Teething

Does teething affect sleep?

Despite many professionals claiming that teething doesn’t affect sleep patterns or behavior, I couldn’t disagree more. A tooth erupting through the surface of the gums creates a localized inflammatory response, consequently triggering an immune response. Symptoms of illness may present if bacteria enters the inflamed/open...

Confessions of a Sleep Consultant: The Jett Diaries; FIVE MONTHS

For young babies, symptoms of developmental leaps, teething, and illness (and their affect on sleep) can be frustratingly similar, blurring the boundaries of which point each one begin, and where they end. Often confusion sets for us as parents, and how we *should* respond to them at these...

Toddler resisting bedtime? here’s why, and what you can do

There are many reasons why our toddlers may start resisting naps and bedtime. From experience, if this is a gradual change (over a few days or more), then usually this can be attributed to routine (call for a change in routine,  having been out of routine, or lack...

Amber: the natural alternative to teething

Being an advocate for taking the natural path wherever possible, and from my own personal experience; I love amber teething necklaces. In fact I swear by them. I have used amber necklaces for both of my kids, and have experienced first hand the teething symptoms with, vs...