I remember staring at those two magical lines. The first indicates the test is working properly. The second indicates you are pregnant. While for most, feelings of joy and happiness quickly follow, I felt conflicted. I was so worried. As someone who has experienced recurrent pregnancy loss, I was afraid
Happy New Year to our most dedicated Sleep Wise Consulting fans! We hope the year ahead is filled with rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation for your entire family. As January unfolds and people resolve to get their baby sleeping better, I often get asked about sleep training and whether or not it is safe. The
Sleep has always been, and will likely continue to be, a bit of a mystery.  From an evolutionary standpoint, it seems like something that we should have abandoned a few hundred thousand years ago. The fact that, for a third of a day, we fall into a near unconscious state, can make
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