Why Your Baby Cries In Their Sleep And How To Fix It
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by Sleep Consultant Alison Macklin
2w ago
“Why does my baby cry in his sleep?” This is one of the most common questions we receive. Your baby is asleep and all of a sudden starts to cry. Are they asleep? Are they awake? What do they need? What does this mean? And then after a while, they may or may not fall back to sleep. So what’s the deal? Unfortunately, the internet doesn’t provide the most straightforward answers. That’s why we’re going to tell you exactly why this happens and what you should (and shouldn’t) do. Let’s Look at Why Babies Cry At a high level, babies cry because they are uncomfortable. The crying falls within two cat ..read more
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It’s Moving Day! Tips to Make the Transition Easier for Sleep
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by Sleep Consultant Jamie Contarini
1M ago
Moving to a new house, condo or apartment can be stressful on its own… don’t let the worries of how your little one will adjust add to that stress.  Here are tips on how to make the move for your child easier: Clearly label your boxes On moving day, pack up your child’s essentials into one box – favourite blanket, stuffed animal, crib sheet or bed sheet (don’t even wash it), white noise machine if you use one etc. and put that box in your car. Unpack your child’s room first When you get to your new house, unpack the box above.  Even if it is the only box you unpack that day, set up y ..read more
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Can’t Help Falling in Love with Your Child’s Bedtime Routine
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by Nicole Carpenter
1M ago
Elvis may not have written his song about your child’s bedtime routine, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t apply! Do you ever feel that getting through your child’s bedtime routine leaves you feeling drained and ready for bed yourself? Check out these easy fixes to make bedtime a peaceful and calm transition that would make anybody fall in love.  It’s bedtime, you have completed your routine with your little one, you are ready to lay down yourself because the routine left you drained, and you hear your little one calling you back. They need one more kiss, one more hug, one more song, a sip ..read more
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Sleepover 101: How to Get Ready for the Ultimate Slumber Party without Any Bedtime Blunders
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by Sleep Consultant Alison Macklin
2M ago
As your child matures, they’ll inevitably start asking for sleepovers with their friends. Hosting your child’s first sleepover can be a memorable and exciting experience for both your child and their friends, but it also comes with its fair share of responsibilities and considerations for sleep. To ensure that the sleepover is safe, fun, and stress-free, here’s our guide on what to consider when hosting your child’s first sleepover, as well as prepping for your child to attend their first sleepover. Hosting a Sleepover Establish some ground rules Establish a few ground rules with your child be ..read more
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Bedroom Environment for Better Sleep: Tips for Tweens and Parents
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by Sleep Consultant Jenny Peach
3M ago
As sleep changes with age, many tweens will struggle with sleep and the adjustment. They are growing, becoming more active at school and participating in more extra curricular activities. Getting the right amount of sleep can help improve their cognitive ability with increased learning and memory. Healthy sleep begins with a conducive sleep environment. Setting up your tween’s bedroom for sleep success is the first step in creating healthy sleep habits. Dark Bedroom Our circadian rhythms are greatly affected by light and darkness. Exposure to bright lights and natural sunlight can help wake th ..read more
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School Stress & Sleep: Managing Homework & Rest for Tweens
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by Nicole Carpenter
4M ago
Homework, extracurricular activities, and chores, oh my! After school can feel overwhelming for our tweens with all the activities throughout the week, their increased homework load, and the stress that comes with schoolwork. It can be easy to neglect healthy sleep habits in favor of completing school work. We can help our tweens get the rest they need and manage homework and school stress.  The tween years serve as a bridge between childhood and adolescence and are a time when our kids are really beginning to assert their independence. Through all of this, we still want to prioritize the ..read more
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Improve your Tween’s Sleep in 4 Unconventional Steps
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by Sleep Consultant Alison Macklin
5M ago
If you’re reading this, you probably know the struggle of getting your tween to get to bed at a reasonable hour. It’s like trying to convince a squirrel to take a nap – nearly impossible!  Late-night Netflix marathons, Instagram scrolling, and “just one more level” of gaming conflict with the right bedtime. But here’s the deal: sleep is like the secret potion for unleashing the best version of your tween. It’s not just about avoiding grumpy mornings, it’s about helping them grow, learn, and thrive during these crucial years. In this article you’ll learn about the 4 key steps to helping yo ..read more
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What to do with Baby Gifts not Safe for Sleep
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by Sleep Consultant Annastasia Hermle
5M ago
Baby on the way? Let the gift giving begin! The people in your life will want to support you by buying you things for your new baby.  It gives them the chance to walk down memory lane and get all the warm fuzzy feels of expecting and caring for new babies.  Baby showers are curated by your loved ones with the best of intentions, but it is common to receive gifts that are not safe for sleep. The infant stage is defined as the first twelve months of life, and newborns are at the highest risk for SIDS.  Accept the homemade baby pillow or giant stuffed teddy bear graciously during y ..read more
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After School Restraint Collapse: How Sleep Can Help
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by Sleep Consultant Jenny Peach
6M ago
Have you noticed that your child has done well at school or daycare all day and then returns home only to meltdown minutes later? They were well behaved during the day, playing nicely with other kids, then when they got home they were misbehaving and pushing back on everything? This is called after school restraint collapse. It happens because you are their safe space, where your children can show their true emotions. They may feel like they need to hold it together at daycare or school and become emotionally overwhelmed. Once they come home to their familiar environment with the people they l ..read more
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Have Your Best Morning with Small Children
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by Sleep Consultant Annastasia Hermle
7M ago
If you have a reliable sleep routine at bedtime but you are not satisfied with the way mornings are going with your little one, here is how to have your best morning with small children. It’s no secret that most children naturally rise early in the morning, but too early can be unhealthy. It is important to protect your sleep in the early morning hours. We get the most Rapid Eye Sleep (REM) during this time which is specifically important for our mental health. It’s a good idea to help your child start their day closer to 6:00 a.m. There are steps you can take, once your child is out of the ne ..read more
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