By Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady®
He wants to co-sleep with your baby and you are ready for your baby to sleep in the nursery. Maybe he believes in letting your baby cry it out but you have been reading about The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight book and think you have found the answer you have been looking for.
You are not unique if you realize one day that your partner does not think the same way about sleep training that you do. Unless you’re with your double you have already had a couple of disagreements (or more)! Since anything having to do with a newborn or baby can be a tender topic, especially if you feel sleep-deprived, you may feel a bit discouraged that you do not see eye to eye on this subject.
There’s a way to work through this together and stay unified as a couple. It really can be managed in a way that respects each of you and your ideas. Let’s talk about a few ideas on working toward the same goal while disagreeing initially about the pathway there. Read more
There’s no denying that there’s something magical about the night sky. It’s tranquil. It’s mysterious. It’s a frontier of endless exploration and opportunity. No wonder it makes such a stellar theme for a nursery or kid’s room! And, while it’s typically only used in boy’s rooms – we’d love to see more of it in girls’ rooms. It’s truly inspirational (and fun) for everyone! If you’re interested in adding a little intergalactic interest to your child’s room, here are 80+ outer space themed nursery and kids’ room ideas to get your design ideas flying off at light speed!
This summer, our little Gentle Giraffe has been traveling the country and having some wonderful adventures! He’s been sending a ton of cute photos back to our offices and we thought it would be fun to play a little game with them. Today we’re sharing 3 of his photos and we want you to guess where he is. At the end of the month, 3 lucky people will win a Gentle Giraffe of their own! Ready to play ‘Where in the World is Gentle Giraffe‘?
It’s every parent’s dream to get their babies to sleep through the night, but what if babies aren’t built to do it? What if it’s actually better for them to wake up repeatedly? Could your sleep training efforts be compromising their development? We can already hear the collective cries from every parent reading this, “Nooooooooo!!!” Infant sleep advice is ALWAYS changing, but here’s an interesting look at the evolutionary science – some insights about why your baby doesn’t sleep through the night. Read more
As if going through the hormonal and growth changes during adolescence wasn’t challenging enough, it can also wreak havoc on sleep and research shows most teens aren’t getting enough of it on a daily basis. Sleep is always important to health and well-being, no matter what age. But during this period in life when their bodies can grow a few inches in a few months and their brains are undergoing significant developmental changes, sleep deprivation can have serious repercussions. Here’s how puberty impacts sleep and tips to help your tweens and teens. Read more