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Calming Strategies

Written by Jennifer Garden. Posted in Sleep Tips

CALMING STRATEGIES

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As sleep consultants, we offer sleep help in the form of calming strategies that work with an individual baby. When transitioning your child from co-sleeping to sleeping in their own crib you can opt for some calming strategies for your child. The crib should be a boring place for your little one at bedtime so you are giving the message that it is time to sleep and not to play. Try using a transitional object such as a small stuffed

 

Breast Feeding Counsellor

Written by Super User. Posted in Blog

A quick note to recognize that Jennifer has completed the Douglas College Breastfeeding Course for Healthcare Providers. She combines her studies and personal experience breast feeding twins of her own as an additional tool to help you and your child.

Fussy Baby or Sleep Disorder

Written by Jennifer Garden. Posted in Blog

Before hiring a sleep consultant for sleep help or sleep training with your baby or child you should read this article. Call us if you need more info but it may help you decipher if your baby has a sleep ‘disturbance’ (generally behavioural/environmental in nature) versus a ‘disorder’ which is more related to a medical condition.  It is not common for babies to snore (unless of course they have a cold and are congested). If your baby is having trouble sleeping, snores on a regular basis and isn’t sick, give us a call at 604.985.2991 or visit your doctor and get some professional help! Remember our services are covered under many extended health care benefit plans! Here’s some additional great information:

Fussy Baby or Sleep Disorder

Sleepdreams Sleep Talks for January 2012

Written by Sleepdreams. Posted in Blog

Happy New Year!

We’ve redone a few things on our website and blog and are very excited about what 2012 has to bring. Here are some sleep talks that are happening in January in Vancouver and Calgary.

1. Crown Preschool Vancouver January 4th
2. Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver January 11th (www.jccgv.com)
3. Coquitlam Mommies, Port Moody January 18th (www.coquitlammommy.com)
4. Brilliant Beginnings, Calgary January 25th (www.brilliantbeginnings.ca)

Stay tuned as more will be added shortly. If you are interested in any of these please contact us and I will forward the relevant contact person’s information.

New research on Naps

Written by Jennifer Garden. Posted in Blog

A good sleep consultant will emphasize that naps are very important for your baby or child.  Many parents believe that their child at 2 – 2 1/2 years of age have finished napping. What’s happening is typical toddler behaviour where they are getting a little more control and sometimes decide they are just not going to sleep that day. This is common and happens often but it’s not to say they don’t need to sleep. By providing good sleep help for your child you will find that this will change in a day or so if you stick to your learned sleep training. Give us a call if you are having trouble and a SleepdreamsTM sleep consultant will help get your kids napping again! Most children need to nap until age 4 – 5 years.  Here’s why naps are crucial: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO 

If you are still having problems call us at 604.985.2991 local or 877.985.2991 toll free. Remember that as Registered Occupational Therapists specializing in sleep, many extended health care plans recognize and cover the costs of our services.