How to Dress your Baby to Improve their Sleep

The weather is starting to turn cold at night as we are moving into autumn. We all want our baby to sleep during those cold nights. The temperature of the room will affect their sleep. How should you dress your baby at bedtime? You do not want your baby to be cold during the night.…

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How Massage can Improve Your Child’s Sleep

A massage is  very relaxing for adults. The same is true for your child. Massage can be used as an important part of the bedtime routine. It sends a message to your child’s body that it is time to relax and get ready for sleep. To see a happy baby being massaged, click here: Your child…

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Successful Sleeping Baby

Parents wonder whether it is possible for their child to sleep. It can feel hopeless. Parent and child crave sleep as exhaustion increases. There is hope. I received this letter from a mom that I worked with. Testimony of Sue, mother of Jeannie, age 7 months The first few months of my second daughter’s life…

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Does your child have a special comfort object or lovey?

Today a mom asked me if her child should have a comfort object or if that would be a sign that her child was insecure. Most of us have seen a toddler carrying a worn blanket or very loved and tattered stuffed animal. My one daughter carried a life-size doll with her whenever we went…

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Baby Number Two

Exciting News! You are going to have another baby! As a second-time parent you probably have a lot of emotions about having another child. You are not alone, your number one child is going to have a lot of thoughts, feelings and emotions about becoming a sibling. Those emotions for your child might be happy,…

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How long should my baby stay awake?

How do you know if your baby is tired? How often do babies need to sleep? I tell parents to watch for the sleepy signs of their baby to know if the baby is tired. Each baby has different sleepy signs so you need to learn the sleepy signs for your child. Some babies become…

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Good Sleeper Award

I have been traveling this summer and I have had the fun of seeing some of the families I had helped. These babies deserve the “Good Sleeper Award”.  They were not always good sleepers but have learned the skill of healthy sleep habits. I met one family with a seven-month old. The mom had called…

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Eight-months old and asleep in less than ten minutes

The eight-month old little boy yawned and rubbed his eyes. His mother said to her guest, “Excuse me, it is time for his nap, I will be back in a few minutes.” Less than ten minutes later the mother returned. The guest said, “Is he asleep already? I did not hear any crying!” The mother…

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Sleep is like a Puzzle

Some of our children seem to fall into a good sleep pattern without much effort. The easy child goes to sleep without a whimper and sleeps through the night at a very young age. We wonder what we did right! Then there are the other children who seem to fight sleep in every possible way.…

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A Safe Crib

One question when preparing for your new baby is how to decorate the crib. If you go in any baby store there are lots of options of cute bumper pads and beautiful matching blankets. You can find them in any theme you want: jungle animals, princess, spider man, and many more. They are adorable. What…

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Early Risers and Night Owls

Getting your child to sleep even if the sun is up Some of our little early-risers are up as soon as the sun is. I have a daughter like that. She seems to sense when the sun is even thinking about coming up. She jumps out of bed, eager to start the day. Maybe you…

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“Maybe your baby does not need very much sleep” 


  Have you had anyone say that to you when you voiced frustration about your child not sleeping? Recently, several parents have told me that family members and even people from the medical profession have told them it is “normal for some children to not sleep much; maybe your child just doesn’t require very much sleep”.…

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Infant Tummy Massage to Relieve Gas

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Testimonials

Adrienne G.
Adrienne G.
8 months ago
We worked with Arlene to sleep train our 22 month old son who had been bed sharing and nursing to sleep. She helped us develop a sleep plan that was specific to our son's needs. It addressed both his nighttime sleep and his naps. It really took the guess work out of the endeavor, because as a parent, even if you read all the sleep books, there are many different opinions and it is hard to know what is right. Arlene was attentive, flexible and available to answer all of our questions and concerns. I would highly recommend working with her! Our son now sleeps 11-12 hours a night and put himself to sleep on his own. Sleep training him has been a game changer for me (I sleep now too!) and for him. He seems well rested and his development seems to be progressing faster now too. His language skills are flourishing since he is getting better rest.
Ella H
Ella H
10 months ago
Arlene has helped our family tremendously with sleep. We were feeling like we were at the end of our rope not getting any sleep. I paid for Arlene's service in desperation at 4:03am one morning after waking up 3 times at that point. I spoke with Arlene the next day. We had a long conversation to help us understand the sleep patterns and what our child was going through at that specific point. We felt heard and felt that she understood what we needed and she set up a very detailed plan for us. I got started with the plan before details were emailed over. It was such a game changer in the first night. We followed her plan each night for two weeks and the progress that our child and us (as the parents) made in those two weeks were tremendous. We now have a child who doesn't need much help during the night and are seeing our child sleep more during nap times, too. Arlene exceeded my expectations. I've worked with a sleep consultant in the past and the level of care & work Arlene put in was so much more helpful. We highly recommend her services. She will get you and your child(ren) the sleep you need! Thank you Arlene
Begoña Cirera
Begoña Cirera
a year ago
Arlene helped me first with my first son who was 2.5 year old when I hired her. He slept with me during breastfeeding. He never wanted to sleep in his crib. I was due with my second, and I needed better rest, and had no clue how to get him to sleep away from my bed. I even had to sleep w him during naps, or he wouldn’t sleep. I had to walk him for hours to fall asleep every night. It was awful. Two weeks after Arlene helped us create a program for him, he was done!!! He was sleeping in his own room, all night (12+ hours) and he was SO HAPPY during the day. We learned so much, and all made so much sense. After trying methods and books, nothing worked. My son is almost 6, and he falls asleep at 7:30pm every evening, until 7:00am. As a parent, you know how precious those hours are. With my second one, I didn’t make the mistake of waiting until he was two to train him to sleep. By 3 months, we slowly started, with Arlene’s help. I never had to walk him or be there for him to fall asleep. He’s now 3, and he is a great sleeper, much better than his big brother ever was, still takes 90-min naps, and sleeps 11 hours a night. Every penny I spent to hire Arlene’s expertise is worth it. My only regret was not to look for her sooner. Lifesaver, 100%.
Amanda C
Amanda C
2 years ago
We just wrapped up our second time working with Arlene, and had another great experience! Arlene helped us sleep train our first baby a few years ago when she was 4 months old at the time. She was a terrible sleeper, waking up once every hour and needing to be rocked to sleep for what felt like hours and hours each day. I was a stressed, exhausted, and worried first time mom, and I was drawn to Arlene’s calm and experienced approach. She gave us an option for a gentler strategy that worked for us at the time, and was detailed and responsive in her sleep plan and attentiveness. Our daughter just turned 2.5 years old and is still a great sleeper. So once our second baby turned 4 months recently, we did not hesitate to work with Arlene again. We now have two rockstar sleepers in our household, thanks to Arlene! It means the world to us that she was there to help guide us, instill confidence, and most importantly, help teach our children such a valuable skill they will undoubtedly benefit from for the rest of their lives.
Abbey Stidam
Abbey Stidam
5 years ago
Arlene Fryling at Gentle Touch Sleep Time helped our son sleep, which helped us sleep! We were having trouble transitioning our son (4 months at the time) from his rock-n-play to the crib and our amazing sleeper since birth was all of a sudden not sleeping very much. Arlene talked with us about what was going on with his sleep and why the change in his sleep pattern. She answered all our questions and calmed our worries and frustrations. She came up with a sleep plan that worked for our family. She guided us every step of the way. He is now an amazing sleeper again! He is 18 months old and sleeps 12 hours at night and takes a 1 1/2 - 2 hour nap. He loves to sleep and never fights sleeping. I am so thankful we had Arlene Fryling help us and we were able to teach our son to sleep.