Author: Katie Kovaleski

Sleep Shaping Tips 2-4 months

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on August 6, 2019 in Free Tip Tuesday

Quick tips to sleep shaping (2-4 months) Last week we focused on sleep shaping for newborns, once that initial foundation is set, here is what you can do when your baby is 2-4 months old to really get them ready for sleep training. The Crib Now that you have introduced the crib into your child’s

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Sleep Shaping tips for 0-8 weeks

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on July 30, 2019 in Free Tip Tuesday

When can you begin sleep training ? True sleep training should never take place before the adjusted age of 4 months old.  Adjusted age refers to when your baby was born, if they were born early, you have to adjust their age and account for the early birth.  Ie. If your child was born two weeks early,

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The science behind your child’s sleep schedule

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on July 16, 2019 in Free Tip Tuesday

Recently we covered the specific sleep schedule your child should be on in order to maintain a state of being optimally well rested. Today we are discussing the science behind that schedule.  There are specific times of day that your child should be sleeping and they are based on their circadian rhythms.  You might be

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Toddler Time-Out Rules!

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on July 9, 2019 in Free Tip Tuesday

Toddler tantrums can be a household norm and parenting.com has come up with a great list of time-out helpers to alleviate the tantrums, not increase the drama. “Rule 1: Skip the pre-time-out finger wagging” “If you throw that truck one more time, you’ll get a time-out!” Kid translation: I get to throw this one more

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How To Tame Your Sassy Toddler At Bedtime

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on May 14, 2019 in Free Tip Tuesday

Has bedtime become a battle of the wills? This week’s Free Tip Tuesday has all of your need-to-know tips about how to tame your sassy toddler at bedtime. The first step in toddler taming is setting up a family meeting, this will help everyone get on the same page and will manage expectations at night.

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Tips on surviving the 2-1 nap transition

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on May 7, 2019 in Free Tip Tuesday

How To Survive The Dreaded 2-1 Nap Transition With Ease The 2-1-nap transition can be a dreaded time but it doesn’t have to be.  Today’s talk is about how to decide when to make this transition and I’ll give you tips on how to make the process as smooth as possible. When Is It Time

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STOP UNSAFE SLEEP ADVERTISING

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on April 23, 2019 in Current Research Findings No Comments

Who can tell me what’s wrong with this picture? Unsafe advertising has become an epidemic the in the pediatric sleep world. What does that mean in laymen’s terms? It means the public has become desensitized to images that product manufacturers use to sell their baby products; leaving parents more and more likely to place their

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Is your baby staying awake too long?

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on April 23, 2019 in Free Tip Tuesday

One of the biggest pieces of teaching a child how to sleep independently is making sure they are not overtired. If your child’s awake time windows are too long, their cortisol levels will rise and they will become overtired. It’s difficult to help a child learn how self-soothe when those cortisol levels are too high.

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