Key Sleep Tips

Bedtime snacking “Do”s and “Don’t”s!

Bedtime snacking “Do”s and “Don’t”s!

Children and adults alike sometimes need a little nutritional top-up before bedtime to get through the night without feeling hungry. But, the types of foods we stock up on before bed can have big impacts (both positive and negative) on the quality and length of our...

5 ways to help kids sleep in the summer heat

5 ways to help kids sleep in the summer heat

The sunny days of summer are finally upon us! Pool parties, backyard BBQs, and days full of splash pad fun! But the extreme heat can have a tough impact on your child’s sleep. Here are five ways to help your kiddo sleep well in the midst of the summer heat: 1. Avoid...

Is a pacifier a sleep prop?

Is a pacifier a sleep prop?

Yep (even when baby can put it back in on his own) Many parents, even those who are well-Googled on the issue of sleep props, express to me that they feel a pacifier (or “soother”) is not a sleep prop. Why? Because their baby is old enough to have mastered replacing...

Is thumb sucking bad for babies?

Is thumb sucking bad for babies?

Everyone has heard the story of their friend’s sister’s college roomate’s brother who sucked his thumb until he was 12 and thus required extensive dental surgery to repair his teeth. Is this an urban legend? No. It happens.  Is it by any means the norm? It is...

Baby sleep tips for Grandma and Grandpa

Baby sleep tips for Grandma and Grandpa

You’ve just learned that your son or daughter is going to become a parent – congratulations! You are going to be a grandparent!! You’re likely feeling the same joy you experienced when you learned you were expecting your own child – it’s a time of hope, renewal, and...

The best bedtime routine for children (and why it is so important)

The best bedtime routine for children (and why it is so important)

For adults and children alike, bedtime is a time for the brain to process the day’s many thoughts. This can make it difficult to drift off to sleep, particularly if there has been no wind-down process in advance to signal that the day is ending and the time for sleep...

Guest Blog! Your second child: 6 tips to keep in mind for bedtime

Guest Blog! Your second child: 6 tips to keep in mind for bedtime

By: Dominique de Bourgknecht, baby deedee If you already have a young child and are preparing for your second (or third), one thing’s for sure – you should never expect all your children to have the same sleeping patterns/habits. For some babies, they can...

Guest Blog! Dealing with sleep issues as a single parent

Guest Blog! Dealing with sleep issues as a single parent

When you don’t sleep well, your whole life gets thrown out of whack. While this is frustrating for everybody, it can be particularly problematic for a single parent. Daniel from dadsolo.com provided this guest blog, with the secrets that help his own...

Five ways to prioritize your family’s sleep this fall

Five ways to prioritize your family’s sleep this fall

Now that the long and relaxing days of summer have come to an end, and regular school and work schedules are back in full swing, life can get hectic! And, what tends to slide when the rest of life’s activities get in the way?  Sleep. The thing is, it’s during...