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With the holiday season upon us, there are so many things to get in order.  The presents wrapped, the clothes packed, arrangements for the pets, and remembering to bring your child’s favorite toy.   Just thinking about all of that can make you feel tired and the last thing you want when you reach your destination, is to not to have a plan in place for your little one’s sleep.  ...

Have you ever heard of parasominas? I know I hadn't before I became a Sleep Specialist. Many years ago, I remember sitting in a sleep class and the instructor kept referring to parasomnias as though we all knew exactly what she was talking about about.  I looked around the room and thought, am I suppose to know what that means?  And then I thought, these don't happen to kids, d ...

Unfortunately, it is that time of the year again and the season for sickness is upon us! Every year once the tree leaves start to turn color, I know that means an increase of illness is coming.  If your baby is anything like mine were, you know that sickness can create some disruptions in your usual routine. Even the healthiest baby, in the most sterile environment, is going t ...

It’s that time again! Summer is coming to an end and we are gearing up and getting ready to send our kids back to school. This time of year can make you wonder about how to set up new routines to help your family be successful. How much sleep does your child need? Why does it matter? Let’s talk about it!   The week before school starts, try to gradually adjust your child’s be ...

SIDS can be a scary topic for a lot of parents. Research shows that about 3,500 babies die each year in the United States while sleeping and sometimes this is due in part to an unsafe sleep environment.   It is important to be educated about what you can do to keep the risk for SIDS as low as possible for your little one.   Let’s start out by talking about where a baby should ...

Ever wonder when you should start potty training your child? Do you worry it could negatively impact bedtime? There are usually a lot of questions around the topic of potty training.  While there isn’t an exact age that you should start, most children are ready to begin potty training anywhere from 18-36 months. During that time you might start to notice different signs that co ...

It can be one of the more frustrating and even discouraging things to see your very sleepy baby suddenly start resisting sleep!  It used to be a lovely, smooth process to get her to go to sleep and now out of the blue, that's changed.  You haven't done anything different, you have prepared everything for her to make sleep so inviting.  The lights are low, calm music is playing, ...

When it comes to making the transition from a crib to a big-kid bed, there are two questions that need to be answered. The first is when, and the second is how. Now, if you’re reading this on my website, chances are that you came here looking for some advice about teaching your little one the skills they need to sleep well.  And if that’s the case, then the answer to the quest ...

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