As sleep consultants, we get a lot of questions about bedtime routines for babies and children. We know that a pre-sleep routine is SO important to signal to our children that it is time for sleep. One of our most common questions is...does a bath have to be a part of my child’s bedtime ... Read More about Does a bath have to be part of a bedtime routine?
Congratulations on baby #2! As you may have already noticed, having a second baby is not the same as having your first. Things are a little different this time around. There is less time to sit back and soak in the new baby. There is less opportunity for naps and quiet time during the day now. There ... Read More about Tips for coping with your newborn and older child- at the same time!
Whether it's a lovey-a favorite stuffy or a cherished blanket, as Sleep Consultants and as moms we encourage a little sleep friend for nap and bedtime with our own children, as well as for the families that we work with. Some children will naturally introduce a lovey to their sleep routine on their ... Read More about How to Introduce a Lovey for Bedtime Comfort
If you're like us, you've been waiting for summer to arrive for what seems like forever! We love summer and all the fun it brings, but it can be hard sometimes to think of activities to keep the children busy! So we thought we would share two of our most liked and super fun, educational summer ... Read More about Summer Science Fun
We are so excited to announce that our new podcast is now available! Last month we announced on Facebook that our new podcast would be coming soon and guess what?! Our All Things Sleep and Parenting PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! Check out what it's all about in our ... Read More about NEW! All Things Sleep and Parenting Podcast!
We have been helping a lot of parents with toddler sleep lately and one common thing that we are hearing is “my child used to be a fantastic sleeper and now, she is awake until 9:00 pm every night finding every excuse to not sleep! Bedtime has become a nightmare!” This right here is why toddler ... Read More about Top 7 Toddler Sleep Tips
Figuring out how much sleep your child needs can be confusing. There are many different tables and graphs out there that show you how much sleep your child should be getting within a 24 hour period, but the fact is they can all be different! We usually say to use the recommended sleep charts as a ... Read More about 5 Signs Your Child Is Not Getting Enough Sleep
What age do I start teaching my child how to tidy up her toys? How do I even start and what happens when she does not want to help clean up? These are questions that we often hear when we are helping our families with strategies for their toddlers. Read on for some tips and information on how you ... Read More about When and how to teach your child to clean up
If you have been struggling with your child's sleep, you may be spending a lot of time looking for help. There are a ton of books and so much information online, not to mention well meaning online friends dishing out advice, that finding sleep training information can be overwhelming and ... Read More about Why work with a sleep coach?
It's not very often that we talk about teenagers and sleep here at Restful Parenting but that doesn't mean it's not important! You may have a newborn, are currently chasing your toddler down for nap times or maybe you're putting your school age child on the bus each day... you may be nowhere near ... Read More about Teenagers and Sleep