Time Change

Spring Forward – It’s Daylight Saving’s Time!

Daylight Saving’s Time is just around the corner – on Sunday, March 10th we “spring forward” and turn the clocks ahead one hour. Parents of early risers can hardly wait – their early birds automatically start sleeping until 6 or 7 am! For most of us, however, thinking about losing that precious hour of sleep […]

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Crying baby

Soothing Your Colicky Baby

This is the unedited version of an article I wrote for NY Metro Parents last month for their Ask The Expert column  – How Can I soothe My Colicky Baby? I was wearing my Happiest Baby Educator hat for this one! What is “colic?” “Colic” is a term coined by Dr. Morrison Wessell in 1954 […]

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Travel and Children’s Sleep

You’ve made sure that your child has a healthy sleep schedule – a calming routine, consistent bedtime, and regular naps. But with Thanksgiving just around the corner, holiday travel can threaten to wreak havoc with your perfect sleeper’s snooze time. The good news is that it doesn’t have to! With a little planning and preparation, […]

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Sleepytime Coach - Alison Bevan

Newborn Sleep Tips

Newborns sleep 16 to 17 hours a day on average, but most newborns don’t stay asleep for more than two or three hours at a time. Why? Because newborn sleep cycles are short. They spend much more time in REM sleep (light sleep) than we do during the first few weeks of life. Whoever coined […]

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Dylan at Castle Hill Farm October 2008

Coping With The End of Daylight Saving Time

I know it’s over a month away, but who doesn’t look forward to that extra hour of sleep when it’s time to move back the clocks and “fall backwards”? I always love pushing the clock’s reset button and collecting my extra hour of snooze time. (By the way, this year the big day is November […]

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Alison Bevan - Sleepytime Coach

Sleep Coaching – To Coach Or Not To Coach?

My guest blog this month for Kim West’s site- www.sleeplady.com When I tell people that I’m a children’s sleep coach, I usually get one of three reactions. The first is usually something like “I didn’t know that job existed!” The second is something like “I wish I had known you 10 years ago when my […]

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Dylan at Don and Jerry's Lake House

Summer Sleep Busters

Who doesn’t love summer? The weather’s warm, the days are long and our hectic lives seem to relax just a bit as we look forward to weeks of fun in the sun. But those lazy days of summer can also tempt us to relax our attitude about our children’s sleep, or be downright confused about […]

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Alison Bevan and son, Dylan

Sleep Coaching Success Day

For many parents I work with, the fear that sleep coaching will leave their child feeling rejected or unloved is on the top of their worry list. I know the feeling well. I had the same worry when I taught my son Dylan to put himself to sleep years ago in my before-I-was-a-sleep coach life. […]

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