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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My Sleep Training Journey

By | 2018-08-21T04:23:13+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Baby Sleep|

My Personal Journey It sometimes comes up as something that my clients ask and sometimes I just offer it up. When parents are thinking about sleep training or wondering what method to use, they often ask me what I did. Some may even wonder if I even know what I’m talking about or if I [...]

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Essential oils and your baby’s sleep

By | 2018-08-07T15:12:23+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Baby Sleep|

Why use essential oils? As parents, we are always looking for different ways to get our children to have the best sleep possible. We hear more and more about essential oils and their benefits. I have recently started using them and I know that many of my clients are using them as well. There are [...]

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Bedtime Routines: Why they are important

By | 2018-06-18T21:18:51+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Baby Sleep|

Why is having bedtime routines important? We all have daily routines. We go through the motions each day. We get up at the same time, we get the kids ready, take them to school and then head off to work or to do whatever we have planned for the day. Routines are an important part [...]

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How much sleep does your baby need (Birth to 12 months)

By | 2018-05-23T16:33:56+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Baby Sleep, Baby Sleep|

I often get asked ‘how much sleep does my baby need?’ There’s really no easy answer as each baby is different but there are some guidelines you can follow to help your child get the sleep they need. I’ll break it down by age from newborn to 1 yr of age and add how much [...]

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