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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.

The 3-to-2 Nap Transition

By |2020-05-01T02:11:48+00:00May 1st, 2020|Baby Sleep|

Most babies between the ages and 4-6 months old are taking three naps a day (to see how many naps your baby needs, read here). The 3rdnap serves as a tide me over until bedtime. It’s short, and flexible. So, how do you know when your baby is ready to transition from three naps to two? [...]

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Travel Sleep Tips for Infants

By |2020-02-29T20:09:26+00:00February 29th, 2020|Baby Sleep|

I frequently get asked about travel sleep tips for infants. Most of these questions come from parents who are worried about traveling with their baby, or parents who love to travel and want to continue doing so with their little one in tow. Whether you are gung ho about traveling with your little one or [...]

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A Sleep Consultant Who’s Been Through It

By |2020-01-31T21:34:12+00:00January 31st, 2020|Baby Sleep, Uncategorized|

As a certified sleep consultant, I speak to countless tired parents every year about every possible sleep challenge a family could be having with their child’s sleep. I always listen with an empathetic ear, and never come from a place of judgement or guilt. Why? Because I have been there!   In the Beginning: When [...]

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How to Tame a Crib Escapee

By |2019-12-31T20:45:32+00:00December 31st, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Toddlers are innately curious. This is the stage of their life where they are learning the impact they have on the world around them. Like, what happens if I climb on top of the kitchen table and jump off? Or if I yell for “mama” fifty times in a row? And possibly the worst one [...]

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Holiday Sleep Gift Guide

By |2019-12-01T04:11:44+00:00December 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

The holiday season can be the perfect opportunity to give your family the gift of a conducive sleep environment. A simple sleep environment is best for babies, children, and adults to sleep in. Some modern innovations can help solve some common sleep environment conundrums. Check out some of my favorite things in my holiday sleep [...]

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All About Bedtime Routines

By |2019-11-01T02:41:22+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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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