Parenting isn’t easy. The second your feet touch the floor in the morning, you are straight into the busy daily schedule. It doesn’t matter what age or stage your kiddos are at; juggling the demands of parenting can leave you feeling stressed and burned out. A recent survey revealed that 70% of mothers and 54% […]

KEEP DAYS LIGHT AND NIGHTS DARK The easiest way to help with day/ night confusion is to help baby manage their melatonin production. When the sun sets at night, our bodies naturally begin to produce melatonin to help us wind down and prepare for sleep. During the day, the light inhibits the body’s production of […]

Separation Anxiety. Well isn’t that a fun set of words? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Let’s break this down… Separation=apart from, usually in this case, the parent. Anxiety=worry or fear. Most parents that say these two words to me are reporting that their child is experiencing separation anxiety at bedtime and want to know what […]

Sleep training is not always easy, and it can even be downright confusing, especially with all the information and misinformation out there. Ok, so now that we are all on the same page, let’s discuss the most common “mistakes” I see parents make when they sleep train. I usually meet these parents after sleep training […]

I recommended holding on to the nap until at least age 3 and often up through 4 years! You will know your child is ready to stop napping when the nap begins interfering with bedtime or your child begins resisting their nap consistently. Some children will even begin waking earlier or waking in the middle […]

Crying is a very emotionally charged subject in our society today. This is not only because it conveys strong feelings, but because of the way it has been socialized to us. People associate it with certain personality traits and behaviours. When it comes to your child, crying never feels good to hear, yet it is […]

There ARE some circumstances where waking a sleeping baby is actually the best thing to do for your baby’s sleep.   Reason #1- Prevent Day-Night Confusion What is day/night confusion? It is typical for newborns to experience day/night confusion, which is when they mix up their days and nights.  Newborns don’t have biological clocks (yet!), […]

  I just want sleeeep! How to handle middle of the night wake-ups is something that nobody can prepare for, despite how many warnings you received before becoming a parent.   And the truth is, if we were told that sleeping in increments of 45 minutes at a time and trying to function as a […]

Signs of an Overtired Newborn Baby Eye rubbing Arching back Inconsolable crying that you can’t seem to cure Not able to soothe with feeding Why Does it Happen? Babies get overtired very easily.  15 minutes for a newborn can be the timing that can set you up for success or derail your entire evening. Most […]

Your baby needs self soothing skills to sleep through the night. This is the ability to relax herself down so she can drift into sleep.  She’ll need these skills again when she surfaces from a sleep cycle in the night, as all humans do. When you do “sleep training” you are removing your baby’s favorite […]






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