3 Reasons To Try L-Theanine for your Special Needs Child

Navigating the world of special needs parenting can feel like solving multiple puzzles all at once. Some you’ve solved before, and others drive you crazy trying to find the right piece!  One of these puzzles is sleep. Parents are constantly making sure ALL the right pieces are in place to ensure a good night’s rest. […]

Sleep For your School-Aged Child

‘Tis the season… School has officially begun for your child. And here is my #1 tip for your child to have their best day at school: Get plenty of sleep! Study after study has been done linking a good night’s sleep to better test scores and problem solving abilities.  Why?  Sleep is a vital process […]

Drinking Milk After the First Year

From time to time, I have the pleasure to work with a baby with special needs and helping them sleep independently.  It’s always a real treat! One question that often comes up is about the bottle. After 1 year of age, babies no longer need a bottle, or milk/formula for that matter.  Mothers who wish […]

5 Things that are Hurting Your Child’s Sleep that You’re Not Aware Of

It can often be hard to pin-point what is keeping a child with special needs from falling asleep, and sleeping well through the night.  For parents who are children are chronically sleep deprived, here are five “sleep enemies” that might be keeping your little one up at night:  Electronic devices Televisions, tablet devices and smart […]

Reflux, Why it Hurts Sleep, and What to To

Reflux is a very uncomfortable condition, and the burning associated with it would keep anyone up at night.  Working with kids with special needs, reflux (and in extreme cases GERD) tends to come up a lot in conversation (no pun intended).  This is often an issue that begins when the child is just an infant […]

5 Tips to a Smoother Bedtime for ALL Ages

When it comes to sleep training kids, there are so many recommendations out there that it can be hard to know where to start.  And, these recommendations can change based on a child’s age, health, milestones reached, etc. However, there are some basic recommendations that can help any child fall asleep easier.  These recommendations can […]