About Jennifer Gilman

Jennifer Gilman is a Certified Sleep Consultant based out of New Jersey. She is a mother to two children, an elementary and preschool teacher, and passionate about sleep! Jennifer joined the Good Night Sleep Site team knowing that she would be able to help families get the sleep they need to thrive, grow and be happy. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys playing with her daughters, baking, and practicing yoga.

All About Bedtime Routines

By | 2019-11-01T02:41:22+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Bedtime routines are an important part of healthy sleep habits. There are reasons why so many sleep and child development experts recommend them: it’s because they work!   Why are Bedtime Routines Important? By doing the same actions, in the same order, it cues your brain to form a habit and expect what is coming [...]

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Toddler Sleep with a New Baby

By | 2019-10-01T02:56:15+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Many parents reach out to me when they are expecting their second or third child. They are concerned about their existing toddler’s sleep when a new baby will join the family. Fret not! While your family’s sleep will change due to a new baby, it doesn’t have to be from your toddler’s sleep challenges. Read [...]

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Why Won’t My Baby Nap?

By | 2019-09-01T02:04:25+00:00 September 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Have you ever asked yourself, “why won’t my baby nap?”  Naps are a wonderful part of baby sleep—if they are going well! Naps keep your baby well-rested and give mom & dad a break throughout the day. But when your baby won’t nap or goes on a nap strike, it can feel like the end [...]

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The 2-to-1 Nap Transition

By | 2019-07-31T21:41:15+00:00 July 31st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Parents frequently ask me, “When is it time to do the 2-to-1 nap transition?” Or, “Do I just take one nap away?” I’m going to get into all of the when, why, and how details of the 2-to-1 nap transition so you can go into it with confidence!   What Age do you Transition to [...]

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Summer Travel Sleep Tips

By | 2019-06-30T13:50:22+00:00 June 30th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Summer is finally upon us and with it comes summer vacations! If you’re lucky enough to travel at some point during the summer months, then be sure to read my summer travel sleep tips to ensure you have a great vacation.   Bring the Stuff Make a list and check it twice! What does your [...]

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Bedtime Battles with a Toddler

By | 2019-07-01T21:04:01+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

One of the most common issues parents reach out to me with is bedtime battles with their toddler. “No matter what I do, my child will not go to sleep!” “He keeps asking for milk, the potty, another story—help!” “How can I curb bedtime stalling?” “Now that she is in a bed, she keeps coming [...]

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Positive & Negative Sleep Associations

By | 2019-05-01T03:46:29+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

A sleep association is any condition or object a person needs in order to fall asleep. The truth is, almost everyone has sleep associations. Think about it for a minute: do you sleep better when you are at home in your own bed, in your own routine, then when you are sleeping somewhere else? For [...]

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Early Morning Wake Ups in Children

By | 2019-03-31T20:56:49+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Do you find yourself asking, “When will my child EVER sleep to a reasonable time in the morning?” Many parents are shocked to learn that it is normal for children to wake up between 6-7am. Their biology is programmed to work that way! Waking up before 6am is too early, though. And if your child [...]

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Early Morning Wake Ups in Infants

By | 2019-03-01T02:55:25+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

“The early bird gets the worm!”   Now that you’re a parent, do you feel like whacking anyone who dares use that phrase around you? I know. I have been there, too! When your baby is waking up at an ungodly hour for the day, you would do anything for more sleep. Here’s the bad [...]

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Creating a Conducive Sleep Environment

By | 2019-02-01T03:59:09+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

For babies and children to sleep well, there are a few components that must come together. The schedule for naps and bedtime matters. Having independent sleep skills is one of those components, too. And if you’ve read my other blogs or follow me on social media, you know that I talk a lot about consistency. [...]

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