Nap Training- Baby/toddler/infant nap training tips, tricks and methods from Natalie Willes, certified infant sleep training consultant located in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR.

Why Sleep Train for Naps and Nighttime at the Same Time

One of the biggest mistakes I always try to keep parents from making when sleep training is separating nap and night training from one another. Some popular sleep training methods even advocate for doing nights first, then days! As you can already tell, I have strong feelings about the correct way to approach this. Read on [...]

By |2019-05-22T12:51:51-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Potty Trainer Sleep Trains

I have a guest blogger! Diana (below) sleep trained her daughter using The Baby Sleep Trainer Program + Support, and she in turn, helped my associate, Rachel, potty train her 3 year old boy. Read on for her experience, and also check out Rachel's experience with Diana's PooLogix program too! <3 -- I would like [...]

By |2019-06-14T15:00:51-07:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Opinion|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, [...]

Sleep Training Methods: Which is Best for Your Baby or Toddler?

Many parents wonder, which is the best sleep training method to use on my baby? I think it’s normal that families, mothers in particular, spend a lot of time researching different baby sleep training methods. We live in a time where we have such a huge amount of information available to us 24/7. Sometimes, if [...]

Cry It Out for Naps

When families come to me sleep deprived and ready for help, they are almost always more concerned with nighttime sleep than daytime naps. While naps are likely hard on Mom or Dad, it’s the repeated nighttime waking that can really affect an entire family’s health and well-being. However, the big irony is that nighttime sleep [...]

By |2019-07-03T16:07:13-07:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Naps|Tags: , |9 Comments

Toddler Sleep Issues

Even though infants have their share of sleep issues to work through, toddlers are not immune from sleep struggles as well. While toddler sleep problems present themselves in different ways than infant sleep issues do, they are often (but not always) rooted in the same predicament. What? A child’s inability to fall asleep unassisted. Here [...]

By |2019-06-21T13:46:14-07:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Troubleshooting|Tags: , , |8 Comments

The Myth of “Transitioning” Away From Sleep Props

As many of you have already noticed, there is a TREMENDOUS amount of conflicting information floating around about babies and sleep. One of the biggest misconceptions is this idea of “transitioning” or “phasing out” sleep props. For the purpose of this discussion, a sleep prop is anything your child uses to assist them to fall [...]

By |2019-06-26T14:33:13-07:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Getting Started|Tags: |4 Comments

Sleep Training – Twins Edition!

You know those useless pieces of advice everyone seems to continue to dispense about parenting? Things like, “Sleep when the baby sleeps.” And, “The dishes can wait.” And, “No screen time before the age of 2!” (Okay NO ONE follows that one, *no one*.) Well, that whole thing about absolutely having to get twins on [...]

By |2019-06-26T14:38:25-07:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Success Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Nap Transitioning Made Easy – Part One (3 naps to 2)

A question I get from nearly every client I work with is how to transition from 3 naps to 2 naps (or from 2 naps to 1 nap, but that’s for another post). Assuming your child is falling asleep unassisted and is taking three naps a day, it’s likely those naps are occurring sometime around [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:57:37-07:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |13 Comments