Mama's Thoughts: A Blog on Mommyhood and Sleep

July 8, 2019

I get it. I really do. After all, I’m a mother myself.

The absolutely primal and uncontrollable impulse to stay close to your baby is so deeply rooted in our DNA that it’s almost frightening sometimes. I’m sure evolutionary defensive instincts are what’s at play in this...

November 19, 2018

What is it about you having a lousy night’s sleep that makes everyone else so awful?

It seems that way, doesn’t it? You have a night of broken, interrupted, just plain lousy sleep, and the next day people are driving like they’ve been lobotomized, humming and hawing abo...

October 30, 2018

Sleep has always been, and will likely continue to be, a bit of a mystery. As of yet, the scientific community hasn’t been able to tell us exactly why we sleep, but there is definitely a consensus among researchers (and new mothers) that adequate sleep is good for you...

September 19, 2018

It is totally possible to sleep train a breast fed baby, even if they need to be fed throughout the night!

July 23, 2018

We’re all willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our babies are properly nourished, obviously, but as anyone who’s been through this glorious journey of motherhood will tell you, kids are unimaginably clever. They will find ways to get what they want and they w...

July 11, 2018

My number one concern when traveling with my daughter when she was younger: SLEEP! Especially once I got her sleeping great at home, I was super concerned that we would go away and mess everything up. Well, it never did! It is totally possible to keep good sleep habits...

May 30, 2018

I’m hoping that I might be able to change some minds here today.

It won’t be easy, obviously, because when is it ever? But on parenting issues, there are so many emotional ties and hardened beliefs that enter into the equation that make swaying someone’s nearly impossib...

April 17, 2018

I can clearly remember, like most mothers I’m sure, the very moment I gave birth to my first child. I was absolutely buried in feelings of love and gratitude.And then, about ten to fifteen seconds later, I was equally buried in advice, suggestions, and information.

This...

March 20, 2018

That right there might be the single most common question new parents ask.

Is it a developmental milestone? A regression? Are they getting too much sleep during the day, or not enough? Maybe they’re just hungry. Maybe they’re too hot, or too cold.

Well, the truth is that...

February 15, 2018

As professional sleep consultants, we hear the term “regression” used in regards to just about every imaginable circumstance. Essentially, if baby doesn’t sleep well for a couple of nights, parents start dropping the ‘R’ word. Some people subscribe to the idea that the...

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