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Five Sleep Solutions for Tired Toddlers

September 13th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
Here’s what to do if your child is lying awake at night
Five Sleep Solutions for Tired Toddlers

Scary night noises, fear of the dark or a stressful day at preschool are all things that can keep a kid up at night. Parents often focus on sleep training babies and forget toddlers and pre-schoolers have sleep issues too, says Julie Freedman Smith, co-founder of Parenting Power in Calgary. The trick is to give kids the tools they need to sleep on their own, she says. “It’s never too late to teach kids how to sleep.” Here are five strategies to guarantee they get the shuteye they need.

Holiday Sleep Schedules

November 28th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
How to fit in holiday fun without your child becoming overtired and cranky.
Holiday Sleep Schedules

Tis the season for fun and festivities. But too many late-night soirées can make for a grumpy, tired child. Here’s how to find the balance between holiday fun and sleep, so you can enjoy the season with a happy, well-rested child.

Nightmares, Night Terrors and Nighttime Fears

November 5th, 2016 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
What to do when things go bump in the night
Nightmares, Night Terrors and Nighttime Fears

If your child’s sleep is disrupted by nightmares and fear, it can affect her mood, behavior, health, memory and growth. Here’s what you can do to solve these common childhood sleep disrupters:

When to Start Sleep Training

April 10th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Find out when to start sleep training and how best to sleep train your baby
When to Start Sleep Training

The first month of life is exhausting for parents, says Dr. Cathryn Tobin, author of the Lull-A-Baby Sleep Plan. Your baby can’t tell the difference between day and night and needs to be fed every two to four hours. When it comes to sleep, it’s survival mode. But once you’re through that initial rough patch, it is possible to teach her to sleep through the night. Here’s how.

Sleep Stall Tactics

September 15th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
How to get your child to sleep when she wants to do everything but go to bed.
Sleep Stall Tactics

Water breaks, bathroom visits, one more story and pleas for kisses. Our children’s appeals to extend bedtime can seem endless. According to a study by the National Sleep Foundation stalling bedtime is the number one sleep complaint amongst parents. “My four-year-old Lydia’s bedtime bargaining power can sometimes last until I’m ready to call it a night,” says Mississauga-based mom Esther Czyrski. While all parents can admit that requests for hugs and kisses may start out cute, most of the time we just want bed time to go smoothly so we can relax with a few well-deserved quiet time before we retire.