What no one tells you about newborn sleep.

You just gave birth and after a few days in the hospital you arrived home with your precious newborn and suddenly you have to manage feedings, diapers and sleep…. All by yourself. You’re not the only one if you ever wonder whenyour (newborn) baby will sleep through...

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is almost there and when it’s time to “spring forward” parents can be a bit afraid of what’s coming, because being adjusted to “missing an hour’’ does not always happen immediately.  Biological Clock Most children tend to be quite structured...

About a positive bedtime routine

A positive bedtime routine can calm babies and young children so they’re ready for sleep. A good bedtime routine involves doing similar activities in a similar way each and every night, because babies and young children LOVE predictability. They start to understand...

What is sleep?

What is sleep? In itself this may seem like a simple question, but as is more often the case with simple questions, there is no simple answer. Sleep has been described as a “the natural, easily reversible periodic state of many living things that is marked by...

Dreams

Sweet Dreams At bedtime, when your child is ready to sleep, the journey to ‘dreamland’ can begin. We say: “Sleep tight. Sweet Dreams!” But why are we actually dreaming? Do children dream like adults? Dreaming is an essential part of sleep, almost all...

Dropping the last nap

Nap transitions: a quick overview Nap transitions tend to happen fairly quickly in the first 12 months of your baby’s life. He or she will transition from 5 or 6 naps each day to just 2 naps in his first year. Within the next half year, at some point between 14-18...

Nap transition from 2 to 1 nap, how and when?

Out of all of the nap transitions that you will go through with your child, the 2 to 1 nap transition seems to be the hardest for most parents (and for little ones alike). Why? Because their body must adapt much longer wake times and consolidating all of their day...