World Sleep Day 2018

  March 16, 2018 www.worldsleepday.org What a wonderful day; World Sleep Day!  According to www.worldsleepday.org, “World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.”   This years slogan, “Preserve your rhythms to enjoy life” is aiming to raise awareness of the importance of circadian rhythms … Read More

Four Tips to Surviving Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings is days away, but no big issue, right?! You’ve been focusing on establishing or maintaining excellent sleep up to this point to ensure this transition is easy and smooth. If not…no worries, there is still time (click here for help). To continue on this journey of easy sleep through the daylight savings time change, follow my tips below: 1.  Tune In With Your Attitude and Feelings Did you know that parents or guardian’s feelings and emotions about sleep can highly dictate how well (or poorly) a child sleeps? Your child is super intuitive, so if you’re feeling stressed … Read More

2 to 1 Nap Transition; A 3-Blog Series on Daytime Sleep

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 difficult because they get caught up in the change of times for sleep: adjusting naps typically means earlier bedtime.  Life will change during this transition, but remember it is a phase.  Focus on the end goal of maintaining healthy sleep for your child, and family, … Read More

Sleep, Eat, Live with Two Children

Sleep Eat Live With Two Children

A common question I receive is “How do I venture out of the house with two small children and their napping schedules? I feel house bound!” As a mother of two small children (3 year old and 6 months old), I understand!  Some days I feel the same.  Yet, being a sleep consultant, I also value good sleep for my children.  Here are four tips to help you break free from the house, all children in tow, keeping their precious sleep in mind. Prepare During Nap Time You want to have everything ready to go; bags packed, snacks in the … Read More

Three Months… A Schedule?

Three Months Old A Schedule

Do I believe a three month old can be on a consistent, predictable sleep schedule? No. Do I believe there may be some similarities from day to day, but nothing too forced? Yes. Sleep slowly starts to become organized in the brain, but it’s not until the four month “birthdate” in which sleep is more on a concrete schedule due to a large brain development.  The three to four month period is a great time to begin working on healthy sleep habits, but also knowing that a true schedule shouldn’t be in place. If you’re anything like me, examples help.  … Read More

Spring Forward: Sleep Tips for Daylight Savings

Spring Forward: Tips for Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year again, to change the clocks.  Sunday, March 11th, 2018 @ 2:00am set our clocks forward one hour.  Many people dread losing an hour of sleep, but for your children it can be a positive experience.  This is the one day a year your child will wake up later, so, enjoy it! If is you survived “falling back” then “springing forward” is a piece of cake.  For children, this is the least disruptive of the two.  Though deemed to be easier, it is still a change to your child’s sleep (and overall) schedule.  Here are a … Read More