Posts Tagged ‘Sleep’

Member Musings: Thoughts on the Family Bed


I may not get the best night’s sleep, yet I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Around the world, the “family bed”, or cosleeping, is more common than it is here in the states. My child is getting older, and so the bed is getting more cramped. Sometimes he is snuggled up on my chest, bringing […]

Travel Sleep Tips: Keep Calm and Carry On

Photo by Travis Seitler

Summer is now in full swing and that means travel for many families. If you have traveled with young children before, you know that it’s likely this adventure will create upheaval with even the best sleepers. Here are a few favorite tips to help keep your kids’ sleep on track when you travel. Set up […]

Do You Need a Hush Hour?

Photo by Bilyana Boyadjieva

Every child can benefit from a daily nap, but sometimes there is nothing you can do to get your child to actually sleep. But day after day, week after week, without a rest break can result in a fussy child prone to tears, temper tantrums and whining. A Hush Hour can provide a wonderful substitute […]

8 Sleep Tips for Every Child


Lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just about being tired. Sleep has a role in everything — dawdling, temper tantrums, hyperactivity, growth, health and even learning to tie shoes and recite the ABCs. Sleep affects everything.

Tips to End the Bedtime Blues


For many parents “Bedtime” and the routines that go with it can be a time of frustration and annoyance instead of the warm, fuzzy and loving connections they want it to be. Asking for more water, additional trips to the bathroom, pleadings for another story or the ever-insistent claim, “But I’m not tired” can leave […]

Why Should I Swaddle?


Why is swaddling so important? In a single word: sleep. After nutrition, sleep is the most critical need for your child. Current research shows that swaddled babies sleep better. Sadly, many parents stop swaddling far too early and don’t even realize it. Sleep is critical for your child and for you.