About Carolynne Harvey

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

Bedtime by Age – Timing is everything

Bedtime starting too late causes 3 main problems: Difficulty falling asleep. Once the baby exceeds the natural sleep window the body produces adrenaline to cope.  This is often when we see the "second wind". Getting in front of this is key. Multiple Night Wakings. When bedtime is too late cortisol is released and causes poor sleep [...]

2018-05-28T15:38:32+00:00

Top 5 Sleep Training Methods

Sleep training does NOT have to mean Cry It Out but it is an effective method! Choose a method based on the temperament of your baby, parenting style and family dynamic.  Realizing it's no longer your job to soothe your baby to sleep is where we start.  Instead, take a gentle step back and allow your baby [...]

2018-05-28T15:35:31+00:00

Early Rising, is your baby up with the chickens?

Early rising is one of the most challenging components of sleep because the lightest stage of REM sleep is between 4 AM and 7 AM. This makes it hard for our little ones to return to sleep during these times. I do NOT subscribe to the theory, "I just have an early riser". Sleep is [...]

2018-05-28T15:35:53+00:00

How To Improve Infant Sleep By Setting A Healthy Foundation

Adequate sleep is proven to help a child’s cognitive development, emotional balance, behavior and overall health.  Fostering healthy sleep habits with your little one right out of the gate will set you up for success!  Although we don’t sleep train babies until 4 months from their estimated due date, there are steps you can take [...]

2018-05-28T15:38:55+00:00

Constipation signs, symptoms & remedies

Constipation in Babies & Children Guest blog by Allison Jandu - Potty Training Expert Unfortunately, constipation is very common in babies and children. But if you know what to look for and have a couple remedies in your back pocket, the problem can usually be relieved fairly quickly. Causes: Any change in diet, especially from [...]

2018-03-12T20:53:10+00:00

Bye-Bye Binky – How To Wean Off the Pacifier

So, your baby or toddler is hooked on the pacifier and you don’t know what to do!  Below are some quick tips on how to address the pacifier for babies and toddlers.  For babies you can be much more direct but for toddlers it's all about communication and coming up with a plan! Before we [...]

2018-01-13T12:31:06+00:00

Understanding Why Your Baby Loves White Noise

Babies LOVE white noise.  They have been living in your womb for 9 months hearing the loud swooshing of your heart beat, organs working, the rumbles of your belly, vibration of your voice and the chatter outside!  Next time you are taking a bath, turn the faucet on full blast and put your head under [...]

2018-01-13T12:31:33+00:00