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Can All Babies Learn to Self-Soothe? Yes, They Can!

Can All Babies Learn to Self-Soothe? Yes, They Can!

Fact: There are few things better than holding a sleeping baby. There’s just something about that sweet smell, those flushed cheeks, and the warmth of a chubby, snuggly little peanut that just can’t be beaten. Whoever invents a candle that can capture the essence of...

Taking the Battle out of Baby’s Bedtime

Taking the Battle out of Baby’s Bedtime

Your friend is always talking about how her baby sleeps through the night. Does your friend have magical powers? And where is the fairy that can grant them to you? First of all, you’re not a failure if your baby won’t sleep through the night, and your friend does not...

How can parents overcome separation anxiety?

How can parents overcome separation anxiety?

Whether you are heading to work or your child is heading to school, anytime parents and children are separated there is a potential for separation anxiety. Whether the anxiety comes from you or your children, the feelings are valid. Our readers had some advice for...

Transitioning to a Toddler Bed: Do’s and Don’ts

Transitioning to a Toddler Bed: Do’s and Don’ts

Here’s a little haiku to start things off right: The pitter-patter Of feet and hands exploring. Thump! Newfound freedom. Yep, we’re talking about those first couple of times crawling (or falling) out of the crib. Few things are more exciting (for toddlers) and...

What are the signs that allergies are affecting your child’s sleep?

What are the signs that allergies are affecting your child’s sleep?

Your child isn’t sleeping through the night, which means you aren’t either. What’s more, they’re cranky and irritable, and, well, that makes you cranky and irritable, too! Allergies are often at the root of poor sleep in kids, so how do you know if this is what’s...

5 Tips for Better Holiday Sleeping

5 Tips for Better Holiday Sleeping

The holidays are coming up, and with all of that snow, sugar, and suspense comes traveling and spending time with friends and family. As wonderful as these gatherings are, they sometimes cause unpleasant setbacks in the sleeping department. You probably want to avoid...

How to Adjust a Baby to Daylight Savings Fall Back

How to Adjust a Baby to Daylight Savings Fall Back

Beating the Clock with Daylight Savings this Fall to keep your newborn, infant, toddler, or school-age child sleeping well through the transition. Does a baby get impacted by Daylight Savings Time? Yes... and it's happening this year on November 7, 2021, and we are...

How to Get Your SO On Board the Sleep Training Train

How to Get Your SO On Board the Sleep Training Train

Parenting is full of the best kinds of rewards: unprompted cuddles, I wuv you’s, chubby hands reaching around your neck for a hug, sticky kisses, and squeals of laughter, to name a few. There really is nothing like it. Sigh. That’s right. Breathe in that fresh baby...

How do you prepare for a flight with a baby?

How do you prepare for a flight with a baby?

Traveling can bring joy and create lifelong memories, but it doesn’t come without a lot of work, especially if you are traveling with a baby or young child. The thought of taking a baby on an airplane can be overwhelming, so we reached out to experts and parents and...

How Do I Know If My Kid Is Getting Enough Sleep?

How Do I Know If My Kid Is Getting Enough Sleep?

The unfortunate reality that all parents face is that their little bundle of joy doesn’t come with an instruction manual. How much easier would parenting be if the hospital provided you with a sound chip of your child that told you what each chirp, squawk, or cry...

4 Tips for Success in Sleep Training When You’re a Working Parent

4 Tips for Success in Sleep Training When You’re a Working Parent

Caring for a baby when you work full or even part-time is a challenge, so sleep training might fall to the wayside. Between getting to know your new little one, finding quality child care, and meeting the demands of your bosses and clients, you probably find yourself...

Becoming Sleep Forward: Making the Most of Your Weekends

Becoming Sleep Forward: Making the Most of Your Weekends

What does it mean to be Sleep Forward? Being sleep forward means balancing the priority of your child’s sleep with your life and making sure to integrate the two in a way that is right for your family. As parents of four children under 6, we are veterans of...

Noisy Neighbors: What You Can Do When Your Baby is Part of the Problem

Noisy Neighbors: What You Can Do When Your Baby is Part of the Problem

As far as neighbors go, it’s almost guaranteed that no one sets out wanting to be a jerk neighbor, but there are some indisputable facts of life that get in the way: Sometimes festivities get a little too festive a little too late into the night. Not everyone works...

2 Days to No More Early Morning Wakings

2 Days to No More Early Morning Wakings

Hello, Courtney Zentz here, the founder of tiny transitions. And this week I’m talking all about supported sleep, over on my Instagram, where you can follow me at tiny transitions underscore sleep underscore, coach. Now, let’s get into the importance of what we’re...

How to Deal with Nighttime Separation Anxiety

How to Deal with Nighttime Separation Anxiety

The crying. The clinging. The tantrums. It happens whether you’re dropping your baby off at daycare or grandma’s house, or just leaving the room to take a much-needed potty break that (you’d hoped!) you could do without a two-foot-tall audience-of-one. Yes, today we...

Is Back Really Best? Answers to Common Infant Sleep Position Questions

Is Back Really Best? Answers to Common Infant Sleep Position Questions

The psychology behind adult sleeping positions has taken the internet by storm recently – probably because people eat up anything that reveals why they are the way they are. Sleep in the fetal position? You’re sensitive. Side-sleeper? You’re open-minded. Prefer your...

Back to School and Back to Sleep

Back to School and Back to Sleep

I learned this quote when I was in 8th grade and it have stuck with me since. Back to school can b a very stressful time, and given the current pandemic, it is probably feeling pretty daunting. Balancing the possibility of homeschooling, your own job, and having fun...

Will a baby’s lack of sleep affect them later in life?

Will a baby’s lack of sleep affect them later in life?

Poor sleep affects all of us negatively in one way or another, so it makes sense that a baby’s lack of quality shuteye could hinder its growth and development. But to what extent? Several sleep and baby experts offered their take on this important question.Elizabeth...

5 Tips to Make Your Child’s Overnight Camp a Sleeping Success

5 Tips to Make Your Child’s Overnight Camp a Sleeping Success

Those first few times away from home at an overnight or sleepaway camp can be some of the most fun times of a child’s life. The s’mores, new friends, camp songs, arts and crafts, and sports activities are just some of the many things that make camp such a memorable...

How Much Sleep Should My Child Be Getting?

How Much Sleep Should My Child Be Getting?

How much sleep does my baby needs? How many naps should my baby be taking? What does a sample schedule look like for a newborn or infant? How much sleep does my toddler need when no longer napping? Why is my child not able to stay awake for long periods of time? Sound...

How Do I Dress Baby for Sleep – Downloadable Guide

How Do I Dress Baby for Sleep – Downloadable Guide

Is baby too hot? Is baby too cold? In winter, spring, summer or fall, we all can question how to dress our children to ensure they are comfortable. As a general rule of thumb, I tell families to dress kids with one layer more than they are wearing. However, depending...

5 Tips from a Child Sleep Coach to Keep Your Toddler in Their Own Bed

5 Tips from a Child Sleep Coach to Keep Your Toddler in Their Own Bed

It's 9 pm, you are settled in your bed, lavender in the diffuser, Netflix screen on, and that cup of hot tea to unwind from the long day. This is the most 'me' time you have gotten in weeks and you just want to binge-watch a good show or read a chapter in the new book...

Understanding the Big 4 H’s That Lead to a Hot Mess Express Around Sleep 

Help! My Baby Won’t Sleep Unless I Carry Her!

Most parents have been there: you have just walked the equivalent of a half-marathon around your living room carrying the baby, and she’s finally (FINALLY!) asleep. You put her down as gently as you can, but before you can say “Rumpelstiltskin!” her eyes pop open, and...

How do I transition my child into his own room?

How do I transition my child into his own room?

Part of the beauty of bringing home a new baby is having them with you at night for feeding, cuddling, and comforting. But the time comes eventually (sooner for some than others) that you need your room back and baby needs their personal space. Transitioning your...

Could My Child’s Snoring be a Sign of Something Bigger?

Could My Child’s Snoring be a Sign of Something Bigger?

The moment when you pop in to check on your kids before you go to bed is a sacred time. No matter if they were the sweetest children in the world that day or real stinkers, watching your babies sleep – well, there’s just nothing like it. Unfortunately, those tender...

The Power of Bedtime Stories

The Power of Bedtime Stories

We hear all the time about the power of reading, but how important is it, really? Starting to read to your child as soon as possible touches almost every aspect of their lives down the road, so you must make it a priority. While this article could easily go on for...

What are your tips for getting baby to sleep through the night?

What are your tips for getting baby to sleep through the night?

We’ve all been there – after hours of rocking and lullabies, you baby is finally asleep, only to wake up seconds later when you crawl into bed. Babies are able to start developing a sleep routine as early as four weeks old, but what exactly does that routine entail?...

How did teething affect your baby’s sleep quality?

How did teething affect your baby’s sleep quality?

While the sight of your baby’s new tooth is an exciting milestone for you, it can be painful and scary for your child, at least at first. By this time, your baby probably already has an established sleep schedule, so how will the advent of this new, painful experience...

What Does it Take to Become a Pediatric Sleep Coach?

What Does it Take to Become a Pediatric Sleep Coach?

Before I knew anything about sleep training, I was a marketing executive. I was organized, polished, totally “together.” Then I found out I was having a baby. I was excited and confident. How hard could this motherhood thing be? After all, women had been having and...

How do you design a day with an 8 am wake-up and 8 pm bedtime schedule for a baby?

Sample Baby Nap Schedules By Age

As a new parent, I lived by a schedule for my baby. I wanted Max to take longer naps and sleep through the night and I knew that started with the right nap schedule. Every day, I watched his ques, balanced his day with naps that were independent in his crib, and also...

Post-Quarantine Travel Hacks with a Toddler

Post-Quarantine Travel Hacks with a Toddler

This month, Liz Chapman, a Pediatric Sleep Consultant and member of the Slumber Squad {who also is bi-lingual and works with Spanish-speaking families) took her first trip in the air after over a year at home during the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. As the summer...

I Can’t Sleep Without a Pillow – Why is My Baby Expected to?

I Can’t Sleep Without a Pillow – Why is My Baby Expected to?

Pregnancy has a way of making pillows multiply. As your due date approached, your pillows probably seemed to multiply like rabbits. A pillow for your ankles, knees, hips, belly, neck, head, and one to keep you from rolling onto your back. No throw pillow is too...

Beating the Current & Future Sleep Regressions

Beating the Current & Future Sleep Regressions

When Will this Sleep Regression End & My Baby Sleep Through the Night?The holy grain for every family is sleeping through the night. Sleep regressions can creep in and derail bedtime and how you handle a child waking overnight is going to dictate whether that...

Your Toddler Scaled the Crib Walls – Now What Do You Do?

Your Toddler Scaled the Crib Walls – Now What Do You Do?

There you are: relaxing on the couch with your spouse, watching “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS (because it’s Monday night, after all, and this is your life now). You talk about each other’s day, stretch, yawn, and discuss whether or not 8:45 is too early to turn in for...

Sample 3 – 4 Month Old Sleep Schedule

Sample 3 – 4 Month Old Sleep Schedule

As a new parent, I lived for a schedule, it was something I knew I could count on for mental clarity time when we would walk, and a nap for Max as he bounced along in the stroller, so new and eager in this big world. Since then, over 7 years ago, and supporting...

Physical Milestones and Sleep Regressions

Physical Milestones and Sleep Regressions

There are so many new and exciting things going on during the first two years of your baby’s life. She’s changing from (essentially) a floppy, potato-y-looking humanoid to a running, fast-talking toddler – there isn’t another time in your child’s life with more...

What should new moms expect in terms of their sleep?

What should new moms expect in terms of their sleep?

It is hard to know before your baby arrives what life will be like when they are finally here. Just as it is impossible to predict what your baby will look like, there is no way to know how well they will eat or sleep during the first few months. Understanding what is...

How can I get my baby to sleep longer at night?

How can I get my baby to sleep longer at night?

Parenthood and sleep deprivation seem to go hand-in-hand. Because newborns frequently wake during the night and require regular feedings and diaper changes, caring for an infant can be exhausting and overwhelming. That’s to say nothing of the baby who catches onto...

Traveling to a Different Time Zone with a Baby in Tow

Traveling to a Different Time Zone with a Baby in Tow

Because of the Coronavirus, you might have traveled less in the last year than you liked. Graduations, weddings, and baby showers were canceled across the country as we tried to stay safe. But with the promise of normalcy on the horizon, you might be starting to plan...

“Baby! Go Back to Bed!” Six Tips to Stop Your Baby’s Early Mornings

“Baby! Go Back to Bed!” Six Tips to Stop Your Baby’s Early Mornings

As ridiculous as it sounds, new parents sometimes wear sleep deprivation as a badge of honor. “Oh, you think you’re tired? My baby woke up at 2:54 am and has been up ever since!” The fact is, tired is tired is tired. When you hear that little squeak or a full-out wail...

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