Attachment Parenting and Sleep Training… Mutually Exclusive?

[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] I’m hoping that I might be able to change some minds here today so bear with me as I write.   As parents, we bear an enormous responsibility. It’s not just about keeping our little ones alive, warm, fed and happy. We’re all looking to raise exceptional human beings. We’re responsible for…
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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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Nightmares and Night Terrors: What Do I Do?

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 difficulty distinguishing between reality and…
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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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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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One Simple Trick To An Easier Bedtime

One Simple Trick To An Easier Bedtime Imagine standing in the middle of your favorite store (Target? TJ Maxx? Williams & Sonoma?) and being that you need to close your eyes and go to sleep. Just like that; no looking around, no covetous touching of the beautiful purses or candles or kitchen item. Just ignore…
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The #1 Mistake Most Parents Make at Bedtime (that you don’t have to!)

The #1 Mistake Most Parents Make at Bedtime (That You Don't Have To!) If you've ever headed off to Dr. Google (or even your real life pediatrician!) with the complaint "My child won't sleep!" then you've most likely been introduced to the idea of a baby bedtime routine. However, not all bedtime routines are created…
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