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How to teach your baby to welcome sleep.


  From the moment my sons were born there were 2 main things I worried about: sleeping and feeding. As long as my babies were gaining weight I knew that they were okay in the feeding department. Sleeping was completely different. If they weren’t sleeping, I wasn’t sleeping and this just led to a cranky and overtired baby and an…

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The benefits of healthy sleep.


In honor of World Mental Health Day last Tuesday, I am writing this post on the benefits of healthy sleep for parents and children.  Sleep is such an important part of everybody’s life.  Not getting enough sleep can be frustrating and make us feel depressed.  Ensuring that our children get enough uninterrupted sleep (for naps and overnight) is not only…

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How to survive the end of daylight savings.


The end of daylight savings (or “Fall Back”) is now less than a month away.  Set your calendars for Sunday November 5th. Unlike daylight savings most people don’t end up with that “sleep in”, but instead find their kids are up an hour earlier.  Your kids’ sleep period hasn’t moved, but your clock has. I often embrace the end of…

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Technology and Sleep


Kids love watching TV, playing on tablets or stealing Mommy and Daddy’s phone to play some games. As parents we often relish that time because our kids are calm and occupied which in turn gives us some downtime too. It is also tempting to pop on that TV after dinner to occupy one child while we get the other through…

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Why is sunlight so important for sleep?


You have probably heard about how important sunlight is for your general health. Sunlight increases the production of serotonin, which is known to improve your mood. Sunlight also increases your energy as well as aids in getting vitamin D into your system, which helps with maintaining your bone strength. Apart from that, sunlight is incredibly important for sleep. Light helps…

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Bedtime Routines


Establishing a consistent bedtime and sleep routine early plays a key roll in helping your child learn how to become a great sleeper. The sleep routine provides a cue to your baby or child that sleep is coming. It is also an excellent way of spending some wonderful quality time with your little one after the busyness of the day.…

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Sleep Training and Sibling Room Sharing.


Deciding to sleep train your baby when they are room sharing with an older sibling needn’t be difficult.  It is natural to worry that the baby will wake up your older child with all the crying and worry about how your older child will react to the crying.  There are steps you can take to make the sleep training process…

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Dropping naps altogether


Working out when your child is ready to drop naps all together can be quite difficult. Talking to friends with children will give you varying answers on age and how they made the decision. Some people decide because their child was refusing naps or because it was affecting the bed time routine, making it difficult to get their child to…

Does going to sleep later mean waking later in the morning?


Many parents who struggle with early risers wonder whether putting them to bed later will mean they sleep later in the morning. Children in general are early risers. A 6 am wake up is certainly not outside the realm of normal. In general every child has their ‘sweet spot’, a time they are naturally inclined to wake up. As an…

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Developmental changes and your baby’s sleep.


In their little lives babies will have periods of disrupted sleep whether it be from sickness, tiredness, mental or physical developmental changes or any number of things. The disrupted sleep that comes with the mental and physical developmental changes are hot topics I see discussed a lot. On Facebook mom’s groups and bandied about the Internet I often see these…