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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...

Sample Baby Nap Schedules By Age

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...

5 Things to Consider if You’ve Hit a Sleep Training Wall

5 Things to Consider if You’ve Hit a Sleep Training Wall

Going for long stretches without good sleep suuuuuuucks, and you probably feel at your wit’s end. You’ve read all of the books and articles, and you’ve tried the sleep training thing—Ferber method, cry-it-out method, etc.—without any measurable success. So what is the...

9 Tells that Your Tot is Tired

9 Tells that Your Tot is Tired

Your baby has a lot of things going on in her little life. New stimulation is continually stretching her brain and strengthening her tiny body. Can you imagine living in a world where everything was utterly novel all the time? It must be exhausting (and thrilling)!...

Is It Possible to Get Some Sleep with a Newborn?

Is It Possible to Get Some Sleep with a Newborn?

Newborn babies require round-the-clock care, and anyone who tells you otherwise is selling you something. So, short of hiring a full-time nanny to care for your child(ren), you are going to be sleep-deprived. You will be bleary-eyed and have dark circles. You just...

The Depression and Tornado of Becoming a New Mother

The Depression and Tornado of Becoming a New Mother

There I was, it is 2 am and I paced with a 3 day old baby around my living room, through my kitchen, and into the dining room as Max screamed. "I just fed you - why are you still crying?" "Why did we do this, life was so good and consistent" "What do you need sweet...

Should You Use Melatonin with Kids to Help them Sleep Better?

Should You Use Melatonin with Kids to Help them Sleep Better?

Parents who are fed up with not being able to place their kids on a healthy sleep schedule and get them down without a fight every day might feel the use of a magic pill to be appealing because they want their children to sleep, as they know it's crucial in their...

Improving Your Toddler’s Sleep During COVID-19

Improving Your Toddler’s Sleep During COVID-19

By Jessie Kasiguran, Sleep Consultant with Tiny Transitions  Is your toddler struggling with sleep in new ways over these last months?  Having a harder time falling asleep, increased night wakings, or not taking their nap?  With all of the shifts to schedules,...

Signs Baby is Ready for One Nap a Day & Your Guide

Signs Baby is Ready for One Nap a Day & Your Guide

A question that I see each week in my sleep Facebook group is something that’s also likely on your mind, when can my baby have one nap a day schedule? So today, I am going to dive into how to discuss a nap transition and just how to make the jump if your baby is ready...

SIDS and Other Sleeping Concerns for New Parents

SIDS and Other Sleeping Concerns for New Parents

There’s no way around it - many new parents will find themselves worrying about SIDS. The choices we make as parents have to work for your family. Personally, when I had my son Max, he was in his own nursery from night one. Space wise, we didn’t have enough room for a...

Daylight Savings – Step-by-Step Plan by a Sleep Expert

Daylight Savings – Step-by-Step Plan by a Sleep Expert

Beating the Clock with Daylight Savings this Fall to keep your newborn, infant, toddler, or school-age child sleeping well through the transition. It's happening this year on November 1, 2020, and we are going to be ready! My husband always tells me that this is...

3 Ways to Lessen the Impact of Screens On Sleep in Kids

3 Ways to Lessen the Impact of Screens On Sleep in Kids

It’s already October of 2020 and it seems like each month brings a new challenge for parents this year. By now, many children are “back” in school. School this year looks a little different across the country with many kids doing virtual learning and joining their...

6 Baby Sleep Downloads Mom’s will APP-reciate

6 Baby Sleep Downloads Mom’s will APP-reciate

Before the rise of technology, our own moms and other moms in our community were our go-to for all things baby related. Though relationships are still a crucial part of raising a child (it will always take a village), technology has given us a gift to make motherhood...

Get Your 8-Month-Old Baby on a Nap Schedule

Get Your 8-Month-Old Baby on a Nap Schedule

If you are the proud parent of an 8-month-old baby, you have likely just figured out what they were looking for. You have them going down for bedtime, sleeping soundly through the night, and then, BOOM! All of a sudden, something is amiss.  Perhaps their naps have...

Want Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night?

Want Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night?

 If you're like many tired parents, Google opens on your phone at three in the morning and you immediately type, “How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?” Or better yet, “How do I keep my toddler in his own bed?” Your first step to solving your sleep...

The Impact Sleep Deprivation Can Have on Virtual Learning & Your Child

The Impact Sleep Deprivation Can Have on Virtual Learning & Your Child

How to create a family unit that is rested and refreshed this fall - from the perspective of a Sleep Consultant. March 2020: Just get through two weeks. My boss understands.  April 2020: April Fools, they will be back to school in May. Let’s enjoy this chance to...

Nap & Bedtime Reward Charts for Toddlers

Nap & Bedtime Reward Charts for Toddlers

Every child loves to be praised for making the right choices, with that praise comes rewards and what toddler doesn't love to be rewarded, especially for sleep? As a Sleep Consultant, I work with families around the world to design customized sleep programs, that...

Get Your 8-Month-Old Baby on a Nap Schedule

Beating the 8, 9, 10 Month Sleep Regression

If you're anything like many other moms, you're probably dreading facing another sleep regression. That's totally OK! I'm going to let you in on some tips and tricks to keep you and your little one healthy and happy during these times and make this sleep regression...

Nap & Bedtime Reward Charts for Toddlers

A Newborn Sleep Schedule

If you're a new mom who's feeling overwhelmed with all of the needs of your little one, one of the best things you can do is help them to build a healthy foundation for sleep. Sleep impacts how we handle all of the other aspects of our life, and the same goes for your...

Back to School and Back to Sleep

Back to School and Back to Sleep

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 is something we, as parents, are trying to balance. Those carefree days of the...

Setting Your Newborn up on a Sleep Schedule

Setting Your Newborn up on a Sleep Schedule

"It will be years until your baby will sleep through the night," they said. "You can't put a newborn on a sleep schedule," they said. "Your newborn won't sleep, your dad was a terrible sleeper," they said. To that, I say, you are wrong. Sleep is a skill and as a sleep...

Travel, Time Changes and Your Child’s Sleep

Travel, Time Changes and Your Child’s Sleep

Sleeping in an Unfamiliar Place As I write this, I am at the beach and completely excited about my ability to escape quarantine even for a few days with my kids, off to New Jersey. That salt air, sense of calm and I am able to let the kids run free on the beach we...

Is Sleep Training Selfish?

Is Sleep Training Selfish?

Many new parents around 3 months of age start wondering if and when their new baby will sleep through the night. I hear from parents of kids who are 12 months old, who are not on a schedule, have hit another sleep regression or seem to have derailed their sleep...

Episode 12: Short Naps

Episode 12: Short Naps

Overview: In this episode, Courtney talks about short naps and how to handle them. She discusses the reasons why short naps happen and how to lengthen them. Finally, she reviews ways to keep your child awake to avoid the dreaded “five-minute” nap.    What To...

Episode 11: False Starts

Episode 11: False Starts

Overview: In this episode, Courtney talks about what a false start is, why they happen and how you can prevent them. She discusses ways children fall asleep which can cause false starts. Then, she goes over bedtime routines and how they can cause false starts....

Episode 10: COVID-19 and Anxiety at Bedtime

Episode 10: COVID-19 and Anxiety at Bedtime

  Overview: In this episode, Courtney discusses how COVID 19 can cause anxiety at bedtime. She offers helpful relaxation techniques you can use with your little one during these uncertain times.   What To Expect: What you can do to eliminate fear and anxiety at...

5 Mistakes Parents are Making with Their Child’s Sleep

5 Mistakes Parents are Making with Their Child’s Sleep

With the right dose of vitamin ZZZ’s, your child can be better equipped to fight off colds, perform better in school and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and even heart disease. So why is it that so many of our youth are sleep deprived?  The main reasons from the...

Episode 9: Sleep Regressions

Episode 9: Sleep Regressions

In this episode, I discuss the most common culprit around your youngster's sleep, the dreaded sleep regression. I explain the causes, how you can get through them and how to stop them from ever impacting your child’s sleep success.    What To Expect: What is a...

Daylight Savings – Step-by-Step Plan by a Sleep Expert

Spring Forward – Adjusting to Daylight Savings

This is quite possibly my favorite day of the year. Spring has sprung here in the states, bulbs are starting to bloom and color blankets the northeast for as far as the eyes can see. I am a warm weather girl and so while you "lose" an hour of sleep, you gain so much...

Bopping Your Way Through the First 12 Weeks

Bopping Your Way Through the First 12 Weeks

I have a TON of newborn clients right now and the Boppy keeps coming up, so I thought I would write about it this week as something different.  This brand might as well be called…The answer to your pregnancy, newborn and infant prayers.  I don’t know about...

Is this Another Sleep Regression?

Is this Another Sleep Regression?

As a sleep consultant, there is a popular question if you get a lot when a baby won’t sleep through the night and if they do sleep a little, they seem wide awake at 3 am. Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or...

Episode 8: Nap Hacks

Episode 8: Nap Hacks

Overview: In this episode, I discuss all things naps! I talk about when to drop the nap, fussing over naptime, how you can make naptime fun and much more! Look out for the five-minute nap, changing the sleep space and enticing your child to take a nap.    What To...

Episode 13: Backtalk at Bedtime

Episode 13: Backtalk at Bedtime

Overview: In this episode, Courtney talks about backtalk at bedtime. She talks about the science behind behavioral problems at bedtime and dives into disruptions during the bedtime routine. She goes into creating boundaries and consequences and giving your child...

Episode 14: Early Morning Wakings

Episode 14: Early Morning Wakings

Overview: In this episode, Courtney talks about the twelve reasons behind early morning wakings. She discusses the external factors like lighting and noise. She dives into the internal factors for your little ones waking like motivation and overtiredness. Finally, she...

Creating the Perfect Nursery

Creating the Perfect Nursery

When you first got pregnant, how long did it take before the “nesting” phase started?  For me, it seemed like it was immediate. Forget the last month of pregnancy nesting that everyone talks about, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started decluttering the...

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