Child Sleep and Parental Guilt: Part 1

Do you feel bad about how you are doing child sleep? Does it feel wrong to want more sleep than you are getting? At some point on every call I hear parents berating themselves for the way they are handling their child’s sleep. Sometimes it feels like I am sitting in the phone booth confessional. Can you tell I was …

Children Learning To Fall and Falling Asleep

Falling Asleep I invite parents to view the “falling” of falling asleep just like the falling that our children inevitably do when learning to crawl, walk, climb and ride bikes. Here is a list of sleep crutches we provide to fix that falling. nursing ~ rocking ~ walking ~ holding ~ wearing ~ patting  Imagine handing a toddler crutches to prevent …

Baby Sleep…please baby please!

Over the holidays I became a grandmother… of a new kitten. Being already gifted at anthropomorphizing, I soon felt like one of my clients. It felt so great and so right to have this kitten sleep on us for all of her sleep. She is so tiny, so soft and so vulnerable.  She had just left her litter, her mommy, …

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 …