Sleep Facts

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need, and When?

  The Canadian Paediatrics Society recommends the following amount of sleep in a 24-hour period.  Keep in mind that this is just an average and some children need more, and some need less.  From Newborn to about 4 or 5 months old, sleep is very disorganized and your child will sleep when they’re tired, rather than on a consistent schedule on the clock.  It’s important that baby is napped very frequently, with only […]

ABCs of Safe Sleep

October is SIDS Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to review SIDS, and how we can provide a safe sleeping environment for our children and the children we care for. What is SIDS? SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after full investigation, autopsy and review of case history.  Unfortunately we do not fully understand the causes of SIDS, but research […]
By |September 29th, 2015|Advice & Resources, Baby Sleep, Newborn Sleep, Sleep Facts, Sleep Tips|0 Comments

Healthy Sleep for the Whole Family

Sleep is so important for the health and well-being of the whole family. When we don’t get enough sleep we feel tired, but sleep deprivation has a much greater impact on our bodies. Click here for 5 reasons why healthy sleep is important for the whole family.
By |July 22nd, 2015|Advice & Resources, Baby Sleep, Family Sleep, Sleep Facts, Toddler Sleep|Comments Off on Healthy Sleep for the Whole Family

5 Reasons Why Healthy Sleep is Important for Your Children

Is your child getting enough sleep?  If you missed my previous post, check out this baby and toddler sleep chart for a good average of how much sleep your child should be getting based on their age.  Children need a lot more sleep than adults do, so it’s important to respect their need for sleep and make sure you are providing them with enough opportunity to get those much needed zzz’s. So how […]
By |February 3rd, 2014|Advice & Resources, Baby Sleep, Newborn Sleep, Sleep Facts|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Healthy Sleep is Important for Your Children

5 Common Child Sleep Myths

There is lots of information going around about child sleep, and not all of it is true. Here are 5 common child sleep myths that can be put to rest. 1. Some babies sleep straight through the night All babies wake multiple times a night, but you would never know if they can put themselves back to sleep unassisted.  We all wake very briefly between sleep cycles, but we often don’t remember […]