Why sleep training may not be working in your family.

Why sleep training may not be working.

It can be so difficult when you have started sleep training your little one, only to find that you are not seeing the success you were hoping to.  After doing your homework, researching, and choosing a method and then getting up the confidence to start, it can be a letdown when you are weeks into the process and still having sleep training problems.  Maybe your little one is still struggling to fall asleep independently at Read more…

Separation and toddler's sleep

Separation issues and your toddler’s sleep.

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Sleep is an ever-evolving thing when it comes to babies and toddlers. Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out then something else happens to put us off track. So many things can affect sleep at this age – developmental milestones, life changes, what happens day to day, that it can leave us scratching our kids sometimes. Toddlers can especially struggle with sleep because they have a much bigger concept of the fact Read more…

Sleep training an older child

Sleep training an older child.

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Most people think sleep training is for babies and toddlers, but I’m noticing increasingly more elementary school-aged children needing sleep training help.  Today we’ll talk about how you can approach sleep training an older child. If you have been following me on Instagram, you’d know that I recently had to sleep train my 8-year-old! His sleep regressed after I was hospitalized and then we immediately went into quarantine for Covid 19. He was getting out Read more…

Covid 19 sleep regression tips and tricks.

The Covid 19 sleep regression: tips and tricks to get your kids back on track.

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The Covid 19 sleep regression is real! Being stuck quarantining 24/7 for months on end during a pandemic is something none of us have ever experienced, could prepare for in advance, or know the emotional and physical toll it would take on us. So, while we parents are struggling with this new way of life, it is no wonder our kids are struggling as well, and this is coming out in their day to day Read more…

Sleep pressure is such an important aspect of sleep and ensuring you or your little one sleeps well. Find out more about it here.

Sleep Pressure: everything you need to know about it.

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Sleep pressure comes up a lot in my conversation with the clients I work with and I imagine you might have heard it mentioned and wondered what on earth it means. Oftentimes the first time I mention it to a new client I get a questioning look, and I don’t blame you. This would have been me before I became a sleep consultant! What is sleep pressure? In a nutshell, without enough sleep pressure, we Read more…

Circadian Rhythms are an important aspect of helpig your child and baby sleep well. Learn all you need to know about your circadian rhythm here.

Circadian rhythms and your child’s sleep.

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Almost all the different physiological processes in our bodies are governed by a circadian rhythm including alertness, heart rate, mood, digestion, and sleep.  Due to the earth revolving around the sun in a 24 hour period our circadian rhythms have adjusted to doing the same. Our body clock is the system in our body which helps to regulate our sleep and wake timing which then governs our circadian rhythm.  Doing the same thing every day Read more…

8-10 month sleep regression tips

Surviving and thriving during the 8-10 month sleep regression.

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Just like so many other regressions that happen for our little ones this regression is to do with developmental milestones. The 8 – 10 month sleep regression, unlike the 4-month one, doesn’t have anything to do with sleep milestones though. At this age, babies are going through lots of mental and physical milestones including crawling, scooting, sitting up pulling up and cruising. Babies are also absorbing a lot of language, begin to understand object permanence Read more…

witching hour for toddlers

Witching Hour: How to handle it with older babies and toddlers.

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We know that the witching hour is quite common in newborn babies, and though it is difficult to deal with, it does tend to hit a peak and then start to improve around the 6 – 8 week mark. But did you know that older babies and toddlers can also experience their own version of the witching hour? Toddlers and older babies can have a period of time, in the late afternoon and early evening, Read more…

seperation andxiety and sleep

How to handle sleep when your baby is experiencing separation anxiety.

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Separation anxiety can rear its head when a baby is between 6 to 9 months old. Many parents worry that it will make sleep times worse and they call me not knowing what to do. Or I get a call saying their baby is now crying a lot at bedtime and no longer sleeping independently due to separation anxiety. I’d like to tell you though, that there is a way your baby can sleep as Read more…