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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toddler Nap Transitioning from 2 Naps to 1

Last Updated . Of all the nap transitions that take place, going from 2 naps to 1 nap can be the most daunting. The age range when this transition occurs can vary widely, in some cases occurring as early as 12 months of age, and in other cases not occurring until 20 months of [...]

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 |2019-03-13T14:32:24-07:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Nap Transition, Naps|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Nap Sleep Training: When is the Ideal Age to Start Nap Training and Why?

Last Updated . Note that this question has to do with nap and not night training. Nighttime sleep can start developing into longer stretches as early as 6 weeks of age if certain things are done to encourage those longer stretches (Wanna learn how? Check out The Newborn Sleep Program for babies under 16 [...]

By |2019-03-13T14:17:25-07:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |30 Comments

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

Last Updated . Knowing how many naps a baby or toddler should have is a huge piece of the sleep puzzle for your little one! Whether or not you choose to sleep train your baby, following an age-appropriate sleep schedule will hugely help your family stay on a good course. Too much or too [...]

By |2019-03-28T15:33:02-07:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , , |44 Comments

White Noise For Baby

Of all the standard advice I give out to mothers of newborns to toddlers, the one piece that seems to immediately make a difference is the implementation of  white noise.  There are all sorts of products on the market, from a sheep you put inside the crib that emits a low frequency whirrrring sound, to [...]

By |2017-04-11T16:54:44-07:00November 16th, 2012|Categories: White Noise|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments