3 Tips for Nap Time Success

Once they’ve committed to a sleep coaching program, most parents tend to see results in their baby’s nighttime sleep in as little as two or three nights.

But when it comes to naps, things tend to move a whole lot slower.

There are a few reasons for this. The sun is out, there’s more environmental noise, and there’s just a lot more activity surrounding them during the day, which can all lead to poor-quality naps during the day.

And as you might have already figured out, lousy naps lead to overtiredness at bedtime, and overtiredness leads to bad nighttime sleep, which leads to bad naps the next day, and the whole cycle just perpetuates itself.

So today, I’ve got three great tips for you to solve those daytime sleep woes and get your baby taking long, restful naps during the day, which will work wonders in getting them out of the overtiredness trap and into a predictable, consistent sleep schedule.

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Promoting Long, Restful Naps

I’ve worked with a lot of parents who are under the impression that, if their baby doesn’t sleep during the day, they’ll sleep better at night. After all, he’ll be so tired when bedtime rolls around that he’ll just conk out and sleep peacefully until late the next morning. Right?

Wrong! Naps are an essential part of your little one’s sleep schedule, and skipping them or moving them around will have a negative effect of baby’s nighttime sleep. In today’s video, I’ll explain why, and how you can help to ensure that your baby gets the long, restful daytime naps he needs.

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3 Biggest Bedtime Mistakes

If your little one’s not sleeping well, the first place to look for the problem is at bedtime. A well-crafted, consistent bedtime routine is the foundation for great sleep skills, but what’s the secret to crafting one that works? I’ve got three great tips for you in today’s video to help you do just that!

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3 Ways to Stop a Toddler Tantrum

You’ll probably never completely avoid the toddler meltdown scenario, (if you do, myself and every other mom on earth wants to know your secret!) but there are ways to keep them as short and civil as possible. Today, I’ve got a few tips for helping to settle your little one when they start to go off the rails.


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What to do When Your Child Won’t Eat

There aren’t many parenting challenges that cause more concern, conflict, and sheer frustration than a child who won’t eat. Attempts to balance your youngster’s need for proper nutrition with their finicky tastes can drive you to the brink of insanity. Take heart! Today’s video has some straightforward, effective tips to help end the battle at the dinner table.

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What to do When Your Baby Wakes in the Night

You could ask ten different people what the “right” response is when your baby wakes up at night, and you would likely get ten different answers. Let them cry, go in immediately, rock them, nurse them, change their diaper. Every parent has a response that they view as the best approach.

Any one of these approaches might help your baby quiet down and get back to sleep for a while, but if you want to help them learn to settle themselves and sleep through the night, you’ll have to help them learn some sleep skills, and I’ll tell you how to do exactly that in this week’s video.

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Why is my Baby Taking Such Short Naps?

One of the most common concerns I hear from parents, especially of younger babies, is that their little ones will go down for naps with no fussing or protest, only to wake up half an hour later, clearly still tired, but refusing to go back to sleep.

There’s actually a simple explanation for why this happens, why it’s always around the same time, and some straightforward ways to solve the problem, and I’ll go through the whole works in today’s video.

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Getting Your Child Out of Your Bed

When I was pregnant for the first time, I had visions of my husband, my baby, and I all sleeping peacefully in the same bed. All three of us, together and safe, as a family, straight through the night.

That lasted about a week before I realized that my baby didn’t know basic bed etiquette, like not kicking people in the face while they’re lying next to you, and not pulling mommy’s hair while she’s having a wonderful dream.

But once you’ve brought your baby into your bed, it can be extremely difficult to get them out. We’re creatures of habit when it comes to sleep, and change is never welcomed gracefully.

So today, I have a few tips to help you if you’ve decided to reclaim your bed and get your little one sleeping in their own room. It’s not going to be easy, I’ll warn you, but with some determination and a little knowledge, it should be over in a couple of nights.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Changing Behavior

I think it’s safe to say that, no matter how great our kids might be, there’s always going to be some bad habit or behavior that you, as the parent, are going to want to prevent.

But as we all know, breaking a bad habit isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. Many people go through life without ever altering their own self-destructive behaviors, so it’s obviously quite a challenge to convince a toddler to stop whining for candy or quit teasing their sibling.

In today’s video, I have a few tips that should help you understand the motivation behind some of those undesirable behaviors, and leave you better equipped to prevent them with a minimal amount of protest from your little ones.

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Are you tired of butting heads with your little ones? Looking for a better way of resolving conflict with them? I’ve got just the thing!

Kids:The Manual is filled with simple, step-by-step solutions to the problems that parents face with their children’s behavior. End the frustration for both you and your child, and discover the surprisingly easy path to a conflict-free relationship with your kids!

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The Power of Choice

The toddler years are a bit of a mixed blessing, to put it mildly. On the one hand, your child is undergoing some amazing intellectual, social, and emotional changes, which are really wonderful to watch.

But they also start to realize that they have some authority over themselves, and they tend to do a lot of testing to see what they can and can’t get away with.

Giving your toddler some decisions to make will allow them to feel some control over their lives, but allowing them too much is likely to overwhelm them with decisions they’re not equipped to make.

In today’s video, I’ve got some great tips to help you provide your little one with some options in their day to day life that they can make without allowing them too much control too soon, or allowing them to make bad decisions.

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