For the first few years of their lives, babies are in a constant state of change. Their little bodies and brains are growing so rapidly, it can be difficult to maintain any sort of consistency, especially with their sleep patterns.
Today, Dana discusses these developmental milestones, as well as what approaches to take to ensure that they have as little impact as possible on your baby's restful, sleep-filled nights.
Waking up in the night isn't exclusive to babies. We all do it, but as adults, we've learned to fall asleep again on our own. Today, Dana discusses the reliance babies have on "sleep props" to settle them when they wake in the night, and how to break that association so that your baby (and you!) can finally start sleeping straight through the night.
Have you got an early riser in the house? After finally getting their little ones sleeping through the night, a lot of parents find that they just can't quite get that extra couple of hours in the morning. It's a very common issue, and it's usually not too tough to resolve. I've got some tips for stretching out that morning snooze in today's episode.
For parents, raising our kids to be decent, respectable people is probably the most important, meaningful job we'll ever have. That responsibility has driven a lot of parents to be more vigilant, demanding and involved in their children's lives than ever before, but is the helicopter parenting model actually resulting in better kids?