If you’re having problems with your child’s sleep, take a look at our troubleshooting blogs to help you get your baby’s sleep back on track.

2 Year-Old Sleep Regression

I’ve spoken at length in the past about parents blaming their child’s sleep issues on “regressions.” Through my extensive experience, I have learned that there are only two “real” regressions. One at four months, and another one around 10-12 months. Outside of those two regressions, long term issues with a child’s sleep are almost always [...]

How to Protect Sleep During Milestones (Standing, Sitting, Walking)

There are two different types of milestones: physical (like those mentioned in the title) and cognitive. I will focus today on physical milestones, mostly because those tend to disrupt sleep in a very obvious way. As a reminder, this post is about how to protect sleep during milestones. This implies that your child is already [...]

By |2022-02-16T11:43:11-08:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Troubleshooting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are Sleep Regressions Real?

Often in parenting circles things are discussed in such a way that everyone assumes something is real. I’ve found this to be the case with sleep regressions. Not to toot my own horn, but my client count is now pushing 5,000 families. After working with so many babies I started to wonder, are baby sleep [...]

By |2022-02-16T11:44:12-08:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Troubleshooting|Tags: , , , , |27 Comments

The Four Month Sleep Regression

Ahhhhh, the four month sleep regression. Rare is the family that doesn’t experience some sort of disruption to their infant’s sleep patterns around the fourth month of life. Some experienced/well-read parents anxiously dread this impending “regression.” However, most new moms and dads are completely blindsided by their little one’s sleep suddenly taking a nosedive around [...]

By |2021-01-12T14:20:56-08:00December 29th, 2017|Categories: Newborn, Troubleshooting|Tags: , |3 Comments

Time Changes When Traveling

Last Updated . I get questions every week from clients on how to deal with time zone changes when traveling. This post is mainly for my Northern American clients traveling from coast to coast. However, I do also have articles for Asian travel, and my top tips for family travel! To make this easy, [...]

Baby’s Sleep Changes

We've all heard some version of that saying — "the only thing we can count on happening in life is change." 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 [...]

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

Dealing with Jet Lag and Kids – Asia Edition

I wrote a guest blog post for my good friend Jody Che. The article was specifically focused on the jet lag in kids associated with traveling to and from Asia. However, the basic information on dealing with large time zone changes while traveling is in there! Here's the excerpt: Lots of my clients are international [...]

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

Last Updated . After so much time and courage to finally get a sleep training plan going, here comes illness to put a wrench in your plans and progress! Illness often stops the sleep training process short, and parents struggle to pick it back up again. Or perhaps you have only recently “completed” sleep [...]

How Your Child’s Temperament Influences the Sleep Training Process

Baby temperament and sleep training heavily influence each other. And I can speak directly to the role a person’s genes play in their personality. Photo Credit: Yousef Espanioly Throughout my life, particularly after I had children, I have dealt with varying levels of anxiety. As a more newly married couple, my husband would [...]

Eczema, Face Scratching, and Sleep

Baby eczema and sleep can be a tough, heartstrings pulling combination! One Baby Sleep Trainer follower named Peggy asked," Is there any advice on how to sleep train/stop swaddling a 6 month old that scratches her face until she bleeds? My daughter has really bad eczema on her face and one night she broke free [...]