Naps dictate much of the first three to four years of our children’s lives. Good nap days, off nap days, short naps, long naps, no naps, wishing to nap – the word “nap” is likely in our daily vocabulary for many years. Depending on the day, we know those naps affect – positively and negatively… Continue reading Transitioning to No Naps
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… Continue reading How dark is dark?
The parenting journey seems very unique in this day of age. There’s been no other time in life where information is readily available at your fingertips. What a blessing and a curse. Along with our own journey navigating our gut feelings with social media, internet researches, and more – you always have family and friends… Continue reading Sleep, Parenting & The Holidays
The majority of children make the shift from two naps to one nap between 15-21 months. This transition, however, can be one of the most difficult. You may encounter a few rough months where one nap is not enough yet two naps are impossible. Mental Preparation I find this transition for parents is the most… Continue reading 2 to 1 Nap Transition; A 3-Blog Series on Daytime Sleep
All children are different, so it’s not a surprise that their nap durations are different. In my house of two children, I have two very different nappers. One is a short, specific napper and the other a long, easy-going napper. Same family, same environments, two very different outcomes. Before we discuss the details of a… Continue reading Short Nappers vs Long Nappers; A 3-Blog Series on Daytime Sleep
My baby doesn’t nap well…Maybe they don’t need much sleep? All babies are built to sleep – day and night! You’ve tried every trick in the book to help your child nap: rocking to sleep, holding them, a car ride, wearing them while bouncing on a yoga ball, but nothing seems to work. Like clock… Continue reading The Need for Naps; A 3-Blog Series on Daytime Sleep