Sleep training is emotional for parents. The goal of sleep training is for a child to learn to go from awake to asleep without any assistance. This is a skill each child will need to learn because it is a skill for life. For parents, it is often difficult to watch your child trying to…Read More
Coronavirus fears are everywhere. Life feels upside down and crazy right now. Many families are confined to their houses. How can you survive and thrive while working at home with children? Five Tips to Survive Work From Home with Children 1. Follow a consistent schedule Our body works best on a schedule of food…Read More
This week I saw a little two-year-old ask her mom if she could “go nap”. She went happily to her bed, snuggled up with her blanket and favorite stuffed animal. She slept for 2 hours and woke up happy and smiling! Our toddlers want to sleep. It feels amazing to be well-rested. Our children love…Read More
School performance is significantly impacted by the amount and quality of your child’s sleep Nutrition, exercise, and sleep are necessary to be healthy and able to learn. If your child is falling asleep or yawning in class or while doing their homework, your child is not getting enough sleep. Other signs of inadequate sleep are…Read More
Postpartum depression is more prevalent than we realize. Research says that one out of five new mothers deals with some degree of it. Postpartum depression is common and normal. It is very treatable. It is OK to talk about it. Many times the birth process and then the nursing and caring for their baby is…Read More
I recently had a dad tell me that he likes to keep his 4 year old son up to watch movies with him on the weekend until 11 or 12 PM. A store employee told me about her frustration with parents in the store at 9 PM with children who are crying or running up…Read More
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,…Read More
A frequent question parents ask me is: “Why won’t my baby sleep?” The number one reason is the baby or toddler does not know how to sleep. Children must learn many skills after they are born. Sleep is a skill they need to learn. A newborn baby does not know how to get themselves to…Read More
Everyone needs sleep to be healthy. Our bodies and brains need restorative sleep to keep every system functioning well. Sleep should be a priority for parents and children. Sleep restores the brain When you are exhausted, it is a struggle to think clearly. The brain needs sleep to function well. I know from my own…Read More
Spring Time Change On Saturday night, March 10, you can go through your house and move your clocks one hour forward. The problem is that your child does not have a button which allows you to adjust their body clock. Spring ahead Daylight Saving Time means you will lose an hour on Sunday, March 11. If…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!