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…

Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night?

sleepsense.net| Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night? Life would be a whole lot easier if babies came with an interpreter. Crying is basically their only way to let you know something’s bothering them, but it can mean anything from hunger to a wet diaper to tiredness, and everything in between. And when they’re…

Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment

sleepsense.net| Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment When it comes to decorating baby’s nursery, we tend to pay a lot of attention to the visual appeal and not think so much about the practicality. Mobiles, night lights, star projectors, and faux aquariums may look nice to us, but they might be standing in the way of…

Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib

sleepsense.net| Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib How many times have you been through this situation? You rock your baby to sleep in your arms until she’s out like a light, and then the moment you put her into her crib, her eyes pop open and she won’t go back to…

Developmental Milestones

sleepsense.net| Developmental Milestones Teething, rolling over, learning to stand up, these are all wonderful moments in your baby’s development that you’ll remember forever. When it comes to their sleep though, developmental milestones can be a real impediment to them getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night. In today’s video, I’ve got some great…