About Carolynne Harvey

Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, saving your sleep, one family at a time.

6 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Guest blog by: Lisa Abramson best-selling author of  The Wise Mama Guide to Maternity Leave: Avoid Burnout, “Bad Mom Syndrome,” and Other Common Pitfalls of Motherhood Being a mom is hard. Being sleep deprived is extremely hard. And when we’re exhausted, our inner critic can get even louder than normal—essentially kicking us when we’re down. So, what [...]

2019-02-20T14:04:02+00:00

Is Sleep Training Your Toddler Possible?

Dream Baby Sleep® Founder Carolynne Harvey answers frequently asked questions about toddlers. Read below. How do toddlers sleep during this period? Sleep is especially important for toddlers because it directly impacts mental and physical development. During NREM sleep the blood supply to the muscles is increased, energy is restored, tissue growth and repair occur, [...]

2019-02-20T14:05:03+00:00

Bedtime Battles With Your 14 – 19 Month Old

Dream Baby Sleep® Founder Carolynne Harvey answers frequently asked questions about 14-19 month olds. Read below. How do toddlers sleep during this period?   Toddlers need about 12 - 14 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period When they reach about 18 months old they’ll transition from 2 to 1 nap The 2 to [...]

2019-02-20T14:05:32+00:00

Is Your 9 – 14 Month Old Getting Enough Sleep ?

Dream Baby Sleep® Founder Carolynne Harvey answers frequently asked questions about 9-14 month olds. Read below. How do babies sleep during this period?   Babies 9-14 months old sleep 12-14 hours in a 24 hour period They should have 2 naps per day that range from 1-2 hours per nap What is the #1 [...]

2019-02-20T14:05:59+00:00

Is Your 4 – 9 Month Old Getting Enough Sleep ?

Dream Baby Sleep® Founder Carolynne Harvey answers frequently asked questions about 4-9 month olds. Read below. How do babies sleep during this period?   Babies 4 to 9 months old sleep about 14-15 total hours in a 24 hour period They should be on 3 naps per day at roughly 9am/noon and 3pm They [...]

2019-02-20T14:06:28+00:00

Sleep Training Does Not Have To Mean Cry It Out

Dream Baby Sleep® Founder Carolynne Harvey answers frequently asked questions about Newborns. Read below. How do babies sleep during this period? Newborns typically sleep in short cycles of 2-4 hours throughout the day and night. Total hours of sleep per night: 15-18 hours They also usually sleep more during the day since they have [...]

2019-02-20T14:07:23+00:00

Toddler Sleep Training 101: How to Get Your Toddler Back to Sleep

As any new parent will tell you, one of the most hard-won battles in the first year and a half is teaching your baby how to fall asleep on her own and to sleep through the night. But even after you have made it past this victory, sooner or later your sweet, sleeping babe will [...]

2019-02-20T14:08:39+00:00

3 Steps to Overcoming the 4 Month Sleep Regression

Many parents think things will get better once their baby “gets through the 4-month sleep regression”.  However, more common then not the baby is not able to self-regulate and get back on track.  We recommend not waiting any longer then 2 weeks before addressing the new-found nap strikes, night waking and early rising.  Waiting longer [...]

2019-02-20T14:09:13+00:00

10 Tips for Transitioning Your Toddler to a Big Kid Bed

When to Transition to a Toddler Bed We suggest waiting as close to 3 years old as possible before even considering the move. Don’t rush it! You want to wait to transition your toddler into a “big kid bed” as long as you possibly can.  If your child is starting to climb out of his [...]

2019-02-20T14:09:48+00:00