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

What Is Baby Sleep Training?

I’m not aware of any other commonly used term that has so many varied definitions as the phrase “sleep training.” Various people will discuss the subject without realizing they have wildly different definitions of the term! Even pediatricians and sleep experts mean different things when they discuss the topic. In other blogs, we've established why [...]

By |2019-06-07T13:37:49-07:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is My Baby Getting Enough Sleep?

I’m grateful for the opportunity to shed some light on this question since the answer is relatively straightforward. Assuming we are not talking about newborns, the guidelines I’m about to put forward apply to all kids through elementary school age. Children “should” sleep about 10–12 hours overnight. And for babies and toddlers who still nap, [...]