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Daylight savings is coming to an end soon.   This year it’s on Sunday November 3, 2013.  It will be time to “fall back” the clocks.   It can be a dreaded time for parents of young children because with this, comes an adjustment that does not happen immediately.  This is because children tend to be more structured in their bedtime and wake up around the same time each morning an ...

A family contacted me a couple months ago with a sweet little two year old boy who was a pretty good sleeper until there were some terrifying tornadoes this Spring that came dangerously close to his family’s house.  After those very scary events, he struggled to go to bed at night and would often want to crawl into bed with Mommy and Daddy in the middle of the night.   He was a ...

Should a night light be used in a child’s room?  If so, how bright should it be?  What color is best?  Where should it be placed?  I am often asked about using a night light in a child’s bedroom, if you have a young child you have more than likely have had the night light discussion.  It is a tricky one because while night lights have a good purpose when used appropriately, the ...

If you have a baby or young child who has had or is having sleeping difficulties, chances are good you have tried to find a way to help your child sleep better.  Maybe you read a book, called a friend, talked to your doctor, or took it a step further and looked into hiring a certified child sleep consultant.   I have talked to many tired parents who said that they have been thi ...

I have had a few parents who have asked me where they can find red light lights based on my blog post yesterday.  The night light featured in yesterday’s blog is the one that I personally use for both of my children’s bedrooms and they love it!  It is called the IC Innovations Red Night Light 45000.  It was very inexpensive, $6.00, including shipping and arrived at our house in ...

As a Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, I offer solutions to families with young children who are having difficulties sleeping.  Most families who contact me have read every book, tried every method, and have even been to the doctor on a few occasions to discuss their child’s sleep.  Some parents have even resorted to giving their child melatonin supplements because ...

Daylight savings is coming to an end soon.   This year it’s on Sunday November 4, 2012.  It will be time to “fall back” the clocks.   It can be a dreaded time for parents of young children because with this, comes an adjustment that does not happen immediately.  This is because children tend to be more structured in their bedtime and wake up around the same time each morning an ...

If you are a parent with young children, the task of finding a babysitter can be daunting.  Where do you find a good babysitter?  How do you know they are qualified?  How do you know you can trust them?   To find a good babysitter, asking friends, family, and your community is always a good step.  This is usually very natural and an easy way to find a good babysitter.  There ...

Toddlers are such a joy to have around, they make you appreciate the little things and remind you how precious life really is.  They also have a curiosity that can be incredibly fascinating and can be at the same time, very frustrating. If you have a toddler living in your house you will draw comparisons and hopefully a laugh from the following list. How do you know a toddler ...

I have received many calls from worried parents and some previous clients telling me that their child was a good sleeper and now she is not.  The next question is almost always, what happened and how do we fix it?  I fully understand the concern and frustration that comes along with a change in a child’s sleep but the good news is there is usually a reason why it occurred and i ...

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