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Congratulations if you are expecting your next child to join your family!  If you have a young child or children that are about to become the older brothers or sisters, you have likely thought about the many upcoming changes and maybe have even begun preparing your child for the newest family member’s arrival.  One thing to consider while you are making these preparations is ho ...

Do you have a baby who has just learned the new found skill of standing up in her crib?  Most babies actually learn how to stand up on their own for one of the first times in the crib.  It is such an amazing and very important milestone that happens right around nine to twelve months for most babies.  It can also cause some interruption to her sleep because it’s fun to do and o ...

So it is time for you little to transition out of napping. What a sad day! However it is better to preserve her night time consolidated sleep and this means she is getting older and her body does not need the day time sleep any more.So, what is quiet time and what is its purpose?  Quiet time is when a child is alone, preferably in her bedroom, enjoying some down time.  She can ...

With the holiday season upon us, there are so many things to get in order.  The presents wrapped, the clothes packed, arrangements for the pets, and remembering to bring your child’s favorite toy.   Just thinking about all of that can make you feel tired and the last thing you want when you reach your destination, is to not to have a plan in place for your little one’s sleep.   ...

Daylight savings is coming to an end soon.   This year it’s on Sunday November 3, 2013.  It will be time to “fall back” the clocks.   It can be a dreaded time for parents of young children because with this, comes an adjustment that does not happen immediately.  This is because children tend to be more structured in their bedtime and wake up around the same time each morning an ...

A family contacted me a couple months ago with a sweet little two year old boy who was a pretty good sleeper until there were some terrifying tornadoes this Spring that came dangerously close to his family’s house.  After those very scary events, he struggled to go to bed at night and would often want to crawl into bed with Mommy and Daddy in the middle of the night.   He was a ...

Should a night light be used in a child’s room?  If so, how bright should it be?  What color is best?  Where should it be placed?  I am often asked about using a night light in a child’s bedroom, if you have a young child you have more than likely have had the night light discussion.  It is a tricky one because while night lights have a good purpose when used appropriately, the ...

If you have a baby or young child who has had or is having sleeping difficulties, chances are good you have tried to find a way to help your child sleep better.  Maybe you read a book, called a friend, talked to your doctor, or took it a step further and looked into hiring a certified child sleep consultant.   I have talked to many tired parents who said that they have been thi ...

I have had a few parents who have asked me where they can find red light lights based on my blog post yesterday.  The night light featured in yesterday’s blog is the one that I personally use for both of my children’s bedrooms and they love it!  It is called the IC Innovations Red Night Light 45000.  It was very inexpensive, $6.00, including shipping and arrived at our house in ...

As a Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant, I offer solutions to families with young children who are having difficulties sleeping.  Most families who contact me have read every book, tried every method, and have even been to the doctor on a few occasions to discuss their child’s sleep.  Some parents have even resorted to giving their child melatonin supplements because ...

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