#84: Navigating Toddler Sleep Disruptions When a New Baby Arrives

by | Sep 25, 2023 | Mompreneur, New parent, Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

How have you and your family personally coped with disrupted sleep patterns? Parenting is a journey filled with adjustments, and sleep disruptions are a big one. 

In this episode, Joanna Clark, a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, discusses how big changes, like bringing a new baby into the house, can disrupt established sleep patterns. The conversation sheds light on the emotional and practical aspects of parenting during this transitional period, leaving listeners with a sense of empowerment and a deeper understanding of how to nurture both their toddler and newborn in harmony.

Listen in now for some great strategies and tips to help you can navigate these challenges and ensure everyone in your family gets the rest they need.

Topics Discussed:
  • The challenge of a new sibling
  • The toddler factor
  • Sleep disruptions and regression
  • Tips for Parents
  • Understanding sleep coaching
About the Guest

As a tenured Pediatric Sleep Consultant, I believe that no parent should suffer because their child isn’t sleeping through the night or taking quality naps. As a trained and certified Gentle Sleep Coach SM, she is part of a worldwide network of sleep coaches who partner with pediatricians, doulas, and lactation specialists to care for and support families just like yours. Because every family is unique, my training in infant, baby, and child sleep is comprehensive and ongoing, following the most current science and research in the fields of sleep medicine, behavioral science, child development, attachment theory and maternal support.

I am proud to be recognized as one of the Top 200 Sleep Consultants in the US by Tuck. I am also a 3X published author who joined 30 other leading parenting experts to publish the #1 International Amazon Best Selling series – The One Thing Every Mom Should Know and The One Thing Every Mompreneur Needs to Know. It’s my honor to help families achieve peaceful bedtimes, reliable naps, easier parenting, and marital harmony.


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