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Tag: baby sleep training

disaster naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps A mom named Jenny wrote in about her baby, who is taking “disaster naps”—naps less than 45 minutes. She writes: “My daughter is 12 months old and I’m trying to teach her how to fall asleep and stay asleep on her own. She does pretty well at…

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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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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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Baby and Child Sleep Questions

Baby and Child Sleep Questions: Your Questions, Answered

Baby and Child Sleep Questions: Your Questions, Answered Are you trying to get your 8-month-old to  nap? Do you have a 4-year-old Houdini who needs to stay in his bed? We get so many baby and child sleep questions, and many of them are repeated often. As a new parent, there is so much information…

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starting sleep training

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start When your baby reaches the 6-month mark, the first thing on your mind is starting sleep training. To make things go as smoothly as possible, there are some boxes to check before you start. This comprehensive list includes the information you need: Make sure you…

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causes of early rising

Sneaky Causes of Early Rising — What Can You Do?

Sneaky Causes of Early Rising — What Can You Do? A reader wrote in a great question about the causes of early rising. “Hi there. My baby girl has just turned 7 months and her sleeping patterns are rapidly going downhill. From 4 1/2 to 6 months, she was sleeping from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00…

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night weaning

Night Weaning After Six Months: How to Gently End Night Feedings

Night Weaning After Six Months: How to Gently End Night Feedings The most common problem behavioral sleep disorders is that most children who experience problems falling asleep have never learned to fall asleep without a breast or bottle in their mouths. Their need for this sleep crutch compounds as they get older and no longer…

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co-sleeping and room sharing

Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely

Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely The term “co-sleeping” is often used alongside “room sharing”. While having your child rooming with you for the first six to 12 months is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), sleeping with a baby in your bed is another story. The confusion and controversy…

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sleep regression

Sleep Regression: When, Why, and How to Start Sleeping Again

Sleep Regression: When, Why, and How to Start Sleeping Again We’ve all been there. Your baby has been peacefully sleeping through the night, and, consequently, so is everyone else. Then, out of the blue, your sweet baby is up at all hours, wanting to be soothed, fed, and crying. What happened? Many refer to these…

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cosleeping child

How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed

How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed We’ve talked a lot about cosleeping, and the many benefits to safely cosleeping with your children. But what if you’re ready to make a change and end your cosleeping relationship? Maybe no one is sleeping. Perhaps you’re an “accidental cosleeper” — lying down to get…

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