The Virtue of Patience

Lack of sleep can really tank your patience meter. In being the one that people called when they were having issues, on and occasion I would have an especially challenging sleeper. Before I knew about sleep training as a young nanny.. I would be putting a baby down to sleep, drenched in a cold sweat,… Read more »

Sleep Deprivation and Postpartum Stress Disorders

Contributing Blog Post by Brenna Hutton, RN, BSN You’re a new parent filled with the wonder, awe, and nostalgia of having a tiny human of your very own. Your world has flipped upside down, and suddenly revolves around this new little life. You know you would do anything for them! But between feeding every three… Read more »

Myths About Children And Sleep

Baby sleep is challenging enough without all the old wives’ tales. Fortunately, research is undercutting generations of specious claims, helping parents understand how to help their children sleep soundly and safely. Here are the five top pieces of received wisdom that turned out only to be myths. #1 – Never wake a sleeping baby. This… Read more »

Newborn Sleeping Patterns

What are the sleep patterns of a newborn? The average newborn sleeps much of the day and night, waking only for feedings every few hours. It is often hard for new parents to know how long and how often a newborn should sleep. Unfortunately, there is no set schedule at first and many newborns have… Read more »

Exhausted Parents Turn to Sleep Coaches for Their Babies

During the first year of life, infants spend most of their time in the sleeping state. Assessment of sleep during infancy presents an opportunity to study the impact of sleep on the maturation of the central nervous system, overall functioning, and future cognitive, and temperament development. In terms of actual numbers, an infant from one… Read more »