Top 5 sleep routine (and sleep training) tips for parents with small children

Top 5 sleep routine (and sleep training) tips for parents with small children

After many tears, trial and error, I'm happy to say that my three boys consistently sleep well each night. When you have more than one baby you quickly realize how truly individual each child is. Some children are more spirited than others, and each one has different needs and bedtime negotiation tactics! As parents, we know there isn't always one answer for all kids. 

After trying many sleep training methods with my second child and none of them working, I knew I didn't want to risk more sleepless nights with my third. I used the Calmmother feeding and sleep program to transition my third baby on a good sleep routine. It is much easier to gently put your baby on a sleep routine when it's the only thing they know, compared to breaking the well-established sleep habits of a toddler, preschooler or school-aged child. 

Our top 5 tips for sleep training babies over one year, toddlers and small children are below.

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Seven effective picture books to support potty training

Seven effective picture books to support potty training

Potty training can be a stressful and frustrating process for both parent and child, so I’m of the mindset that anything that is going to reduce the pressure, add some light humour, and actually be useful - is all good!  Kids learn from picture books and potty training is no exception.  There are a lot of books to choose from and they range from horribly boring to funny and effective!  Knowing your child and what makes them tick would be a great place to start.  From my own personal experience, comedy works with my kids.  Who doesn’t love some good potty humour, right? Having engaging characters, great illustrations and useful content are also a must. Below is a list of seven picture books that will hopefully appeal to your toddler, ease the process and maybe even make it a little bit of fun!

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