Andrea

Andrea is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Child Sleep Consultant and Postpartum Doula. She has extensive training and in her 8 years of practice has helped over 2000 children and their families get better sleep. Andrea and her team work with families throughout Canada and the US providing individual consultations, workshops and in-home support for families with children infant to 6 years old.

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How Can I Help my Baby to Nap Longer than 45 Minutes?

| November 15, 2013 | 4 Comments
How Can I Help my Baby to Nap Longer than 45 Minutes?

Nap lengths can vary greatly in these early months. Yes it would be great if your baby had 1.5-2 hour naps however this is not always possible. Babies under 6 months have sleep cycles somewhere between 45 minutes and 60 minutes long and when your baby wakes up after a complete sleep cycle it may […]

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Time Change This Weekend Are You Worried about Fall Back?

| November 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
Time Change This Weekend Are You Worried about Fall Back?

Parents have been asking us about how to manage the time change for months now. Well it is finally here. Sunday, November 3 marks the end of Daylight Savings Time for most of North America. For parents of young children, this time change is dreaded as it can result in early waking or a disrupted […]

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Baths 2: Should a bath be part of your child’s bedtime routine then?

| May 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
Baths 2: Should a bath be part of your child’s bedtime routine then?

Should a bath be part of your child’s bedtime routine then? Studies show that a bath is helpful because it lowers the body temperature, which helps trigger the release of melatonin and strengthens the pressure to sleep. Dr. Greg Hanley, a behavioural analysts, suggest that giving your child a very warm bath before bed is […]

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Baths 1: Bath Before Bed? Yes or No?

| May 15, 2013 | 3 Comments
Baths 1: Bath Before Bed? Yes or No?

Bath Before Bed? Yes or No? First of all, let me just say that I am not a big fan of including a bath in a bedtime routine. Mainly, because I want parents to put their children down to bed when they are tired but before they are over-tired. Since the bath can activate a […]

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Is Your Child’s Bedtime Routine Too Long??

| May 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
Is Your Child’s Bedtime Routine Too Long??

Is Your Child’s Bedtime Routine Too Long?? The bedtime routine is a wonderful way to help children associate a few calming activities with falling asleep. The routine provides a strong cue for sleep. So the child will know that they do A, B then C and then they fall asleep. Most adults have routines that […]

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Tuesday Tip Day~Go Fish!

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tuesday Tip Day~Go Fish!

Remember the classic card game “Go Fish”? In the game you keep asking the other players for what you want or need until you get a match. If your opponent doesn’t have it then he will say “go fish” and you get to pick up another card that may or may not be just what […]

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Parent Getaways and Child Hiccups

| January 27, 2013 | 4 Comments
Parent Getaways and Child Hiccups

At some point in a child’s life, his or her parents will have to be away from home. Parents often call us with sleep concerns after they have taken a vacation or gone on a business trip and left their child behind. Sometimes the extended absence is unavoidable and can be due to illness or […]

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