Preventing overtiredness.

Kids, as with all people, have a natural rhythm when it comes to sleep. Our bodies secrete hormones to keep us awake during the day and different ones to help us sleep at night. These hormones are dependent on a variety of […]

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Allison MacEwen
When should my baby go to bed?

Like most things baby related, what seems like a simple question doesn’t necessarily have a simple answer. The truth is, it depends. The most important thing is that you are putting your baby to bed before they become overtired. This […]

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Allison MacEwen
Does darkness matter?

YES! An adult who wakes up too early can look at the clock, realize there is more time to sleep and continue right into the next sleep cycle. But when a child wakes up and sees even the tiniest bit of light, his brain tells his body […]

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Allison MacEwen
Sleep tips for newborns.

Newborn babies (12 weeks and under) can only tolerate being awake for about 45 minutes. But because a tired baby often behaves like a hungry baby many parents feed to solve both hunger and fatigue. So if it’s been […]

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Allison MacEwen
4 tips for better sleep.

1. Keep it dark. Light sends a message to our brains that it is daytime and not time for sleep. Because melatonin production is triggered by darkness, I recommend turning down the lights about an hour before you plan to […]

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Allison MacEwen