Child Sleep and Getting Back The Routine

Happy New Year! The party is over…THANK goodness! Now that the holidays are behind us, many families are ready to get back on track with sleep. I get a flood of calls after the holidays. Families have traveled, guests have gone home, children and parents are recovering from nasty colds and viruses that were passed around, and all of us …

Holiday Sleep Routine

This week on NPR, more good news about the importance of a consistent bedtime. This recent study of young children and sleep ,out of the University College of London, supports a bedtime routine and more importantly a regular bedtime for young children. In this study data was collected on over 10, 000 children and their families over a period of …

Sleep For The Holidays

  Do you know a mom who is suffering from lack of sleep?… interrupted sleep?…irregular sleep? Have you been thinking of purchasing a sleep plan but think that perhaps your child will grow out of his/her current sleep issues? Now is the time to give the gift of sleep to yourself or someone you love. I have found over the …

Tips On Holiday Travel and Child Sleep

Tips For Taking Sleep On The Road Holidays, travel, guests and parties. All of these events can really affect your child’s sleep. With the continual development that is already happening in your child,  these additional disruptions can create the perfect storm of sleep disturbance. This month is devoted to… how to plan for and be prepared for the setbacks as …

Fall Back to Sleep

Daylight Savings Time  I love everything about the fall. I love the weather, the colors and most of all the “fall back” time change.  It’s  like I get an extra hour each day, all year long… or at least until that other unspeakable spring ahead thing comes along. For many families this time change is great and mostly works in …

A Good Night’s Sleep Scrubs Your Brain Clean, Researchers Find.

Science gives new meaning and a very positive association to brain washing. “We have a cleaning system that almost stops when we are awake and starts when we sleep. It’s almost like opening and closing a faucet — it’s that dramatic,” says Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Who …

How Important Is Sleep?

Russell Foster is a Circadian Neuroscientist. (How is that for a job title?) If you haven’t seen his Ted Talk, I have included it here in this blog post. Please take 20 minutes and watch the video. Not just for your children, but for yourself. If you live to be 90 years old, 32 years will have been spent asleep. …

Baby Sleep and New Parents

In a recent NBC News online report new parents and sleep woes are front and center. According to this online article… “While every baby is different, a recent survey found that new parents in the UK lose the equivalent of 44 days of sleep in a child’s first year, the Daily Mail reports. And of 13,000 moms and dads in …

Children, Parenting and Sleep

Are we the teachers or the students? This past Christmas my sister gave me a daily desk calendar for Women Who Do Too Much. Ugh…do I really fall into that category? This day and age don’t we ALL? I liked this quote. Sometimes we are caught in the unrealistic belief that our sole responsibility to our children is to teach …

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Summer Time and Child Sleep Disruptions

Summertime…and the living is easy… Really? For who? This beautiful song  first appears in the opera Porgi and Bess as the character Clara is trying to coax her baby to sleep. It is a sweet favorite of mine and a wonderful lullaby. Now that summer is winding up and coming to a close it is a good time to coax …