About Julia

Julia Walsh is a mother of three, and a Certified Sleep Consultant with Good Night Sleep Site. She has taught preschool for 8 years, and has a degree in Child Development. When she’s not playing with Legos and dolls or baking yummy treats with her children, she’s helps families to overcome their sleep challenges. Follow Julia on Facebook and Twitter for daily sleep tips and advice.

Reader’s Choice: Top 5 Sleep Blogs of 2019

By | 2020-01-01T03:01:57+00:00 January 1st, 2020|Baby Sleep|

This year was another great year, and so many families are enjoying healthy sleep. The results are in...the top 5 blogs of 2019 are a mix of some old favorites and some new ones. Here's to another great year! 5. Helping a Child with Colic Sleep Colic is a common challenge for parents of young [...]

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It’s Okay to Say No to Protect their Sleep

By | 2019-12-01T01:57:20+00:00 December 1st, 2019|Kid/Teen Sleep|

I love the holidays because it is a time for our family to spend together, and we get to use the 80/20 rule to give them more flexibility when there is a break from school. Our children are used to very consistent bedtimes, nap/quiet time (depending on age), and very little flexibility in their schedule [...]

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Back to Sleep Basics: Do Quick Fixes Work?

By | 2019-11-02T01:49:32+00:00 November 2nd, 2019|Bedtime Routine|

I know that sleep challenges are something that every family experiences sleep challenges at some point, even if short-term sleep challenges. As busy parents, sometimes a quick fix is what parents are looking for to make the challenges go away quickly. Here’s the problem with quick fixes, they work short term, but often they stop [...]

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Sleep Routines for Children with Sensory Challenges

By | 2019-10-01T02:12:12+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Kid/Teen Sleep|

If you had asked me about sensory processing disorder (SPD) or sensory challenges 5 years ago, I would have told you I didn’t know anything about it. I now have 3 kids and two of my children struggle with sensory challenges. We’ve learned a lot over the last few years, and have changed routines to [...]

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Safe Sleep for Toddlers

By | 2019-09-01T20:50:57+00:00 September 1st, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Your sweet little one is growing up and is entering the toddler years. No more worrying about sleeping on the belly or a crib free of stuffed animals, but new concerns and questions arise. When do you introduce a blanket and/or pillow? What about safety for active and curious minds? How will I make safety [...]

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4 Tips to Recover When Sleep Falls Apart on Vacation

By | 2019-08-01T01:43:50+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Family Sleep|

When going on vacation, one thing parents worry about the most is sleep. Even the best sleepers can struggle when away from home, so it is a common concern. My kids are great sleepers, even on vacation, so I've never even worried about it. We recently went on a long road trip  vacation to visit [...]

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4 Tips to Keep Fireworks from Disrupting your Family’s Sleep

By | 2019-06-28T00:57:29+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Lifestyle|

Can you believe it is almost July? The 4th of July is full of fireworks, cookouts, and family and friends. Along with all of the fun comes late nights, interaction with big groups of people, and loud noises. All of these things are fun, but can also be overwhelming, especially for young children. This is [...]

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Your Family’s Sleep BFF May Surprise You

By | 2019-05-01T14:12:10+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

There are so many aspects of sleep that are important from scheduling and environment to routines and habits. While all of them are important, safety is always my first focus when it comes to sleep for our little ones. There have been a two major recalls within the past couple of weeks, both related to products [...]

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3 Tips for Managing Sleep Regressions

By | 2019-04-01T14:27:49+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Here we grow again! I have 3 kids who are amazing sleepers, and am excited that we have made it through most of our big sleep transitions with all of them. My youngest is still in a crib, but that is our last major sleep transition. We got a puppy in early December, and my [...]

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