What Every Parent Should Know About Night Terrors

Little girl having childhood nightmares

If you have a child who has suffered from night terrors, you know how upsetting they are.   Your little one appears to be terrified.  They’re screaming or crying.  They may even be calling to you or asking for help.   Instinctively, you want to stop this from happening as quickly as you can.  You…

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4 Things You Need To Know About The 4-Month Sleep Regression

baby sleeping

About half of the families I work with as a sleep consultant approach me because their little one is four months old and has hit the dreaded four-month sleep regression.   Dun dun dunnnnn.   It sounds so negative, doesn’t it?  A sleep regression.   It really should be called a sleep progression.  This regression/progression…

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How To Teach Your Toddler To Sleep In Their Bed

One night, years ago, my husband and I woke up at 4:00 a.m. to the sound of someone walking into our bedroom. For one delirious moment, I felt like I was in some kind of true crime nightmare (I listen to true crime podcasts before I fall asleep – not always a good idea) as…

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How To Get Your Baby To Sleep On Vacation

Lately I’ve been craving a vacation. Remember the days when you could decide to go away for a weekend (or longer), pick a beachy destination, book it, pack, and go? We didn’t know how easy we had it.   I remember the first time my husband and I took our two boys away. I love…

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My Very Big Frustration with Marketing to Parents of Very Small Babies

Not too long ago, my husband and I were watching TV on a Friday night, drinking wine (as we do).  The main character was putting her baby to sleep in her crib and my husband turned to me with an astonished look on his face.  This is the moment I knew my being a sleep…

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Are you a selfish parent for wanting more sleep?

As a sleep consultant, I obviously read a lot of pediatric sleep-related articles and I sometimes make the mistake of scrolling down to the comments.  Good lord, there is a lot of judgment on the internet.  I’ve seen so many disparaging things said not only about sleep training but, more disturbingly, parents who sleep train…

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