Daylight Saving Time is coming up this weekend and you are not the only one to struggle with the sleep change that accompanies it. About 70% of people find that their sleep schedule is off for a while after the adjustment. This will throw another challenge into the mix if you have children who already have sleep issues.
The re-setting of our clocks disrupts our physical rhythm, and a sleep deficit of even one hour can have a dramatic affect on sleep and wakefulness. Here are some tips to help your little ones adjust to the new time.Read More
Parents of babies are exhausted, and so most of them WILL fall asleep with their babies at times. When we simply tell parents “don’t do it” we don’t stop it from happening. We do stop parents from being honest with their health care providers, and we prevent them from getting the facts that they need to create a safe sleeping situation. It’s better to acknowledge that bed-sharing does happen and to provide parents with the safety information they need.Read More
When I had my very first baby, over twenty- five years ago, I immediately and irrevocably became a tender mother. I did not believe that my baby—or any baby—should be left to cry it out to sleep — ever. I thought it was a cruel and heartless way to treat the tiny little love of your life, and I could not understand how anyone could do it. However, I also believed that babies need their sleep, and so do their parents.Read More
Parents of newborns are very tired people. Sleep becomes their holy grail. In their blurry-eyed state they sometimes they ask really crazy questions. Can you sleep train a newborn? is the one of the irrational questions that sleep-deprived people ask. Here are four reasons that that question doesn’t make any sense:Read More
Does your child move at an excruciatingly slow pace? Do you find it frustrating when you need to get somewhere and you’re rushing about – yet you have to keep prodding him along?
Children live according to a much slower clock than we adults do. They are not thinking about what they are doing next, they are just enjoying each moment. Why can’t we all live on “kid-time?” Kids are looking at the color patterns in the carpet, looking at their toes, watching the cat sleep and so much more. But since we cannot live on “kid-time” here are some ideas to keep things moving along.Read More