Lisa Kvapil and Heather Lielmanis - Healthy Moms Blog

Lisa Kvapil and Heather Lielmanis have five children between them, so they know a thing or two about baby and toddler sleep. They strongly believe that healthy sleep for the whole family is crucial, not only for the health of the children, but also for their relationships, and for themselves. They are happy to report that there are rarely bedtime struggles in their homes, and they attribute this to the care that went into establishing good sleep habits at a young age. As Certified Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultants, they provide a gentle, loving and supportive method to solving sleep issues from ages 0-8. If you are struggling with your little one’s sleep, or have ever asked yourself when the sleepless nights will end, contact Lisa or Heather, and they’ll help you teach your little one to sleep in 10 days or less!

The Daylight Savings Survival Guide

The Daylight Savings Survival Guide

OK Healthy Moms, Daylight Savings Time will soon be upon us! We have some good news, and some bad news. The bad news is that it’s going to start getting dark at 4:30pm in the next little while – there’s just nothing we can do about that. The good news is that the interruption in your little one’s sleep, thanks to daylight savings, doesn’t have to last for long!

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18-month Sleep Regression

18-month Sleep Regression

We all hear about the dreaded sleep regression. This is the term that is used to describe an interruption in the sleep habits of a child who is otherwise a happy sleeper. Sleep regressions typically happen at or around 4 months of age, between 9 and 11 months, and then again at 18 months. It doesn’t always happen with children who are strong sleepers, but even the best sleepers can struggle with sleep around these times. For this post, I’m going to talk specifically about the 18-month sleep regression.

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Transitioning Your Baby's Sleep Habits When You Return to Work

Transitioning Your Baby's Sleep Habits When You Return to Work

For parents and children alike, the return to work at the end of a parental leave can be a difficult adjustment (read: hourly trips to the bathroom to cry). You may have spent the past year dreading the end of your leave. Or, you may be desperate for some time alone at the office with a hot coffee and tasks that do not involve wiping faces or bums. Both instincts are natural! Either way, if you’re getting ready to go back to work, you’ve got some planning to do.

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Sleep In September – New Beginnings and a Return to Routine

Sleep In September – New Beginnings and a Return to Routine

Last week, I was on vacation with my family at a resort in Northern Ontario. A little before 7pm, I was starting to think about what to have for dinner, while my kids, still in their swimsuits, were playing barefoot soccer on the grass. A young man and woman, along with their one year old son, emerged from the cabin next door. The little guy was in his jammies, and the parents were allowing him a few more minutes outside before heading back indoors for bedtime. I looked at my watch and realized how late it had become, and we were not even close to bedtime!

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