Debunking the Top 5 Childhood Sleep Myths. Guest Post | Whitney Roban Ph.D.

Myth # 1

Myth: The more sleep a child gets during the day, the harder it will be for that child to fall asleep at night. Read More

Getting Your Child to Sleep While on Vacation.
Guest Post | Whitney Roban, Ph.D.

Summer is finally here! Many families will be embark on a vacation this summer in the hopes of some relaxation time. Unfortunately, along with vacation relaxation often comes vacation sleep deprivation! Family vacations are known to wreak havoc on a child’s sleep. Sleeping in a new place isn’t easy for many adults, no less for children. Couple that change in sleep environment with changes to sleep schedules and routines, and you have a recipe for a sleep disaster! Read More

How to Prepare Sleep Schedules for Daylight Saving Time.
Guest Post | Whitney Roban Ph.D.

Springtime is upon us!  This change in seasons brings us warmer weather, beautiful flowers, and longer days.  Unfortunately, it also brings to parents the dreaded daylight savings time shift in sleep.  This “Spring Forward” can be stressful to parents of young children, as it can disrupt sleep schedules and routines.  I am here to offer my best tips for the upcoming daylight savings time so that your family has a smooth transition into Spring. Read More

How to Get Sleep Schedules Back on Track After The Holidays.
Guest Post | Whitney Roban, Ph.D.

Everyone needs a break from the regular routine and that is exactly what the holidays provide for us.  Whether you are experiencing the sun, surf and sand on a tropical vacation or the coziness of a staycation relaxing in PJ’s in your home, the holiday break allows us to forget about our fast paced and super scheduled lives for just a little while. Read More

How to transition your kids to a
“Back to School” sleep schedule.
Guest Post | Whitney Roban, Ph.D.

As the lazy days of summer transition to the harried days of fall and back to school, many families struggle with how to ease into their new hectic schedules.  An important, and often difficult, part of this transition is sleep.  Summer is often a time of relaxation, including relaxed schedules and routines.  Parents allow children to stay up later at night and sleep in the next day (especially teenagers).  Although everyone seems to love these carefree days and nights, the lax sleep schedules tend to wreak havoc on our ability to rise and shine when school starts up again.  As a Pediatric Sleep Specialist, I offer the following advice to help make the “back to school” transition as smooth as possible. Read More

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Awareness Month |
Guest Blog: A Mother Shares Her Story

Today’s guest post was written by Sarah Hughes, a mother of two and a preeclampsia survivor. In honor of Preeclampsia Awareness Month, Sarah has been kind enough to share her story. We want to thank Sarah for taking the time to help spread the word about this life-threatening condition that so many know nothing about. Here is her story… 

Quotation MarksDuring my pregnancy I researched all things baby. From the top of the line, safest car seats to what type of wheels I wanted on my stroller. I spent hours reciting my soon to be baby’s boy and girl name choices paired with my last name to be sure it fit well. What I didn’t research turned out to be the one thing that almost killed me…preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder that occurs during pregnancy Read More