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toddler sneaking out of room after bedtime

Keeping Your Toddler In Their Room

Toddlers are persistent! Once they set their mind onto something, they “need” it and will do everything in their power to obtain it – whether it is having that neglected toy that their older sister just picked up or escaping their bedroom after the light goes out. A toddler leaving …

is melatonin safe for kids. mom giving melatonin to daughter

Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

Melatonin is recommended by homeopathic experts as a safe, natural way to improve sleep, in other words, a sleeping aid. And in a lot of ways, that’s true, but there’s a whole lot more to understand about it before you or your child use it. So is it safe or …

baby sad to go to sleep

Why Is Your Baby Afraid Of Their Crib?

Can you relate to this scenario?  Your family has taken the initiative to develop better sleep habits and you’ve started enforcing your new sleep routine.  Then all of a suddenly on day 3, your little one has developed a newfound aversion for his or her crib. The second you put …

Are white noise machines safe for babies? Baby with headphones on.

Are White Noise Machines Safe?

Recently, the safety of white noise machines has been raised in the news and on social media. And if you have been following my tips and advice about how to help your child to sleep through the night, you will know that I recommend using a white noise machine. So, …

how to navigate sleep training in a daycare setting

How To Navigate Daycare While Sleep Training

If you work outside of the home, a huge decision is who is going to take care of your little one when you go back to work. Common choices are daycare, private in-home care, a nanny, or if you’re fortunate, grandma. Daycare is usually the more affordable and practical option …

Is your baby's snoring harmless? What to do if your baby snores.

Is Your Baby’s Snoring Harmless?

Have you ever heard your little one snore or snort in their sleep? As a parent, it sounds absolutely adorable. But is snoring or mouth breathing normal or even okay for your baby? Parents often think that snoring is an indicator that their baby is sleeping soundly. Even children’s books …

a nursery perfect for sleep, nursery do's and don'ts

A Nursery Perfect For Sleep

There are so many amazing nursery design ideas nowadays. Just plug “nursery” into Pinterest and you will find many drool-worthy rooms. But are all these rooms designed with sleep in mind? Movies tend to show the last step for setting up the perfect nursery is assembling the crib. The dad …

How does teething affect your baby's sleep.

Does Teething Affect My Baby’s Sleep?

Drooling, discomfort and crankiness are often signs that a tooth is trying to push through your baby’s gums. And once teething starts, it tends to be blamed for every ailment imaginable, including poor sleep. Baby has a fever… must be teething. Baby is crying more than normal… must be from …

Sleep deprivation affects your relationships

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Relationships

Families that commit to sleep training will often tell me that they now have more energy, are happier, and get along with their partner more. Family life seems to just flow easier. Before sleep coaching, sleep deprivation can take a toll on your attitude and relationships. So, what is it …

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