The Truth About Sleep Regressions

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about how to deal with sleep regressions in children. I hear the term “sleep regression” used often and though there can be sleep regressions throughout your child’s life, I believe there are many misconceptions. I believe that many nap transition stages are mistaken for regressions. Your child’s sleep requirements…

How Much Sleep Does My School Aged Child Need?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about helping your kids get back into a sleeping routine. So we’ve made it through the first week of our children being back in school. If your house is anything like mine, it has been a mad rush of school lunches, getting teeth brushed and catching the school bus…

The Importance of Reading to Your Baby at Bedtime

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about bonding with your children through bedtime stories. Snuggling with my boys is probably my most favourite thing in the world. They are five and six and snuggle time has been on a decline for quite a while but I still manage to get some in each night before bed…

Can I Sleep Train My Older Child?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about sleep training older children. Most people think of babies when they hear the term “sleep training”. My personal philosophy is that it is never too early or too late to work toward getting the healthy sleep we need. Over the past few years I have noticed that…

How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about the amount of sleep we need at each age. Sleep is such an important part of our lives and we all know what it feels like to not get enough. Although children are different in many ways, the amount of sleep they require in a 24 hour…