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We have had a few days of warmer weather here, and the sun is lingering a little longer in the evenings, which means it is time for daylight savings to spring up again! It’s time to “spring forward” those clocks this Saturday, March 13th. Many parents dread this adjustment, because it means we all lose an hour of sleep and it can potentially throw off their little one’s sleep f ...

Typically, I like to sing the praises of darkness as it relates to good sleep, but right now I am going to switch gears and talk a little bit about light and how it can also help our bodies sleep. Different Types of Light Light is the most important outside influence affecting sleep. It has dramatic effects on sleep, impacting the circadian rhythm, melatonin production, and s ...

Your baby has officially grown into a toddler and with that transition comes a lot of fun but also a lot of challenges!  One of those challenges being sleep. Typically, when a child turns around 18 months sleep troubles can start to occur, even in children that were amazing sleepers as babies. These sleep concerns may include a lot of protesting at nap time or bedtime, multiple ...

I know that a lot of us are staying home for the holidays this year, however it is still that time of year when a lot of people will pack up and hit the road to spend the holidays with their loved ones. Whether you are staying home or heading out of town, the holidays can really disrupt a child’s sleep. So here are your 12 holiday sleep tips to help make your child's holiday sl ...

Whenever I got sick growing up, my mom would always say, “You need to go get some rest; sleep is the best medicine.” But as a child I didn’t want to rest, I wanted to play! I didn’t have time to lay down, I had things to do. However, now that I am a mom myself, I am hearing those same words echo from my mouth to my littles. Well I am here to tell you that there is a lot of rese ...

The morning light is starting to take longer to come through those blinds and the darkness in the evenings arrives a little sooner these days, which means it’s that time again for Daylight Savings to end and our clocks to “fall back” an hour. Chances are you have finally gotten your little one into a great sleeping schedule where she goes down without a fuss, sleeps soundly thr ...

Fall is officially here! The shorter cooler days give relief from the summer heat, and the hustle and bustle of the holidays approaching starts to ring in the air. This transition brings about warm drinks, cozy blankets, and more time off with friends and family. However, for some people these fall and winter days also bring about a feeling that is not so warm and fuzzy. A feel ...

Alongside many other parents, I am currently embarking on the journey of distant learning with my 6 year old daughter. Although it has gone surprisingly better than I ever could have imagined, there are still components to this type of learning that have brought about some concerns. One concern that has caught a lot of attention recently has been the amount of increased screen ...

Well it’s that time again when summer plans are coming to an end and the first day of school is right around the corner. Wait…did I just say the first day of school? Yes. Yes I did. No matter how much we want time to slow down so we can have more answers, the harsh reality is that it won’t. August is still approaching, the first day of school is still going to happen, and there ...

Below is an outline of recommendations for babies' and children's sleep needs.  We also put together sample sleep schedules so you can see what your baby or child's daytime sleep schedule can look like.  These are sample schedules so there could be individual variation meaning your baby's sleep schedule may not look exactly like what is outlined.  Our belief is that if it's wor ...

Why didn’t we try this sooner?! As we speak he is sound asleep in his crib – and has been since 7:15 pm.

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