Archive of ‘Sleep Education’ category

Does Your Child Have Nature Deficit Disorder?

WHAT IS NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER? It is a phrase coined by Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods stating that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems.  Richard Louv explains, “Nature-deficit disorder is not meant to be a medical diagnosis but rather [...]

3 Dreamy Massage Techniques For Baby

The following is an interview with my friend, Katie Walkenhorst, C.M.T. (certified massage therapist)  She is phenomenal at her craft and is the mama of one-year-old Evelyn.  I asked her about massage techniques she uses to help get her baby to sleep.  This is what she told me. GETTING STARTED *you can massage over clothing [...]

7 Filling Breakfast Ideas for Toddlers

…so he’s not asking for a snack by 9am! You know what I’m talking about. 1.)  Breakfast Burrito- tortilla (whole wheat, corn or sprouted variety), 1 egg, 1 sausage link, a little cheese, and salsa (optional).  Put it in a sandwich press or that George Foreman you never use anymore.  Stays together so you can [...]

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Buying Kids PJs

It’s starting to get cold at night, which usually means many parents buy new sleepwear for their kiddos.  Don’t make the following mistakes when you’re ready to purchase.  This may seem like an unimportant issue, but when you consider that your little one spends over half of his or her day in pajamas it’s worth [...]

4 Ways Screen Time Disrupts Your Child’s Sleep

We all know it’s not good and we all know how easy it is to use screen time to pacify our sometimes unruly children.  No one’s perfect, but these 4 facts may give you that little extra amount of willpower to refrain from letting your child watch TV, at least before bed.  It’s easier to [...]

11 Harmful Chemicals in Your Child’s Clothing & How to Avoid Them

Many fabrics used for clothing are coated with toxins to create stain, fire and wrinkle resistance.  Dyes, inks and pesticides are also found and contribute to the vulnerability of developing brains and body systems. FORMALDEHYDE This carcinogen can be found in some permanent-press and fire-retardant clothing, including children’s polyester sleepwear up to size 14.  It [...]

Read This Before Buying Another Pair of Pajamas for Your Child

Buying children’s sleepwear is more complicated than most parents think.  I’m not going to go into all the boring details because I know if you’re a parent you’re busy.  Here’s what to look for next time you shop for pajamas for your child. 1.)   The Baby Blue Hang Tag Steer clear of sleepwear baring this [...]