In the first part of this mini-series, I touched on some realistic expectations to set when it comes to night feedings. Now it is time to dive into the practical side - what to consider when deciding whether or not to keep them AND how to strategically create and implement a sleep plan that improves your baby's sleep while doing what is best fo...
PART 7-1 OF 7-2 AREAS COMMONLY OVERLOOKED OR NOT STRATEGICALLY PLANNED
This is the last part of my blog series covering the seven areas often overlooked or not strategically planned when sleep training. It also happens to be the beginning of my new series on the ten myths of sleep training.
The specific area often not strategically planned that...
PART 6 OF 7 AREAS COMMONLY OVERLOOKED OR NOT STRATEGICALLY PLANNED
Ahhh. The paci, dummy, nookie, soother, bo-bo, comforter, binky, piece, or whatever you choose to call your child's pacifier! For a lack of better words, it can be a double edged sword. On one hand, it can be extremely helpful with sleep and contribute to reducing the risk of SIDS. O...
When we talk about this, two major scenarios comes up. Let's touch on each one. To make this easier to discuss, let's call the child who is receiving help to create healthy sleep habits Sylvia and the older sibling Evie.
So your infant or toddler is about to or has recently experienced a big change, huh? Perhaps it’s a move, the welcoming home of a new sibling, their first time at daycare or with a new nanny, the loss of a loved one (even our furry humans), divorce, or maybe a crazy pandemic?!
Whatever it is, note that big changes naturally can throw off sleep and...
An additional area that parents often assume is out of their control or that they do not consider is childcare and sleep. And while it is true that parents don't have complete control, it is not accurate to say you have none.
PART 2 OF 7 AREAS COMMONLY OVERLOOKED OR NOT STRATEGICALLY PLANNED
When it comes to your baby's sleep, it is important to first check that they have all of the major building blocks in place. If you have not done so yet, check out my previous post Why Won't Baby Sleep?
With all the rapid growth and development in those early years, it is no...
PART 1 OF 7: COMMONLY OVERLOOKED OR NOT STRATEGICALLY PLANNED WHEN SLEEP TRAINING
Time and time again I hear parents say, "We have tried EVERYTHING to improve our child's sleep! We are at a loss which is why we are finally reaching out. You are our last resort...that is if my child is even one who can do this!"
Stress. Inability to focus. Lack of productivity. Emotional decision making. Snap judgments. Irritability. What do these all have in common?
They are all side effects of sleep deprivation!
With everything going right now because of the pandemic... Figuring out school for the older kiddos. Working from home with no daycare. Keeping the kids occupi...
Parents of preschoolers during this time? I bow down to thee. 🙌🏼 Right now is way more difficult than the norm!
Just from my perspective as a Child Sleep Consultant and Former Nanny, I am telling you it is not the same. And I am sure you would agree. What we are experiencing right now is so difficult for many of our little ones.