When your child is experiencing Sleep issues, it can take a huge toll on all areas of life. Lack of sleep for both the parents and child can have debilitating affects. If your child has a Sleep issue, more than likely you already know it, however some of you may realize there is problem. If that is you, the affect of Sleep issues may have not set in yet. The following graphic has a list of common Sleep issues catagorized… Read more »

The Power of the Routine I think it’s pretty easy to say that most of us know what a structured routine can do for a person’s mind, body, and soul. We all know how much better we feel when we have a routine and stick to it! The same principle applies to your child’s sleep. Younger children are often times given the pass on a routine because their parents have crazy schedules, or their older brother/sister’s soccer practice ran late… Read more »

We recently went on a 3 day weekend vacation to the beautiful Dardanelle, Ca. The weekend was spent exploring, fishing, cooking over the campfire, spending time with family, and getting some much needed unplugged rest time. Since Abigail has just begun sleeping in a big girl bed, it wasn’t likely that I would get her to sleep in the portable crib. The first night was mildly difficult because she was so excited and distracted that asking her to go to… Read more »

It has been a struggle at our house keeping little miss in her crib. She is extremely articulate for 2.5 (I know every mom says their child is a genius.) she climbed out of her crib FOR THE LAST TIME at nap yesterday. So I decided it was finally time for a big girl bed. We went to target picked out some new bedding and a new stuffed animal. Got some M&M’s for reinforcement and crossed my fingers that she… Read more »

It has come to my attention several times that parents are misled by the term sleep training. The term has a bad wrap mainly because there are people out there (uneducated quite obviously) who think they should put there sweet newborn in a room and close it from 7pm-7am. There are thousands of posts on the internet dubbing this “Sleep Training” and rightfully so calling it child abuse. I will not go into detail about the specifics of why this… Read more »

Baby Z was a Co-Sleeping Breast Fed 17 month old who had been waking 3-7 times a night to comfort nurse. She took short naps and mom knew she needed a little help in the sleep department. GOAL: Transition Baby Z  to her crib for all sleep (naps and bedtime.) Night wean sweet babe Lengthen naps and ultimately transition to 1 afternoon nap. Method: Modified Extinction Training where there were periodic checks on babe after being set in crib. Although… Read more »