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

This is the 2nd of 4 blog posts where we’re looking at 8 common myths about sleep training. If you missed the first post, take a look. There’s a lot of misinformation and judgment about sleep training. To me, sleep training means teaching a child independent, age-appropriate sleep habits. My goal and priority is to […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Training, The Science of Sleep

July 12, 2024

Myths #3 and #4 about Sleep Training – Debunked!

Today and for the next 3 blog posts we’ll take a look at 8 common myths about sleep training. There’s a lot of misinformation and judgment about sleep training. To me, sleep training means teaching a child independent, age-appropriate sleep habits. My goal and priority is to always support a family in a way that […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Training

June 28, 2024

Myths #1 and #2 about Sleep Training – Debunked!

Have you ever wondered if your little one’s separation anxiety is affecting their sleep? If so, you’re in the right place. Today we’re going to chat about how separation anxiety affects sleep and tips to help. What is separation anxiety?  Basically, separation anxiety occurs when your little one loses sight of you and becomes nervous […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Training

May 31, 2024

Separation Anxiety and Sleep

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?

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?

Infants nap anywhere from 3-4 times per day. As they grow and approach ages 3-5, they stop napping all together. This transition occurs because as children grow and develop, their sleep needs change, including their nap requirements. Knowing when to drop a nap can be confusing for parents. Today we’re tackling knowing when your little […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Training

June 13, 2023

Navigating Nap Transitions: When Should I Drop a Nap?

Sleep training is one of the most controversial topics in early parenting. This topic sparks debate amongst both parents and pediatric professionals alike. Many parents wonder whether sleep training may harm a child’s emotional well-being or affect the parent-child bond.  However, it is important to explore the scientific evidence and debunk common myths which is […]

Sleep Training, The Science of Sleep

June 6, 2023

Debunking Myths: Does Sleep Training Harm My Child?

Many parents want to know – why does my baby or toddler wake up so frequently at night? This isn’t an easy question to answer. There are many possible reasons why your baby will wake up at night. It can be a bit of a puzzle but hopefully after today’s post you’ll have a better […]

Sleep Training, The Science of Sleep

May 16, 2023

Why Does My Baby Wake Up At Night?

why does my baby wake up at night?