Bedtime Routines

Importance of bedtime routines

Baby crying in their crib. More crying in the middle of sleep training is normal, this is called an extinction burst. | Tender Transitions

Sleep Training Secrets: Understanding Extinction Bursts

If you are a few days into sleep training, and can’t understand why your baby seems to be crying more than when you first began, you aren’t doing anything wrong. The increase in crying, rather than a decrease, is a part of the process. It has to do with something we, in the sleep coaching community, call an “extinction burst”. It’s a very typical part of not just sleep training but any significant behavior change. Keep reading to learn all about extinction bursts, why they occur, and what actions you can take. Let’s get your child sleeping through the night.

A child can sleep through the night independently, whether you are breastfeeding or not | Tender Transitions

How to Successfully Navigate Sleep Training while Breastfeeding

As a sleep coach, my priority is to support parents in the choices they have made or want to make, including whether or not to breastfeed their child. It’s a very personal choice. At the same time, breastfeeding is recommended for babies under 6 months and has many benefits. In this blog, we will cover the advantages of breastfeeding as well as how breastfeeding and sleep training can be strong partners to each other.

child sleeping soundly while 4th of July fireworks are outside | Tender Transitions

Enjoy your Fourth of July Holiday, Fireworks and All

We all love to celebrate the 4th of July. But let’s not forget the importance of ensuring restful sleep while we celebrate. Read more to learn how to set up a sleep-friendly environment, which is especially crucial during occasions like the 4th of July.

break the feed-to-sleep cycle and watch your child and you sleep longer and better | Tender Transitions

Breaking the Cycle: How to End the Feed-to-Sleep Habit and Reclaim Your Nights

Feeding to sleep is one of the most common sleep props I encounter as a sleep coach. A snuggle with your infant at bedtime might not seem like a big deal. It can be less appealing when you have to repeat it throughout the night, just to get your child back to sleep. If you’re interested in breaking the feed-to-sleep cycle, I’m giving you all my best tips in this post.

sleep deprivation can cause problems in a relationship; sleep training can help decrease lack of sleep for parents | Tender Transitions

Sleep Deprivation and Relationships

Having a child that won’t sleep through the night or take naps longer than 30 minutes at a time is hard. It can also put a severe strain on your relationship with your significant other. Let’s talk about how to break the cycle and keep your relationship strong.

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Who Should Put The Kids To Bed?

The million-dollar question in many households is, “Who is putting the kids to bed?” I know many families that would play paper-rock-scissors to see who’s on tonight! Do you have a routine for who puts your child to bed? Or is it whoever has the most energy tonight? In most families, the responsibility of bedtime …

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