Our Sound Sleeper, Rosemary Greisman

As a mom of four children, I know how important it is to have a good night's sleep. With over 20 years experience working with infants and children, and a passion for babies, I am committed to helping you solve your child's sleep challenges in a way that fits your parenting style. I founded Our Sound Sleeper to empower parents with the tools that will give them the confidence to raise happy children. Through my consultation services I design a plan that is suitable for parents struggling with sleep. I also cover all key topics — feeding, napping, bathing and anything else that is relevant. I provide my clients with daily friendly, non- judgmental coaching so that ultimately, parents know that they’re the boss! I’m available for private consultation in the GTA and can be reached at 416-616-8855. Through this blog I’d like to help parents by answering questions related to sleep. Please e-mail them and I will answer them as best as I can. I am here to help you and your family to sleep soundly.

Q & A: My 3 Month Old Wakes Every Hour

Hi Rosemary, I just discovered your site and love it! My little girl will be three months in four days. I thought she may be overtired as she was waking constantly at night so I made her bedtime earlier, as a friend suggested that might help but she still wakes every hour, sometimes 1/2 hour, wanting to eat. Could this be a growth spurt? I'm going crazy and don't know what to do anymore, I can see my little one is also tired during the day...

May 15, 2013 Read Blog

Q & A: Transitioning an older baby to a crib

Hi Rosemary, I have a question about moving our 15 month old daughter to her crib. We have been co-sleeping since she was out of her bassinet (around four months old) because the crib we had was damaged and couldn't get a new one right away. In our bed she had been sleeping through the night for months now. I finally got the crib set up in her own room and have begun the transition of moving her there for both naps and bedtime. Currently...

November 21, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: My 8 Month Old Wakes Up Startled

Hi Rosemary, My 8 month old sleeps soundly for five hours until he rolls over and wakes up startled.  I have placed pillows and even tried five pound rice bags but he still rolls over and wakes up. Its quite difficult to soothe him back to sleep at 3 am. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you, Raquel     Hi Raquel, I'm sorry your little guy is giving you a tough time in the middle of the night! I was wondering whether...

November 15, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: How much should my five month old be sleeping?

Hi there. My wife and I recently gave birth to a little boy five months ago after nine years of raising our daughter. The net and parenting books are filled with information regarding sleep, sleep habits and the like and there seems to be much debate surrounding what an average night should look like at this point. From what we have read a five month old should be sleeping anywhere from six to eight hours straight without waking up. My question...

August 21, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: Our son crawls into our bed every night

My 8 year old son crawls into our bed EVERY night... How do I stop him from doing this? Thanks so much! Angie Hi Angie, Doesn't he know that three's a crowd? Here are a few things to consider: he needs to fall asleep in his own bed alone. If he already does that, then you can move onto the next step. When he comes into your room, you need to gently march him back to his own, tuck him in and tell him you'll come back to check him. (You...

July 25, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: My 13 month old won’t sleep in her bed the whole night

Hi Rosemary, I have a 13 month old who doesn't sleep the whole night in her bed. I have always had trouble with this. When she was younger, I would breastfeed her on the couch and then daddy would let her lie on him until she fell asleep (within the hour) and then we would transfer her to her crib. She would usually sleep six to eight hours and then wake up crying. We have always had a routine of bath around 7 -7:30 and then bottle (milk from...

June 5, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: In Need of an Independent Sleeper

Dear Rosemary, My son is turning seven months old in a week and I would like to change his sleeping/napping habits so I am hoping you could help advise me as I have to start working again in the next month. He has been on a pretty consistent routine, unless he experiencing a growth spurt or is teething, where he goes to sleep at 8:30 pm in his crib. From there he wakes up every three to four hours, the first two sessions, and then every...

May 28, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: A New Co-Sleeper at 19 Months

Rosemary, I read your answer to another woman's problem with getting their seven month old out of the co-sleeping habit. I have a similar issue but my daughter (who is now 19 months) did not start out co-sleeping. She has been sleeping in her own crib since birth, but lately she wakes up in the middle of the night (anywhere between 2 and 6 am) wanting to come to my bed. For financial reasons we currently live in a one bedroom apartment and we...

May 15, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: Co-sleeping – How to break the habit

Good morning! I  have heard alot about Ferberizing but don't actually know how to do it. My son is 7 months sleeps with us and we are really trying to break the habit but how much should I let him cry and do I pick him up? So many questions, I don't want to hurt him or damage in any way. Thank you, Caralina Hello! It sounds like you are ready to move your son into his own bed, which is a process. You need to decide whether he is...

April 16, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: My 11 week old wakes every few hours

Hi Rosemary, My 11 week old Nathan does not yet sleep through the night. He was getting better, waking up ever 4 hours after being put to bed at 9 to 930. For a couple of weeks now his wake times have changed to waking up after 5 hours of being put into bed between 830 and 930 after which he gets up at 3 hours and than 2. I'm not sure what happened. I also find that he resists naps during the day sometimes. Please...

February 27, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: My 6 month old won’t sleep unless she is feeding

Hi, My baby is almost six months now, she used to fall asleep on her own, once she's on her side and has a washcloth in  her hand, now she really depends on me giving her the breast to fall asleep. Otherwise she cries loudly and will not give up, she still doesn't sleep through the night. I don't even remember when this all changed. Melissa Hi there, It's hard to remember when things change when you become a new mother. Sometimes,...

February 3, 2012 Read Blog

Q & A: My five week old won’t sleep through the night

Hi, I have a five week old baby and I don't know how to get him to sleep through the night. I breast feed him but I would like to try to introduce the bottle so that my husband can give it to him at least once at night so I can get some more sleep. My baby only sleeps for two and a half hours. Thanks, Alba Hi Alba, Congratulations on your new addition! It sounds like you're very tired, so I think that introducing a bottle may be a...

January 24, 2012 Read Blog

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