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Confessions of a sleep consultant
My boys are great sleepers.  Of course they are, it’s what I do for a living!  I love sleep and find that I really need a full night’s sleep to be productive, so I’ve always been really consistent with their sleep. Ok…that’s not completely true.  Like everyone, there are... Read more
Introducing a Lovey to your baby
When I start working with a family, one of the first things I do is recommend giving the child a “lovey”.  A lovey is any item that your child can use during the night and naps to find comfort and soothe themself back to sleep.  They can help for... Read more
Stop the Sleep Wars!
Sleep is such a hot topic that can cause some pretty heated debates.  Whether you bed-share, room-share, sleep train or anything else there always seems to be a reason that what you are doing is wrong.  I must say, I am getting very tired of these debates!  I want... Read more
Daylight Savings is coming up: Here’s how to help your children adjust!
On Sunday November 1st, the clocks will go back one hour. The idea of “falling back” is scary for many parents.  Those with little ones who already wake up early will now be up even earlier! Many parents fear they will be starting their day at 4:00 am.  That... Read more
Everything You Need To Know About Overnight Potty Training
Will overnight pull-ups confuse your child while potty training? Will moving straight to underwear at night ruin your child’s good sleep? Can you face all the laundry?! These are important questions to ask when deciding how you want to handle your child’s potty training and sleep.  Some books recommend... Read more
Handling Sleep Regressions
Sleep regressions are a dreaded fear for many parents!  It can be very frustrating to have your child suddenly waking in the night or fighting naps, especially if you have put a lot of work into teaching healthy sleep habits.  The most common reason for regressions are developmental and... Read more
Baby & Toddler Room Sharing in 6 Easy Steps
  The thought of putting 2 (or more) children in the same room seems to terrify most parents!  I have heard from many parents that the idea is so scary that one parent (usually dad) has to sleep on the couch just to avoid putting kids together.  While room... Read more
Why Is Parenting So Hard at Night?
The theme in all my posts is about sleep (of course!). When babies are born, they don’t know how to fall asleep on their own.  As they grow, if they don’t learn this skill, they will absolutely struggle with sleep.  However, many toddlers and older children actually possess the... Read more
Top 5 tips for preventing early morning wake-ups (& giveaway!)
Is your toddler getting up at the crack of dawn? If so, you are not alone.  It is very common for toddlers to wake up early, especially once they are having a lot of consolidated sleep.  This is one of the biggest frustrations from parents who are exhausted with... Read more
Preparing your child for a sleepover with friends
  Often around the age of 6, children are starting to get invitations for sleepovers.  By this age, many children have had sleepovers with grandma and grandpa or another trusted family member, but have never slept over at a friend’s house.  Although your child may be great with grandma... Read more