When I was pregnant I remember spending hours scouring Pinterest for nursery design inspo. I loved selecting items to create a sweet sleep space, but I probably should have given a little more thought to how to make my son’s bedroom safe, calm and quiet (not just pretty). Fast forward to two kids later and five years as a sleep training expert and I now have a much better handle on the situation. I’ve drilled it down to five essential nursery items.
When should you start reading to your baby? It’s never too early to start. A baby’s response to sound is one of their earliest developed senses so they are naturally drawn to a parents voice. Because bedtime routines are an important aspect of healthy sleep habits for infants and children, taking the time to read stories can further help to develop this sense.
Establishing a baby bedtime routine from an early age is a great way to help promote healthy sleep skills. Routines are also critical to predictability and consistency in your child’s day. Learn how to follow the perfect bedtime routine recipe for your little one.
Creating the perfect conditions for a good night’s sleep involves calming and preparing all five senses. We turn off the lights and we quiet our rooms. We have a drink of water, change into cozy pyjamas and snuggle against our favourite pillow. But we often forget about the power of smell, the sense that can easily alter your mood and trigger certain emotional or mental responses.
Returning to work after maternity leave is a major period of transition for both you and your child. Separation anxiety and sleep regression are common when one or both parents start spending more time away from the home. Advanced preparation, including consideration of caregiving arrangements, changes in morning and evening routines, as well as balancing work commitments with family priorities is critical during this time.
If it’s 3 in the morning and you have just Googled “my baby won’t sleep” you’ve come to the right blog post. There are many different contributing factors as to why a baby struggles to fall asleep and to stay asleep.
Due to Covid-19, in-home baby sleep consulting services are not available at this time.
More and more often I am invited into homes in the Greater Toronto Area to provide baby sleep consulting services. By working hands-on with parents and caregivers I am able to help families achieve their sleep goals in the fastest way possible. In-home baby sleep consulting services help to alleviate the stress, fears and confusion surrounding the process. Often, it also neutralizes conflicting opinions and minimizes inconsistencies between caregivers resulting in a more positive experience for all parties involved.
Do you want to make positive and long lasting changes to your child’s sleep habits, but don’t know where to start? I’m giving you access to an on-line infant sleep training course to help you get a head start on navigating the process for your child. This program is designed for children 4 to 6 months of age.
Are you struggling with deciding when to start sleep training, when to remove night feeds and what sleep training approach will work best? I’m breaking apart 3 common sleep training myths to help you decide if and when it’s right for your family.
Sleep pressure can build quickly in a baby, creating a need for frequent sleep during daytime hours. So while many families strive for long periods of sleep at night, it’s difficult to achieve that goal unless your baby has good quality naps during the day. The following newborn nap tips will help to encourage good quality sleep during the day, even at an early age.