Podcast: Surviving Open Houses and Showings Without Losing Sleep

By | 2019-07-26T19:45:52+00:00 July 26th, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Selling your property with children in the house can be challenging. The inconvenience of accommodating open houses and showings at all hours, and on short notice will often interfere with meals, family events and nap and bedtime. Declining a showing because of the inconvenient timing can be detrimental to the sale of your house too. [...]

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Two Year Old Bedtime Battles: Why Your Child Won’t Sleep

By | 2019-04-30T01:28:28+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Your two year old was a great sleeper! Recently he is taking more than one hour to fall asleep at night. You’ve tried earlier bedtimes and later bedtimes and nothing is making a difference. Sometimes he is happily chatting away and other nights he protests hard about going into his crib. This is normal, this [...]

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Ringing in 2019: Celebrating New Year’s Eve With Your Kids

By | 2018-12-30T19:11:13+00:00 December 30th, 2018|Toddler Sleep|

2019 is almost here!! For years my parents hosted New Year's Eve parties and we would get to have some of the snacks and visit before going to bed at our usual time.  It was fun and we didn't feel like we were missing out on anything - we really didn't understand what "New Year's Eve" [...]

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Boogie Rag: Skip the Kleenex the Next Time Your Little One Has A Cold

By | 2018-11-29T03:31:05+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Toddler Sleep|

It's that time of year - cold season! When kids are sick, all rules are off. Help them if they need it and get back on track once they are better. What do you do about the never ending cold, the runny nose, and the middle of the night callouts for kleenex? We use boogie [...]

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How much milk should my child be drinking?

By | 2018-06-26T15:27:08+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Toddler Sleep|

Questions about milk and dairy alternatives come up all the time with my clients. When to start, how much to offer etc. I recently had Ilona Burkot, Paediatric Registered Dietitian, meet with us to make sure that my kids were eating enough variety and getting the nutrients they needed. When I asked her "how much milk [...]

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My Toddler Climbed Out of the Crib: Time to Switch to a Big Bed?

By | 2018-05-23T16:47:26+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Toddler Sleep|

Your toddler climbed out of the crib on her own – so now what? Do you have to move to a toddler bed right away? Ditch the crib? Not necessarily! A few months ago, I woke up to a text with this video shared below. Jordan Monsanto, the fast responding mama seen in the video, [...]

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How Do I Know if My Child Is Done Napping?

By | 2018-09-19T13:47:40+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Toddler Sleep|

We often see children skipping naps around two years old. Some families stop offering them at that point, but I say keep going! They might skip naps for one or two weeks, and in some cases a little longer, but they will start to nap again. Around three or four years old, the skipped naps [...]

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Quiet Time Box: What Is It and How to Make Your Own

By | 2018-05-23T16:47:28+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Toddler Sleep|

I was speaking to a client earlier this week about her 3.5 year old. He has been skipping naps for a few weeks. She continues to put him down for his regular naptime, but he rolls around, sings and calls for her. The two days before she contacted me, he started  making a lot of [...]

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Celebrating Father’s Day and a Free Printable: All About Dad

By | 2019-05-31T20:48:17+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Toddler Sleep|

Father's Day is the third Sunday in June. What will you do to celebrate? My husband's birthday is very close to Father's Day, and 4 years ago I bought him an art book. Every year we paint his hand one colour and stamp the paper. We then paint my sons hands different colours and stamp [...]

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What do Mom’s Want for Mother’s Day? Free Printable: All About Mom

By | 2018-05-27T17:31:17+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Toddler Sleep|

I love Mother's Day! My dad has always made it special for my mom. When we were still living at home, we would get up early and make her breakfast in bed and then he would take us out for the day so she could have some alone time. We always made her a special dinner and ate in [...]

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