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8 Sleep Training Myths Debunked

Sleep Tips And Evidence-Based Sleep Information From A Family Nurse Practitioner

We are creatures of habit. Our bodies work best when we have predictable and regular schedules, especially around sleep. Consistent sleep schedules not only contribute to adequate rest but also positively impact a child’s behavior, cognitive function, and overall mood. A consistent sleep schedule starts with answering the question – What is an ideal bedtime […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Training

November 10, 2023

What Is An Ideal Bedtime For My Child?

One of the most common questions I get is about breastfeeding and sleep. Can I help my infant develop healthy sleep habits or sleep train while breastfeeding? The answer is 100% yes. My definition of healthy sleep habits is not the same as “sleep training.” I view healthy sleep habits as helping your little one […]

Healthy Sleep Habits

October 17, 2023

Can I Sleep Train My Baby While Breastfeeding?

Did you know that night waking is one of the most common sleep problems experienced by infants and children? Night waking along with problems at bedtime are the top two reasons little ones, and thus their parents, experience poor sleep. Today we’re going to look at why little ones wake up at night, and how […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, The Science of Sleep

September 19, 2023

How Night Waking Leads To Poor Sleep

What is a dream feed? Is it helpful? Today, we’re answering these questions and more! When it comes to decisions around feeding your little one and her sleep, there’s no shortage of opinions. My hope is that by understanding dream feeds better, you can make a decision that works best for your family. What is […]

Healthy Sleep Habits

August 22, 2023

What Is A Dream Feed?

We watch TV before bed or scroll on our phones. We’re all guilty of this. The end of the day often seems like the only time of day we have a few minutes to ourselves to zone out and relax. It’s no secret that screens can impact our sleep as adults. We’ve all been in […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, The Science of Sleep

August 1, 2023

How Screens Impact Children’s Sleep

Today we’re answering the question – what are sleep regressions?  Just when you thought you had established a consistent sleep routine, your little one suddenly starts experiencing disrupted sleep patterns. This phenomenon is commonly known as a sleep regression. In this article, we’ll look at what a sleep regression is, its potential causes, and strategies […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Training

July 25, 2023

What Are Sleep Regressions?

You would like to talk to your child’s pediatrician about sleep, but every visit you have with the doctor or provider seems so full, rushed and busy already. Does that sound familiar? If so, I’m going to provide several suggestions for you on how to best talk to your child’s provider about sleep. Let’s jump […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Safe Sleep

July 18, 2023

A Guide to Communicating with Your Pediatrician About Sleep

Today we’re looking at the power of sleep and how sleep impacts a child’s growth and development. Beyond providing rest and rejuvenation, sleep plays a crucial role in a child’s growth and development. We’re going to explore the impact of sleep on various aspects of a child’s growth, including physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Understanding […]

The Science of Sleep

July 11, 2023

The Power of Sleep