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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…

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…

Top tips for transitioning from co-sleeping.

Tips for successfully transitioning from co-sleeping.


Transitioning from co-sleeping can bring about a lot of anxiety for parents.  Sometimes because their child has never slept in their own bed or crib and other times because the co-sleeping started because of sleeping difficulties their child or baby was having when they were in their own crib.  If your child was sleeping well while co-sleeping, and the co-sleeping…

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…

Potty Training and Sleep


Many parents worry about how to coordinate potty training with sleep. When toddlers start potty training they begin to have a newfound awareness of parts of their bodies that can lead to disruptions in sleep, not only at nighttime but also for naps as well. This is because the new sensation of needing to pee or poop can wake them…

How to talk to your kids about sleep.


I have been inspired after spending the better part of the weekend chatting to my 4 and 6 year olds about the importance of sleep, the need for early bedtimes after the incredibly late Thanksgiving night; and the signs I knew that they were tired (even if they wanted to convince me they weren’t!).  Today I’m going to give some…

Two to One Nap Transition


The two to one nap transition is possibly one of the hardest transitions you’ll go through with your little one. I’d love to tell you that it is easy or quick, but it can often take a few months for your little one to make that transition. However, once you have you’ll find that your days are so much freer,…