Switching From a Crib to a Bed

[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] The Million Dollar Question: When is the Right Time to Switch From a Crib to a Bed?  When it comes to making the transition from a crib to a big-kid bed, there are two questions that need to be answered. The first is when, and the second is how.   Now, if you’re…
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Daylight Savings Time: Top 10 Tips for Falling Back

Daylight Savings Time: Top 10 Tips for Falling Back It's that time again... the dreaded day for most parents: Daylight Savings Time! Remember the days before kids when this was the best weekend because you got an extra hour to sleep (or party)!?  Well that ended when our little ones, who are normally up around…
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How to Know When Your Child Is Tired

How to Know When Your Child Is Tired It's not always obvious when a child is getting tired... Here's how to recognize "sleep signs" so you can get your child to bed BEFORE she becomes overtired! The following question is from Trish, who wrote: "Help! Why can't I recognize my three-month-old's sleep signs? No yawing,…
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Is My Baby Sleeping Too Much?

Is My Baby Sleeping Too Much? Is there ever a time when your baby is sleeping too much? I know that might sound crazy especially if you've had months or even years of broken sleep! Believe it or not, a baby can actually sleep too much. The truth of the matter is that 9 times…
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The Four Month Sleep Regression

As a professional sleep consultant, I hear the term “regression” used in regard to just about every imaginable circumstance. Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start dropping the ‘R’ word. Some people subscribe to the idea that there’s an eight month regression, a 9 month regression, a 1 year…
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The Daycare Debacle: My Baby Isn’t Napping Well There

Today's question comes from Heather. She writes: "My 10 month old does not take good naps at the babysitter's three times a week and is super crabby by the time six o'clock rolls around. Should I just put him down early or should I wait for his normal bedtime?" That's a great question, Heather. I've…
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Top Tell Tale Signs Of A Tired Child

It's not always obvious when a child is getting tired. Here's how to recognize "sleep signs" so you can get your child to bed BEFORE she becomes overtired! The following question is from Trish, who wrote: Q: "Help! Why can't I recognize my three-month-old's sleep signs? No yawing, no eye rubbing. She seems to go…
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Does darkness matter?

Every week I get dozens of questions about short naps and early morning wakings.  My first piece of advice is always the same: Darken your baby’s room! As an adult, when we wake around 5:30 a.m. because a little sunlight is sneaking into our room, we can take a look at the clock, realize we still…
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Is It Too Noisy for My Baby to Sleep?

Our question this month comes from Tammy (an avid Sleep Wise Consulting follower). She writes: Q: "My in-laws are coming to visit for a week and are under the impression that babies will sleep through anything and that they just need to "get used to" the noise. What are your thoughts on this issue?" A: On some…
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