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,
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,
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
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
Why We're Sleep Training and How You Can Help Not every child needs help getting a good night’s sleep. Some babies are naturally great sleepers right from the start. They go down happily at bedtime and only wake up when they’re hungry, or even sleep straight through the night from
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
It’s important to determine whether your child is having a nightmare or a night terror. Night terrors are different from nightmares in both symptoms and experience. Nightmares are fairly common in children ages 2-4. This is the age when normal fears develop and imaginations expand. Children this age often have
Most of us consider snoring just a normal part of life. Maybe we have a partner who snores, or a grandpa who falls asleep in his easy chair and snores so loud it's hard to carry on a conversation in the room. We think of it as a common condition,
I am thrilled for the opportunity to feature Jenilyn Gilbert in our March newsletter! Jenilyn is an author and licensed clinical social worker. Her company, One Way or A Mother, focuses on serving clients who are struggling in the fields of fertility and/or adoption.  (http://www.onewayoramother.com). On the tails of the winter Olympics, Jenilyn often compares herself to a coach of an Olympic athlete. Olympians need