It can be tricky to spot the signs of sleep deprivation in your little one. Quite often, they'll act in ways that you wouldn't expect from someone who's overtired, getting overly excited and hyperactive. Today, Dana discusses some foolproof ways of detecting when your child hasn't been sleeping well, and how to get them back into a restful, healthy sleep schedule.
We all know the scenario... your baby is obviously tired, you've fed her, rocked her, and now she's ready for a daytime snooze. Only 45 minutes after you put her down, she's up, she's cranky, and she won't go back to sleep.
What causes babies to wake up before they're rested, and how can you encourage longer, more restorative naps? Dana's got the answers in today's episode!
This week, I've got ten great tips for encouraging a great night's sleep for your preschooler. After learning how to teach sleep skills to your infant, getting a toddler to sleep through the night can be a whole new ballgame. Today, I've got everything you need to know to minimize the headaches. I'll be discussing bedtime routines, sleep props, effective consequences, and a whole lot more!
There's no shortage of information out there for new moms, but how do you separate the facts from the hype? I had the sincere pleasure of chatting with The Science of Mom author and Ph.D. Alice Callahan, and she had some fascinating things to say about babies, sleep, and the role that melatonin and cortisol play in establishing their sleep patterns.
For those of you who are already familiar with Alice, you're obviously going to love this episode, and for those of you who don't know her yet, you're about to be pleasantly surprised. You can check out her blog or buy her book for more research-based information about your baby's first year.