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Let 2018 Be The Year Of Good Sleep For Your Entire Family

Let 2018 be the year of good sleep for your entire family

First off, Happy New Year!  I can’t believe we are already in 2018! Are you still struggling to get your child to sleep?  Do you feel you have tried everything and your child’s sleep still isn’t improving? It is never to late to start good sleep habits.  I have said this before, but I can’t stress how important it is to create good sleep habits for your children.  It is NEVER too late or too early to begin. I work…

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How Many Hours Of Sleep Does My Baby Need?

How many hours of sleep does my baby need?

One of the most common questions I receive from parents is “how many hours of sleep does my baby need?” To help answer your question, I have attached a simple chart for your reference. Age: 1-3 months Total hours of sleep (nap and night) should be between 14-17 hours Age: 4-11 months Total hours of sleep (nap and night) should be between 12-15 hours Age: 12-24 months + Total hours of sleep (nap and night) should be between 11-14 hours…

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What Is Keeping Your Baby From Staying Asleep At Night?

What is keeping your baby from staying asleep at night?

There are a number of reasons why your baby could be waking up in the middle of the night. We drive ourselves crazy wondering why we can’t keep them asleep. Are they too cold? Are they too hot? Are they hungry? Did they spoil their diaper? Truthfully, it can be extremely difficult to identify what the real cause of your baby waking up is. Let me help you narrow down to some of the most common reasons why. 1. Transitioning…

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What Does A Sleep Consultant Do To Help My Child Sleep?

What does a sleep consultant do to help my child sleep?

Many of you have heard the term Sleep Consultant, but aren't sure exactly what that entails.  I am going to answer one of the most common questions I get…what does a sleep consultant do? Each and every sleep consultant is different.  My goal as a sleep consultant is to help you and your child work through the challenges you are facing in regards to sleep and at the same time, provide you with unconditional support. Let me walk you through an example…

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Sleep Deprivation And Sleep Training

Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Training

You hear that cry over the monitor that makes you anxious and scared. You are worried that your baby is going to get up for the 4th time tonight. You are too scared to look at your phone for the time, but you do it anyways. How is it only 3am in the morning?! I remember praying that my baby would go back to sleep or on the other end of the spectrum, pray that others would be awake to…

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Worried About Daylight Savings Time And Your Child’s Sleep?  I Was!

Worried about daylight savings time and your child’s sleep? I was!

It is that time of year again…the time we as parents get a bit anxious about our child’s sleep and it gets dark by 5 pm (I hate this part). I was worried that my son was going to wake up earlier than he already was which was 5-5:30 am! Like that wasn’t early enough. This was before sleep training and knowing absolutely nothing about how to adjust his internal clock. So what do you do when this joyful time…

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Teaching Your Child To Sleep Independently

Teaching your child to sleep independently

Many parents come to me and ask me how early they can start sleep training their child.  These parents are sleep deprived, wake up every couple of hours in the middle of the night to tend to their child and/or can’t function throughout the day. As a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, I have learned strategies and techniques to coach parents to teach their children independent sleep. I do not recommend sleep training your children before the 6 month mark, but…

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Quality Sleep And Academics

Quality Sleep and Academics

Would you encourage your children to sleep more if I told you it affects their academic performance? Prior to sleep training my first baby, I noticed the effects of disturbed sleep.  He was happy most days, but I started to notice he falling asleep while eating his lunch.  I was concerned as it continued for a couple more days.  I knew he was falling asleep because of his poor sleep schedule at night and I felt extremely guilty.  Waking up…

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Are You Uncertain Whether Or Not You Should Sleep Train Your Baby?

Are you uncertain whether or not you should sleep train your baby?

As a new mom, I was hesitant to implement sleep strategies in order to have my 8-month-old sleep longer than a 2-3 hour stretch at night. It took me quite some time to find a method of sleep training that my husband and I felt comfortable with – a gentle to intermediate method. I found a method that allowed us to comfort our baby and it worked great! By the third night, my son was sleeping throughout the night and…

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Sleep Train Now, Vacation Later (With Ease)!

Sleep Train Now, Vacation Later (With Ease)!

My baby was 10 months old when my husband I left him at home with my parents for the very first time (overnight). Were we scared? Hell yes! We were with him every day until that point…feeding him, comforting him and caring for him in any which way we could. Traveling is one of our favourite things to do - we love everything about it! . I recall telling a few people that we were going away on a vacation…

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