Author Archives: Cate Mckee

About Cate Mckee

Cate McKee is a certified pediatric sleep coach and owner of Sleepy Time Solutions, LLC. Entire families suffer when young children have problems falling asleep and staying asleep. As a certified pediatric Gentle Sleep Coach®, Cate's goal is to coach parents on how to teach their children (up through age 6) to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
The Mystery of Sleep Regressions

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Life is fantastic. Your baby sleeps 12 hours straight at night, naps well during the day and you are the envy of every other parent on the playground. And then one day, seemly overnight, your child stops sleeping. You’ve racked … Continue reading


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The start of Daylight Saving Time is a double edged sword. On Sunday, March 8th at 2am we spring forward an hour.  It provides us with more light in the evening hours and offsets problems with early rising. Having said … Continue reading


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Who’s Bed is it Anyway?

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  One child is laying horizontally across your bed, the other vertically and your infant is sandwiched between you and your husband.  Or you hear the pitter-patter of little feet in the middle of the night and it’s easier just … Continue reading


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Sleepless in January?

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It’s January.  It’s cold and dark outside.  The holidays are over and you are done traveling.  Perhaps, you are counting down the days until spring.  I know I am.  And all you want to do is hunker down and sleep.  Oh … Continue reading


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Holiday Traveling With The Kids

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Traveling to your Aunt’s house for Thanksgiving?  Can’t wait to eat yourself silly and then take a nap? Oh wait, you can’t… you have a toddler that refuses to sleep for you.  Or your baby decided to sleep all day … Continue reading


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Fall Into Daylight Savings

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Who ever created Daylight Savings time did not have children. It truly is a double edged sword. In the Spring, it provides us with more evening light and it offsets problems with early rising. In the Fall, we “gain” an … Continue reading


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Is Your Child an Early Bird?

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Do you have an “early bird” on your hands? In other words, does your child wake repeatedly before 6am on a daily basis? It is probably one of the most frustrating things parents deal with, not to mention exhausting. There … Continue reading


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Your baby was born months ago and everyone asks, “Is she sleeping through the night?” The answer most parents give is “Yes” but in reality, the majority of babies need assistance at night until about six months of age. Only … Continue reading


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Are you thinking about moving your child from a crib to a toddler bed?  Think again.  We all, of course, have made the transfer at one point or another, but there is a right time and there is a wrong … Continue reading


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Traveling is fun. Traveling with small children… not so much. Thankfully there are a few things parents can do to minimize summer travel disasters. Maintain a consistent daytime routine. Allow children to nap, eat and play at their normal times, … Continue reading


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