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Drowsy but Awake vs. Awake and Aware.


  In my Facebook sleep group I’m often providing advice on how to help your child learn self-soothing skills and these two particular terms are bounced around a lot.  But what does drowsy but awake mean and how do you achieve it?  And when should you chose awake and aware over drowsy but awake? Drowsy but Awake This is a…

sleep associations

Sleep Associations: What are they and what to do about them.


  What are sleep associations? One of the main reasons that I parents come to me for help with their child or baby’s sleep is because their is a sleep association present. Sleep associations are any action that helps your baby to fall asleep whether that be negative or positive. Adults and children have sleep associations. As adults we might…

Should your baby use a pacifier?


Let’s talk pacifiers! As expectant parents we often wonder whether we should introduce the pacifier, especially when we see toddlers walking around sucking on them or talking around them. I was adamant that my kids would not have a pacifier, and then my son was born and had severe silent reflux and was often in a lot of pain. A…

In honor of World Sleep Day.


If you haven’t heard already, Friday 16th of March is World Sleep Day. Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our lives. When we have good sleep, good nutrition and regular exercise we set ourselves up for good health. Good quality sleep includes making sure we sleep at the right times, for a decent duration and our sleep…

Springing in to spring forward.


On Sunday March 11th it is time to Spring Forward and move our clocks forward one hour.  Was I the only one to get surprised to learn it is only a week away?  Here I was thinking we had a bit more time before the clocks change, but I was wrong.  Let’s quickly learn about the different options we have…

Find out how to conquer your newborn and toddler's sleep schedules to ensure sleep success all around.

Successfully handling newborn and toddler sleep schedules.


It is normal to start to worry about how you will handle newborn and toddler sleep schedules at the same time.  The transition from one child to two can be a little bit daunting, but the truth is you can do it!  You already have the skills to parent one child, so you can absolutely parent two!  My oldest was…

More sleep goals for February.


It is never too late to have sleep goals for improving your little one’s sleep.   Some parents believe that a child will eventually grow out of any sleep problems they are having, however studies have shown that children who have had trouble falling asleep at night, continue having difficulties into adulthood.  To add to that, if your little one…

Lets make February the month of GREAT sleep!


Let’s make some sleep goals for the month of February to improve our little one’s sleep!  It is never too late to decide it is time for a change.  Ensuring that our children get enough uninterrupted sleep is important for them as it not only promotes growth and learning, it helps fight illness.  With all the yucky bugs going round…