How I Overcame Postpartum Anxiety

I can’t speak of how I started Baby Sleep Trainer without discussing my struggle to overcome post partum anxiety. Hands down, the 8 months after I gave birth to my first child were the darkest of my life. In retrospect, I think my anxiety stemmed from two issues. First, I am a type A person. [...]

By |2019-08-16T15:48:59-07:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Get Dad on Board With Sleep Training Support

I generally shy away from assuming families using the Baby Sleep Trainer online courses follow the “traditional” family model. I’m talking about where Mom is the baby’s primary caretaker, and is not the main breadwinner. In this dynamic, it’s also assumed Dad works outside the home in paid employment. Many times Mom does some sort [...]

Top 3 Tips for Baby Sleep Safety

Sleep safety is paramount at Baby Sleep Trainer. For all the unfounded concerns about sleep training and crying, I often wish families would be more concerned about their child’s sleep environment. Especially since once a child is sleep trained, they’ll be spending about 12 hours overnight in their crib, and around 2-3 hours each day. [...]

By |2019-07-06T13:41:45-07:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What Helps Baby Sleep When Teething?

Of all the issues that might disrupt a baby’s sleep (like rolling, standing, or illness), few things send families into a tizzy more than teething. This seemingly endless process starting as early as 4 months, and lasting as long as preschool, is blamed for any number of sleep problems. So what helps baby sleep when [...]

What Are Baby Sleep Cycles?

As families delve more deeply into what sleep training is and when to start, parents will often ask themselves, “What are baby sleep cycles?” Infant sleep cycles are very similar to adult sleep cycles. However, there are some significant variations which I will cover in more detail below. Photo Credit: Nynne Schrøder What [...]

How to Help Baby Sleep on a Plane

Admittedly, it’s been several years since I’ve helped my little ones sleep on a plane. I confess that it gave me such anxiety that I avoided it as much as possible. However, I flew back and forth frequently with my first child because while I lived in Manhattan, our extended family lived on the west [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:08:30-07:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Are Baby Sleep Sacks Safe?

When you’ve been a sleep coach as long as I have, it really seems that you’ve heard every question that could possibly come up surrounding how to get a baby to sleep through the night and take great naps. One question that I get surprisingly often is, “Are baby sleep sacks safe?” Or the related [...]

By |2019-05-30T15:19:40-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Baby Sleep Training for Newborns

Sleep training can begin anytime a child is 16 weeks of age or older, counting from their due date.  However, many families wonder about baby sleep training for newborns. Over the years, I’ve given parents tips about how to get their newborn sleeping longer stretches at night. And also how to establish better sleep habits [...]

By |2019-06-06T14:22:16-07:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Newborn|Tags: |0 Comments