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, [...]

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 when 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 write this 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 you [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:13:54-07:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Newborn|Tags: , , |2 Comments

My Favorite Products – Newborn Edition

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Photo Credit: Nynne Schroder The newborn weeks are so special! I have a lot of newborn sleep posts to help you [...]

By |2019-06-18T15:19:39-07:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Newborn, Opinion|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Time Changes When Traveling

Last Updated . I get questions every week from clients on how to deal with time zone changes when traveling. This post is mainly for my Northern American clients traveling from coast to coast. However, I do also have articles for Asian travel, and my top tips for family travel! To make this easy, [...]

Baby’s Sleep Changes

We've all heard some version of that saying — "the only thing we can count on happening in life is change." I started Baby Sleep Trainer because I was shocked that I wasn’t able to compel my newborn to sleep “better.” And I spent all my time and energy in the first few months of [...]

My Favorite Products

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Photo Credit: Shitota Yuri Over the years, and after having worked with thousands of clients, I’ve curated a list of child [...]

By |2019-05-22T13:17:03-07:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Eat-Wake-Sleep Cycle

Last Updated . Parents will see the “Eat, Wake, Sleep” (EWS) cycle recommended in various books and online as a way to encourage their newborn to sleep longer. There is a reason the eat wake sleep (EWS) cycle has persisted as a recommendation for over a decade. It is because it really is an [...]

Dealing with Jet Lag and Kids – Asia Edition

I wrote a guest blog post for my good friend Jody Che. The article was specifically focused on the jet lag in kids associated with traveling to and from Asia. However, the basic information on dealing with large time zone changes while traveling is in there! Here's the excerpt: Lots of my clients are international [...]

Getting Started with the Baby Sleep Trainer Method

Understandably a lot of parents wonder when is the right time to start using the Baby Sleep Trainer method to sleep train their infant or toddler. Since some methods claim to be able to sleep train newborns, while others ask you to wait until baby is 6 months old, it’s understandable parents are curious as [...]

By |2019-06-26T14:41:02-07:00May 30th, 2017|Categories: Getting Started|Tags: , , , |4 Comments