There are so many trendy products out there right now, claiming to make your baby sleep. But do they really work? Are they necessary? And will they cause sleep regressions later? Before I highlight a few of my favorite and least favorite baby sleep products out on the market, let me set up some of information to help you understand what babies ‘need’ to sleep and how that changes over a relatively short time. When a baby is born he has what we have termed the startle reflex.
The crib to toddler bed transition can be pretty scary for parents. You are essentially taking away the boundaries that have kept your child in bed. And if done too soon, your child could go from sleeping like a pro to sleeping like a newborn again, with frequent wake ups. And good-bye to the days when you can let your child fuss for a few minutes and fall back asleep because now your child will just get up and come get you. But when you have the right tools and information,
If you are a parent you have inevitably had a morning that started all too soon thanks to your child. Hopefully it was a one time event, but if you are a parent of a child who suffers from chronic early rising this article is for you! Before we jump into the possible solutions to get your baby or toddler to sleep in longer, I think we need to define what is an appropriate time to start the day to a baby and toddler. My ideal time to start the day would be 7 a.m. But anytime b
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise. Once thought to affect 1 in every 100 children, it is now 1 in every 68 children [1, 2]. If you don’t already have a child with autism it is likely that someone close to you does. Nearly 70% of children with autism suffer from sleep problems . Sleep, bedtimes, naptimes, middle of the night wakings and early morning wakeup times can all be a struggle for parents to manage. Plus, add in that each autistic child needs a different
Creating the perfect sleep environment doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, babies only need a few conditions to sleep their best. I recommend these tools whenever I work with parents one on one to sleep train their baby. But these are tools you can begin to use from the first day home from the hospital and continue to use for many years. The environment your baby sleeps in can make a huge difference in how he sleeps. Why do you think as adults we almost always sleep bett