What Surprised You Most About Motherhood (Sleep Edition!)

One of the greatest benefits of working so closely with new mothers is never really forgetting the “baby” stage. (Even though my own kids are school-aged.) Working with mothers of infants and toddlers helps me remember how challenging (and crazy and beautiful) the transition into motherhood can be. My own expectations for motherhood were so [...]

By |2019-08-22T22:25:17-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Baby Sleep Training for Toddlers

Every parent thinks something different when they hear the term "sleep training." Most will likely picture an infant going through the process of learning how to sleep through the night. However, what many people don’t realize, is that children of all ages often need (and could benefit from) sleep training. Even toddlers! Sleep training is the [...]

By |2021-01-12T13:46:53-08:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|Tags: |4 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, [...]

Toddler Sleep Issues

Even though infants have their share of sleep issues to work through, toddler sleep issues are nothing to balk at. While toddler sleep issues 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 I’ll [...]

By |2021-01-12T13:20:58-08:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Troubleshooting|Tags: , , |18 Comments

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

Nap transitioning from 3 naps to 2 naps is a rite of passage for parents. (So is transitioning from 2 naps to 1 nap, but that’s for another post!) If your child is trained using the the Baby Sleep Trainer method, they are likely napping at 8:30am, 11:30am, and 3:00pm. They are also eating when [...]

By |2021-01-12T14:41:37-08:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |144 Comments

How to Spring Forward Gracefully

Nothing stirs up anxiety in new parents more than a daylight saving time related change. Especially those parents who have painstakingly sleep trained their babies. But fear not fellow parents! The Spring time change is by far and away the easier of the two time changes for babies to tolerate. And it can sometimes have [...]

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

Knowing how many naps for baby or toddler is appropriate for their age 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 little [...]

By |2021-02-02T14:13:24-08:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , , , |58 Comments

Family Trip vs. Vacation

Ahhhh, the family trip. Come and get your travel tips for parents who may actually want to sleep on their vacation! If you're changing time zones, or worried about sleeping on the plane - I've got you covered. This particular post covers some extra travel tips for things you may not have considered yet that [...]

By |2021-02-04T14:03:48-08:00December 26th, 2012|Categories: Sleep FAQs|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments