Toddler Sleep

How to Pack for Sweet Dreams When Traveling with Children

How to Pack for Sweet Dreams When Traveling with Children

“Pack” has always been a four-letter word in my book.

I am forever struggling with the former girl scout in me who likes to “always be prepared” and my desire to pack light in order to avoid the dreaded baggage claim.  

Now that I have children the struggle is even more real.  Especially when it comes to packing “all the things” needed to replicate their home sleep environment while we are away to help them catch their zzzs.

Because if they aren’t sleeping well, I am not sleeping well and that’s not fun for anyone.

To help ensure that “no lovey is left behind”, I have created a packing list that covers the essentials needed to create a comfy and cozy sleep environment for your children.  It also includes some of my favorite travel-friendly sleep related products too!

Is My Toddler Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

Is My Toddler Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

Moving your toddler from a crib to a bed can be a very exciting time. Who doesn’t love picking out new bedroom furniture and bedding? I know I sure do!  As exciting as this time may be, it is important that the transition is handled with care so that your toddler’s (and your) sleep isn’t negatively impacted. As as a sleep consultant, I talk to parents weekly who unknowingly rushed into the move and then find themselves dealing with bedtime battles and/or night wakings

Don’t worry! This milestone can be and will be a positive experience for your family if timed correctly.  And, I want nothing more than for this to be a joyous occasion for your family. Today, I am going to share my “Big Kid Bed Readiness Checklist” so that you can make sure your kiddo is equipped to handle this big change.