Staying on Track While Traveling

sleepsense.net| Staying on Track While Traveling Nothing throws a wrench into the gears of your little one’s sleep routine quite like a trip to an unfamiliar destination. A day spent in the car or on a plane combined with a different bed and all new surroundings can wreak havoc on their nap schedule and their…

Parenting as a Team

sleepsense.net| Parenting as a Team If you’re raising a child with a partner, you’re pretty likely to have some differences of opinion about the right way and wrong way to approach the many issues that come along with parenting. How to discipline, breastfeeding or formula, free-range or attachment parenting, and a million other decisions need…

What is a “Sleep Prop?”

sleepsense.net| What is a “Sleep Prop?” If you follow the Sleep Sense Program, or have watched a few of my other videos, you’ve probably heard me refer to “sleep props” a few dozen times by now. That’s because sleep props are the single biggest obstacle to your baby sleeping through the night. “Not me,” you…

How to Deal With Your Child Throwing Food

sleepsense.net| How to Deal With Your Child Throwing Food Unless you’re exceptionally lucky, your toddler is inevitably going to play with their food. That often includes picking it up, dumping it over their heads, or throwing it on the floor. It’s an irritating habit that any parent would like to avoid, but this might be…

Picking Your Battles

sleepsense.net| Picking Your Battles As Kenny Rogers so famously put it, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em,” and that’s never so true as it is when you’re dealing with a young child. If you were to stand firm every time you and your little one disagreed, you…

The Curse of the Short Nap

sleepsense.net| The Curse of the Short Nap Tell me if this sounds familiar. Your baby is yawning and rubbing her eyes, clearly ready for a prolonged daytime snooze, so you put her down in her crib, turn out the light and she dozes off, only to wake up again 45 minutes later, refusing to go…

The Benefits of Boundaries

sleepsense.net| The Benefits of Boundaries It’s a bit of a mixed blessing when our little ones hit the toddler years. This is the time when they’re really starting to develop their own personalities and characteristics, and all of the cuteness that comes along with it. But that’s also the time when they start questioning what…

Why Hire a Sleep Consultant?

sleepsense.net| Why Hire a Sleep Consultant? With all of the free information available online, not to mention from friends and family members, what can a sleep consultant offer you that you can’t get yourself? Truth be told, if a book or a website works to get your little one sleeping through the night, you might…

Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room

sleepsense.net| Keep Your Toddler From Leaving Their Room Rather read than watch? Click here. – Hi, I’m Dana, welcome to this week’s video. It’s an exciting day when our toddlers move to a big girl or big boy bed. Very exciting times indeed. It’s a little rite of passage. They’re growing up and they have…

Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine

sleepsense.net| Staying on Track During Your Bedtime Routine A predictable, consistent bedtime routine is vital to helping your little one get a good night’s sleep. But usually, somewhere around the toddler years, they tend to start pushing for that extra story, another few kisses goodnight, or some other excuse to delay bedtime by a few…

Switching From Two Naps to One

sleepsense.net| Switching From Two Naps to One Around the time of your baby’s first birthday, they’re likely to start needing slightly less daytime sleep. This usually means they can switch from two shorter daytime naps down to one longer one. This can be a very tough transition to make. Pushing their nap time later in…

Back to School Sleep Tips

sleepsense.net| Back to School Sleep Tips Getting the kids back to school can be a bit of a mixed blessing, but one thing’s for certain. It means returning to a nice, predictable schedule. The only problem is that after two months of freestyling their sleep schedule, it can be tough to get things back on…