Are you an expecting or new parent on the hunt for a great baby monitor? READ THIS!
As someone who has been working with families for more than 20 years in a professional capacity, I am often approached by different companies and other specialists and professionals about products I recommend, or even simply to review child and/or sleep related products. This morning I got an email from Kayla at reviews.com who […]read more
Creating Healthy Sleep Habits with Twins and Multiples – Part Two
Part Two of a Two Part Series Getting adequate sleep with a newborn in the house (and helping the baby sleep) is a challenge for any parent, but if you are the mother or father of more than one baby, this can be especially difficult to achieve. Additionally, I tip my hat to you! […]read more
Sleep: Creating Healthy Sleep Habits with Twins and Multiples
Part One of a Two Part Series Getting adequate sleep with a newborn in the house (and helping the baby sleep) is a challenge for any parent, but if you are the mother or father of more than one baby, this can be especially difficult to achieve. Additionally, I tip my hat to you! I […]read more
March 13th – Time to Spring Forward!
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time ‘springs forward’ by one hour Sunday, March 13th. Like a good number of parents of young children (especially those with wee ones we’ve worked so hard to get into a routine and schedule), I would prefer to see annual time changes abolished, but since I can think […]read more
Travel Tips for Babies and Toddlers
This is a very common time of year for people to take family holidays. If you are planning a family trip or getaway with a baby or toddler, it really is important to consider how travel plans are going to affect your child’s sleep routine. This is even more important if you have recently […]read more
SIDS & Safe Sleep Practices
After putting my youngest, still a baby, to bed last night, I read an article about a baby who died after going into heart failure. The baby (6 weeks old) was thought to have been sleeping in her parents’ bed and accidentally suffocated. Suffocation due to avoidable circumstances and factors, does not fall under the […]read more
Products We Love – Sleep Solutions
Being in this line of work for almost ten years, there are certain sleep related products that have proven to be very helpful to families, time and time again. Here are a few of our favourites! 1. The Halo Bassinest http://www.halobassinest.com/ Brought to you by the makers of swaddles and sleep sacks for best […]read more
The Mysterious Short Nap
The most common question that I am asked as an Infant Sleep Coach, is about sleeping through the night. The second most common question is why babies cannot nap longer than 30 or 40 minutes. Some parents spend what feels like an eternity to get their baby to sleep, only to have them wake 20 […]read more
Daylight Savings Time – Tips to Spring Forward With Babies & Toddlers
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time ‘springs forward’ by one hour on Sunday, March 8th. Like a good number of parents of young children (especially those with wee ones we’ve worked so hard to get into a routine and schedule), I would prefer to see annual time changes abolished, but since I can […]read more
Maternity Sleep Help Coming Soon!
I am SO excited to be embarking on some professional development specifically about maternity sleep, and to soon be able to offer prenatal support for Mamas, in addition to educating families about infant/child sleep, and beyond. While it is becoming more common for families to ready themselves for “sleep shaping” with infants, by seeking the […]read more
Tips for Time Change – Fall Back 2014
Yes, it’s THAT time of year again. Oh joy! For children who are quite structured with going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning, the time change can cause a ‘sleep debt’ for a little while which is why it is most noticeable in babies […]read more
There IS such a thing as too happy in the crib!
Most parents are ecstatic to learn that their infant enjoys being in their crib. The sounds of cooing and playing at bedtime or when they wake, are a sign of good things! Well…believe it or not, this can also be a not-so-good thing, for a couple of reasons. (In addition to the dangers of positional […]read more
SLEEP: How Much is Just Right for My Child?
“How Much Sleep is Optimal?” For new (and repeat!) parents or clients, this is a very common question! There is no firm answer; the younger the child, the more likely the amount will vary a little. However, there are general guidelines that you can use to see if your little one falls near the mark […]read more
A quick note about Swaddling