How dark is dark?

Darkness is one of the most common conversations I have with inquiring families and in my workshops.   There are a lot of misconceptions around how dark it should to be for sleep.  It’s believed that some think too dark during the day will continue the day and night confusion, causing worse sleep.  I can reassure you, if your child is older than 6 weeks of age, this is no longer a concern.  When your child isn’t sleeping well during the day and/or night, it isn’t because it’s too dark – instead they likely their room is too light and … Read More

Newborn Baby Sleep: Myth vs Fact

You have spent countless hours adoring your baby belly, preparing the nursery and learning about the joys (and horrors) of birth.  Before you know it, you’re holding your precious bundle of joy.  Many emotions run over you; your a sappy mess (thank hormones!).  Then you have a frightful realization; you forgot to learn about some important topics regarding your babe after they arrived – eat, poop and sleep!  You take a deep breathe and realize those aren’t rocket science topics, you can do this…and YOU CAN DO THIS!  But if there is one topic that will get you in a tizzy, it’s sleep. … Read More

Drowsy, but Awake

Drowsy, but awake. I find many parents are confused with this statement. Does this mean eyes are open?  Closed? Do I make my child drowsy? How does that happen?       Drowsy.  Drowsy is nothing you “do” to your child. You know that they are ready for sleep…they may even give you sleepy cues. Drowsy is based on your child’s age and how long they’ve been awake and with this knowledge you know their body needs rest. This is drowsy. Awake.  The key to a successful and easy sleeper is laying them in their crib with eyes open. You … Read More