Tag Archives : sleep schedule

teaching self-soothing skills

Teaching self-soothing skills.


  Self-soothing skills is one of the key components of healthy sleep.  Newborn babies make it look like falling asleep is innate, but in actual fact, as babies get older, they actually find it harder to just fall asleep. This is because learning to sleep and self-soothe, are actually learnt skills. What are self-soothing skills? Self-soothing skills means the ability to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Sleepy cues, wake times or clock times?


Parents often express confusion about how to determine when the best time is for their baby to sleep.  Some people go by sleepy cues, while others strictly adhere to wake times and then others will put there baby down to nap at specific times on the clock.  Which parents are right?  The answer is that there are times in your…