Eight Causes of Short Naps

One of the most-asked questions we get as sleep consultants is how to stop the dreaded catnaps. And we get it. Regular naps (that are at least an hour long) not only help a baby stay happier during the day and sleep better at night, but they also give mom and dad some much needed down time during the day. Here are the eight causes of short

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Transitioning Your Child from Three Naps to Two

Nap transitions are not fun…no matter how you look at it. And truth be told, the routine is all out of whack for a few solid weeks. This is the time you need to create a plan, have lots of patience, and be consistent. Between 6 months to 10 months, you may start to suddenly see your baby, who once was a solid sleeper, begin crying during

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All About Early Wakings

What is the saying? “The days are long, but the years are short.” This statement rings true with so many parents, but especially when your day is starting at 5am due to an early riser! It is exhausting, can be frustrating, and also, super common! Before going through every tip or trick in the book, there are a few things you can ask yourself that might troubleshoot the reason your

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Our Tips for Transitioning from Crib to “Big Kid Bed”

This milestone is often one that you hope your toddler won’t be quick to achieve. The dreaded escape artist! For some, it’s super early. They love to climb, and those crib rails are just too tempting. This can be a scary transition to take on, and it’s one that requires adjustments to their room environment and a plan of action to keep your little one safe. Get

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The Bedtime Pass

We’re previously shared this great article on our Facebook page written by, that gave a fun and creative way to reduce the crying and negotiating at bedtime with your toddler or preschooler. The concept is to give your child an actual bedtime pass for them to use whenever they would like during the night. They decide when to hand over their pass for an opportunity to

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The Six and Nine Month Sleep Regressions

Today, we’re highlighting the 6 and 9 month sleep regressions. We’re combining these sleep regressions because they often have the same causes and solutions. As our babies get older, these sleep regressions tend to become more frustrating and a little harder to “fix,” but with some patience and helpful tips, you can help your little one get the sleep they need. What: The 6 and 9 month

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Pediatric Sleep Coach for Tired families

I’m Melissa

I am the founder and lead baby and toddler sleep consultant here at The Cradle Coach. I am a family-first mama, goal-oriented entrepreneur, to-do list extraordinaire, avid dreamer and unshakable optimist dedicated to helping tired families all around the world give their child the best sleep possible.

For over 10 years, my incredible team and I have been supporting, educating, and partnering with tired, busy families, to develop customized sleep training plans for their babies and toddlers.

If you are ready to go from surviving these precious moments with your child, to thriving – it’s time to make gentle changes and give your child the sleep they need!

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