routines

Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

By Patti Teel www.pattiteel.com

Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night:   » Read more

Bedtime Without Battles

Do your kids fight going to bed? Are you looking for ideas on how to get your kids in bed and keep them in bed? Below is a list of our best bedtime tips. » Read more

When do Most Babies Start Sleeping Through the Night?

Let’s start off by discussing what sleeping through the night means. When your baby starts sleeping through the night, she may not be sleeping all night or as long as you, as an adult, sleep. Babies do not have the same sleep patterns as adults and it takes them some time to start getting into a good sleep routine. » Read more

Getting Baby to Sleep in the Crib

Your new baby loves to be held close, and for some reason it’s just as comforting to you. That’s why many parents get into a cozy little bedtime routine that involves rocking, nursing, offering a warm bottle, or even simply letting their little ones drift off in Mom’s or Dad’s arms. » Read more

Early Bedtime Means Better Baby Sleep

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

In their efforts to encourage their baby to sleep better, one approach that many parents use is to put their baby to bed later in the evening. They think, “If he’s “really tired” he’ll sleep better, right?” Wrong! This often backfires because Baby becomes overtired, and chronically sleep-deprived. » Read more

Bedtime Rituals for Babies

By Stacy DeBroff

Does uttering the phrase "bedtime" send your toddler into squeals of hysterical protest? Do you sink onto your sheets in grateful exhaustion each night, only to hear the plaintive call of "Mommy" as your child creeps through your bedroom door? » Read more