go through the steps of their child's bedtime routine. Some people have one and some people don't. You can start a bedtime routine as early as six weeks (if you want). Why do we need a set bedtime routine? A consistent calming bedtime routine is the first step [...]

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Who Makes the Best Blackout Curtains & Temporary Solutions

By | 2019-02-04T16:16:32+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

When I talk to families about a positive sleep environment, I always talk about blackout curtains, shades and room darkening blinds. Darkness cues melatonin, our sleep hormone, so we want to make the room as dark as possible. A lot of people ask if they should keep the room light during the day so that [...]

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Sleep Better in 2019: Here Are The Top 5 Sleep Articles of 2018

By | 2018-12-31T00:29:54+00:00 December 31st, 2018|Baby Sleep|

It has been another amazing year for sleep! Weekly sleep sessions on Facebook, monthly sleep clinics at a local shop in town, mom group meet ups, free initial consultations and working with so many clients one on one gave me the chance to help families get the sleep they need. Here are the top 5 [...]

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Help! My Baby Is Standing In The Crib And Can’t Lay Down

By | 2019-08-01T23:10:14+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Baby Sleep|

I have a weekly online sleep clinic Sunday nights on Facebook from 8:00-9:00pm EST. Often there are themes; different families ask me the same question. Recently this was one of them: Q: "I think my baby is having night terrors! He used to sleep so well, but now he is waking up 5 times each [...]

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Sleep Training or Starting Solids: Which to do First

By | 2018-05-23T16:47:25+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Baby Sleep|

When I had my first son, my doctor recommended starting solids at six months... so that is what we did. In the past few years, I have heard many different suggested ages, some as young as four months. I can't tell you when to start solids, that is a personal decision, and something that you [...]

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What Are Positive Sleep Associations?

By | 2019-05-31T19:41:02+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Baby Sleep|

I've talked about negative sleep associations, and how they can disrupt your baby's sleep. If your baby has a negative sleep association, then when they wake in the night, they are going to cry for you to help them back to sleep. Positive sleep associations help cue your baby's brain that it is time to [...]

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What are Negative Sleep Associations?

By | 2018-05-23T16:47:26+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Baby Sleep|

"Sleep Associations" We hear these two words often – and I talk about them with almost every family I meet. There are positive sleep associations and negative sleep associations. For the first few months of life, you do not need to worry about negative sleep associations. Practice safe sleep and help your baby get the [...]

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