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!)
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If I Drop It, They Will Come! {Lovey and Pacifier Tossing}

You tuck your toddler into their crib, kiss them goodnight, and leave the room. Moments later, you hear a thud - the sound of a pacifier or teddy bear hitting the floor. You pause...
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Child Not Sleeping? 10 Things Sleep Deprived Parent’s Friends and Family Should Know

Because I spend so much time with sleep deprived parents (and because I used to be one myself), I’m all too familiar with the guilt, defensiveness and sometimes even shame that can go along...
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Naps by Age – How Many, How Often, How Long?

Are you struggling to find a nap schedule that works for your child? If so, it's not surprising. Children's sleep needs are constantly changing during the first few years of life - just when...

Loveys and Sleep

What's a lovey??? A lovey is an attachment object that your child can sleep with that provides comfort and reassurance throughout the night. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers (and even older kids) can benefit from sleeping with...
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When To Wake A Sleeping Baby

We’ve all heard the old adage “never wake a sleeping baby” and when our little ones are snoozing we’re almost always going to be reluctant to disturb them. The truth is, though, that in...

How Screen Time Effects Sleep

For years experts have advised parents to limit screen time, but if your child uses electronic devices you know how difficult it can be to get them to disconnect at the end of the...

Morning Wake Up Routines

Most parents know that a solid bedtime routine helps children’s bodies and minds prepare for sleep. What you may not know, however, is that morning wake up routines can be just as important as your...

Sleep and The End of Daylight Saving Time

Sunday November 4th is the end of Daylight Saving Time – time to turn the clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Remember how, before parenthood, that extra hour...

Two Year Sleep Regressions: When Your Toddler Refuses To Nap

Is your two year old suddenly refusing their nap? Instead of taking a peaceful snooze, do they spend nap time playing and singing, or screaming at the top of their lungs and refusing to...