A Sleep Consultant’s Response To Unwanted Sleep Advice

In my pre-sleep consultant days, I used to get annoyed when people would give me a hard time about catering to my child’s sleep needs. I’ve anxiously been waiting to write this blog post because I’ve got some ammo that I’m going to share with you all! Feel free to nicely inform your great aunt/neighbour/co-worker/random lady at the grocery store … Read More

Creating the Perfect Sleep Enviroment

There are strategies, we, as parents can do that will help set our children up for the most restorative and healthy sleep they can achieve. Respecting our children’s sleep needs, keeping our child on an age-appropriate sleep schedule, and creating an ideal sleep environment are my top 3. Today I am going to explain what an ideal sleep environment should look like. Enjoy!

Double Trouble

The same sleep principles apply to multiples as they do singletons. The key is getting multiples onto the same feeding and sleeping schedule. I will be referring to twins throughout this post but the exact same rules apply to triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, sextuplets, septuplets, John and Kate plus 8….wait I mean Kate plus 8. Anyways, you know what I mean….

Making the switch to a Big Kid’s Bed

All too often I see parents switch their two year old child to a Big Kid’s Bed in order to free the crib up for the arrival of a new baby. Getting up throughout the night to care for your newborn is exhausting enough and the last thing a new mom needs is to be having to get up, even more frequently to walk her toddler back to bed!

Early Mornings

Early mornings

You hear your babe. You look at the monitor. She’s sitting up. Wide awake. You look at the daunting time on the clock…..5:00 AM. “and it begins again…” you say to yourself.

White Noise= Sound Sleep

White noise sleep environment

There’s conflicting information floating around out there on the web regarding white noise. Some say that white noise helps babies and infants fall asleep and sleep more soundly, while others say that it is damaging to the child’s hearing. Well folks, let’s get to the nitty-gritty on this one….

Hello, Spring!

Sprig Forward Time Change

Springtime, my most favourite time of the year! Grass starts growing, windows get opened, birds are chirping, the sun stays out longer, calves are born, our gravel roads turn into mud pits, and car washes make millions! It’s a beautiful sign that we are done with the long cold winters we experience in Northern Alberta, and warm weather is imminent.