Guest Post: A Responsive Settling Story

One woman's experience with responsive settling and the take-home messages she got from that that she can share with others.

Toddler or Preschool Sleep Troubles: A Case of Expecting Too Much Sleep?

Toddler fighting bedtime? Waking regularly? It may be time to reconsider your toddler's actual sleep needs.

Bright Lights Before Bed = No Sleep?

New research highlights the effects of light on melatonin levels in preschool children. What does this tell us about our evening habits for all kids?

Shifting Priorities: Why Sleep Isn’t the Most Important Thing for Your Child

"What is most important for your child's development?" If you answered sleep, I think we need to talk.

“Responsive Settling”: Is it Responsive? Effective?

New research suggests a method of "responsive settling" actually can improve infant sleep as well as extinction methods. Is this wholly accurate?

“Sleep Regressions”: Why It’s Not Actually a Regression

We often hear people talk about sleep regressions, but this can send parents off on a tangent, fearing their child is losing skills they once had. Understanding what's happening is essential to helping parents cope with these times and truly help their kids.

Helping Baby Sleep: Does Extinction Sleep Training Improve Baby’s Sleep?

Many people report trying extinction methods of sleep training to "help" their baby sleep better, but what does research tell us in terms of the efficacy of these methods for baby's sleep? Does the reasoning hold up?

Sleep Training Yourself

For those families considering extinction sleep training methods, I want to ask them to try something first. Something that I hope will change their minds.

“No Bedsharing Under Four Months of Age”: The AAP Evidence

The AAP recently suggested that bedsharing should never occur with infants under 4 months of age, leaving many breastfeeding families wondering what they should do for sleep. I look at the evidence for this recommendation to see if it holds up.