Entries by Courtney Parker

Attachment Parenting & Sleep Training?

I’m hoping that I might be able to change some minds here today. It won’t be easy, obviously, because when is it ever? But on parenting issues, there are so many emotional ties and hardened beliefs that enter into the equation that make swaying someone’s nearly impossible. As parents, we bear an enormous responsibility. It’s […]

Why Does My Baby Wake at 3AM?

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask. Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, or too cold. But one of the most common questions parents ask me is, “why […]

Spring Ahead & Solve Early Waking

  Well, it’s “spring ahead” time again, which means you’ve set the clocks ahead and probably aren’t looking forward to losing that extra hour of sleep.  I don’t love daylight savings in general, I think it can wreak havoc on sleep schedules for both children and adults. In fact, there is actually an 8% increase in […]

4-Month Sleep Regression: Myth or Monster?

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. Some people subscribe to the idea that there’s an eight month regression, a 9 month regression, a 1 year […]

8 Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety

  My youngest daughter, Georgia just turned 2 and separation anxiety has really set in and it’s HEARTBREAKING.  It got me thinking, what can I do to ease the stress for both of us? Here are my Eight Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety: Raising kids is a high-stakes responsibility, and in this age of social […]

Survive Holiday Travel and Keep Baby Sleeping

With the holidays approaching, many new parents who have recently gotten their babies sleeping on a schedule are worried that they might regress a little over the holidays. And I can assure you, those fears could not be more well-founded. Between the travel, the excitement, the constant attention and then travel all over again, the […]