How to avoid a NO NAP NIGHTMARE! Everything you need to know about dropping that last nap.
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
1w ago
All good things must come to an end…nooooooooooo (says every toddler parent on the planet). If you’re like me and the mention of not getting that GLORIOUS break during the lunch nap gives you chills…well then this information is for you. Continue reading! How do you know your little one is ready to drop THE nap altogether? The age range for children dropping this nap varies greatly, some children are ready as early as 2.5/3 years old and as late as 5 yrs old. I would say on average it’s between 3-4 years old and for purposes of starting school, it’s probably going to happen before 4 years old ..read more
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When can my baby sleep on their tummy? Rolling over
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
2w ago
As a parent we are always worried that our little ones are safe especially during sleep when we can’t keep a “conscious” eye on them. It’s frightening to look at your monitor and see that your little one has rolled over and is face down on their tummy. What to do?! Do you: A. roll them over a million times and risk keeping them awake B. Let them stay on their tummy and is it safe? The answer is pretty simple actually. You should always place your baby down on their back until about 12 months old. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) sleep guidelines recommends placing your baby on a flat f ..read more
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4 month sleep regression - how long does it last?
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
3w ago
What is the 4 month sleep regression? Around 3-4 months we see the biggest and most obvious changes in sleep. It’s often referred to as the “4 month sleep regression”. Although, it is developmental like all other regressions, it’s very different from all other sleep disruptions that are due to developmental growth. It’s a permanent change in sleep cycles. This means that sleep cycles have matured and now look more like adult sleep cycles, cycling from light -to deep- back to light sleep every 90-120 minutes. Get your nap guide and schedules HERE Typical signs that it’s happening: Wake ups eve ..read more
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Answers to the TOP 5 sleep questions of 2022
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
1M ago
If you’ve had these common sleep questions you are not alone! As a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant working with thousands of families, these are the questions I get asked most often. I want to give you all the answers here so you can feel confident in making a decision to either make some changes in your sleep or keep it as it is. In the end, you my tired friend are the only one that can commit to transforming your sleep for good. Here is all the information you need to so you can be the parent you envisioned: Why does my baby fight sleep? If your baby is “fighting” sleep, obviously tired ..read more
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How to adjust your day for a later bedtime - holiday, travel, special occasions- 10 tips to follow
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
1M ago
Do holidays, birthdays, travel, family get togethers- mean later nights and stress over your baby/toddler’s sleep schedule? I know that you want to enjoy these special moments but that it can simultaneously cause a lot of anxiety for parents. Let me assure you that you can get your baby or toddler the sleep they need, stay well rested, have a great sleeper and at the same time be flexible to have some late nights. It all won’t come crashing down! It’s okay to adjust bedtime once in a while, especially if you have worked on sleep and have a great little sleeper. Here are 10 key tips for how to ..read more
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Do you change a dirty diaper at night?
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
1M ago
A question that all parent’s face at some point: Should I change a poopy diaper at night or worse, early in the morning?! This is a very scary predicament. Do you change a diaper knowing that it could possibly wake up your baby for hours or dare I say…for good. Do you take that chance? Here are some guidelines to follow for those doubt filled moments: If they are sleeping. Do not wake a sleeping baby for a diaper change. Now this has exceptions. Generally however, if your baby is sleeping and not uncomfortable then let them wake up on their own. But this differs for newborns. Newborns will lik ..read more
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My child was a great sleeper & all of a sudden they stopped sleeping through the night- why & what to do?
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
2M ago
My child was always a good sleeper and now we’re up all night rocking, feeding, holding. What happened?! The good news is that having trouble sleeping during the night is temporary. The bad news is that if you change your response at night, then their expectations change and it CAN become long-term. There could be many reasons why your child could be having trouble at night sleeping, some of these include: schedule (sleep needs have changed, overtired, under-tired), environment, development of skills (sleep regression), overstimulation, cold, sickness ect. It will likely happen as your baby g ..read more
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Tis The Season....for sickness. Key sleep do's and don'ts while baby is sick
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
2M ago
If you have children like me, you’ve probably used up all your sick days and haven’t left your house in weeks…cue cabin fever, frustration and exhaustion. Daycare & school is a germ invested hole that has you imagining the worse virus’ on your children’s hands and wait..don’t pick your nose! DONE. The flu. If this is your life too, you are not alone! Tis the season and no matter how much we bathe in anti-bacterial, germs WILL find us. So on top of having a sick child, now another worry at the back of many parents minds is…how will this affect their sleep?! I just got them on a great schedu ..read more
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Why is my baby is waking up every hour after 1am?
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
2M ago
When I say this is not “normal”, I always get a gasp. What I mean is not that your baby’s not normal or that waking up at night is not normal but that unsettled sleep with this many wake ups usually tells us that there is something that needs to be addressed. Largely and in most cases its schedule related. As a Pediatric Sleep Consultant, with an extended knowledge of sleep science and how sleep cycles work and having worked with thousand of babies, I know this means that something is interfering with sleep cycles and making REM sleep lighter. This is the first thing to consider. Is your littl ..read more
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Breastfeeding to sleep & short 20 minute naps - 4 month old Isabel
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by Liliana Horbatiuk
3M ago
“I didn’t have any down time to myself” -Melissa’s story Melissa needed some predictability and relief. Her little girl was having short naps, her nap times where unpredictable, mom had to hold her for all naps and she was strongly dependent on feeding to sleep. Putting little Isabel to sleep took hours. She would go down and wake back up shortly after. Mom was exhausted. Isabel was exhausted. As much as she tried herself, she couldn’t get her baby to fall asleep without a feed and for longer than 20-30 minutes at a time. At night she was up every few hours feeding back to sleep each time. Mel ..read more
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