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Helping Babies and Toddlers Sleep Well During COVID-19

Mom Life

Helping Babies and Toddlers Sleep Well During COVID-19

Hi Parents, Like everyone else, our daily routine and schedule has drastically changed. We had Sonny on a very strict schedule which included a very precise nap and bedtime. It wasn’t difficult to get him to fall asleep, because he was always tired after school. Even though his regular routine has changed and is different every day, we are still striving to keep nap time and bed time consistent…for him and for us.
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How to Smoothly Transition Your Toddler to One Nap

BABY

How to Smoothly Transition Your Toddler to One Nap

Every parent of a toddler is eventually faced with the challenge of moving their little one from two naps down to one. It’s one of the top sleep questions we hear from parents. Before we get into the specifics of an effective and successful nap transition, you should know that I firmly believe that naps are a fundamental component of healthy sleep. A child who gets enough rest during the day will sleep better at night than one who doesn’t.
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Your Top Sleep Questions Answered

BABY

Your Top Sleep Questions Answered

You asked and I answered. I compiled some of your top sleep questions that you asked Whitney and provided you with my top sleep tips and tricks to help you and your family sleep better tonight!
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Stay Rested Over The Holidays

BABY

Stay Rested Over The Holidays

How to Keep Your Family Well Rested Over the Holidays Traveling this holiday season? Whether you’re staying close to home or traveling to see family and friends, the holidays typically bring late nights, missed naps and general disruption of regular routines. Keeping everyone well rested (including adults!) is one of the best ways to ensure that your family will enjoy the best that the holidays have to offer.
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Sonny Rosenman in crib as a 2 month old

Make the Fall Time Change Easier on Your Family’s Sleep Schedule

BABY

Make the Fall Time Change Easier on Your Family’s Sleep Schedule

On Sunday, November 4th, clocks go back one hour when Daylight Savings Time ends, and as a result, we gain a bit of extra sleep. Obviously getting more sleep sounds blissful, but it’s not quite so simple if you have young kids. Parents often worry about how it will affect their family’s sleep and wonder when their child will adjust to the new time schedule. The good news is, that when it comes to both the spring and fall time changes, our body clocks will naturally adjust on their own. However, you may need to give your kids a bit … Continued
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD’S SLEEP ON TRACK THIS FALL

BABY

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD’S SLEEP ON TRACK THIS FALL

It really does take organization and planning to get everyone prepped and ready for back to school. So, why not build on that work so that your family stays happy, healthy and well rested for the entire fall season? Keep reading to learn a few tips that will help your child maintain healthy sleep habits as we move through fall and into the winter months. 
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Why You Shouldn’t Just “Wing It” At Bedtime

BABY

Why You Shouldn’t Just “Wing It” At Bedtime

Alanna McGinn is Founder and Certified Sleep Consultant of Good Night Sleep Site, a global sleep consulting practice. She is Representative and Director for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC) and serves on the faculty of The Family Sleep Institute. She and her husband, Mike, live in Toronto, Canada with their 3 children (1+twins!) You can follow her expert advice in national publications like Macleans, Prevention Magazine, Today’s Parent, and Huffington Post. Alanna strives in helping families (baby to adults) overcome their sleep challenges and have happy well-rested smiles in the morning. You can find out more about … Continued
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Portrait of a bored baby standing in a drib.

How Do I Fix My Baby’s Early Morning Wakings?

BABY

How Do I Fix My Baby’s Early Morning Wakings?

Alanna McGinn is Founder and Certified Sleep Consultant of Good Night Sleep Site, a global sleep consulting practice. She is Representative and Director for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC) and serves on the faculty of The Family Sleep Institute. She and her husband, Mike, live in Toronto, Canada with their 3 children (1+twins!) You can follow her expert advice in national publications like Macleans, Prevention Magazine, Today’s Parent, and Huffington Post. Alanna strives in helping families (baby to adults) overcome their sleep challenges and have happy well-rested smiles in the morning. You can find out more about … Continued
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Sleeping beautiful and yawning baby toddler on the bed. Portrait by Alanna McGinn

Help! My Baby Won’t Nap!

BABY

Help! My Baby Won’t Nap!

It’s mid-afternoon and you’ve been eagerly anticipating your baby’s nap so you can get a few moments of quiet time, catch up on chores, or even take a short nap yourself. Only your baby didn’t get the memo and naptime at your house is almost non-existent. Not napping is a common problem that happens when your very portable newborn gets a bit older. The good news is it can be fixed with a few adjustments.
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Chapter 39: I Love My Baby, But...Sleep!

BABY

Chapter 39: I Love My Baby, But...Sleep!

This episode is all about SLEEP! In this Chapter of I Love My Baby, But…, we discuss the importance of sleep for the entire family and how we got Sonny to sleep 12 hours a night! I need to put the disclaimer in that every baby is obviously different and will react to methods differently.
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Sleep expert, Alanna McGinn shares the tips and tricks to Daylight Savings Time and keeping your baby on a schedule

Daylight Savings Time and Your Baby's Sleep Schedule

Health

Daylight Savings Time and Your Baby's Sleep Schedule

The good news is our evenings are now getting lighter and spring is just around the corner. The bad news is it also means that Spring Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. On Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 a.m. we’ll all put our clocks forward one hour once again and if you are a mom who finally got your baby or toddler on a sleep schedule, the upcoming change can feel like a nightmare.
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Top Toddler Sleep Questions Answered

BABY

Top Toddler Sleep Questions Answered

You’ve made it through your baby’s first year of life and hopefully you’re not too exhausted! Now that your little one is a toddler, you’re most likely noticing their own personality shining through more and more and that they seem to be growing and learning at lighting speed. This age can be really fun for parents, but it can also be a time where battles begin and boundaries are pushed.  
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