When learning to roll over, crawl, or talk, babies can’t help but want to practice it until they master it. Even when they wake up in the middle of the night, that excitement and urge to practice is going to make it a little more difficult for them to get back to sleep. So how should you navigate sleep while your baby is going through these developmental milestones?Read More
A toddler leaving their bedroom may sound harmless, but if it happens often enough, it can be every bit as hard on parents and children as constant night waking. And toddlers can be incredibly persistent when they’re trying to get their way. So, how do we get a toddler to stay in their room without letting the situation escalate?Read More
When I was a kid, my grandfather had a book called, “The Doctors Book of Home Remedies.” I would go to visit and he would tell me all about the latest home remedies he had tried. Even as a child, I have to admit, I was intrigued. Try rubbing aspiring on a bee sting. Quiet a colicky baby by running the vacuum cleaner. Swallow a teaspoon of sugar to cure your hiccups. I’m not sure what it is that I found so fascinating about curing ailments with common objects they had lying around the house, but obviously I wasn’t the only one. So, what about Melatonin as natural way of helping your little one get to sleep?Read More
If your baby is waking seven or eight times a night and insisting that you come in and rock her back to sleep, it can have a serious impact on everybody’s sleep. A lot of babies have developed a dependency on nursing, rocking, sucking, and so on, to get to sleep, and it’s not something they can overcome in 15 or 20 minutes. Solving that issue takes some real work and a firm commitment from you.Read More
This week I was pleased to write two guest blog posts for Katie-Rose on her lifestyle blog WildRosebuds.com. If you aren't familiar with WildRosebuds.com, you should check it out... Katie-Rose blogs honestly about motherhood and style.Read More
Summer is here and that means vacation time for many families. And while summer vacation is a welcome break for everyone in the family, sometimes it can throw off your family’s sleep schedule.
When planning your trip, consider how your travel plans may impact your child’s sleep routine. Remember that everyone will have a much more enjoyable vacation if you organize your trip in a way that allows for as little disruption as possible to your little one’s sleep schedule.
Here are some tips to help ensure sure your child gets the sleep they need during your travels:Read More