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November 18, 2018

Part 2:  Before Take off

How does the phrase go? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? This is so true when it comes to holiday travel with young children. In this 2nd part of the blog series on sleep friendly travel I encourage you to plan AHEAD of landing at your holiday destination to set yourself up for sweet dreams.

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November 18, 2018

It’s that time of year again.

Families gather together to eat, laugh, argue (it’s not always a hallmark holiday, right?), and catch up on each other’s lives. If you’re lucky enough to live near your family this fun may not interfere much with your every day routines. But if spending a memory-making holiday with grandparents, siblings...

July 1, 2018

No matter where your summer takes you, there are trees to climb, trails to conquer, lemonade to drink, and memories to be made with friends and family. All the fun of squeezing the sunshine out of every day can wear your kids - AND YOU - out! The best medicine for tired limbs, too much sun and, admit it, the stress of visiting family...

May 29, 2014

Summer is Here!

And this is the time of year when parents have LOTS of questions about how to sleep well while on the road. In this two part series, I'll talk about some of the major challenges and best tips for keeping your baby's sleep on track while you're out of town and away from your own beds and routines.

How do youmaintaingreat...

March 1, 2014

In this last post of the Creating a Bedtime Routine series, I'd like to give you some important tips for putting your new bedtime routine into practice.

We've covered why and how to make a bedtime routine for your baby in Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series. Be sure to look back at these previous posts if you're just starting the pr...

February 21, 2014

In Part 1 of this blog series, Creating a Bedtime Routine, I shared the 'Why' of bedtime routines.

Now let's to move on to 'How' to create your own ritual and routine that will make bedtime a happy, smooth part of your and your baby's day.


The basics of this routine are for it to be simple, sweet, and repeated every night and even ev...

February 14, 2014

Many parents feel confused about bedtime routines. Why are they important? Do they have to include a bath? Whatshoulda bedtime routine include? In this 3-part blog series I will help you understand, create and implement your own bedtime routine.

Why is a bedtime routine important to teaching your baby to sleep?

Creating a bedtime routi...

January 24, 2014

The following is an abstract from a study reported in a recent Journal-Pediatrics. I share this with you as it confirms what I believe about sleep and child behavior.

  • Rested babies are happier babies.

  • And starting healthy sleep habits early is an investment in your child's future!

Always nice to read scientific validation.

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November 15, 2013

There have been a handful of recent articles about the various health impacts inadequate sleep has on children's health. A recent New York Times article shareda possible link researchers found between inadequate sleep in childhood and obesity. Quoted below, the article highlights what I try to convey to parents from day one :

Teachi...

July 7, 2013

Ready? I am about to contradict the most basic tenant of sleep training.

It's ok to break your sleep schedule.

Want me to repeat that? It's ok to break your sleep schedule.
The smiling children above are my children. We were finishing dinner at 7:30, which is usually their bedtime, and the evening was beautiful. The taco place had a...

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