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4 to 3 nap transition

The 4 to 3 nap transition.


The 4 to 3 nap transition is a sign that your baby isn’t a newborn any longer!  Your baby’s sleep is changing and becoming more adult like.  Instead of going in to deep sleep at the beginning of their nap, they are now going through stages before entering in to the deep sleep that your newborn baby used to do…

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…

You are not alone in your sleep struggles!


  Sleep can be so challenging.  As new moms or even second or third time moms we can struggle with our little one’s sleep.  Sometimes we feel like we are alone in our sleep struggles, especially if all our friends tell us what dream sleepers their child is. If we are second or third time moms we feel like we…

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…

How to teach your baby or child to love napping in their crib.

How to teach your child to LOVE napping in their crib.


Many parents struggle with babies or children who just won’t nap in their cribs, but sleep well overnight.  They may protest when put in their crib, don’t sleep very long or need to be rocked, soothed or pushed in the stroller to get to sleep.  It can be frustrating to not know why they can sleep reasonably well overnight in…

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…

Sleep Book Review 2: New Contended Little Baby Book (Gina Ford)


Gina Ford is a UK based author who has 20 years of experience working with babies. She worked as a maternity nurse at a time where formal qualifications weren’t offered or expected. Her book is written from personal experience of working with over 300 babies. The New Contended Little Baby Book combines feeding and sleeping routines for parents to follow.…