Our babies can begin to learn habits after about 2 months of age. It is important to build good sleep habits in our children so that we do not have to break the unsustainable and undesirable habits. When your baby is crying in the middle of the night everyone wants the baby to sleep.…Read More
Each day comes with a list of requirements and opportunities. Our school age children have homework, music lessons, or sports demanding their time. To fit everything in our day, bedtime gets pushed back. These activities are good for our children, but not when they are robbing our child of the sleep they need. Sleep is…Read More
I hope 2017 will be a year of great sleep for your whole family. I don’t know what your goals are for 2017 but I hope they include making sleep a priority as it is a necessity for health and happiness. I meet and talk with families who are struggling with sleep. Lack of sleep…Read More
A tired child will be a grumpy child. The first step to having a happy child during the holidays is to keep your child well-rested. First Tip: Make sleep a priority. Provide a time and a place for naps. Keep your child as close to their regular nap schedule as possible to avoid an overtired…Read More
Yes, it is that time of the year. Fall is when the clock falls back and you get an extra hour (in theory). What does that mean for your child’s sleep? Their normal bedtime will feel like an hour earlier and your child might want to wake up an hour earlier in the morning! Yikes!…Read More
Going for a walk has many benefits for parents and children. Exposure to sunlight will reset each person’s body clock. Our body clock tells the body when to wake up and when it is time for sleep. It tells all the body systems how to function within a 24-hour circadian rhythm. Newborns can be born…Read More
I spoke at a Sleep Workshop last week. The woman introducing me asked the audience of about 50 people how many of them received 8 hours of sleep per night. I was shocked that not one person raised their hand! Most of these people did not have babies to keep them awake at night yet!…Read More
Traveling with a baby or toddler can be challenging. Good planning and preparation can greatly improve the experience. Keep sleep a priority for your child. This will lead to a happier child you can enjoy. Follow their familiar sleeping and eating schedule as much as possible. Take a break during the day for your child…Read More
No! That is a myth. Many parents ask me if starting solid food will help improve their baby’s sleep. Solid food or a full tummy is not what helps a baby sleep when they are over four months old. There are no studies which show that starting solid food will lead to a child sleeping…Read More
Testimony from a successful sleeping baby and family: I can’t say how thankful my husband and I are for Arlene and how she walked with us through getting our sweet daughter to sleep more through the night. I read what seemed like every article on google on how to get your baby to sleep and…Read More
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"FROM WAKING UP 3-4 TIMES PER NIGHT TO SLEEPING 11 HOURS!
When our 8 month old daughter, Claire, was still waking up 3 to 4 times a night, we knew we needed help. Thankfully, we contacted Arlene at Gentle Touch Sleep Time, who not only developed a detailed sleep plan for us, but shared some small changes we could implement during the day to help with night time sleep. We followed the plan and made the changes to our baby's schedule, while Arlene emailed us daily with suggestions and support. Her insight and experience were invaluable. By the end of the first week, Claire was only waking once, and by the end of the second week, she was sleeping 11 straight hours! I highly recommend purchasing a package today. You deserve a good nights sleep, and so does your baby."
"He is sleeping so much better now and is way happier than ever!
5 month old who had been sleeping in the swing:
Thank you again, Arlene, for helping me with my son, he is sleeping so much better now and is way happier than ever! He actually doesn't even whine anymore when I put him down. He will talk, and play with his feet, and I've noticed that he will Squish his nose and face against the bed to put himself to sleep.
"As a family we are all sleeping so much better now and it is all thanks to Arlene.
9 month old:
Working with Arlene was such a wonderful experience, she is very knowledgable and showed so much patience and support while we were trying to establish better sleep habits for our 9-month old daughter. The sleep plan Arlene prescribed was reasonable and easy to follow and after two weeks our daughter went from waking up 2-3 times a night to sleeping from 6:00pm to 7:00am the next morning. We cannot thank Arlene enough for her insight and guiding us through this process.
- Buncab Family
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6 month old:
Mina is very happy! My husband and I are VERY happy! I feel like I have gotten my life back; I have the energy to read, make dinner, and talk to my husband about things other than sleep :). We are much more relaxed. It was challenging to let her cry at the beginning, but there is a lot less crying and a lot more sleeping happening now for ALL of us. I hope we can keep up the sleep momentum; if not, I know who to call!