When Should Your Toddler Stop Napping?

sleepsense.net| When Should Your Toddler Stop Napping? Saying goodbye to your hour or two of free time in the afternoons can be hard, I know. But knowing when it’s time to pull the plug on your child’s naps can be even harder. They typically don’t make the transition easily, but I have some tips today…

What is the “Ferber Method?”

sleepsense.net| What is the “Ferber Method?” “The Ferber Method” is probably the most widely recognizable strategy for getting a baby to sleep through the night, and with good reason. It works. However, it has also met with no small amount of controversy from critics who say that allowing a child to cry, even for a…

Introducing Your New Baby to Your Toddler

sleepsense.net| Introducing Your New Baby to Your Toddler Toddlers are the most curious creatures in the world, and when they’re suddenly presented with a new baby in the house, they’re obviously going to have a LOT of questions. In today’s video, I’ll tell you why it’s so important to maintain the boundaries you’ve already established,…

Did Having a Child Ruin Your Sex Life?

sleepsense.net| Did Having a Child Ruin Your Sex Life? I did an in home consult several years with a couple that had not shared a bed since their first daughter had arrived. She was 5. One parent slept with the 5 year old and one slept with the 2 year old. After getting to know…

Sleep Training With Siblings

sleepsense.net| Sleep Training With Siblings The sweet sound of silence after you’ve taught your babies the skills to sleep through the night is nothing short of bliss for the whole family. But for the first couple of nights, there’s usually some crying involved, which can cause some strife if you have another child in the…

The Power of Choice

sleepsense.net| The Power of Choice The toddler years are a bit of a mixed blessing, to put it mildly. On the one hand, your child is undergoing some amazing intellectual, social, and emotional changes, which are really wonderful to watch. But they also start to realize that they have some authority over themselves, and they…

When Can I Leave the Room?

sleepsense.net| When Can I Leave the Room? One of the most popular features of The Sleep Sense Program is the Stay-in-the-Room method, which allows parents to stay with their babies while they learn to fall asleep independently. It typically means less crying and parents are more likely to follow through when they’re able to respond…

Why is my Child Fighting Sleep?

sleepsense.net| Why is my Child Fighting Sleep? It’s a really confusing experience when your child, who you know must be tired, seems to fight tooth and nail to avoid being put to bed, and once they’re in there, they do anything and everything except actually go to sleep. If you’re one of the many parents…

Why is my Baby Such a Light Sleeper?

sleepsense.net| Why is my Baby Such a Light Sleeper? We’re all familiar with the idea that some people are naturally “light sleepers,” but when your baby is one of those individuals who wakes up at every little peep, it can force the whole house into a forced silence during every nap and bedtime. In today’s…

Should Babies Really “Sleep Through the Night?”

sleepsense.net| Should Babies Really “Sleep Through the Night?” It’s a term that we use all the time as the parents of young children. “Sleeping through the night” is viewed as the peak of the mountain when it comes to babies’ sleep, but its meaning is also widely misunderstood. In today’s video, I’ll explain exactly what…

Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy

sleepsense.net| Why is my Baby Waking Up Grouchy As adults, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up from a long, well-earned sleep. Especially if you wake up on your own and not to the sound of an alarm clock. For some babies though, that sense of rejuvenation and satisfaction doesn’t seem to show…

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…