Daylight Savings Time: How to Adjust Your Baby or Toddler’s Sleep

ilissaHealth & Safety, Sleep, Uncategorized

This Sunday, March 8th, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time where we will be springing forward an hour.  For all of us parents this means that the babies and kiddos will be very confused and waking up later, which can really mess with their naps and bedtime sleep schedule. Here’s a quick summary of how to adjust your child’s sleeping gradually before … Read More

Baby Jack and Co Learning Loveys

ilissaProduct Review, Sleep, Toddler Needs, Uncategorized

Years ago I met Kelley Legler, owner of Baby Jack and Co.. She’s a mama of 2 who designs these super soft loveys. She even designs the prints herself to have some educational value. The loops on the loveys are sewn closed to prevent stuck fingers. LOVE. Using a lovey is a great way to have a positive sleep association. … Read More

Should My Baby Sleep With a Light On?


You’ve heard about keeping your baby sleeping in a bright space to make sure they know it’s daytime sleep vs night sleep right? Well scrap that right out of your mind. That is a horrible idea. Light levels help to regulate your child’s sleep hormones. When it’s dark they are able to get into a nice deep, restorative sleep. So … Read More

Newborn Sleep Tips and Tricks


That tiny little blob of squishy cuteness has wiggled its way into your heart. But how do you get that newborn to sleep?  Well sometimes you have to pull out the big guns. Here’s some easy tips and tricks to get that newborn to sleep. Swaddle, swaddle, swaddle. Use a swaddling blanket if you feel like a super human. If … Read More