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PSA: stop flushing your money down the toilet

PSA: stop flushing your money down the toilet

Are you wasting your money? It is my duty to share this with you. Wondering what is the BEST way to help safe guard your family's immune systems? Are you spending hundreds of dollars stocking up on...

should I buy the SNOO?

should I buy the SNOO?

A SNOO review. The fourth trimester? Seems plausible, doesn’t it? I bought into this myth and many more after my baby was born. I did the 5 S method of rocking, shhing, soothering, swaddling and...

Gadgets for one night, sleep for a lifetime.

Gadgets for one night, sleep for a lifetime.

Do gadgets help? The fourth trimester? Seems plausible, doesn’t it? I bought into this myth and many more after my baby was born. I did the 5 S method of rocking, shhing, soothering, swaddling and...

How to boost your immune system during a pandemic

How to boost your immune system during a pandemic

    Boosting Your Immune System Is your inbox blowing up like mine is with information around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? It’s all the same advice: wash your hands and don’t touch your...

Bed wetting, potty training and SLEEP!

Bed wetting, potty training and SLEEP!

"Do I wake my sleeping child to prevent nighttime accidents while potty training?" My professional advice as a child sleep consultant on this topic has been shared many times with clients as well as...

Show us your LOVE, send us your FACE!

Show us your LOVE, send us your FACE!

It is Valentine's Day and someone you know could be hanging on by a thread, suffering, afraid to ask for help. They are most likely posting beautiful images of themselves and their babies on social...

The Bottle Fairy

The Bottle Fairy

  How to Get Your Toddler to STOP Using Bottles Asking a toddler to say good bye to their bottles is WAY more challenging than when they are a baby. We all have habits and the longer we have...

Super-Dad Confessions

Super-Dad Confessions

  Written by a wonderful former client We ♥ Dads That is no secret. As you may know, we are always posting on social media about all our Super-Dad clients and how we adore them. They come to us...

Pam’s Toddler Clock Tips!

Pam’s Toddler Clock Tips!

  How to introduce a Toddler Clock Are you blurry eyed due to your darling child wanting to start the day at 5:30 am like mine used to do? He was so HAPPY about it but I sure wasn't. I would...

Could Growing Pains be Waking My Child at Night?

Could Growing Pains be Waking My Child at Night?

Is it "Growing Pains" or is it something else? In this week's Coffee & Q's, Pam addresses the research that best explains what is happening to our children's bodies when they are complaining of...

Why Does My Child Wake Up at Night?

Why Does My Child Wake Up at Night?

One of the most frustrating things for a parent is when their baby wants to wake up prematurely from a nap, multiple times in the night, or too early in the morning. When we have a brand new baby,...

Toddler Meltdowns: Monster to Mary Poppins!

Toddler Meltdowns: Monster to Mary Poppins!

Putting Pam's toddler meltdown advice into action: a week in review Some may say I'm a little biased because I am part of Pam's team, but anyone who knows me can tell you that I have been singing...

Stop the Meltdowns Already!

Stop the Meltdowns Already!

Oh the meltdowns. As soon as my daughter was 18 months old it became more and more apparent that she had entered the dreaded “terrible-twos” phase early. Anytime I had to distract her from an item...

The Bedtime Pass

The Bedtime Pass

Reader Question! I have a little Jack-in-the-Box child that will not stay in her bed at bedtime. She comes out of her room over and over again with a new request to stall each time. How do I get her...

Should we introduce a Blanket in the crib?

Should we introduce a Blanket in the crib?

Should my baby sleep with a blanket? Reader Question! "The other day at daycare the teacher mentioned she was the only child sleeping during nap time without a blanket and she had started...

Improving Adult Sleep

Improving Adult Sleep

Over the past four and half years, I have had hundreds of parents email me back and say … Can you fix me too? My child has been sleeping through the night for several months, but I am still waking...

Our Secret Weapon…Hiring Pam!

Our Secret Weapon…Hiring Pam!

GUEST POST from a past client. The Mysterious Sleep Consultant... When I tell people that we recently worked with a sleep consultant to help with our newborn and three year olds sleep and I tell...

Is there a “Guarantee” when you hire me?

Is there a guarantee? For 99% of my clients, it is a two week journey to GREAT sleep whereby the child is falling asleep in their own bed on their own, sleeping through the night and having good...

Still Struggling with the Recent Time Change?

Still Struggling with the Recent Time Change?

  Are your little ones still waking up too early from the Fall Back time change? Before we were parents, we all LOVED the end of Daylight Savings and the Fall Back time change. Right!? We would...

FAQ – You Asked…I’ve Answered!

FAQ – You Asked…I’ve Answered!

Pam Nease Sleep Consultant Q) How much sleep does my child need? A) The most important sleep is night time consolidated sleep. Your goal should be 10 to 12 hours of uninterrupted/consolidated sleep....

Summer Days and Summer Sleep

Summer Days and Summer Sleep

As the days grow longer, many parents fear that bedtime battles will start to ensue. “But Mom! Why do I have to go to bed? The sun is still up!” Then there are also the challenges with visitors and...

When Can I Put My Baby On A Sleep Schedule?

When Can I Put My Baby On A Sleep Schedule?

Here is a great question from a wonderful Facebook friend: Hi Pam, I have two month old that slept ten hours last night. She usually sleeps eight hours at night then feeds and has another two. I...

Are you Praying for that Elusive 7am?

Are you Praying for that Elusive 7am?

  Today’s tip is inspired by Erica on my Facebook Page. She writes: “I saw you in a group session in Sept. and you changed our lives for the better since!  But lately my 7mos old is waking in...

Healthy Teeth and Healthy Sleep!

Healthy Teeth and Healthy Sleep!

I have to admit that even though my children LOVE going to bed, there has always been one part of the bedtime routine that I have not enjoyed. DENTAL HYGIENE! Many of my clients have reported the...

Sing! The Power of Song!

Sing! The Power of Song!

  SING!   The power of the Song My precious four-year-old daughter, Madeline inspired this week’s Tip. She had surgery recently. When I entered the post op room, she was crying inconsolably for...

Why Hire a Doula?

Why Hire a Doula?

We are celebrating World Doula Week here and I am so pleased to have a guest of honour and former client of mine write this post for us! Emma hired me a few months ago when she was looking for the...

NAPS F$%#@** NAPS!

NAPS F$%#@** NAPS!

This past weekend I was very fortunate to meet so many Moms, Dads and little ones in person at the Babies in Bloom Baby Fair.  By far the most talked about topic was Naps!  So here are my tips for...

Spring Forward into Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward into Daylight Savings Time!

Oh Spring Forward. Before we were parents, many of us hated this time change as we lose an hour of sleep.  Now, for some, Daylight Savings Time is actually good news as our “early wakers” go from 6...

The Lovey – Use a transitional object!

The Lovey – Use a transitional object!

  One of my favourite sleep strategies is to have your little ones (3 months and up) sleeping with a small stuffed animal or a small blanket, often called a "lovey". You want something large...

Beware of the Mommy Guilt!

Beware of the Mommy Guilt!

Editor’s Note: This was originally written in September 2011 and appeared on my Facebook page. I have been feeling a lot of Mommy Guilt again recently so I thought I would share it again.  ...

Nurse to Sleep … is it bad?

Nurse to Sleep … is it bad?

Nurse to Sleep … Is it Bad? I was asked this question recently on Twitter. The answer in a nutshell is yes. Over the long term, it causes problems. But, let me be very clear – you can still...

Holiday Sleep Tips!

Holiday Sleep Tips!

Ho!Ho!Ho! It’s time to celebrate and enjoy the holidays with good friends and family. As a parent, it’s sometimes hard to honour your children’s sleep needs and still enjoy all that the season has...

Transitioning from Two Naps to One!

Transitioning from Two Naps to One!

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if your child is ready to make the switch from two naps a day to one.  All too often a parent will switch to one nap a day in hopes that this will improve the...

Getting the help you need

Getting the help you need

We seek out professional advice when planning for our retirement years, we see a dietician when we have nutritional concerns – I am here as your qualified and experienced Pediatric Sleep Consultant...

Early Wakings!

Early Wakings!

Are you struggling with 5am or 6am wakings?  Are you praying for that elusive 7am? It CAN happen! 1) If it is once or twice a week – continue what you have been doing. Ignore him/her if she is...

Creating Quiet Time!

Creating Quiet Time!

  Creating a Quiet Time Period for your Pre-Schooler and you: Step 1: Take Out a very large white piece of paper and at the top write: Mommy, Suzy and Little Johnny. Draw, write and colour all...

How to Fall Back into the Time Change

How to Fall Back into the Time Change

The thought of the time change at the end of daylight savings can strike fear in the majority of parents... Oh no, they are going to wake up too early! How do I help them transition through the time...

Halloween Sleep Tips!

Halloween Sleep Tips!

Halloween is just around the corner. The costumes should be scary, but not bedtime. Here are some simple and practical solutions for your family.   3 Years and Younger: If you have young...

Is it time to drop the Nap? Know the signs!

Is it time to drop the Nap? Know the signs!

      Sleep begets Sleep. It is not logical but it is biological. The more your child sleeps during the day, the better they will sleep at night. This does not change until somewhere...

Is Your Toddler Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

Is Your Toddler Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

"When should we put our toddler in a Big Kid Bed?" Don't fall for these common MYTHS! This should be a fun and exciting milestone for your family, and should not be stressful. This may sound crazy...

Keep The Door Open

Keep The Door Open

KEEP YOUR CHILD’s DOOR OPEN and MAKE NOISE! For adults, we often need complete silence for us to be able to fall asleep. Many of us where ear plugs so that we...

Baby Sleep & Vaccinations

Baby Sleep & Vaccinations

Reader Question:   We have our sons 4 month vaccinations tomorrow, what can we expect for his sleeping for the next couple of days? How can we make it easier for him? Answer:   Hello!   I know it’s...

Nightmares Vs. Night Terrors

Nightmares Vs. Night Terrors

Hello Pam. My husband and I took your seminar when our daughter was 8 months old and things have been going very well! Unfortunately, we have hit a big road bump. Not sure if you have any advice or...

Night Walking

Night Walking

Question: My three and a half year old was a great ‘sleep-through-the-nighter’ until about six months ago when he started to wake and come to our room. It would only take a moment to get him back to...

Travel Tips

Travel Tips

Did you miss my recent Newsletter?  Here’s my article on Travel Tips! Q) We would like to do some travelling with our young family but are scared that they won’t sleep while away! Do you have any...

Day vs Night

Day vs Night

One of the greatest myths out there is to have your baby learn day from night (especially your newborn) and to have them sleep in well-lit environments by day...

Soother or Thumb?

Soother or Thumb?

  Soother (or pacifier) and thumb sucking - what are the Pros and Cons? I have friends that swear by - and against - both! Not sure what’s best for my...

Should I Use A Night Light?

Should I Use A Night Light?

This week’s TIP is thanks to Janelle Rhode, a wonderful Facebook Fan. Please feel to post your questions too they may also end up in lights on my blog!...