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White Noise: My Pet Peeve

By | 2019-04-03T21:03:12-05:00 April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sleep Environment, Sleep Training|

White Noise: My Pet Peeve   Everyone's allowed to have a pet peeve, right? Mine is white noise. Well not white noise itself. I love white noise. My pet peeve is when a mom with a sleepless baby hesitates to put on some white noise, out of fear that baby will become “addicted” to the white [...]

A Guide To White Noise

By | 2019-04-03T21:02:19-05:00 April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sleep Environment|

A Guide To White Noise   If you’re wondering why white noise is so crucial to your baby’s sleep (and what my biggest white noise pet peeve is) this will give you some background. Assuming you’re aware of the benefits of white noise and are ready to get started, consider this your how-to guide to white [...]

Nap Training and Day Care: Is It Doable?

By | 2019-04-03T14:17:34-05:00 April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|

Sleep Training in Daycare: Is it Doable? If your baby goes to daycare, can he learn to nap independently? Interestingly, there's no clear cut answer to this question. If you're structured stay-at-home mom with a good handle on your baby’s schedule (and you know how to nap train) chances are that it will be easier for [...]

Secrets to a Successful Toddler Bedtime

By | 2019-04-02T21:11:08-05:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training, toddler sleep troubles|

    "Moooooommy... I need a drink..." "... I have to go to the bathroom..." "...I need one more book because you promised!"   Bedtime is supposed to be a relaxing end of the day. If you're like a lot of moms out there, it can feel more like torture. "I want to tear my hair [...]

Why Your Baby Won’t Sleep When You Travel

By | 2019-03-29T12:14:53-05:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Environment|

It's not your fault! If you've ever traveled with your baby, you've probably experienced the difficulties of having your baby sleep in an unfamiliar environment.  It's not just babies who don't sleep well in a new environment. All humans (and animals as well) often have a very hard time falling asleep when not in their own [...]

Can You Sleep Train with Baby In Your Room?

By | 2019-04-08T13:39:30-05:00 March 14th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Environment, Sleep Training|

Can I Sleep Train my Baby in My Bedroom?   Often, by necessity or by choice, baby shares a room with Mom and Dad for the first few months of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you room share until your baby is at least 6 months old, and ideally for the entire first [...]

How To Get Through the Spring Clock Change

By | 2019-03-07T13:02:45-05:00 March 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

How To Get Through the Spring Time Change   Twice a year, I receive a flurry of panicked emails that all sound something like this: The clocks changed and my baby is totally thrown off schedule! Help! What should I do?! First off, let’s all agree that the twice-yearly time change is beyond frustrating when it [...]

An Open Letter to the Impossible Baby

By | 2019-02-27T15:19:38-05:00 February 27th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Troubles|

  To my precious Baby,   I love you with every beat of my heart, every breath in my body, with everything I have. I will live for you, die for you and cherish you to the ends of the earth for all of our time together. You are my greatest gift, my pride and joy. [...]

My Maternal Instinct Won’t Let Me Sleep Train

By | 2019-02-21T15:32:56-05:00 February 21st, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|

My Maternal Instinct Won't Let Me Sleep Train   Does sleep training cause you to ignore your motherly instincts? It depends. First of all, I am the very first person to say that sleep training is not for everyone. Some moms like the idea of co-sleeping or the family bed. Some mothers want to nurse baby [...]

Can Your Baby’s Personality Affect Sleep Training?

By | 2019-02-14T16:11:45-05:00 February 14th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|

Can Your Baby's Personality Affect Sleep Training? Can your baby’s personality affect your sleep training process? Yes! Sleep training is effectively behavioral training. Not everyone likes to admit that because it doesn’t sound sciencey or complex enough, but it’s the truth. Your goal is to teach your baby to fall asleep on his own and put [...]