Why is my Baby Such a Light Sleeper?

sleepsense.net| Why is my Baby Such a Light Sleeper? We’re all familiar with the idea that some people are naturally “light sleepers,” but when your baby is one of those individuals who wakes up at every little peep, it can force the whole house into a forced silence during every nap and bedtime. In today’s…

Should Babies Really “Sleep Through the Night?”

sleepsense.net| Should Babies Really “Sleep Through the Night?” It’s a term that we use all the time as the parents of young children. “Sleeping through the night” is viewed as the peak of the mountain when it comes to babies’ sleep, but its meaning is also widely misunderstood. In today’s video, I’ll explain exactly what…

Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy

sleepsense.net| Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy As adults, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up from a long, well-earned sleep. Especially if you wake up on your own and not to the sound of an alarm clock. For some babies though, that sense of rejuvenation and satisfaction doesn’t seem to show…

Staying on Track While Traveling

sleepsense.net| Staying on Track While Traveling Nothing throws a wrench into the gears of your little one’s sleep routine quite like a trip to an unfamiliar destination. A day spent in the car or on a plane combined with a different bed and all new surroundings can wreak havoc on their nap schedule and their…

Parenting as a Team

sleepsense.net| Parenting as a Team If you’re raising a child with a partner, you’re pretty likely to have some differences of opinion about the right way and wrong way to approach the many issues that come along with parenting. How to discipline, breastfeeding or formula, free-range or attachment parenting, and a million other decisions need…

What is a “Sleep Prop?”

sleepsense.net| What is a “Sleep Prop?” If you follow the Sleep Sense Program, or have watched a few of my other videos, you’ve probably heard me refer to “sleep props” a few dozen times by now. That’s because sleep props are the single biggest obstacle to your baby sleeping through the night. “Not me,” you…

How to Deal With Your Child Throwing Food

sleepsense.net| How to Deal With Your Child Throwing Food Unless you’re exceptionally lucky, your toddler is inevitably going to play with their food. That often includes picking it up, dumping it over their heads, or throwing it on the floor. It’s an irritating habit that any parent would like to avoid, but this might be…

Picking Your Battles

sleepsense.net| Picking Your Battles As Kenny Rogers so famously put it, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em,” and that’s never so true as it is when you’re dealing with a young child. If you were to stand firm every time you and your little one disagreed, you…

The Curse of the Short Nap

sleepsense.net| The Curse of the Short Nap Tell me if this sounds familiar. Your baby is yawning and rubbing her eyes, clearly ready for a prolonged daytime snooze, so you put her down in her crib, turn out the light and she dozes off, only to wake up again 45 minutes later, refusing to go…

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…