Author - Rebecca Kempton

Rebecca kempton

After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth and an M.D. from Cornell Medical School, Rebecca Kempton M.D. worked for several years as a medical director for healthcare technology and pharmaceutical companies before becoming certified as an infant and toddler sleep consultant and starting her own business, Baby Sleep Pro.  Using a variety of behavioral techniques, she customizes sleep solutions  based on what she learns about you, your child, and your family's goals; Rebecca  works with clients  nationwide by phone, video chats and email.  For more information, email rhk@babysleeppro.com; visit babysleeppro.com and follow her on facebook.com/babysleeppro and twitter @babysleeppro

5 strategies for winning toddler sleep battles

Toddler sleep antics are akin to playing the game of Survivor: Who can outwit, outlast, outplay? We know who usually wins! As a physician and certified pediatric sleep specialist who has helped more than 1,000 toddlers and their families sleep better, I can assure you, if you have ever been the loser in your child’s survivor games, you are not alone. The good news is, you can win with a few helpful tips — if you are patient and consistent.

1. Don’t ditch the crib too soon. Wait until a...

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 10:45 AM by Rebecca Kempton

Five Sleep Tips for Those Troublesome Tots

Let’s face it, it’s not easy being a toddler.  After all, they are busy acquiring language; they run, jump, and bounce boundlessly; and they make demands...lots of them!   Not surprisingly,  their batteries need recharging both day and night.  Through age five, most toddlers require 12-14 hours of sleep daily and usually nap until they are between 3 and 4 years old.  Even when they give up naps,  many 4 and 5 year olds benefit from quiet time during the day to recharge. 

Why so mu...

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 7:00 AM by Rebecca Kempton

Five Sleep Tips for Those Troublesome Tots

Being a toddler isn’t as easy as it seems!   After all, they are busy acquiring language; they run, jump, and bounce boundlessly; and they make demands...lots of them!   Not surprisingly,  they need time to reboot both day and night.  Through age five, most toddlers require 12-14 hours of sleep daily and usually nap until they are between 3 and 4 years old.  Even when they give up naps,  many 4 and 5 year olds benefit from quiet time during the day to recharge. 

Why so much sleep? 

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Posted on December 04, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Rebecca Kempton