As infant and Child Sleep Consultants, we often get parents asking what they can do to establish healthy sleep for their infants. There are many things that can be done and we have put together our top 3 newborn sleep tips. Wake windows This is probably the hardest part to follow as new babies ... Read More about Restful Parenting’s Top Newborn Sleep Tips
As a new parent, these last few years have been full of milestones, giggles, temper tantrums and child rearing and now your next big step is toilet teaching!! Do those words give you a mini panic attack? Do you feel intimidated or overwhelmed with where to begin? Or, are you feeling excited for the ... Read More about First Steps for Successful Toilet Teaching
You were on the cusp of having a wonderful sleeper but then your household got hit with a nasty virus or you arrived home from a vacation and now sleep has become something of the past! We’ve all been there a time or two and we know that there is nothing worse for a parent than when your baby had ... Read More about All About Sleep Regressions
Seeing the world, visiting friends and family, going to the cottage: whatever the vacation may be, having a relatively well rested child who will enjoy the time away will be key. There really is no way of knowing how your child will adjust to being away from home, however, there are a few things ... Read More about Traveling and Your Child’s Sleep
Newborn sleep is always a hot topic for new parents. You may already be sleep deprived yourself, so trying to figure out your new baby's sleep can be confusing! When do I put them to bed? How long should they stay awake for? We are here to help set some expectations of newborn sleep. Although ... Read More about Expectations of Newborn Sleep
There are a lot of sleep consultants out there for children, babies and families! While it’s wonderful to have choices, we know that having so many choices can make decision-making tough on parents. After all, which sleep consultant should you choose? And why should you hire them? Below, ... Read More about 5 Things you Should know about Restful Parenting’s Child Sleep Consultants
Making the move from the crib to a big kid bed can be a little intimidating for some parents and kids! How do you know it's time for a big kid bed? You want to ensure that your child is ready for the move as switching them too early can cause sleep challenges. Wait for the right time There is ... Read More about Is it Time for a Big Kid Bed?
A pacifier, soother, sucky, soo soo or whatever you chose to call it can be a great tool in the early months and even as your baby gets a little bit older as a comfort item when they go to bed. Some infants are born with an extreme urge to suck, which is likely when you introduced that ... Read More about Ditching the soother: Tips to get through the transition
Sound machines...To use one or not to use one?! In the grand scheme of all things sleep, a sound machine alone is not going to solve ALL of your child’s sleep challenges. However, when you are working on healthy sleep habits, it can be a wonderful tool to help you and your child along. Do you have ... Read More about How a Sound Machine Can Help Your Child Sleep
Is your child ready to give up a nap? Or is it just a nap strike? As a parent you know how difficult sleep can be for your child. Just when you think you have a sleep issue sorted out, your little one goes on a nap strike! First thing- don't panic! Skipping a nap is quite common and although ... Read More about Nap Strikes!