Category: Sleep

10 Reasons Why You Should Limit Your Child’s Screen Time (Part I)

Since my May Parenting Resolution is to get the use of electronics under control, I figure I would start by explaining why I believe it’s an important thing to do, and why May is the perfect month to get this started. There is no question about how the advancements in technology have brought numerous benefits ...

Baby Gear

iBaby Care M7 Baby Monitor This monitor is outstanding. It is Wi-Fi enabled so you can always look at your baby on your own phone (iPhone and Android). It has full HD imaging, and 360 rotation capabilities. It projects a very nice moonlight soother on the ceiling to help your little one fall asleep. The ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #8: Fill Up Their Love Tanks

Connection & Communication “Bedtime is often experienced by children as a form of separation, so children need the reassurance of connection to help them let go and sleep well. It’s also a time of day when feelings tend to bubble up that haven’t been processed in the day, so for positive parents, it’s actually one ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #7: Remain Calm

This is one of the most difficult things to do as parents. We all have triggers that make us react in ways that we later regret. One of the keys to have a smooth morning routine is to remain calm in the face of mishaps, mistakes or delays. If we have implemented the first 6 ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #6: Bedtime Routines and Kid’s Charts

  “Sleep patterns and sleep routines matter because they have both long-term and short-term implications for health and cognitive development. […] If it sets a pattern in the way you treat sleep or bedtime, these patterns may last your whole life unknowingly.” – Lauren Hale. MD, Preventive Medicine Calming, Bonding and Safe Sleep Rituals Sometimes, it ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #5: Safe and Soothing Sleep Haven

Soothing & Safe Bedroom This might seem an obvious thing to say, but sometimes our kids’ bedrooms are not exactly a calm and soothing place. Try to keep it organized and minimized the amount of toys and stimulating games to a minimum. You want your child’s room to be dark. On a scale from one ...

Stress Free Bedtime Routines Hack #4: Drain Energy and Get Ready For Bed

Sometimes we forget that our children spend most of their day sitting on a chair in school. Recess time is usually very short, and it’s difficult to burn a lot of energy at that time. When we pick up our kids from school, they are usually full of energy, a little agitated, some may have ...

8 Simple Hacks for Stress-Free Bedtimes

As we near the end of March, I continue with my resolution of improving our family routines to have a more peaceful and connected life with my daughters. Bedtime routines are not only important to help your children develop healthy sleep habits. Children who have irregular bed times are more likely to have behavioral issues ...

Stress-Free Mornings Hack #3 – Well-rested

“Your life is a reflection of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection of your life.” – Dr. Pelayo, MD, Pediatric Neurologist   Our mornings become chaotic when our children and ourselves aren’t well rested. We become moody, we forget things, we are rushing from the start because we’ve hit the snooze ...

Child Sleep and Daylight Savings (Spring Forward)

3 Ways To Help Your Child Adjust to The New Time By Diana Blanco. Founder, Smooth Parenting. The beginning 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 ‘spring forward’ to Daylight Savings Time (DST) on Sunday, ...