About Carolynne Harvey

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

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 [...]

2019-02-20T14:09:48-04:00

5 Steps to Soothing a Fussy Baby

1. Practice safe sleep Keeping your baby safe is your number one priority. Always follow these safe sleep practices from the American Academy of Pediatrics : Place your baby to sleep on their back Put your baby to sleep on a firm surface, such as a crib or bassinet, with only a fitted sheet Keep [...]

2019-02-20T14:10:22-04:00

4 Reasons Your Newborn Loves the Swaddle

Do you think your newborn doesn’t like being swaddled?  Well, sorry to say moms and dads, but that is not the case!  While they may not like initially being swaddled, or they like to try and break free of the swaddle, all babies feel most secure once swaddled.  Here are 4 reasons babies should be [...]

2019-02-20T14:10:54-04:00

5 Ways to Calm a Fussy Baby – Guest Blog by MEMEENO®

MEMEENO® is helping babies sleep one belly at a time with their signature product the belly band. Hearing your baby cry is very hard. It's often difficult to tell what is causing a baby to cry. Is it gas?  Is she uncomfortable? Does she want to be held? She will have been well fed, her diaper changed [...]

2019-02-20T14:11:28-04:00

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 [...]

2019-02-19T21:01:52-04:00

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 [...]

2019-02-19T21:02:02-04:00

7 Tips for Setting a Healthy Foundation for Infant Sleep

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 [...]

2019-02-19T21:02:25-04:00

8 Remedies for Constipation in Babies and Children

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 [...]

2019-02-19T21:02:32-04:00