The Benefits of Boundaries

sleepsense.net| The Benefits of Boundaries It’s a bit of a mixed blessing when our little ones hit the toddler years. This is the time when they’re really starting to develop their own personalities and characteristics, and all of the cuteness that comes along with it. But that’s also the time when they start questioning what…

Why Hire a Sleep Consultant?

sleepsense.net| Why Hire a Sleep Consultant? With all of the free information available online, not to mention from friends and family members, what can a sleep consultant offer you that you can’t get yourself? Truth be told, if a book or a website works to get your little one sleeping through the night, you might…

Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room

sleepsense.net| Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room Rather read than watch? Click here. – Hi, I’m Dana, welcome to this week’s video. It’s an exciting day when our toddlers move to a big girl or big boy bed. Very exciting times indeed. It’s a little rite of passage. They’re growing up and they have…

Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine

sleepsense.net| Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine A predictable, consistent bedtime routine is vital to helping your little one get a good night’s sleep. But usually, somewhere around the toddler years, they tend to start pushing for that extra story, another few kisses goodnight, or some other excuse to delay bedtime by a few…

Switching From Two Naps to One

sleepsense.net| Switching From Two Naps to One Around the time of your baby’s first birthday, they’re likely to start needing slightly less daytime sleep. This usually means they can switch from two shorter daytime naps down to one longer one. This can be a very tough transition to make. Pushing their nap time later in…

Back to School Sleep Tips

sleepsense.net| Back to School Sleep Tips Getting the kids back to school can be a bit of a mixed blessing, but one thing’s for certain. It means returning to a nice, predictable schedule. The only problem is that after two months of freestyling their sleep schedule, it can be tough to get things back on…

Handling Regressions in Your Child’s Sleep Habits

sleepsense.net| Handling Regressions in Your Child’s Sleep Habits The relief that we feel when our little ones finally start sleeping through the night overwhelming for a lot of us. That’s why it’s so frustrating when, suddenly, they start regressing into their old habits again, and waking up in a fit several times a night. Take…

How To Avoid Overtiredness

sleepsense.net| How To Avoid Overtiredness As grown ups, we often associate fatigue and sleep. The more tired we are, the easier it is to fall asleep, right? Well, it’s not necessarily the case, and it’s actually quite the opposite in babies and toddlers. Overtiredness can lead to bursts of energy and playfulness, which can cause…

Alternatives to Crying it Out

sleepsense.net| Alternatives to Crying it Out The traditional “Cry-it-out” approach to getting your little one to sleep may be effective, but for many parents, it’s just not something they’re comfortable with. On the other hand, constantly rocking, shushing, or nursing your baby to sleep every time they wake up can create associations that make it…

Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

sleepsense.net| Teaching Your Children How to Treat You Your kids are almost inevitably going to attempt to disrespect you at some point. It’s just part of growing up and testing their boundaries. How you react and what you allow will go a long way in determining your child’s behavior towards you and others in the…

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

sleepsense.net| Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits There’s only one thing I know that compares to the feelings of frustration and powerlessness parents experience when their kids won’t sleep, and that’s when they won’t eat. Or maybe they’ll eat, provided they’re given exactly what they want, which usually involves those trademark “beige foods” like chicken nuggets, goldfish…

Bedtime Routines

sleepsense.net| Bedtime Routines We’ve all got a little ritual we go through when we’re putting our kids to bed. We obviously need to get them into appropriate sleeping attire, get their teeth brushed, change their diaper and so on, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a bedtime routine is a really…