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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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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