The 45-Minute Nap – Why it happens and how to move past it!

The 45-Minute Nap – Why it happens and how to move past it!

Here is the scenario:You’ve rocked your baby to sleep; you’ve tip-toed over to the crib and ever-so-gently put her down; you’ve ninja’d your way out of the nursery using a brightly-coloured sticky note map on the floor to avoid the creaks in the hardwoods; and… you’re...

From Three Naps to Two – when and how to make the switch

From Three Naps to Two – when and how to make the switch

While every baby is different, there are some sleep generalities that simply can’t be ignored, and one of those is when to make certain nap transitions.One of the most common conversations I have with parents is the awkward daytime scheduling that comes along with...

From One Nap to None!

From One Nap to None!

If your child is between the ages of three and four, he might be showing signs of being ready to drop his nap. For some parents, this is a welcome change, as they find naps inhibit their ability to get out of the house and get things done (i.e. feeling "trapped by the...

From two naps to one – when and how!

From two naps to one – when and how!

One of the most common questions I get from parents is when to expect that their child will be ready to transition to one nap, instead of two. Let’s talk about the signs that your child might be ready for just one nap each day, and how to make the transition as smooth...

How to succeed with the “Wake Up Clock”

How to succeed with the “Wake Up Clock”

First, let’s ensure you know what I mean when I refer to a “wake up clock.” A wake up clock, like the Gro Clock or Sleepy Sheep, is designed to help toddlers and preschoolers understand when it’s time (or “ok”) to get out of bed. The idea is to help those kiddos who...

Bedtime snacking “Do”s and “Don’t”s!

Bedtime snacking “Do”s and “Don’t”s!

Children and adults alike sometimes need a little nutritional top-up before bedtime to get through the night without feeling hungry. But, the types of foods we stock up on before bed can have big impacts (both positive and negative) on the quality and length of our...

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