February 1 • Written by Sophia Duhela
Why Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping: Sleep is a Skill You Need to Teach
With my youngest, I didn’t sleep train her until she was closer to 7 months. She was waking throughout the night. The mom guilt “oh, she needs me” and then I’d wake up tired and couldn’t give her 100%. I did some research and learned about sleep training. Afterwards, you have your evenings back. Your child gets way better sleep.
January 1 • Written by Sophia Duhela
6 Ideas for Your Child’s Daily Quiet Time
Help families identify if their child still needs to nap or not, Now it’s time to introduce quiet time. What is quiet time? Quiet time ideas. (books, puzzles, playing with dolls, floor play with quieter toys, separate toys just for that time of day, independent craft/coloring activities (mess free)…
December 1 • Written by Sophia Duhela
Can Screen Time Affect Sleep?
With the holidays, let them enjoy. I let my own kids watch their iPads. Limit it 2-hours before bedtime. Effects of screentime on sleep. (moderate approach) If I’m working or trying tog et something done around the house, that’s when I’ll give them the iPad or TV. Or in the car. Really, when I need to focus on something. It can be nice to have at a restaurant before the meal comes.
October 30 • Written by Sophia Duhela
How to Deal with Mom Guilt: Take Care of Yourself
Meditation, spending time with my husband, watching my favorite shows – Love is Blind, Friends, Modern Family; I make sure the evenings go smoothly with my girls – we try our best to stay on schedule, and that way I have a few hours to wind down and do my own thing before I go to bed.
October 3 • Written by Sophia Duhela
Creating a Calming Bedtime Routine for Children
Last Xmas, we had so much going on! My poor daughter. The lack of routines totally disrupted her sleep. She likes the consistency. She likes to know what’s happening next. After I learned the hard way, I made sure to be consistent with her regardless of what is going on. Many parents learn the value of a routine during these busy times.
September 5 • Written by Sophia Duhela
Why Kids Going to Bed Early Can Help Your Marriage Thrive | The Importance Explained
When it comes to marriage, maintaining a strong bond and cultivating a healthy relationship is crucial. While the demands of raising children can sometimes make this challenging, there’s a simple solution that many parents overlook: establishing a consistent bedtime routine for kids, ensuring they sleep in their own beds. In this blog, we’ll explore how this practice can benefit your marriage and why it is essential for both you and your little ones.
Hi There! I'm Sophia,
A Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant.
I absolutely love working with parents to help their babies sleep better. As a mother of two young girls myself, I understand the challenges parents face when it comes to their little one's sleep.
My fascination with babies sleep patterns began when my oldest daughter was an infant. Friends and family noticed that she was an amazing sleeper, and they were curious about my techniques. I realized that helping babies sleep well came naturally to me.
When my second daughter arrived, I found that my techniques worked for her too, but I knew I could further enhance her sleep routine. That's when I decided to invest in a sleep consultant, and it was a game-changer. Not only did it benefit my daughter, but it also had a profound impact on my own well-being. I had more energy, was able to accomplish tasks during the day, spend my evenings with my partner and saw a significant improvement in my baby's overall mood and happiness.
Motivated by this experience I obtained certification as a pediatric sleep consultant to learn more about the importance of sleep for babies and toddlers, different techniques, and the actual science behind it. I am extremely passionate about helping parents teach their little ones to establish healthy sleep patterns. A happy rested baby means happy rested parents!