Alison Bevan

As a pediatric sleep consultant, Alison is dedicated to helping families get a good night's sleep. She divides her time between her private practice, Sleepytime Coach and The Center For Advanced Pediatrics, where she is the staff sleep specialist. She is a Gentle Sleep Coach, Happiest Baby Educator, and member of The International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. Alison lives in Norwalk with her husband Michael and 14 year old son Dylan (who wasn't always, but is now an excellent sleeper!)
A toddler girl waking up early.

Tips For Early Rising

Is your child an early riser? My son has always been ready to start the day at 6:00 a.m., which has been challenging for a night owl like me. Over the years, I’ve adjusted,...
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Transitioning From Nap Time To Quiet Time

Is your preschooler’s nap starting to unravel? Is it taking them longer and longer to fall asleep, or is their nap getting shorter and shorter in length? Are they singing, chatting, and getting up...
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Dream Feeds – What They Are and When To Use Them

Have you ever heard the term “dream feed” and wondered exactly what it means? Here’s the scoop on what dream feeds are and aren’t and how to determine if they can help your baby (and...
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Why Sleep Training Didn’t Work For Your Child

Did sleep training not work for your child? Do you feel like you did everything you were supposed to do, but your child never made any real progress? Or did bedtime improve, but night...
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Eliminating Bedtime Bottles

If your child has celebrated their first birthday and still drinks from a bottle, your pediatrician is probably encouraging you to switch to a cup. That recommendation may send shivers down your spine. Toddlers can...

Potty Training and Sleep

Is potty training affecting your child’s sleep? Are they fighting naps, stalling at bedtime, getting out of bed repeatedly, or waking up early? If this goes on at your house, it's no surprise. We...

Night Time Separation: Bridging the Gap Between Bedtime and Morning

For some children, saying good night is easy. They may negotiate an extra book at bedtime or hop out of bed once or twice, but in the end, a tuck-in and a kiss are...
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School-Aged Children and Sleep

Did you know that a typical kindergartener needs eleven hours of sleep to be considered well-rested? Or that a typical middle schooler needs nine or ten and a high schooler needs eight or nine? Getting...
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Sleep Tips For Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 a.m. That means we'll all be setting our clocks ahead one hour. For parents of early risers, this is great news – 5:00 am will...
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Bye Bye Bedtime Battles

Are bedtime battles causing nightly stress in your house? Are they stalling, negotiating, and fighting you every step of the way? When you stop and think about it, it’s not all that surprising. On the one...