skip to Main Content

Sleep 101 for Moms and Babies

When it comes to caring for a baby, I’m always amazed how moms are surprised that other moms are having the same experiences.

This past week I was the guest presenter at a Parents’ Support Group. They wanted me to talk about infant and toddler sleep (or wakefulness!), one of my favourite topics.

We talked about normal sleep patterns, the stress of expectations, peer and media pressure.

Sleep and the way it happens (or doesn’t happen) is one of those things that so many people have an opinion about.
Yet many of those opinions miss the mark.

A baby or toddler sleeps and wakes up and sleeps some more and wakes up and sleeps a bit more…. because…
That’s what’s normal and natural!

This week, instead of writing yet another sleep-related blog, I thought to try something a bit different. So I recorded a podcast to tell you what we spoke about at the meeting instead.

Tune in and learn the real reasons your baby is keeping you up at night and what you can do to take care of yourself in the process. I also talk about feeling good and confident as a parent – one of my favourite topics.


PS: I’d love to hear from you. Comment below and let me know your thoughts and ideas about sleep, wakefulness, and the podcast too.

PPS: Here are 2 handouts I gave to the parents with positive steps you can take to support better sleep for your baby or toddler.

Night Weaning: 12 Alternatives for the All-Night Toddler Nurser

Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep and Stay Asleep

(image credit: Robert Occhialini)

Judy Banfield

I’m Judy Banfield and I’m here to help you feel better about yourself as a person and more confident and secure as a parent.

In my 30+ years of working with babies, young children and parents, I have learned that valuing and treasuring and deeply knowing yourself gives you the foundation to more confidently and joyfully, love, treasure, teach and guide your children.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Great podcast. Loved listening to this. Great reminder to follow your heart, trust your intuition and to connect on the right level with your baby who does just that! Thank you. I like the podcast approach 🙂

    1. Thanks Carolyn. I’m glad you liked the podcast approach. It’s fun to do. And yes, following you intuition is so important, yet so difficult for so many parents. There are so many conflicting voices that we hear, that sometimes we can’t even hear our own!

      Thanks for the feedback.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back To Top