Category: Sleep

Sleep Training & Parenting Coaching Philosophy

Many parents ask us about our beliefs and principles, which is an essential question to ask before you hire a sleep consultant or parenting expert or follow a book on the subject. You want to make sure before you start implementing any sleep strategy or parenting advice, that you share the principles with the experts ...

Rule Out Medical Problems before Sleep Training

Before you start any sleep training program with your child, you should always rule out medical problems that might be causing your her sleep problems. Therefore, it is wise to discuss sleep issues with your child’s pediatrician. These are some medical problems that might interfere with your child’s sleep quality: Nasal Congestion – Newborn infants ...

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 ...

Help Your Baby Sleep BEFORE Sleep Training

Formal sleep training should not happen before your baby is 4 months old, in fact, the ideal time is between 4 and 6 months old. However, there are many things you can do to ease your sleep training process or to avoid it completely by developing certain routines, even before sleep training can take place, ...

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 ...

The Importance of Sleep

This weekend I came across this great article, explaining the importance of ‘sleep’ for children; and I thought I should share it. Good, Sound Sleep for Your Child Making sure your child gets good, sound sleep ensures he or she will have a sound foundation for proper mind and body development. Sleep on These Following ...

Baby Lola, 3 Weeks Old

Lola was born in October 2009, healthy, full term baby, after only 5 hours of labor to first time parents Alice and George. George had been wanting to have  a baby for years, but Alice was not so sure about it. In fact, she was the first one to be surprised when she got pregnant ...