New teeth on the horizon? Approaching a milestone or nap transition? Don’t cringe, smile! These are signs of healthy growth and development! When you arm yourself with a little sleep knowledge and a hearty sleep training method you can sail through these developmental periods with nothing but new tooth smiles and high fives. Not
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
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,
“My child just doesn’t need much sleep.” FALSE!! Babies, much like adults, can assimilate to all sorts of circumstances. Some assimilate more easily than others; i.e. some babies will display an even keeled temperament even when sleep deprived, just like some adults. Does that mean that they need less sleep? No. It just means they
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
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
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
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