Blog 2018-07-18T21:08:41-05:00

Are Baby Hammocks Safe?

April 17th, 2019|Sleep Environment|0 Comments

Are Baby Hammocks Safe?   Many parents rave about their baby hammocks and swear by them to help with fussiness, reflux or uptight babies. And in truth, hammocks seem to be a lot more comfortable [...]

Sleep Training When Siblings Share a Room

April 11th, 2019|Sleep Environment|0 Comments

Sleep Training When Siblings Share a Room    It can be scary to think about sleep training with two kids in the same room! When your kids share a room, there are a few things [...]

Helping Big Kids Sleep with Tapping

April 5th, 2019|preschool sleep troubles|0 Comments

Helping Big Kids Sleep with Tapping  Sleep issues with older children are almost always based on some element of anxiety, or a child's inability to relax. Your 5 year old may be popping out of [...]

White Noise: My Pet Peeve

April 3rd, 2019|Sleep Environment, Sleep Training|0 Comments

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 Guide To White Noise

April 3rd, 2019|Sleep Environment|0 Comments

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 [...]

Nap Training and Day Care: Is It Doable?

April 3rd, 2019|Sleep Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

Secrets to a Successful Toddler Bedtime

April 2nd, 2019|Sleep Training, toddler sleep troubles|0 Comments

    "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. [...]

Why Your Baby Won’t Sleep When You Travel

March 26th, 2019|Sleep Environment|0 Comments

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 [...]

Can You Sleep Train with Baby In Your Room?

March 14th, 2019|Sleep Environment, Sleep Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

How To Get Through the Spring Clock Change

March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

An Open Letter to the Impossible Baby

February 27th, 2019|Sleep Troubles|0 Comments

  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 [...]

My Maternal Instinct Won’t Let Me Sleep Train

February 21st, 2019|Sleep Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

Can Your Baby’s Personality Affect Sleep Training?

February 14th, 2019|Sleep Training|0 Comments

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 [...]

If Your 4-6 Month Old Won’t Nap, Read This

February 6th, 2019|Nap Training|0 Comments

If Your 4-6 Month Old Won't Nap, Read This Naps can be tough before 6 months of age. If you’re struggling to put your baby on a set nap schedule, don't be hard on yourself [...]

Sleep Pressure

January 31st, 2019|Nap Training|0 Comments

Sleep Pressure   What is Sleep Pressure? It’s the key to good naps! Seriously, once you know this, your baby's naps are guaranteed to improve. Sleep Pressure is a biological process that makes our bodies [...]

How to Night Wean Your Baby

January 17th, 2019|feedings|0 Comments

  If your babe still wakes to eat multiple times a night, you don’t have to sleep train at the same time as you night wean. You can try gently weaning first, and maybe (just [...]

What Kind of Schedule Should My Baby Be On?

January 16th, 2019|Sleep Training|0 Comments

What Kind of Schedule Should My Baby Be On?   In my life as a Sleep Consultant and as a mother, I see most mothers fall into two categories: The Schedulers and The Non-Schedulers. The [...]

Can I Sleep Train My Baby and Still Feed Her Overnight?

January 9th, 2019|feedings|0 Comments

Can I Sleep Train My Baby and Still Feed Her Overnight?   If your baby is younger than 6 months, you may still want to feed her once overnight. This is a personal decision that [...]

For The Toddler Who Won’t Stay in Bed

January 2nd, 2019|preschool sleep troubles, toddler sleep troubles|0 Comments

For The Toddler Who Won't Stay in Bed   If you don’t have a toddler yet, I will tell you now, and consider yourself warned: keep your baby in her crib as long as humanly [...]

Can’t Get Baby To Sleep?

December 27th, 2018|Sleep Troubles|0 Comments

Can't Get Baby To Sleep?   I can’t get my baby to sleep. She needs me to hold her for an hour to fall asleep! He just won’t sleep, no matter what I do...I've tried [...]

Hear This Mom’s Take on Sleep Training Her Babies

December 19th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

Penina, 4 months Meet Ellie and her babies, Benny and Penina Ellie and I worked together last January to teach her son Benny how to sleep. Benny was 18 months old and had [...]

The Secret Language of Newborns

December 12th, 2018|newborn sleep|0 Comments

The Secret Language of Newborns Did you know that newborns have a secret language that they use to communicate with their mothers? If you’re wondering whether you were absent the day they taught the language [...]

Does Your Baby Feed to Sleep?

December 6th, 2018|Sleep Troubles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does Your Baby Feed to Sleep?   Does your baby only fall asleep while nursing? Does he wake up multiple times throughout the night for a bottle, only falling back asleep if you feed him? [...]

Keeping Your Escape Artist in His Crib

December 1st, 2018|toddler sleep troubles|0 Comments

Keeping Your Escape Artist in His Crib   People don’t understand what they’ve never seen, the saying goes. And no application of this quote could be truer than the horror of hearing a thump on [...]

The Shush-Pat for Newborns

November 20th, 2018|newborn sleep|0 Comments

The Shush-Pat for Newborns   Newborns can be fussy. Even more easygoing, mellow babies often have a stretch of the day where things get difficult for them. For many babies, this occurs around 6 pm [...]

How to Know If You Need a Sleep Coach

November 14th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

How to Know If You Need a Sleep Coach   You’re exhausted, clearly, or at least not as rested as you’d like to be. That’s probably why you’re reading this. Maybe you’ve tried sleep training [...]

Tips to Get Your Kids Sleeping Past 5am

November 6th, 2018|Sleep Troubles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Tips to Get your Baby Sleeping Past 5 am Earlier this year, I was featured in TheEveryMom, a website created for millennial moms. The article, titled "Tips to Get Your Kids Sleeping Past 5 [...]

10 Tips to Babyproof your Nursery

October 31st, 2018|Sleep Environment|0 Comments

10 Tips to Babyproof your Nursery   Having a safe nursery for your baby is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Each year, more than 3.4 million children experience [...]

How to Survive the end of Daylight Saving

October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Survive the end of Daylight Saving   “If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour." - Victoria Erickson “Yeah, except if you’re a mom in daylight [...]

Is Sleep Training Really Torture?

October 10th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

  Is Sleep Training Really Torture?   Oh, what a sensitive and hotly debated topic. Technically, everything about child raising is sensitive, but this one seems to get lots of special attention. Pro-sleep-training advocates claim [...]

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Newborn

September 27th, 2018|newborn sleep|0 Comments

The Best Thing You can do for your Newborn The newborn stage is really hard. As a mom, I found this stage excruciatingly difficult on many levels. Recovering from birth, adjusting to the idea of [...]

MYTHBUSTERS: Sleep Training Edition

September 20th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

Sleep Training Myths Undone What's stopping you from teaching your baby how to sleep? Many times we have hidden false beliefs in our minds that prevent us from reaching the outcomes we so badly want. [...]

Traveling with Babies and Toddlers

September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traveling with Babies and Toddlers Traveling with babies has got to be one of the tougher aspects of parenting. Aside from counting and packing diapers, wipes, clothing, pajamas, onesies, and endless baby accessories (think: hats, [...]

How Old is Too Old to Sleep Train?

September 2nd, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

How Old is Too Old to Sleep Train? One of the most often-asked questions I hear as a Sleep Consultant is  "Is my baby too old to sleep train? She’s already __ months old.” 100 percent [...]

Who Sleep Training Won’t Work For

August 28th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

Who Sleep Training Won't Work For As a Sleep Coach, the number one question I am asked is “Will sleep training work for my baby?” I am a firm believer that sleep training works on [...]

The Reason You Can’t get Your Baby to Nap

June 28th, 2018|Nap Training|0 Comments

The Reason You Can't Get Your Baby to Nap Trying to put your baby down for a nap can be extremely frustrating. You put them down, say goodnight and tiptoe out of the room with [...]

Why Sleep Training with a Pacifier isn’t Sleep Training

June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Sleep Training with a Pacifier isn’t Sleep Training Pacifiers can be a godsend.   Especially in those early newborn weeks, when a baby can cry incessantly for no apparent reason. When a baby is still [...]

Handling the Sleep Training Guilt

June 26th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

Handling the Sleep Training Guilt The reason many parents would rather stay up all night for months on end with a crying baby rather than teach them how to sleep is because of the guilt [...]

You’ve Been Getting the Wrong Advice about Nap Training

June 25th, 2018|Nap Training|0 Comments

You've Been Getting the Wrong Advice about Nap Training Would you believe me if I told you that it was important – no, critical – to teach your baby how to nap at the same [...]

Cry It Out: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

June 25th, 2018|Sleep Training Methods|0 Comments

Cry It Out: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly   Let's talk about the elephant in the room. Cry It Out is the most controversial and widely discussed method of sleep training. Today, I’ll [...]

The Real Reason Your Baby Won’t Sleep

June 19th, 2018|Sleep Troubles|0 Comments

Sleep Dependencies   Baby sleep troubles can be confusing. Every baby seems to have a different sleep issue, which is part of the reason that talking to friends doesn’t result in sleep solutions that work.  [...]

Top 5 Sleep Training Mistakes

June 19th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

Don’t Do These Things When Sleep Training Your Baby Sometimes I’ll meet a mom who will tell me “I tried sleep training my baby and it didn’t work. I guess I just have an [...]

Creating a Perfect Sleep Environment

June 18th, 2018|Sleep Training|0 Comments

Setting the Stage for a Great Night’s Sleep If you’re not sure how much your sleep environment affects you, try sleeping with the lights on. Without a blanket. On the floor. Creating an ideal sleep [...]