ABC 2016: Stand out sleep-friendly products! If you’ve been following me for the last 5 years, you know I am not a fan of over-priced, silly, gimmicky, and even sometimes shockingly dangerous “sleep products” out there. I like to keep it simple and super focused on what REALLY helps tired, desperate families. Although I saw many wonderful brands and products helpful to families, here are the top 5 brands and products that have my interest and respect!
Make sure your child is well rested to begin with. There is no better foundation for wellsleep than a solid, evidence-based sleep hygiene plan!
Visit Jenni June @ Eat Sleep Play! Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT) Pint Size Kids 13323 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Come to Eat Sleep Play! and learn how to create a restorative sleep plan for your baby, unlocking the secret to balance and excellence for the entire family! Write down your most pressing sleep issues, bring ’em and get your questions answered. Take home amazing sleep tips, products, gift bags and have tons of fun!
Think you and your little one is sleep deprived now? …It’s about to get worse. With Halloween, daylight savings time, flu season, travel and houseguests during the holidays, you are going to need some solid pre-emptive tactics to keep you and your kiddos from ending up in a deep, deep hole come the New Year.
Did you know that your child’s wake up and morning routine could go a long way in helping them sleep better at night? Making a clear distinction between winding down for sleep and how they wake up aids their hormones in programming their internal body clock to become more regular and in alignment with their natural biological rhythms. It also makes the beginning and the end of your day as a family much more pleasant and productive, since your child’s sleep hormones will be on autopilot, signaling to your child’s brain and body in advance, making your job much easier with regards to your pre-sleep routines and independent sleep onset later at night for them. Here’s a routine I like to recommend to my clients with babies and toddlers:
No, it’s not sleep. If your answer wasn’t SAFETY, it might be because you’re sleep deprived… But, I’ll help you with that later. Did you know, that one of the first things we teach our little babies about, although inadvertently at first, is car seat safety? Teaching experiences start off with our example, provision and protection.
Watch this video on “Becoming Good Sleepers… in 22 Minutes!” In these quick 22 minutes you will learn: How I became a sleep consultant Why we need restorative sleep What are the most common sleep issues What is sleep hygiene -My 4 Pillars! When is best age to start What changes when we create new sleep habits My challenge to you!
Good White Noise is an Essential Foundation to ALL Wellsleep! Safe, healthy white noise machines are the most conducive to deep restorative sleep. My favorite white noise machine, the #MarpacDohm, is truly set apart from all others… AND it’s not only great for your baby but for every member of your family!
8 Sleep Facts All Parents Should Know There are steps you can take to rule out sleep disorders and create customized sleep plans if your family is struggling with any of the #SleepFacts below… Fact #1 – Poor sleep causes impaired driving just as much as alcohol consumption. Fact #2 – Brief waking (fragmented sleep under 1 minute multiple times at night) causes sleep deprivation the same as prolonged wakefulness (equivalent to those getting only 4 hrs. of sleep)
When Child Sleep Issues need more than just sleep training… Part of my training as a specialist in pediatric sleep hygiene and behavioral coaching for families with young children, is to recognize when I am seeing things that may be outside of my scope of practice. When parents note that mouth breathing and/or snoring are occurring with their older babies, toddlers, or preschoolers when laying in a supine position and not otherwise congested, I need to send them back to their pediatrician or refer them to a licensed medical professional who specializes in pediatric sleep disorders.
I have some powerful questions to ask you… 1. When your baby cries, do you: A. Immediately pick them up, start shushing, bouncing, rocking, or insert your breast into their mouth in effort to stop the crying? B. Calm yourself first, be with your baby and take a moment to just listen to their cry, and allow them to communicate, express and release their emotion first, before deciding what kind of response they need?