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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Why Won’t My Baby Sleep?

Believe it or not, this is a question I often asked my first son when he was an infant. I asked it in a sweet voice. I asked it in a pleading voice. I asked it in an angry voice, but no matter how many times I asked, he never gave me the answer. I can remember…
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Two MAJOR Sleep Tips for Your Child’s Bedtime

1. Having your children fall asleep before putting them to bed. I was speaking with a dad the other day and he shared how he loved feeding his daughter a bottle and having her fall asleep in his arms. I get it – it really is a wonderful feeling but this will not teach children how…
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Are you accidentally winding your child up before bedtime?

If you’re like most parents, you probably can’t take more than a couple of steps in your house without tripping over a doll, a stuffed animal or a Tonka truck. You are most likely more than familiar with the sensation of getting those hard, tiny Lego pieces embedded in the bottom of your bare foot,…
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Try these 7 tips TONIGHT to improve your child’s sleep…

During my first year as a sleep professional, I’ve gotten used to people asking me what the “secret” is to getting a baby to sleep through the night. [spacer] Of course, there is no ONE secret. Teaching a child healthy sleep habits is a combination of lots of different things.[spacer]But that doesn’t mean that there…
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