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Category: Gentle Sleep Coach

sleep coaching fails

Sleep Coaching Isn’t Working? What to Do

When Sleep Coaching Isn’t Working — What to Do When sleep coaching isn’t working, do you know why? It’s hard work to get your baby to sleep better. You probably read, researched, and made a plan to make bedtime smoother and to get more hours of uninterrupted sleep at night for you and your child….

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sleep coaching as a working mom

Sleep Coaching as a Working Mom — Is It Possible?

Sleep Coaching as a Working Mom — Is It Possible? If you are a working mom you probably already feel like you’re climbing Mt. Everest every day. Your mind is full, your schedule is maxed, and your body is tired. If you’re wondering whether sleep coaching as a working mom is possible, the answer is…

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twin schedules

Twin Schedules: Getting Your Twins on a Feeding and Sleeping Schedule

Twin Schedules: Getting Your Twins on a Feeding and Sleeping Schedule Mothers of twins are always asked, “How do you do it all?” The honest truth, as most of these moms would tell you, is having a flexible but predictable feeding and sleeping schedule. Having a schedule is a great idea for parents of singletons,…

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security blanket

The Security Blanket: The Power of the Blankie for Baby Sleep

The Security Blanket: The Power of the Blankie for Baby Sleep Moms are always asking me how I get my children (and also my client’s children) to sleep so well.  My response is that I am a firm believer in the power of the blankie.  Sure, newborn babies often receive many blankets as gifts. This,…

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sleep after being sick

How to Get Your Baby Back to Sleep after Being Sick

How to Get Your Baby Back to Sleep after Being Sick When you’re little, being sick is hard. Being sick is probably harder on us adults who have small children. Suddenly, the routine is out the window and we’re just doing whatever works at the moment to make sure that our children stay hydrated, get…

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baby sleep coach

Baby Sleep Coach — When to Hire a Professional

Baby Sleep Coach — When to Hire a Professional If you’re a first time parent, there is almost no way to prepare for the early days of sleep-deprived stupor. Perhaps this isn’t your first, but you blocked out the experience with your previous children. Most new parents encounter some period where they are getting by…

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when to hire a sleep coach

When to Hire a Sleep Coach — 9 Reasons it will Help

When to Hire a Sleep Coach — 9 Reasons it will Help The world is full of information and advice about babies, especially in this Internet age. You can learn what to expect in your baby’s development each month. There are whole books on what and how much and when to feed your baby. There…

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before sleep coaching

Baby Steps — Where to Start Before Sleep Coaching 100%

No matter how ready you are for your child to sleep through the night, sleep coaching can feel like a huge leap. It’s not always easy, and requires a real commitment from you. It’s smart to be really ready before sleep coaching. Perhaps you aren’t ready for that commitment. Are you worried that your baby…

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what is gentle sleep coaching

What is Gentle Sleep Coaching? The Sleep Lady Explains the Difference

What is Gentle Sleep Coaching? The Sleep Lady Explains the Difference I never liked the phrase sleep training. I know it’s how parents commonly refer to the process of teaching children to sleep better. Sleep training implies a rigid program that adults force on children. I’ve spent the last 20 years of my career looking…

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Sleep Coaching Secrets — Best Tips from Michelle Donaghy, GSC

Sleep Coaching Secrets — Best Tips from Michelle Donaghy, GSC I come across these issues often in my private practice, so thought I would share them with you. Once you’re ready to start sleeping coaching, following these sleep coaching secrets will help you achieve success and get the much needed sleep for you and your…

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