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 […]

  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 […]

The ultimate key to surviving the 4 month sleep regression is to make a plan to teach your baby a new way to sleep. But in the interim, while you are creating your plan, there are a few things you can do to keep your sanity.     Make sure baby is getting enough sleep. […]

Truth is, this is a total normal development milestone. I know, it’s not fun at bedtime or in the middle of the night.But here are some helpful tips & tricks! -Put them in a sleep sack -If they can still manage, put the sleep sack on backwards -If the crib has a higher side, turn […]

Interview with Rivertown Moms Did you know that March 19th is World Sleep Day?  We thought that was the perfect time to get some advice from one of our favorite sleep experts!  We spoke with Natalie Homem from Sleepy on Hudson, who shared some great information about babies and sleep! World Sleep Day is […]






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