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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


The Labor of Motherhood by Dr. Jessica Escott – Dream Team Counsel Member

Women go through many changes throughout their lifetime both within themselves and through their relationships. The shift into parenthood can represent the most seismic change of all. When a woman becomes a mother, the way she views herself, her community, her partner and family all change. She is thrusted into a deeply rewarding but extremely [...]


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 [...]


5 Easy Sleep Tips to help Parents Conquer Daylight Savings

Wishful thinking that your baby’s internal clock will adjust as quickly as your IPhone.  When the clock falls back one hour on November 6th be prepared with a clear plan from certified sleep consultants at Dream Baby Sleep™. Follow these simple steps to help your child adjust to the time change and prevent sleep regressions. [...]