The importance of sleep—for you and your baby

The importance of sleep—for you and your baby

It might not look like it, but while your child is sleeping they’re actually doing a lot of work. As a newborn, their brain is storing memories, replenishing energy, forming synapses, and more. As they get older, their brains continue to develop during sleep—directly affecting their cognitive functions. A lack of sleep for your child could mean:  They have trouble … Read More

Sleeping with a Pacifier: What You Need to Know

sleeping with pacifier

The binky. The bubba. The paci. The wubba. The ninny. Regardless of what you call your baby’s pacifier, most parents have the same questions and concerns around them: Are pacifiers safe to use? If I let my baby use a pacifier now, will I ever be able to get rid of it? Is it bad to let my baby sleep … Read More

6 tips to sleep train your 5 month old

We’ve been told that it’s “normal” for babies not to sleep well and that being exhausted day in and day out is just part of motherhood.⁠ And while it’s true that babies up to a certain age shouldn’t be expected to sleep through the night, that doesn’t mean that we don’t deserve rest–especially as our babies get older.  At 5 … Read More

Foods That Help Kids Sleep

Did you know that certain foods can actually help your baby sleep? Keep reading to learn about the best bedtime snacks for your little one.

How to Introduce a Lovey to Your Child

two worn stuffed loveys on a toddler bed

Is it time to introduce a lovey to your little one?  These are an easy (and fun!) way to help your toddler self-soothe during sleep periods. Today, I’m giving you the inside scoop on these fantastic sleep tools, including what to look for and how to introduce one to your child. But first things first: The American Academy of Pediatrics … Read More

How Developmental Milestones Affect Sleep

So you’ve sleep trained your baby or toddler and have created a nice routine. Everything is like clockwork until … BAM. Suddenly, your little one is waking up multiple times a night. Hello, developmental milestones! These transitions, while exciting, can make for some pretty rough nights. But don’t worry! I’m sharing what to look out for and how to help your … Read More

3 Sleep Tips to Make Traveling with Babies a Breeze

Learn three ways to help your little ones get the sleep they need while traveling.

Traveling with babies can be overwhelming, right? The thought of vacationing with your little one might leave you wondering why you booked that “relaxing”  vacation in the first place. I get it, sister. You’re worried your baby won’t feel comfortable in a new place, or your toddler will be too overwhelmed, excited, and wound up to settle down. And what … Read More

3 Sleep Training Studies to Help You Feel Confident

When it comes to sleep training, it seems like everyone–from your mother-in-law to complete strangers–has opinions, which is why I’m sharing 3 sleep training studies to help you feel confident about sleep training. Do a little research before deciding if sleep training is right for your family. Why? You’ll have more confidence in your decision, and the research will equip … Read More

Nightmares Vs. Night terrors

Are you familiar with the difference between nightmares and night terrors? I often hear parents claim their child suffers from night terrors, but upon getting additional information, it is clear that what their child is experiencing is a nightmare and not night terrors.