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8 Sleep Training Myths Debunked

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

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

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

“Wait, what do you do?” This is a common question I hear when I tell people about my work as a pediatric sleep consultant. The role of a pediatric sleep consultant is relatively new which is why so many families are unfamiliar with it. Many families are excited to hear there’s a professional out there […]

Sleep Training, The Science of Sleep

April 11, 2023

What Does A Sleep Consultant Do?

One of the most common complaints I hear from parents is that their infant or toddler wakes up multiple times at night and requires assistance to get back to sleep. This is often exhausting for parents. The primary cause for this is having negative sleep associations. Today we’re going to discuss what sleep associations are […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Sleep Training

March 14, 2023

What Are Sleep Associations?

Trouble falling and staying asleep are common problems for children of all ages. Parents are often desperate for a solution to help their children sleep better. By the time parents come to a healthcare provider or sleep consultant, they will have tried many different things often including melatonin supplements. In this process of figuring out […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Safe Sleep, The Science of Sleep

February 28, 2023

Can I Give My Child Melatonin?

Building a great bedtime routine is one important factor in setting up a child for success overnight and establishing healthy sleep habits. A bedtime routine signals to the child that it’s time to settle down and make the transition from being awake to falling asleep. In building a great bedtime routine, we also need to […]

Healthy Sleep Habits

February 21, 2023

How to Build a Great Bedtime Routine