Expert Advice on Baby Sleep

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  • 4 Signs Your Child Needs More Sleep

    By Dana Obleman
    Sometimes we have to do a little detective work to find out if our kids are actually as well-rested as we want them to be. Here are my top four signs your child needs to get more sleep!
  • Are you ready for Sleep Training?

    By Kelly Weygandt
    As parents we have all had sleepless nights that seemed like they would never end. Undoubtedly at one time or another we have all searched for ways to get our children sleeping better and to get more sleep ourselves.
  • Bedtime Routines

    By Ronee Welch
    Bedtimes routines are an essential cue to a child's mind and body that sleep is drawing near. They can be implemented as early as day one, though most parents find it easier to begin them after things have calmed down a bit.
  • Conquering The Early Morning Riser Once And For All

    By Kelley Thompson
    Early Morning Risers! As parent’s most of us have been in this situation the sun has yet to rise and there is our bright eyed child staring at us intently through the monitor or once they are in a regular bed, staring a hole right through us as they stand over our sleeping bodies. As if we are eagerly going to jump out of bed at 5 am with gleam in our eyes and excitement in our voice. We are thrilled to see our child each morning, if only they could not wake up before the chickens, I may have more pep in my step throughout the day.
  • Cultivating Baby’s Ability to Self-Soothe

    By Jennie June
    If cultivating your baby’s ability to settle or self-soothe, thus providing healthful, less fragmented sleep, is important to you, then be mindful of this important process when responding to your tired, fussy baby
  • Developmental Milestones and Your Child's Sleep

    By Kelly Weygandt
    Just when you think you have settled into a routine in your young child’s sleep patterns something comes along to turn it upside down. As you search for answers to these frustrating interruptions you may likely find developmental milestones to be the culprit.
  • Drowsy But Awake

    By Michelle Winters
    If you have a child who is having sleep problems, or if you have read anything about children’s sleep, you have probably heard the term “Drowsy But Awake” and how important it is.
  • First 12 Weeks Made Easier!

    By Rochel Ferman
    15 steps to make the first 12 weeks easier!
  • Help With Early Morning Wake Ups

    By Michelle Winters
    There are two different types of early mornings. One we call “early rising” and that is typically defined as before 6:00AM. I consider anything before 6:00 AM the middle of the night! The other is when your child may wake at 6 or 6:30, but it is too early for you.
  • How to Dress your baby at night

    By Arlene Fryling
    The weather is turning colder at night. You might be adding blankets to your bed or wearing warmer pajamas to stay comfortable. The big question is: How should you dress your baby at night?
  • How to Help My Baby Nap Longer

    By Nicole Johnson, The Baby Sleep Site
    Most parents love it when their baby starts sleeping through the night or, at least, most of the night. But what if your baby is sleeping well at night but taking short naps? How can you help your baby nap longer? Today, we share 3 ways you can help your baby nap longer.
  • Making the Transition From Crib To Bed - Are You Ready?

    By Becky Roosevelt
    Nothing quite marks the end of your child’s “baby” stage as when they make the transition from the crib to a big girl/boy bed. If you want to set your child and yourself up for success during this transition, follow these six steps to make the move as smooth as possible:
  • Never Wake a Sleeping Baby… Myth or Fact?

    By Kelly Weygandt
    If you have young children chances are you have heard the old adage “never wake a sleeping baby”.
  • Newborn Sleep Tips

    By Michelle Winters
    The first thing I suggest parents talk about is where they want their baby to sleep. While this may change depending on your child’s temperament and other factors, it is good to have a plan and have that discussion with your partner.
  • Recognizing Your Child’s Sleep Cues

    By Randi Forschler
    The best time for naps and bedtime is before your child becomes overtired. When children are pushed too far between sleep times, their bodies respond by releasing cortisol (a stress hormone telling the body to “fight or flight”) bringing your little one to a more alert state.
  • Redefining Sleep Training - Start Here For A General Overview!

    By Kelly Weygandt
    Having small children is exhausting. From sleepless nights with your newborn to early wakings with your infant to bedtime battles with your two year old, leaving you wondering if you will ever sleep again.
  • Safe Sleep, Healthy Sleep

    By Kelly Weygandt
    Healthy sleep habits are as important for your baby’s growth, development and well-being as proper nutrition. Unfortunately, our babies are not born with a full set of sleep skills; in fact, we have to teach them.
  • Signing up for classes around a schedule?

    By Aimi Palmer
    Are you sat with the swimming class schedule for the next season and wondering how the heck can you book a class in advance not knowing what nap times will be?
  • Simple Tips To Get Your Baby To Sleep More

    By Tamiko Kelly
    Sometimes you try everything in the hopes that something will finally help your baby sleep more. The constant wakes up are wearing you out. You’re starting to feel like a Jack-In-The-Box constantly popping in and out of your baby’s nursery all. night. long.
  • Six Essential Facts for Keeping your Baby Safe

    By Joyce Davis
    We are pleased to provide young families with the latest information about products, helping ensure that the safest cribs are used across the United States. Moreover, we educate families about safety mattresses and bedding, as well as recommendations for safe sleeping practices for babies.
  • Sleep and Scheduling Tips for Traveling With Your Baby

    By Stephanie Carslake
    Are you preparing for summer travel? Are you bringing your kiddos? Are you beginning to feel the anxiety start to rise? Don’t be afraid, traveling with your little ones can still yield positive sleep! Here are some tips for getting successful sleepers, even while traveling!
  • Sleep Routine Suggestions for 12-24 month old babies

    By Linda Szmulewitz
    Once your child turns one and begins toddling as well as really taking in all the information you are relaying to him and also responding back, this is where parenting really begins. Your child is now becoming a truly interactive human being.
  • Sleep Tips for the First Year - A Guide By Age

    By Renee Wasserman
    “How is your baby sleeping?” must be the most commonly asked question any new parent gets during the first year of their baby’s life. "It's a given that babies get up a lot during the first three months, and it's important to have realistic expectations," says Harvey Karp, M.D., creator of the DVD and book, The Happiest Baby on the Block.
  • The 3 C’s of Sleep Training

    By Kelly Weygandt
    Anyone facing sleep challenges with their young child knows how frustrating and confusing it can be. It seems everyone has a different opinion on how to fix the problem and each opinion contradicts the last.
  • The Importance of Lovies in Sleep Training

    By Danielle Rowe
    Many of us still have that beloved blankie or stuffed animal from our childhood stored in a box in the attic….AND there is no way we are going to get rid of it!
  • Tips to consider when choosing your Baby’s Sleep Environment

    By Amanda Bude
    Where a baby is “supposed to” is a common discussion for all new parent’s. There are advantages and disadvantages to every type of baby sleeping arrangement.
  • To Lovie or Not to Lovie: Making the Case for Transitional Objects

    By Kelly Weygandt
    Parents, are you wondering when, if, or how to introduce a lovie, blankie, teddy, or as we sleep specialists call it- a transitional object- to your child’s crib?
  • Traveling With Your Baby

    By Lucy Allen
    When you’re planning a family holiday with your sleep trained baby you might be worried about how this vacation is going to effect their sleep, and yours.
  • Why Your Baby Will Love A Lovie

    By Leslie Black
    Bumpers, toys and big blankets can be unsafe and are not recommended by Health Canada and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Aside of safety, things like mobiles, lights or too many toys can distract your baby and make it difficult for him or her to fall asleep.
  • “Falling Back” -Tips for Managing the End of Daylight Savings

    By Becky Roosevelt
    Whether you’ve marked your calendar that daylight savings ends is near, or you haven’t given it a second thought, if you have children it’s important to consider how the time change will affect them.
  • “Springing Forward” - Tips for Managing the Start of Daylight Savings

    By Becky Roosevelt
    Daylight Savings is about to start. Springing forward an hour does not have to mean disaster for your child’s sleep. Here are a few tips for managing your child’s sleep during the Daylight Savings transition: