Category: Organization & Time Management

Bedtime Routines #1

As promised, I will share some tips about how to set up a good bedtime routine that fosters connection, good sleep habits and peace. Our bedtime routines should be calm, relaxing, loving and smooth. A large part of creating positive sleep associations is crafting sleep time routines that will reinforce good sleep habits.  Developing a soothing ...

March Parenting Resolution: Routines

Let’s take the time to review our family routines and improve them whenever possible to make sure our days run more smoothly. Routines give our children a sense of security, predictability and independence. Routines help everybody in the family what needs to be done, who should do what, when things need to be done, in what order ...

Baby Sleep and Daylight Savings (Fall Back)

3 Ways To Help Your Baby Adjust to The New Time The end of daylight savings is getting closer and many parents are wondering what to do to maintain their baby or toddler’s sleep habits, despite the time change. We ‘fall back’ to Standard Time on Sunday, November 7th 2010* at 2a.m. by setting our ...

Is your bedtime too late?

One of the most common (and easy to solve) mistakes regarding baby sleep is having a bedtime that is too late for our baby. Here are some tips on how to know whether your bedtime is too late: The 4-5pm test. Look at how your baby is around 4-5pm. If he/she is cranky, sand, whinny… ...

Best NURSERY to help your baby sleep

The goal is for your baby’s nursery to be a calm, soothing place. The associations that your child has with the nursery, as mentioned in previous posts, should be positive. Here are some things that you can do to make your baby’s nursery more conducive to sleep: Dark: try to keep your baby’s nursery dark ...

Healthy Sleep Habits for Children

There are many things that we, parents, can do to help our children fall asleep easier and sooner, stay asleep and have healthy sleep habits. These are basic and simple things that will help with this: Consistent daily routine – Keep to a regular daily routine— waking time, meal times, nap times, play times, TV ...

Sleep Needs By Age

Sleep is probably the most discussed aspect of baby care. As we mentioned in a previous post, sleep is essential for babies and children’s development. The quality and quantity of a child’s sleep has a direct impact in his growth, development, awareness, happiness and overall wellbeing. Many of you have written us asking about how ...

Schedules and Children

“Children thrive on schedules” That’s not just a statement or our opinion, it’s a fact! Children do develop better, grow better, behave better… when they know what to expect from their days, when a routine (this doesn’t mean it has to be boring!) is in place for them to follow. Additionally, once they have a set ...

Memorabilia & Keepsakes

Usually, there are basically two distinct types of parents when it comes to memorabilia and keepsakes:  the tossers and the hoarders. As it always happens with extremes, none of it is good. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to save something that might be priceless in the future, but you don’t want to dedicate hours and ...