Category: Stages & Ages

What’s an Independent Sleeper?

Baby Sleep Goals: Creating the right sleep associations The image most parents have of sleep training is a baby crying until he succumbs to exhaustion and falls asleep. However, sleep training does not have to be like that. The main goal of sleep training is to help our children become independent sleepers. An independent sleeper ...

Sleep Training Multiples

Tips to help multiples get a good night’s sleep Healthy sleep habits are essential for our children’s development and for our own sanity! Here are some tips that parents of multiples can implement from day one: Help them become independent sleepers. Allow them to experience the feeling of being drowsy but awake on their cribs; ...

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… ...

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Nightmares & Night-terrors. What to do?

Children spend more time dreaming than adults do, so they have more dreams than we do, both good and bad. What is the difference between a nightmare and a night-terror? and what should you do in each situation? Nightmares Nightmares are bad dreams that happen during rapid eye movement (REM) or dream sleep. He may ...

Is my child too old for sleep training?

We often come accross parents of toddlers who wonder whether their children are already to old to be sleep-trained. The answer is ‘no’. You can always teach your children healthy sleep habits. Truth be told, the older the child, the more challenging the process is going to be; but it is certainly possible. Here are ...

What does ‘sleeping through the night’ really mean?

“Is he/she sleeping through the night?” is probably one of the most common questions new parents are asked. But, what does ‘sleeping through the night’ really mean? 12 hours, 8 hours…? It depends! It depends on the age, weight and development of your baby. If your child is healthy, developing and growing properly, this is ...

Baby Sleep Safety

We’d like to share with you some simple safety tips to have in mind when putting your baby to sleep for nights and naps. Many of them have been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS*. Put your baby to sleep on his back Keep your baby’s face clear of coverings Do not leave loose ...

Transition from Crib to Toddler Bed

How’s that process going to affect her sleep habits? Some toddlers will enjoy their new found freedom and jump out of the bed and roam around; some will feel afraid being taken out of the safety of their familiar crib; and some will transition easily to their new beds and sleep there from day one. ...

Sleep and the Immune System

Lack of sleep makes ours and our children’s immune systems weaker, hence they makes us more prone to catching colds, viral infections and the flu. Our immune system is designed to protect us from colds, flu, and other ailments. Lack of sleep suppresses immune system functions. A study published in the September 25, 2002 issue ...