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when You want to sleep train but your partner does not

“I want to sleep train but my partner isn’t on board” A sentence that 9 out of 10 of my clients will say to me, and a sentence I spoke myself when my son wasn’t sleeping. So you want to sleep train but your partner doesn’t want to spend the money, they don’t think your child needs the help, they think you guys can do it yourselves, or they just don’t want some stranger

Getting your partner involved in sleep training

One of the most interesting aspects of my job is that I get to work so closely with sucha wide variety of people and personalities. Coming into people’s homes, especially at atime when they’re vulnerable and emotional, lets you get to know them in a hurry.In my time working as a sleep consultant, I’ve gotten to know a lot of different families,and the difference between every one of them is simply astonishing.And, obviously, as

how sleep deprivation affects your relationship

What is it about you having a lousy night’s sleep that makes everyone else so awful? It seems that way, doesn’t it? You have a night of broken, interrupted, just plain lousy sleep, and the next day people are driving like they’ve been lobotomized, humming and hawing about their Starbucks order in front of you, and asking you the same stupid question at work that you’ve already answered half a dozen times. Seriously, is

How iron affects sleep

Let me just throw a little disclaimer out in front of this post by saying that I’m neither adoctor nor a professional research scientist. I’m a sleep specialist with a fascination for allthings sleep-related, and I follow the latest research and studies in the field.Typically when I write these posts, I like to rely on peer-reviewed studies that have beenevaluated, replicated, and borne out conclusive evidence to support them, but today I’mfocusing on something

Is my baby waking from hunger?

We’re all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished, obviously, butas anyone who’s been through this glorious journey of motherhood will tell you, kids are shrewd. They’reunimaginably clever. They will find ways to get what they want and they will repeat them relentlessly.Which is not their fault, obviously. They’re just working off of instinct. They know what they like, and at ayoung age, they like mom. A

Easing separation anxiety

Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social media and easy access to information aboutanything and everything, parents are easily overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. As a sleepconsultant, I see this all the time from parents whose babies aren’t sleeping well.One of the other major contributors to the, “I’m doing something wrong,” sensation is separation anxiety; thatoh-so-challenging part of a child’s life when they start to completely flip
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