Is Your Child Having a Night Terror?

Is Your Child Having a Night Terror?

Your child is sleeping soundly and sweetly, then all of a sudden they wake up with a terrifying scream. Your mom/dad instincts make you immediately run to them to make sure they are okay, just to find that they push you away and continue to cry and scream, as if you aren’t even there. You may wonder: are they sick, are they hurt, did they have a nightmare? This is what a Night Terror looks like. If your child has ever experienced a Night Terror, then you know this situation all too well. 

5 Tips to Adjust Your Baby or Toddler's Schedule for Daylight Savings

5 Tips to Adjust Your Baby or Toddler's Schedule for Daylight Savings

The best way to adjust your baby or toddler’s sleep schedule for daylight savings according to Well Rested Baby’s certified sleep consultants and baby sleep experts! Help your baby get their best sleep despite the time change with these 5 sleep tips.

Why You Should Hire a Sleep Consultant

Why You Should Hire a Sleep Consultant

5 reasons why you should hire a certified sleep consultant to get your baby sleep through the night, help your toddler take longer naps, and tackle other sleep issues that are preventing you and your family from receiving the sleep you not only need, but deserve!

How to Help Your Breastfed Baby Sleep Better

While it is common for breastfed babies to wake more (than bottle-fed babies) overnight in early infancy, as their natural sleep rhythms develop their total sleep time should begin to stabilize and become comparable to non-breastfed babies. However, that is not always the case! During those early months little ones can develop an association between eating and falling asleep. They believe that in order to fall asleep, they must be nursing!

Tired, nursing mamas are often asking me, “how can I get my breastfed baby to sleep longer at night?” The answer? Break your child’s associate between eating and falling asleep.

Discover Well Rested Baby’s Top Tips for helping a breastfed baby sleep longer in our guest post at 4 F’s Given (Family, Fashion, Food, Fitness)!

Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories App Review

Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories App Review

The Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories app is described, on it’s website, as a “miraculous audio-only app,” that helps kids “fall asleep independently using enchanting storytelling, magical music and soothing sounds.” It has reached the number one spot for Health and Fitness Apps for iPad and  highlighted as “Editors’ Choice” on GooglePlay.  

Clearly this app is all your family needs to finally get some sleep, right?  Wrong. 

As sleep consultants, certified by the Family Sleep Institute, the Well Rested Baby team has some thoughts to share on this popular app that promises healthy, independent sleep. 

Milestone: The Wonder Weeks Leap 5

Milestone: The Wonder Weeks Leap 5

Your baby just turned six months old and you’ve noticed some drastic changes.  Suddenly they require more attention, cry more, and are eating less. You’re probably also witnessing mood swings – one minute your baby is protesting everything and the next minute they’re coo’ing at their stuffed animals. Their sleep has also probably hit a bit of a hiccup too! What gives? Leave five, leap five is what gives and it can impact sleep.

Learn how to prevent bad sleep habits from forming during this developmental leap.

How to Help Your Baby Take Longer Naps

How to Help Your Baby Take Longer Naps

Are you battling short naps with your baby or toddler? You know the ones, where you finally get them to fall asleep and then they wake up after only 20-30 minutes, only to be tired again in a few minutes? These short naps can be so frustrating!

Is Your Toddler Climbing Out of Their Crib?

Is Your Toddler Climbing Out of Their Crib?

If your toddler is escaping from the crib, does it mean that they’re ready to move to a toddler or big-kid bed? Not necessarily.  Of course safely is our number one priority, but a close second is ensuring that you and your child get the sleep you need.

Before jumping right into this transition, you’ll first want to make sure your child is 100% ready for a toddler or big-kid bed. This transition is a big one! It affects your child emotionally, physically, and mentally.

Sleep Training Science

Sleep Training Science

"I think unfortunately sleep training has gotten a really bad rap because it's been equated with this moniker called 'cry it out.” - Jodi Mindell

NPR takes a closer look at the science behind sleep training breaking down many of the barriers parents face emotionally as they decide to sleep train, by showing the softer side of sleep training. There are other, more gentle methods than “cry it out,” or as we call it, “Extinction.”

Top 10 Back To School Sleep Tips

Top 10 Back To School Sleep Tips

Remember five minutes ago when summer was just starting and you had all the time in the world to do all the fun things?  Well that flew by just as fast as your child’s first years and sadly, it is time to make the transition to back to school mode; this includes your child’s school-time sleep routine! A well-rested child is proven to have increased attention spans and are more willing and able to learn! Here are 10 tips to help your child(ren) return to their regular sleep routines and schedules.