Category: Toddlers (1-2 years)

Children Sleep Myths

This past weekend I participated in the New Parents Expo held in Manhattan. It was a great event, and I had the opportunity to meet many of you in person (Thanks for stopping by our table!). It was my first experience participating in an event like this, and I’m really glad I did it! I love meeting ...

Constant Night Wakings

Smooth Parenting Approach to Sleep: Angelina ~ Constant Night Wakings Is your child waking up constantly at night or during naps? Angelina used to wake up several times throughout the night before her mom seeked the help of Smooth Parenting. I’m proud to say that Angelina doesn’t wake up at night anymore! Learn more about ...

The Colon Twins ~ Smooth Parenting Approach to Sleep

I first met the Colon Family at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital after my daughters were born. Their gorgeous daughters had been born over 2 months premature and needed some special attention. We continued our relationship after all four girls came home from the hospital, and I saw them struggling ...

Top 3 Myths around On-Demand Feeding and Baby Sleep

I often come across moms and dads who think that choosing to feed their babies on-demand means that they won’t be able to have any kind of structure in their day, and that it is not possible for their babies to sleep through the night. I disagree with both ideas, and I would like to ...

When to start sleep training?

When should you sleep train your baby? This is one of the most common questions I get from new parents. In this video I explain the main criteria you need to follow to decide when you should start sleep training your child. Much love, Diana Blanco

The 3 Components of Children Healthy Sleep

What is healthy baby sleep? Learn about the to  components that determine how healthy your baby’s sleep is.

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 ...