October 3, 2018

Why Does My Baby Wake in the Middle of the Night?

Why Does My Baby Wake in the Middle of the Night? Look on any Facebook mommy group and you will find that this is the single most common question new parents ask. Is it a developmental milestone? Teething? A regression? Am I doing something wrong? Should I use a white noise machine? Am I letting baby nap too long in the day, or not following the correct sleep schedule? Maybe my baby is hungry, hot or cold? Well, the truth is that it could be any of those things, and it could be a combination of several of them. It seems like there is an essential oil for everything from a natural way to clean homes to stress-relief. People are looking for a way to minimize the amount of chemicals in their lives, thus turning to essential oils instead of using products with chemicals to solve common problems. So will diffusing Lavender help your baby sleep through the night?...
September 26, 2018

Five Common Sleep Myths

I will never forget the very moment I gave birth to my daughter. I was absolutely buried in feelings of love and gratitude. And very soon after, I was equally buried in advice, suggestions and information. As most mothers would agree, the first thing that people did when they found out that a baby was on the way was to give advice. Well, maybe it was the third thing- right after they congratulated you and asked about the sex of your baby. I am certain that all of this was thrown at me with the best intentions, but it was overwhelming nonetheless. I was ready to change my middle name to “You should,” “You’ll want to,” or “You’ve got to.”...
September 21, 2018

What’s All the Fuss about Essential Oils and Can It Help My Baby Sleep?

If you haven’t heard about essential oils, are you even living on the planet Earth? Just kidding. Many people, like myself, had no idea what all the fuss was about essential oils. In fact, I didn’t even know where to begin to inform myself about this recent buzz. Turns out, essential oils are plant extracts which are being used as substitutes for many synthetic products, and have been used for thousands of years! Millions of people are crediting their well-being to essential oils. It seems like there is an essential oil for everything from a natural way to clean homes to stress-relief. People are looking for a way to minimize the amount of chemicals in their lives, thus turning to essential oils instead of using products with chemicals to solve common problems. So will diffusing Lavender help your baby sleep through the night?...
August 1, 2018

The Dreaded Four Month Sleep Regression

As a professional Sleep Consultant, I hear the term “regression” used in regards to just about every imaginable circumstance. Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start dropping the ‘R’ word...