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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Won’t My Baby Nap?

As a sleep coach, I get a lot of short, general questions, which often require me to ask a number of follow up questions. This question, “Why won’t my baby nap?” is one of the ones I get most often. The truth is, there might be many reasons your baby isn’t napping, and I think [...]

Baby’s Sleep Changes

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 daughter’s life trying to figure out how to “solve” her sleep problems and how to “not create bad habits.” My [...]

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 - a child’s inability to fall asleep unassisted.  Here [...]

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 [...]

How to Help Your Sick Baby Sleep Best and When to Resume Sleep Training

Last Updated . As if it doesn’t take so much time and courage to finally get a sleep training plan going, it seems illness threatens to put a wrench in your plans and progress! Since it can take so much motivation to start sleep training in the first place, illness often stops the [...]

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

Last Updated . Notice that this week’s question has to do with nap and not night training. Nighttime sleep can start to develop 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 [...]