It can feel like everything is going perfect with your baby. They are eating, playing, and socializing well, and then comes bedtime. They begin to settle down and just as you leave the room they begin to cry. What’s wrong? You’re following a routine, ensuring that your baby isn’t overtired, and working on independent sleep skills— but your child seems to know the second you leave the room. Separation anxiety is very real and can be a huge impediment in your child’s sleep success. In this article we will help you understand separation anxiety, why it happens, what you can expect, and how you can deal with it at any age. Our Los Angeles sleep experts will help you by giving you tips to combat separation anxiety and restore rest in your home again! What is separation anxiety? Separation anxiety can begin in children as early as six months of age, however, typically peaks [...]
By Hannah Cloe|2021-09-01T02:59:44+00:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dealing with Separation Anxiety
As your little one enters the exciting, but often chaotic time of toddlerhood, bed time may start to look a little different. As your child changes so do their needs and with every passing month their needs for rest can differ. With your child beginning to talk, walk, and understand the world around them better, there are many new exciting things you can bring into their routine to enhance their development and foster a healthy sleep environment. In this article, our Los Angeles sleep experts will discuss the perfect toddler bedtime routine and how you can get your energetic toddler the Zzzs they need. The importance of a bedtime routine A healthy bedtime routine is something we recommend instilling from the time you bring your baby home. Babies and toddlers thrive on routine and following a routine as often as possible will let your child know when it is time to [...]
Though tiny, toddlers have a lot going on! They are learning about the world around them and discovering many new things for the first time. All of this exploring and development has a massive impact on your little one's sleep. You may have noticed that your child's sleep needs don't look the same as the first day you brought him or her home from the hospital. While some nights may look far better, you may be dealing with entirely new issues such as a 1.5 year old who fights nap time or a 2 year old who wakes up with night terrors. To say the least, navigating all of these new experiences can feel overwhelming and challenging. The toddler years are often much more active for parents who are now having to chase children around the house or may even be returning to work for the first time in over a year, so sleep is [...]
When it comes to the developmental needs of your child, sleep is at the top of the list next to nutrition. From the time you bring your newborn home to when he or she turns a year old, their sleep needs will change drastically—and these needs will change even more as they enter into toddlerhood. However, understanding your baby’s needs and how they communicate tiredness can help both you and your little one get better rest and get sleep through the night much faster. How Infant Sleep Cycles Differ from Adult’s Your baby goes through a multitude of changes as they grow, including the way that they rest. When you first bring your baby home they do not experience the four sleep cycles that adults do. A typical adult goes through four different stages of sleep, all of which are important to rest and recovery—NREM 1, NREM 2, NREM 3, and REM. [...]
By Hannah Cloe|2021-09-01T01:59:40+00:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Los Angeles|Comments Off on Baby Sleep Cycles
We have loved helping families get their little ones on more consistent schedules and sleeping through the night. There is nothing better than hearing from clients how much freedom the schedule has given them, or how happy and adjusted their baby is from being on a routine.