How Flexible Can I Be?

The great unknown. Whether you are a mother for the first time or you just have your fifth baby, you will have to get to know just how flexible your… View Post

You Cannot Force Sleep

  “You, and your child, can force wakefulness upon sleep, but you cannot force sleep upon wakefulness” (Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, page 30).   “Parents have the opportunity to… View Post

Healthy Sleep Habits: Four Soothing Methods

  In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (affiliate link), Weissbluth talks about four different ways you can soothe a child even to the point of sleep. I will discuss these here… View Post

Healthy Sleep Habits: Sleep Cues

Sleep cues are so very important when timing naps correctly. I have a post with my list of sleep cues and a post with the Baby Whisperer’s sleep cues. Now… View Post

Regulatory Sleep Systems

In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, Weissbluth talks about two regulatory systems the body uses for sleep (pages 15-16). These are Homeostatic Control Mechanism (which I shall henceforth refer to as… View Post

Why Have Naps?

If you are a parent trying to establish good sleep habits, there is a chance you have fantasized about the possibility of not stressing over naps. Couldn’t you just wait… View Post

Healthy Sleep Elements and Developments

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child talks a lot about healthy sleep. Surprised? Probably not 🙂 So let’s highlight some points about Healthy Sleep. Since most readers of this blog follow… View Post