Category: Newborn

Advice

Juggling Bedtime Routines

I still remember the thoughts running through my mind when I brought my newborn home to meet my 23 month old. It was exciting, amazing … and terrifying! Not only was I now the mom of TWO kids, but there was a big question to wonder about. How is my older one going to react

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Advice

Sleep Training and Daycare

Do you have a little one who attends daycare? Some families have the ability to send their child to daycare only part-time as a way to introduce socialization and get a break. But for many more families, sending their kiddo to daycare is a necessity that cannot be changed. And it can become a big

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Young mom and her cute baby sleeping in bed
Advice

Can I Bed Share and Sleep Train?

No. You can’t. If you know me or have ever chatted with me about helping families get better sleep, then you know that I PRIDE myself and my services on being able to come up with a sleep solution that meets your family’s needs. That includes all kinds of variables and parenting choices like schedules,

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Baby

Holiday Havoc on Your Child’s Sleep Schedule

With the holidays approaching, many new parents who have recently gotten their babies sleeping on a schedule are worried that they might regress a little over the holidays. This time of the year is a wonderful opportunity to share your baby’s (possibly first) holiday season with friends, family and loved ones. It is also a

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Adult

Getting Your Partner Involved in Sleep Training

One of the most interesting aspects of my job is that I get to work so closely with such a wide variety of people and personalities. Coming into people’s homes, especially at a time when they’re vulnerable and emotional, lets you get to know them in a hurry. I can honestly say that I’ve never

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Adult

The Benefits of Sleep

Sleep has always been, and will likely continue to be, a bit of a mystery. From an evolutionary standpoint, it seems like something that we should have abandoned a few hundred thousand years ago. The fact that we fall into a near unconscious state for a third of our day, every day, leaving us vulnerable

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Cute baby girl relaxing on bed
Advice

Why Does My Baby Wake Up At 3:00 AM?

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask. Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, or too cold. Well, the truth is that it could be any of those things,

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Advice

Is My Baby Waking Because She’s Hungry?

We’re all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished, obviously, but as anyone who’s been through this glorious journey of motherhood will tell you, kids are shrewd. They’re unimaginably clever. They will find ways to get what they want and they will repeat them relentlessly. Which is not

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Little cute baby girl lying in basket
Advice

The Four Month Sleep Regression

As a professional sleep consultant, I hear the term “regression” used in regards to just about every imaginable circumstance. Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start dropping the ‘R’ word. Some people subscribe to the idea that there’s an eight month regression, a 9 month regression, a 1 year

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Young cheerful mom sitting happily looking at her cute little baby looking in camera with laptop
Advice

Is Sleep Training Safe?

As the parent of a new baby, the number of questions you’re going to find yourself asking are, to put it mildly, astronomical. The old saying about babies not coming with instructions has cemented itself in parental lore for a good reason. Even after spending nine months doing endless research on what to expect when

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