What can I say? These past few weeks have been… Quite a whirlwind. If you’re in the same boat as most parents in the world, you’ve had to accommodate the fact that your kids were suddenly and unexpectedly given an extra four months of summer vacation. And to top it all off, they’re unable to
Before becoming a new mother, I didn’t read any books on baby sleep. I assumed my baby would “sleep like a baby”, as the saying goes. Wow, was this not the case for me! Emmett fought sleep like the best of them. And what I didn’t realize at the time, was I lacked the education
First, since we’re all focusing on staying healthy right now, it’s a good time to remember that one of the very best ways to maintain a strong immune system is to get a good night’s sleep. (There’s a lot of complicated-sounding science behind why this is, but it has to do with “T-cells” being better
The benefits of exercise on sleep have been well documented for decades. Now that schools are closed and sports teams/activities are cancelled, we can make a concerted effort to provide an abundance of outdoor activities and exercise. Not only will this help our kids to sleep better at night, but it will also boost their
I recently visited a doctor’s office to speak to a group of nurses and pediatricians about pediatric sleep. Once I was finished sharing some sleep tips for them to share with their patients, I asked what they are currently recommending to their patients who are having trouble sleeping at night, throughout the night, and/or naps.
What do we do when Emmett wants to check if all the rules around sleep are still the same? Refer to the Sleep Rules Chart, of course! Every few months, this little guy wants to check in to see if he can do whatever he wants, aka, boundary testing. There is usually a night or