November 17, 2018

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas is just around the corner!  This time of year can evoke a range of emotions from excitement and joy, to dread and anxiety…especially if you are traveling with young children for the holidays.  You may fee...

September 13, 2018

So you’ve worked hard for several weeks to establish healthy routines and independent sleep skills for your little one.  And now they are heading to daycare or preschool and you are worried everything is about to unravel!

Whether you’ve already gotten your baby on a car...

June 28, 2018

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I wanted to dedicate this blog to FREEDOM.  Specifically, the freedom that comes with the transition out of the crib and into a big bed.  This is one of the most common topics I get asked about for toddlers.  When it comes...

April 6, 2018

If you are a parent of a baby 24 months or younger, chances are you’ve asked that exact question more than once:  Why is my baby waking at 3 a.m.?  Or perhaps your baby is sticking to the 3:30 or 4:00 a.m. wakeup.

You’ve probably wondered is it a developmental...

January 13, 2018

It’s official…flu season is in full swing and this year’s season has been one of the worst.  It hit my family of 4 in early October and took us all down for a solid 2 weeks!  And it’s not just the flu going around.  Stomach viruses, strep throat, allergies and more hav...

November 29, 2017

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I am now getting calls from desperate parents whose babies sleep seriously regressed during their holiday travel.

With Christmas fast approaching, many parents will be traveling yet again with their little ones, and I want to help you...

October 31, 2017

When can I stop offering feedings in the middle of the night?  I get asked this question a lot, and I have two answers for you:

First, the clinical answer. If your child is six months or older, gaining weight as expected, and your doctor says it is okay to end nighttime...

September 28, 2017

There is no doubt about it, the baby business is booming!  As a pediatric sleep expert, I am constantly surprised by all the new gadgets that come out seemingly every month promising better sleep for children.  Parents I work with in private consultations are often int...

August 31, 2017

As a mom of two, one of the nicest transitions I experienced with both kids was when my toddlers finally consolidated their two shorter daytime naps into one big nap, right in the middle of the day.

My son is currently in the stage of 1 nap a day, and I can’t deny it; I...

July 27, 2017

I’m sure you can guess what my answer is to this question, since I am, after all, a pediatric sleep consultant. I tend to put a high priority on sleep and am, in my humble opinion, justifiably passionate about its benefits for babies and young children.  But, is my pas...

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