It's hard to believe that the new year is almost here, and we have helped so many families get started on their journey to better sleep. As we close out 2016, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the blog articles that our readers loved most this year! With in-depth advice on topics ranging from newborn sleep problems; to answers about early rising; to nap fighting; and top toddler sleep problems, these articles (not in any particular order!) were really popular this year. Take a
Archives for December 2016
Let’s face it, babies can be stressful. Parenting can be stressful. Sleep coaching can be STRESSFUL! Many parents find themselves overtired and over-stressed. Have you ever noticed when you are stressed, your baby or toddler seems to pick up on it and starts acting out? We are very connected with our children and they are aware of our emotions. So by calming yourself down, you are, in turn, creating a calm atmosphere for your baby or toddler. Think of it this way; stress is contagious and so
Picture this. You've just gotten a nice, predictable daytime sleep schedule, you're feeling good about life, and then, before you know it, your baby gets a little older and blows your perfectly-crafted routine to pieces. I’m positive a lot of you know exactly what I’m talking about (even those of you who've never been able to establish a nap schedule.) The first few years of a child’s life are full of changes, and those changes add up to mean ever-shifting sleep patterns and schedules.
As we get more into colder weather here in the U.S., that means we are spending a lot of time indoors these days! Between freezing temps and snow, this time of year doesn't exactly scream, "Let's get outside!" But did you know that in some cultures, sub-freezing temps are considered perfect napping temperatures? For BABIES?! It's true! In Scandinavia and Iceland (just to name two), it is common practice to nap babies outside in all seasons - even when the temperature drops well below