About Kim

Kim is a certified Family Sleep Institute Sleep Consultant with Good Night Sleep Site. Mother to a sweet 5 year old boy, Kim realized early the importance of sleep and set out to help other families overcome their sleep challenges and get the sleep they deserve. When she's not working, Kim enjoys spending time with her family (including 2 cats and a dog!).

How to Dress Your Baby for Summer Sleep

By | 2019-06-24T20:27:44+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

My son was a summer baby and I was always a bit unsure about how to dress him for sleep in the summer. I didn’t want him to be too hot but I didn’t want him to be cold either. And how would I know? I know I'm not the only parent who has asked [...]

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When Your Child is Afraid of the Dark

By | 2019-05-26T20:29:44+00:00 May 26th, 2019|Toddler Sleep|

Why is your child afraid of the dark? It happens to everyone as a child (and sometimes as an adult!) where we are afraid of the dark. There can be multiple different reasons for this but the main one is purely developmental. True fear of the dark can show up in toddlerhood and is tied [...]

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How Do I Get My Baby To Sleep Through the Night?

By | 2019-05-01T02:33:01+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

What does ‘sleeping through the night’ really mean? "How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?" This has got to be one of the most asked questions that I get :) Before I jump into it, let’s look at what ‘sleeping through the night’ actually means. We often hear the term and [...]

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Nap Strikes: What they mean for your baby

By | 2019-03-31T00:30:22+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Baby Sleep|

I often get contacted by past clients or parents who wonder why their awesomely sleeping baby has suddenly started to refuse naps. I usually ask the age of the baby and the answer is usually around age 1 or 2. It’s very common around this age for a baby or toddler to go on a [...]

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Teething and Sleep

By | 2019-02-23T20:29:11+00:00 February 23rd, 2019|Baby Sleep|

How many times have you said that your baby isn’t sleeping because they’re teething? Probably plenty of times. Teething will almost always be blamed when a baby isn’t sleeping. Because what else could it be? Every parent (myself included) has used teething to explain away bad naps and bad nights filled with multiple wake ups. [...]

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Melatonin: Good or Bad?

By | 2019-01-29T04:12:31+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Baby Sleep, Kid/Teen Sleep|

I’ve seen many posts on social media where parents ask how to get their kids to fall asleep and stay asleep. One suggestion that keeps popping up is the use of melatonin. I’ve also had parents ask me what I think of using it to help their kids sleep. Here’s the thing with melatonin...when it [...]

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The Solution to Short Naps

By | 2018-12-30T22:16:47+00:00 December 30th, 2018|Baby Sleep|

Short Naps: A Summary Before I had my son, I was under the illusion that he would just sleep and sleep and sleep. Because isn’t that what babies were supposed to do? Boy was I wrong. I remember getting to a point where I would spend the entire day trying to get my baby to [...]

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The 4 month sleep regression

By | 2018-11-23T20:58:25+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Baby Sleep|

All new parents have heard of the 4 month sleep regression. Whether it’s from reading what to expect books or by googling ‘why won’t my baby sleep’ at 3 in the morning. Just when you think you had your baby figured out, baby starts to wake up every hour of the night, fights sleep and [...]

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Early Morning Wake Ups

By | 2018-10-29T20:55:42+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Baby Sleep|

What is an early morning wake up? I often get asked by parents how they can get their baby to stop waking up early. First, let’s look at what an early wake up actually is. It could mean different things for people. For some people, anything earlier than 8:00 am is considered too early. For [...]

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The Extinction Burst and Sleep Training

By | 2018-09-23T23:24:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Baby Sleep|

The Extinction Burst Picture this. You are 5 days into sleep training your baby and things are going amazingly. Sure, the first few days were tough but then he started to get it and you started seeing things improve. Then all of a sudden, your baby starts waking up at all hours of the night, [...]

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