The Time Change is Coming
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
Taking a Walk Helps Sleep
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
Can You Adjust to Lack of Sleep?
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
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
Will Solid Food help my baby sleep through the night?
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
I was a Sleep-Deprived Mom
Yes, I have been a sleep-deprived mom. Not fun. I know the feeling of trying to drag myself through the day doing the tasks required of me. I know the feeling of my muscles shaking or like they could not support me. I have struggled with trying to think because my thoughts seem to be…Read More
My Baby Won’t Sleep
The number one reason your baby will not sleep is because your baby does not know how to sleep. Newborn babies do not have the ability to get themselves to sleep. Babies cannot even calm themselves for the first three months. They are dependent on their parent to do that for them. Developmentally your baby…Read More
I want to share a testimony from a mom that I worked with. Her little boy was trying to nurse to get to sleep and to stay asleep. Mandy, the mom, and Austin, her 4-month old son, were both exhausted when she contacted me for help. This is her story: “My son started comfort nursing…Read More
Sometimes parents have been given the advice to keep your baby awake during the day so that they will sleep at night. Does that really work? It is a false premise to think that making your baby or toddler extra tired will lead to better sleep. The truth is the exact opposite. When a child…Read More
Bring Routine Back
The holidays are over. My days are again in a familiar schedule. I am no longer traveling or sleeping in a different bed with different sounds and sights. It is comforting to be back in my familiar routine. Sleeping in my own bed feels wonderful. Children also need the comfort of their familiar bed and…Read More
What Does Your Child Want for Christmas?
Sleep You might think that your child wants lots of new toys for Christmas but an exhausted child is not going to be able to enjoy them. The holidays become unpleasant for everyone when your child is cranky, irritable and crying frequently. The best thing you can give your child for Christmas is the gift…Read More
Infant Tummy Massage to Relieve Gas
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