Category Archives: Sleep Resource Centre

When To Start And Stop Using A Tot Clock

Tot clocks are a great tool for teaching toddlers to stay in bed until the morning.  They provide a visual cue that it’s time to wake up for the day.  Just like any sleep item, a tot clock will not magically end the trend of a toddler who rises too early or pops out of […]

Tips For Bedtime With More Kids Than Parents

Whether you’re a single parent, or just find yourself flying solo at bedtime, having more kids than parents can make bedtime a challenge.  If bedtime is chaotic in your home, chances are your family isn’t resting easy.  Follow our tips for bedtime when you have more kids than parents for a smoother evening that will […]

Is Your Child’s Sleep Environment Safe?

A recent study published in the September 2016 issue of Pediatrics found that an alarming number of parents are placing their babies in sleep environments that are unsafe.  The study titled Nocturnal Video Assessment of Infant Sleep Environments videoed infants sleeping for one night at one month, three months and six months of age. Upon […]

Tips For Children Who Sleep In Two Homes

We’ve had families reach out who are concerned with how to help their child sleep in two homes after separation or divorce. Those worries are more of a concern than ever in Canada where according to the Statistics Canada website, in 2011, lone-parent families represented 16.3% of all census families up from 8.4% in 1961. […]

5 Reasons Why Sleep Is Not Selfish

Parental sacrifice is no joke.  Becoming a parent immediately puts you, your needs and your wants, into the back seat, heck maybe even out the window entirely. It’s not a secret this happens.  We prepare for it.  We pick out durable, cheap laminate instead of beautiful, expensive hardwood that we love.  We trade in our […]

Sleep, Mental Health and Finding the Path back to JOY

It’s no surprise that becoming a mother is a huge life change.  Everyone knows that, and we were ready for it.  We bought the stuff – the crib, the wrap, the tiny booties and the diapers.  I was prepared for the poopy diapers and the constant worrying and even for the multitude of nighttime needs.  […]

How to Swaddle Baby and Transition from Swaddling

As a new parent, you’ll spend a lot of time working to calm your baby down and help him or her sleep. Sleep is absolutely essential during the first year:  it sets your children up for a lifetime of healthy development and healthy sleep habits. There are many steps to create long-term, healthy sleep patterns, […]

Update from our SleepWell Family Alumni

“Hi there! I hope you guys had an awesome Christmas! Hannah started daycare this week and it’s going awesome. They are so amazed at her sleeping habits! We still can’t thank you enough for your help back in August. Even with a runny nose, cutting two new teeth and starting daycare, her sleep has not […]