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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.

Summer Sleep Solutions

July 9th, 2015 | By: Sydney Loney
Long sunny days and busy summer schedules can wreck havoc on sleep routines. Here's how to get back on track.
Summer Sleep Solutions

Whether you’re spending the day at the beach or heading off to yet another summer BBQ, chances are your child is no longer on a regular sleep schedule. Here’s how to maintain nap and bedtime routines so your child gets enough sleep in the summer.