About Lori Vachon

Lori is a mom of 3 kids 7 and under - not 1 was naturally a good sleeper! When struggling with sleep issues with her own kids she developed a passion for learning about sleep and enrolled in the Certified Sleep Consultant program with the Family Sleep Institute. She now loves working with families to help them get the sleep that everyone needs! Lori is also a Registered Social Worker with a background in Child and Youth Development. She has worked with families in a variety of settings over her career.
Wishing you Good Nights and Sweet Dreams

No More Cribs! Time For a Big Bed

By | 2019-04-30T14:05:10+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

No More Cribs! It happened last summer, so seamlessly that I forgot to blog about it.  But lately I have had a few clients struggling with the transition from a crib to a bed and was reminded that this can be a big challenge for some families. Why is this such a big transition? Toddlers are [...]

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Bed Wetting & Night Time Potty Issues

By | 2019-03-26T03:34:04+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Bed Wetting and Night Time Potty Issues At every age there is a new developmental milestone that can throw sleep right off track.  Potty training is a great one.  See my post on potty training and sleep.  In this post about potty training and sleep from a few years ago I spoke about not jumping into [...]

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Paediatric Sleep Day

By | 2019-02-27T03:55:35+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Family Sleep|

No one needs to convince me that well rested babies and kids are something to celebrate.  As someone who is passionate about sleep and all its benefits I think that paediatric sleep day is very exciting!  This is a celebration, on March 1, 2019, put on by the Pediatric Sleep Council in hopes to increase [...]

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How to Introduce a Toddler Clock

By | 2019-01-31T02:27:33+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

How to Introduce a Toddler Clock. Lately I have been hearing a lot of moms say “ I tried a toddler clock and it didn’t work”.  In this house we LOVE our toddler clocks y kids love their clocks.  My 7 year old still loves the clock and finds it simpler to understand than a conventional [...]

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What is Sleep Hygiene?

By | 2019-01-02T02:12:29+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Family Sleep|

What is Sleep Hygiene? And Why is it Important? Sleep hygiene is the term that we use to describe having good sleep habits, associations and schedules. It is so important to work on these aspects of sleep from a young age so that as your children grow so does they continue to be able to [...]

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Brush Your Teeth and Get to Bed

By | 2018-11-28T17:30:21+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Baby Sleep|

Bedtime routines We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of having a calm, predictable bedtime routine filled with similar activities to help your child wind down and recognize cues that sleep time is coming.  Many people include nursing or a bottle as a part of that nice calm down routine and end [...]

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Lullaby and Goodnight

By | 2018-10-31T00:52:57+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Baby Sleep|

Lullabies There are several things that play in to helping your children become good sleepers. One of these key elements is a calm wind down routine.  Familiar, calming wind down routines can encourage the body to produce melatonin (the sleep hormone).  These familiar routines will also give your baby/toddler cues that sleepy time is coming.  [...]

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“Roll Over Roll Over”

By | 2018-09-28T03:41:35+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Baby Sleep|

My baby rolled over!!! Now What? As first time parents, any time your baby learns something new it is absolutely exciting and worth celebrating. When it came to my first daughter we practiced rolling over for weeks.  I would lay her on the floor any play games to encourage this new skill to develop.  We [...]

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Car Naps

By | 2018-08-07T15:03:27+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Baby Sleep|

Car Naps We have travelled a lot this summer.  When you live in Northern Ontario it is pretty safe to say any car trip is going to be a long one.  Chances of your trip interfering with your nap time is pretty good.  Generally my advice for travelling is to try and ensure a good [...]

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The Transition to 1 Nap

By | 2018-08-07T15:01:00+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Baby Sleep, Toddler Sleep|

The 2-1 nap transition Lately I have had a lot of people asking me when their baby is ready to move from 2 naps to 1.   This nap transition is a pretty big one. Your baby is telling you they are able to have all their daytime sleep needs met through 1 period of time [...]

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