Tag: sleep coaching

4 Steps to Remain Calm During Sleep Coaching

Every time I work with a new mom on a private consultation, the first thing I do before implementing anything or talking about plans is to make sure that mom and dad are in the right place emotionally. You can’t give what you don’t have; to be there for your child, you have to be ...

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 ...

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

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; ...

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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 ...

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 ...

CityMommy Interviews Smooth Parenting

Click here to go to the source. Interviewee: Smooth Parenting’s Founder & CEO, Diana Blanco, B.B.A., M.B.A., Y.P.F.C. 1. Please tell us a little bit about your business/site? Smooth Parenting is an infant and toddler sleep consultancy and parenting-coaching firm. We provide a gentle and progressive approach to parenting and sleep training for children under ...