Whether your little one is still in a crib or just moving into a “big kid” bed, at some point, you’re going to need to teach her how to go asleep alone, stay in bed all night, and wake up at a healthy time. As you likely know, it’s no easy feat. There are tons of great books on sleep training, but if you’re looking to add some new tricks to your training routine, today we have 10 genius tips for teaching your toddler to sleep. Read more
A divorce or separation is experienced by more than a million children each year in the United States. While it’s definitely going to be a huge change in the child’s life, there are things the parents can do to make the transition in living arrangements smoother, less stressful for the kids, and help them sleep better at night. Helping your child get the proper amount of sleep is going to make them better able to handle this change in a healthier way. Anyone who’s not getting enough sleep does not handle emotional stress as well they normally can. So what are the secrets for avoiding sleep problems after separation or divorce? Let’s see what can help your whole family through this big change.
There are a lot of great reasons to make your own baby food – you’re in total control of the ingredients, you know it’s fresh, and it can save you money. For most people, controlling the ingredients is the thing that appeals most. Feeding your baby the same healthy foods the rest of the family is eating ensures that they have a healthy, diverse diet. It’s a lot easier to introduce new foods when you’re not relying on the limited combination of ingredients that you can purchase at the store. Want to know another great benefit? You can make food that will help your baby sleep better! There are certain foods that naturally make you sleepy and by adding those into your puree, you can make homemade baby food that promotes sleep!
No matter how wonderful the day was or how sweet the bedtime stories are, kids are bound to have nightmares. Their active imaginations can spawn infinite odd and eerie situations when they sleep. Plus, the world is a lot scarier to little ones who are facing the unknown and learning new things every day. About two percent of children will also experience night terrors (which sound scary, but are actually harmless for your child). It’s awful to see your little baby crying and upset, so prepare yourself to address both situations with these 20 tips for dealing with nightmares and night terrors. Read more
Separation anxiety, night terrors, fear of the dark, night weaning, naptime battles – the list of sleep-related issues parents have to navigate goes on and on and on and on. What are you currently struggling with? Share it in the comments for a chance to win one of our new Sleepy Time Gift Bundles! Read more