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 [...]

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, since we live in a time where we have such a huge amount of information available to us 24/7. Sometimes [...]

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 |2017-04-13T12:46:23-07:00October 28th, 2012|Categories: Science of Sleep, Sleep Training|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 |2019-03-28T15:46:55-07:00October 17th, 2012|Categories: Crying|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

A Few Words on Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, by Dr. Marc Weissbluth (HSHHC) is hands down my favorite child sleep book.  There are many others that offer great methods and programs, but none come close to flat out convincing a parent that doing, and sometimes sacrificing, whatever it takes to instill excellent sleep habits in a child is [...]

By |2017-04-13T12:53:51-07:00September 29th, 2012|Categories: Science of Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , , |1 Comment