As a sleep coach, I talk to new moms all the time with their own mom in attendance. And Grandma will often remark "I don't know why babies don't sleep these days. In my day, we just put them in the crib and walked away and they slept". Well, yes. Right there folks- I just gave my baby space to learn and she did it on her own. Sleep used to be, like many things about parenting, different 20+ years ago.Read More
Is the pacifier a prop? Can it help or hinder sleep? I bet you'll be a little shocked to hear my professional opinion on the topic!Read More
As a pediatric sleep specialist, I've worked with hundreds of babies and young children with sleep challenges. There are a few commonalities I always find which allow me to be confident that with the right plan, every child is capable of learning to sleep!Read More
A must read for any parent wanting the truth about infant sleep training. The whole truth...
A brave and honest mama describes the good, the bad and the ugly of hiring a sleep coach and teaching your baby to sleep.
Adjusting to life as a parent isn't easy. Somehow these little people come into our lives and provide more joy and happiness than we could ever imagine but also an immense amount of stress and chaos. Learning how to cope with these changes to our lifestyle and who we are as a person is paramount to living a happy and joyful life. Stress is so much easier to manage when we have strategies in place to allow us coping skills, rest and relaxation within our hectic days. Here's to putting yourself first so that you are equipped to be there for everyone else to your best ability.Read More
As an infant and toddler sleep consultant, one of the most asked questions that I receive is "When should I move baby into a toddler bed?" Many people are surprised by what I have to say!Read More
This week a great friend of mine, admitted that as much as she supports me and how I help families, that she's of the camp that believes we shouldn't ignore the cries of our babies to "sleep train" and today I want to share my response. It might not be what you'd expect from a sleep consultant!Read More
The sleep world uses SO many confusing terms. How do we define "drowsy but awake", anyways? What is gentle? and is "no-cry" even achievable? (hint: no, not literally, at least). And how much crying is acceptable? When is it considered cry-it-out? Can I still breastfeed and "sleep train"? Can I still share a room and "sleep train"?Read More
Over the years, I've learned that teaching babies is about so much more than just "sleep" for baby. Now don't get me wrong, sleep for baby's health, overall happiness, and well-being is the absolute most important reason that parents decide to embark on a journey like this. But do know you about all of the other benefits? I'm happy to share with you some of the best benefits I've discovered with my clients through the years!Read More
It's that time again! The clocks are changing! Nov 5th the clocks change!
I'll be honest, it's not my favourite time of the year. There's nothing I hate more than sleep disturbances and I feel it's so unfair to parents and children who have worked so hard to get into a great sleep rhythm. Not to mention that car accident increase during a clock change and that shows how we adults even struggle with this change. But, since I'm not in control of things like that, I'll use this opportunity to share with you my recommended steps to ease the challenges around this change. Good luck!
So, what is the best way to handle it? Read on....Read More