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 Does Baby Sleep Training Work?

Nowadays, the first place almost everyone goes when they have a question is to a search engine. From there, we’re all familiar with the rabbit hole of information and links we encounter. When considering how does baby sleep training work, families might first find related articles on why it’s important to sleep train, or even [...]

By |2019-06-13T15:27:25-08:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 |2019-06-18T15:13:54-08:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Newborn|Tags: , , |2 Comments

What You May Not Know About Baby Sleep Safety

For a variety of reasons, I am personally and professionally a stickler on safety. When it comes to sleep, I never deviate from advising infants and toddlers to sleep in environments that are totally safe. In the newborn stage, safe sleep habits are often ignored in an effort to produce longer sleep periods. Instead of [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:38:27-08:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Getting Started|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

My dear friend Tamara Johnson, author of 31 Dates in 31 Days, sent me a short message a while back about a book she'd heard about on NPR entitled Dreamland, Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep. The author, journalist David K. Randall, had decided to deeply research sleep after he had started sleepwalking.  I decided [...]

By |2019-05-22T17:26:19-08:00October 28th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Crying and Cortisol

Last Updated . A lot of anti-sleep trainers out there talk in depth about cortisol in relation to crying babies. The basic idea is that crying is stressful for babies, so their brains will flood their bodies with cortisol - the stress hormone - which causes long-term damage to the brain itself, plus a [...]

By |2019-05-22T17:26:55-08:00October 17th, 2012|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments