After working so hard to get sleep on track, thinking about going off track can be a little nerve racking. Have no fear! Restful Parenting has some great tips below to help you plan your off track day and strategies to ensure you get back on track again:) With the nice weather upon us we recognize ... Read More about Maintain a Sleep Schedule and Still Get Out of the House
What is sleep coaching It's when you choose a method to teach you a little one how to fall asleep on their own. There are many different methods out there, so it's really important that you choose a method that is going to be the best fit for your family and your child. Taking into account what your ... Read More about Sleep Coaching Methods with Restful Parenting
When we talk about specific behaviors at specific ages, we often talk mostly about how it's important to investigate where that behavior is coming from, what happened first, what's causing it, that's what we want to know. The reason why we want to investigate that is because knowing where that ... Read More about Toddlers & Hitting | Understanding the Behaviours
We are going to let you in on a little secret - from the 0-3 month age, babies sleep best in your arms. *COLLECTIVE GASP FROM THE CROWD!*Hang on! I know what you’re thinking… won’t that spoil the baby? How will the baby ever learn if they are in our arms most of the time?The answer is, your brand ... Read More about Transitioning baby from arms to bassinet/crib
Alright guys, let’s talk about emotional regulation! Whether we are aware of it or not, our kids learn how to regulate their emotions from us, their parents. The best way we can teach them healthy emotional regulation is by example. We need to display how with our own actions and words. Being ... Read More about TEACHING OUR CHILDREN HOW TO HANDLE THEIR BIG FEELINGS (AND OURS!)
Picture this…. You have an awesome day with your baby or your older child, and now it's naptime. You bring them into their room, you both share a sweet cuddle, you put them into their bed, wish them sweet dreams and then you leave the room. They fall asleep all on their own without needing ... Read More about Why Parents Work With Us & Why You Should Too!
My son was three months old when I first noticed that he preferred his thumb to the pacifier. He was really comfortable with spitting out the pacifier at night and using his cute little thumb instead and I wasn’t about to be getting up every time that happened to remove his thumb and return the ... Read More about How We Helped Our Little One Break The Habit Of Thumb Sucking
We are Pam and Elisa, the founders of Restful Parenting. We are holistic infant and child sleep consultants, parent coaches, Early Childhood Educators, postnatal doulas and we work with families anywhere from prenatal right through to school age in all things sleep, parenting, development and ... Read More about Introducing Our New Sleep & Parenting Programs!
Although Restful Parenting has spent the last few years focusing on babies and toddlers and their sleep, we have always worked with big kids too! We’re moms of big kids so really, it’s only fitting that we share some extra tips for big kids' bedtime for those who have older children who may not be ... Read More about Bedtime With Big Kids
Does your child play independently? What is independent play and why is important? As well, we've got some strategies to get started. Before we jump in though, is having your little one play on their own something that you are encouraging or something that makes you feel guilty? There are ... Read More about Encouraging Independent Play