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

Breeze into Daylight Savings

I love the fall! Cool, crisp mornings, changing colors, a consistent routine with school and work – there’s just something in the air that is different. You tend to slow down a bit and enjoy. Life is peaceful. With this season change and transition into the winter months, we experience Daylight Savings.  I’ll be honest, like many parents, daylight savings is something I typically despise. The transition of losing an hour of sleep and adjusting your circadian rhythms is exhausting and disruptive. Yet this year, this year I’m actually looking forward to it. I know! Call me crazy, but I’m … Read More

The Truth about Teething

It’s a common concern. My child isn’t sleeping because they are teething.   While I can’t imagine the pain our little ones endure when a new tooth is about to pop through, we can’t blame consistent bad sleep on teeth. The truth is, from the day your child is born until they sprout their two year molars – they are always teething.  And if you ask me, two years of poor sleep (because of those darn teeth?!) is a long time to suffer. When parents ask me if I believe their child’s poor sleep is due to teething, I return … Read More