I frequently hear my client’s state during consultations that their child “hates their crib.” This is a common issue for families who are embarking on a sleep training journey and have had difficulty putting their baby down to sleep in the crib. Not using the crib typically leads to a slew of other negative sleep
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.
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
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
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.
Free Tip Tuesday- How sleep training can preserve the intimacy in your relationship. Historically, bed times and age appropriate schedules not only provided parents with much needed sleep, they also served to preserve that sacred “adult” time. It is not uncommon in recent times to see parents doing the opposite, using their children as a way
Today’s Sleep Myth: True or False? Sleep training is just leaving your child to cry by itself. The answer to that myth is in fact FALSE. Sleep Training is a multi-layered process of helping to teach your child how to sleep uninterrupted all night long as well as take consistently long daily naps. This
60-Second Monday Mood Booster Getting your bare feet onto the earth provides a plethora of amazing health and wellness benefits and is a great, quick way to boost your mood. “Basically, the theory is that our bodies are meant to come into contact with the Earth (a “grounding” force) on a regular basis. Positive electrons
This is one of my favorite times of year! Late winter and early spring are the months in which the Family Sleep Institute allows me to educate their sleep consultants on safe sleep and how to reduce the risk and incidence of SIDS. Educating families on safe sleep became a passion of mine a few
How to lay a solid sleep foundation from birth Here are Our Top 5 Tips: Practice putting your baby down drowsy but awake as frequently as possible. Set the sleep scene; keep the sleep environment cool, dark and use white noise. Use a separate sleep space – while letting your baby sleep on you won’t