4 month sleep regression tips

The 4 Month Sleep Regression

Many parents struggle with the 4 month sleep regression. In fact, you may be here because you are dreading the upcoming sleep regression or you are in the thick of it and looking for tips on surviving the 4 month sleep regression. You are probably wondering what happened to your newborn’s sleep?! I’m here to help you understand why this sleep regression happens and give you tools to help you and your baby get through the 4 month sleep regression with ease. What is the 4 month sleep regression? The Four Month Sleep Regression is not a myth, it is a developmental milestone! Your baby is no longer sleeping like a newborn because they are no longer a newborn! Your baby is more aware of their surroundings, learning new skills and developing sleep cycles which are more like those of adults. The four month sleep regression doesn’t mean they are regressing, it means they are moving forward; growing and developing! It can be the 4 month sleep PROGRESSION and it is the perfect time to help your child establish healthy sleep habits. When does it start? The 4 month sleep regression begins between 3 and 4 months of age or …

Day Light Savings Sleep Clock

Spring Forward – Sleep Adjustments for the Daylight Savings Time Change

Spring is in the air! More sunshine and longer days are in the near future as we “Spring Forward” with the beginning of Daylight savings time starting on Sunday, March 13, 2022. If you have little ones that are not sleeping well, you may be worried that the time change may make those long spring and summer days may feel even longer due to sleep disruption. Good news, this “Spring Forward” time change is less likely to wreak havoc on your child’s sleep. In fact, if you have an earlier riser it may actually feel like they are sleeping in a bit!! Score! Helping your child adjust to this springtime Daylight Savings time change may actually depend on type of sleeper your child is; adaptable sleeper or a sensitive sleeper. Adaptable Sleeper If you have an adaptable sleeper, a “do nothing” approach might be best! Simply “spring forward” with the entire schedule. If your child is well-rested, set your clocks ahead and enjoy the extra sleep. And that is it!  Your child will simply wake up and hour later and you will adjust their schedule according to the new times on the clock. Don’t forget to adjust their toddler alarm …

Holiday Sleep Tips to Keep Your Child on the Nice List

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a child was sleeping and mommy was TIRED!  While the holidays are a wonderful time of year, it may feel overwhelming to find a balance between attending all the holiday events and keeping your child on schedule and well-rested. Your child’s sleep may get off track and before you know it, you and your little one may be struggling to stay on Santa’s Nice List this season. Making your child’s sleep a priority during the Holiday season doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. If you are looking for help to keep your little one well-rested during travel and this Holiday Season, check out The Ultimate Holiday Travel and Sleep Guide. Here are some Holiday Sleep Tips to help keep your children merry and bright.

Time Change SLEEP Tips

Time Change SLEEP Tips: Child Sleep and the Fall Back Time Change The leaves are turning colors, the air is brisk and the end to Daylight Savings is right around the corner. You might even be dreaming about that extra hour of sleep, too! Unfortunately, babies, toddlers, and preschooler don’t care about time or that extra hour of sleep you are dreaming of! In fact, many parents dread the time change and worry it will lead to a tired, cranky child and unhappy family. Fear not! I have SLEEP tips to help with your child’s sleep and the Fall back time change which occurs Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 2:00 am.  Here are a few SLEEP Tips that can help your child and family adjust to the “Fall Back” or end to Daylight Savings time change.

adult sleep

Parents need sleep, too!

  Sleep is a need and is essential for the growth and development of our little ones. So why is it that many adults don’t prioritize their own sleep and like we do for our children? Parents need sleep, too!

Sleep Easy: Safety Tips for Turning a Nursery into a Big Kid Room

Transitioning to a big kid bed is a big kid step! If you are considering moving your little one out of a crib and into a big kid bed, making sure your child’s room is safe will help everyone sleep better! Safety is always a number one concern! You know the ABC’s of safe sleep and followed them step by step throughout infancy. But now, your child is out of the crib and even though they are ready for a big kid bed, they may not be ready to have big kid freedoms and responsibilities…especially in the middle of the night. Although we will expect our little one to follow their sleep rules and remain in their sleep space during sleep, we also need to make sure their room is as safe as a giant crib. As your child ages, they will be spending more time exploring and asserting their independence throughout your house and we want to keep them as safe as possible as they do so. Follow these tips to help turn your nursery into a big kid room that is as safe as a giant crib and sleep easy knowing you are taking steps to keep them safe. …

Time Change Baby Sleep Tips

Spring Forward Time Change Sleep Tips

On Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at 2am we “Spring Forward” with the Spring time change to welcome the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Brighter mornings and longer days are in our near the future! Still many parents fear this the time change as it may also bring early wakings which lead to cranky, sleep-deprived children.

Post First Week of School Recovery

While it seems like we spent weeks preparing for school to begin, now we are going to spend this weekend focusing on our ‘Post First Week of School Recovery’. Today ends our first full week of school (and preschool). Phew! Just as important as the back to school supplies, kids need time to recover from the exhausting week and so do YOU!