About Heather Young

Heather Young is a Certified Child Sleep Consultant with Good Night Sleep Site Waterloo. She is also a Registered Social Worker experienced in working with families in Paediatric settings. After realizing the benefits of hiring a Sleep Consultant, she decided to train at the Family Sleep Institute and join the Good Night Team. She loves helping other families achieve the success that she did. Everyone benefits when our little ones sleep well! When she's not working, she's enjoying time outside with her husband and two sons.

Newborn Sleep Series: What to expect between 2-4 months of age

By | 2019-10-06T17:56:59+00:00 October 6th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

When your newborn baby is about 8 weeks of age, a developmental shift occurs and sleep does become somewhat more organized in the brain.  Day/night confusion ends and your baby actually starts to smile and show signs of being a social being!  It is every parent’s favourite time in a newborn’s life.  With this development [...]

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Top tips on how to weather-proof your sleep for all seasons

By | 2019-09-19T18:47:00+00:00 September 19th, 2019|Adult Sleep|

Your sleep environment is really important in supporting great sleep. Setting up the ideal sleep environment provides the opportunity for you to take as much high quality sleep as possible. Not all sleep is treated equally.  We want to optimize the sleep we’re getting by creating the conditions for our bodies and minds to settle into deep [...]

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How to approach the 18 month sleep regression with confidence and sensitivity

By | 2019-06-20T17:07:02+00:00 June 20th, 2019|Baby Sleep, Baby Sleep|

Our little ones are growing and changing all the time.  This amazing cognitive growth and physical development can lead to increased fussiness, crankiness and difficulty settling into sleep.  We call this behaviour a “regression”, but it is really an exciting time for your little one.  Our babies hit one of these milestones around 18 months of [...]

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The decision to sleep train was not easy, but it changed my life

By | 2019-06-03T14:54:59+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Baby Sleep, Baby Sleep|

When I became pregnant with my second child, I had plans to “do it right this time”. Even though my oldest was a great sleeper, I had hoped I wouldn't have to sleep train my second child.  I was going to set my baby up for great sleep success from day one. I started out strong!  [...]

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How to help when your baby learns to roll at night time

By | 2019-04-25T16:04:52+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

When I work with babies 4-6 months old, they often begin rolling in their sleep.  It’s as though once they start sleeping better, their brains get the rest they need to master new skills.  This can happen with other gross motor development such as crawling, sitting, or standing.  Babies love to take the time to [...]

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