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 on how to establish better sleep habits [...]

By |2019-02-15T16:13:50+00:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Newborn|Tags: , |0 Comments

Baby Monitor Reviews

As some of you may know, it’s been a long while since I’ve had babies in my home. My first child was born in 2008, and back then video monitors were not the norm. Lots of people had them, but certainly not everyone. Over the years between my two kids I used a few different [...]

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. Even though we’ve established why it’s important [...]

By |2019-02-01T15:26:02+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Sleep Training|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 to elementary school age. All children “should” sleep about 10–12 hours overnight, and for babies and toddlers who [...]

Sleep Training and Attachment

I tend to answer the same questions over and over again from clients reaching out for sleep training help. The one I get most often is, “Will sleep training harm my baby’s attachment to me as their mother?” Even once a mother knows logically that her child has a sleep issue and that everyone would [...]

How Do I Put My Newborn on a Sleep Schedule?

Last Updated . I’m writing this blog post not because I believe newborns can or should be on a schedule, but because I know this is a question frequently asked by new parents. First, let’s define two terms -  newborn and schedule. Newborns are babies aged birth–16 weeks, counting from their due date. If [...]

By |2019-02-08T14:04:58+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Getting Baby to Sleep Longer, Science of Sleep|Tags: , |2 Comments

My Favorite Products – Newborn Edition

As I’m writing this post, I’m really kicking myself for not putting this list together sooner! Below you’ll find a number of recommendations with links (if you click and purchase, Amazon gives me a small percentage - so thank you!!) of products I found absolutely invaluable when I had my babies. I often give my [...]

By |2019-01-29T14:07:11+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Newborn, Swaddling, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Properly Dream Feed Your Baby

Last Updated . Dream feeding is one of those terms that gets tossed around so much that everyone assumes that everyone else knows the exact meaning of the term. Yet when you dig a little deeper, you realize that people have WILDLY different definitions of the same exact term! Just so [...]

How Many Naps for my Baby or Toddler’s Sleep Schedule?

Last Updated . Newborn and 1-month-old nap schedule (0–8 weeks) Babies do some crazy stuff those first 8 weeks. Sometimes they sleep around the clock, sometimes they sleep in 10 minute increments, sometimes they’ll only sleep one, 5-hour block from noon to just before dinner, then they’ll be awake all night. Whatever they’re doing, [...]