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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 ...

Daylight savings is coming to an end soon.   This year it’s on Sunday November 4, 2012.  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 ...

If you are a parent with young children, the task of finding a babysitter can be daunting.  Where do you find a good babysitter?  How do you know they are qualified?  How do you know you can trust them?   To find a good babysitter, asking friends, family, and your community is always a good step.  This is usually very natural and an easy way to find a good babysitter.  There ...

Toddlers are such a joy to have around, they make you appreciate the little things and remind you how precious life really is.  They also have a curiosity that can be incredibly fascinating and can be at the same time, very frustrating. If you have a toddler living in your house you will draw comparisons and hopefully a laugh from the following list. How do you know a toddler ...

I have received many calls from worried parents and some previous clients telling me that their child was a good sleeper and now she is not.  The next question is almost always, what happened and how do we fix it?  I fully understand the concern and frustration that comes along with a change in a child’s sleep but the good news is there is usually a reason why it occurred and i ...

I get a lot of calls from parents with toddlers.  Why is my toddler still having sleep issues?  Is it too late to help my child sleep better?  Can you help?  These are some of the questions I am asked when a parent calls me with a toddler who is not sleeping well. There are different reasons for every toddler who is having sleep issues and I can never give a parent a single an ...

The amazing wonders a digital clock can do to help a young child regulate his mornings.  If you have child around 3 years or older, putting a digital clock in his room next to his bed can make everyone’s mornings go a little smoother.   The best way to utilize a digital alarm clock for a child under 4 years old, is to cover up the minutes with duct tape so just the hour is show ...

I received a call from a lovely mom named Amy, who had 4 beautiful children that were not sleeping well.  Bedtime was a struggle with the older children having many difficulties going to sleep without Mom or Dad in the room only to have one if not both of them in Mom and Dad’s bed by morning.  Then there were the younger two darlings, twin babies who also had sleep struggles.  ...

It’s been a long week, you and your spouse have only exchanged quick check ins with each in passing.  There have been a couple of  shouts to each other about basketball games, much anticipated dance recitals, or information that your favorite underwear are hanging in the laundry room.  You are in need of a stay-cation.  A night when you can tuck the kids into bed and have some ...

Daylight savings is around the corner, coming up Sunday, March 11, 2012.  Time to “spring forward” 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 and that is why people ...

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