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Why naps are so important.

Naps play an important role in our children’s emotional and physical development. When they miss a nap they are often fussy, irritated, easily distracted, have difficulty concentrating and are more susceptible to tantrums. But to convince your little one that it’s time to relax and take a nap is often

Is melatonin safe for children?

Did you try things like this? Rubbing aspiring on a bee sting! Quiet a colicky baby by running the vacuum cleaner! Swallow a teaspoon of sugar to cure your hiccups! I’m not sure what it is that I found so fascinating about curing ailments with common objects, but obviously I

Why your baby will never sleep through the night.

That’s right, your baby will never sleep straight through the night. And neither will you, for that matter. In fact, pretty much anyone who isn’t heavily sedated before going to bed can expect to wake up multiple times in the night. This isn’t due to stress, caffeine, lack of exercise,

How To Create a Sleep Sanctuary

One of the easiest things you can do to help get your child sleeping through the night is to create what I like to call a “sleep sanctuary,” What do I mean by that? Basically, you want to create an environment for your child that is very calming & comfortable.

Travel Tips

The holiday season is coming again and we all want to enjoy our well-deserved vacation. But this is also the time when a lot of parents get a little nervous about how and what to do with the sleep schedule of the little ones. Does your baby finally sleep wonderfully

4# Tips

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard parents tell me, ” I just don’t think he’s ready for sleep training yet”. Or, “I know it’s a bad habit, but it’s working for the time being. I’ll wean him off of it soon.” Soon. Soon, meaning, “In the meantime,

Why should I hire a sleep consultant?

“With all of the information that’s readily available online, and the resources you have at your disposal in the form of friends and family who have managed to get their kids to sleep, why would you want to invite a stranger into your home to get your child sleeping through

A little note about the tears…

Since people always ask me about whether my solutions involve “crying it out,” I think it’s something that deserves to be addressed here. Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. That’s why I’m

The secret meaning of the lotus flower

So what is it about this mysterious blossom that people find so enrapturing? Its colourful bloom is an obvious suspect, but the lotus also has a life cycle unlike any other. With its roots based in mud, it submerges every night into murky river water, and—undeterred by its dirty environment—it

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