Key Sleep Tips

Three signs your child is ready to drop a nap

Three signs your child is ready to drop a nap

Sometimes things aren't always determined by age! For some parents, it can be tricky to know whether and when your baby is ready to drop a nap and make a nap transition. This goes for 3 naps to 2 naps, 2 naps to 1 nap or even 1 nap to NONE. First, let's take a look at...

What’s a Dream Feed?

What’s a Dream Feed?

There are loads of different recommendations about the effectiveness of a dream feed. First, let's define it: A dream feed is something some parents offer during the night, and involves going to your infant while they are still asleep and offering a feed while they...

Can you room-share while sleep coaching?

Can you room-share while sleep coaching?

Health Canada recommends parents sleep in the same room as baby until at least 6 months of age. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work on sleep coaching before you’re ready for baby to sleep in their own nursery! It’s entirely possible to help baby learn independent...

Adjusted age: How your preemie’s corrected age affects sleep

Adjusted age: How your preemie’s corrected age affects sleep

If your baby was not premature, you may have never heard the terms “Adjusted Age” or “Corrected Age.” But, if your baby was born early (earlier than 37 weeks), calculating baby’s adjusted age can be very helpful for sleep!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Adjusted age is your baby’s...

Nap Strikes: What they are and how to get past them!

Nap Strikes: What they are and how to get past them!

Previously-perfect napper seem to be on strike? A "nap strike" is what we refer to when a child who was previously napping well suddenly fights naptime. This most commonly occurs when a child is getting close to the age to drop a nap, making his parents...

Does your child need a pillow?

Does your child need a pillow?

Wondering when your little one should sleep with a pillow?      A pillow is generally only needed once your child transitions from a crib to a “big kid bed” and I recommend the transition to a bed occur around the age of 3. Before that, a clean empty crib...

The mattress matters! What to look for in a crib mattress

The mattress matters! What to look for in a crib mattress

We talk a lot about room environment – Dark, quiet, peaceful, no distractions. But what about what baby sleeps ON? Baby’s mattress can go a long way towards healthy rest!     Recently, I was thrilled to visit Obasan and get a full tour of their incredible...

How to succeed with the “Wake Up Clock”

How to succeed with the “Wake Up Clock”

First, let’s ensure you know what I mean when I refer to a “wake up clock.” A wake up clock, like the Gro Clock or Sleepy Sheep, is designed to help toddlers and preschoolers understand when it’s time (or “ok”) to get out of bed....

5 back-to-school sleep tips

5 back-to-school sleep tips

The end of summer generally comes with mixed emotions – some kids are bummed to see the sunny days of school vacation come to an end, while others can’t wait to get back to the playground to see their friends! Whatever the scenario, one thing is certain – back to...

Why dark is better for babies’ sleep (and adults, too)

Why dark is better for babies’ sleep (and adults, too)

It’s 5am. You’re on vacation in an Air B&B that has white lace curtains in the window (you know the ones I mean; the kind that remind you of the “doily” your Grandma used to keep on her dining room table). So, you’re awake. But, when you roll over and see the...