Light, Dark and Baby’s Sleep – Why Dark Matters

Light is one of the Light is the most significant factor reinforcing the Circadian rhythm

There are three extremely important environmental factors involved in good sleep. The sleep environment must be cool, quiet, and dark. When I explain this to parents, many will say that their sleep environment is acceptable in all of these areas. Unfortunately, the reality is that many families don’t have a particularly good concept of dark….

Toddlers and Nighttime Fears

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Mommy, I’m scared! Is your toddler or preschooler suddenly afraid of the dark or a monster in the closet or under the bed? It is very common for older toddlers to begin expressing new fears at night. Nighttime anxieties often emerge around the age of three. While some newly expressed worries may seem silly or…

Isis Parenting Sleep Consult: Restored Sanity and Sleep!

Mom says baby girl Bryce is well-rested again.

My daughter had always been a “good sleeper” – she was sleeping 10-12 hours starting at around 8 weeks. However, at 3 months she began to lose her pacifier multiple times throughout the night, which meant we had to get up all night to put it back in. That had to change. We were on…

From Crib to Toddler Bed: Don’t Rush this Transition

Settled in for sleep with pillow, white noise machine and blanket - in the hallway!

Time to transition your toddler to a bed? Maybe not. As your child approaches age two, you might be thinking about making the transition to a toddler bed — don’t do it. I know it’s tempting – your child isn’t a baby anymore. After all, she’s walking, talking, eating at the table and expressing her…

Almost Time to Spring Ahead! Helping Your Child Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

With a little preparation, you can help your child adjust to the spring time change.

On the evening of Saturday March 9th (technically, Sunday morning at 2:00 am), 2013, we set our clocks ahead one hour. If you’re wondering how to help your child adjust to what might feel like an earlier bedtime, or prevent difficulty waking in the morning, here are some simple suggestions from the Isis Parenting Sleep…

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