The Little Sleep Show

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011: Siblings and Sleep

March 31st, 2020

Bringing a new baby home can be both exciting and stressful. This week I am giving you my best tips on how to help your older child through this big adjustment. Of course I am focusing on sleep, and the common mistakes some families make that can make things harder. I also discuss navigating siblings sharing a room and how to honor the needs of each child.



010: Sleep for Parents

March 24th, 2020

Giving time and attention to our own quality of sleep benefits the entire family. This week I address the very important topic of sleep for adults. There are so many factors that are within our control that can help us get better rest when we are stressed and anxious. I also discuss one potential way we can help our kids feel a little more secure during these uncertain times.

009: Night Time Fears

March 17th, 2020

This episode is about our kids’ fears at night. I discuss fears, nightmares and night terrors. We talk about how to investigate the sources of these fears, what is developmentally typical and best of all, many tools to help you help your child overcome fears, and feel safe and relaxed enough to sleep. 

008: Mindfulness for Busy Parents

March 10th, 2020

This week I wanted to cover the basics of what mindfulness means and how to incorporate it into family life. I talk about some possible benefits for both yourself and your kids. If mindfulness is something you have been curious about, but don't think you have time for, this episode is for you!

Shaddy's mindfulness resources:

Book: Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh

Free guided meditations:

Apps: 10% Happier, Insight Timer, Headspace

007: Newborn Sleep

March 3rd, 2020

This week I am helping you make sense of your new baby's sleep patterns. If you want to learn how to set your new family up for healthy sleep going forward, then this episode is for you!

006: Naps

February 24th, 2020

Our children need naps to get them through their days. When kids rest, everyone’s day is better! 
Today I help you understand what it takes for naps to happen.

Follow me on Instagram! @nestfamilysleep or @littlesleepshow

005: The Power of Play

February 18th, 2020

Play holds a special power for children. This week I discuss why our children need different types of play, and why they need us to join in sometimes. Play is a way for children to process emotions, conquer fears, and learn how to be in the world.

Instagram accounts about play: @busytoddler @playbymelissa @montessorifromtheheart

Find me at: Instagram @nestfamilysleep and @littlesleepshow

004: Co-sleeping

February 11th, 2020

This week we are talking co-sleeping! If you’re worried that sharing a room or bed will “mess up” your child’s sleep, this episode is for you.  I also cover what I consider the most important part of co-sleeping, which is how to safely co-sleep with your children.

003: Solving Sleep Challenges Holistically

February 4th, 2020

This week I share how I work with children’s sleep and why I choose to work holistically. I give you some ways to begin looking at the big picture of what factors could be affecting your child’s sleep. I also talk the about expectations and realities we have around sleep.

follow me on Instagram @nestfamilysleep or @littlesleepshow

002: Crying

January 28th, 2020

This week's episode is all about why our children cry and what to do about it. Crying and sleep are so tied together I can't talk about one without the other! I give you some background on why crying can be controversial, along with ways to show up for your child when their emotions run high.

Sleep, Play Love by Sophie Acott