Heather Turgeon is a psychotherapist who writes about child development and parenting. She's the co-author of the new book The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night’s Sleep—Newborn to School Age (Penguin Random House). Heather's writing about childhood sleep has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @TheHappySleeper.
Articles Written By Heather Turgeon
The Summer (Sleep) SlideYou’ve probably heard of the “summer slide” in academic learning—the tendency for kids to fall behind in reading and math skills on summer vacation. The summer sleep slide is real,…
“Top Off” with Milk or Formula to Help Your Baby Sleep?A MythBusters-style investigation into the idea that a large meal before bed helps baby sleep better. As every parent knows, waking at night to feed a baby—whether by breast or bottle—can…
Traveling With Baby? Don’t Leave Home Without These 5 Tips.Traveling with babies doesn't have to be a royal pain. Make sure that you're prepared with these 5 simple tips.
The Sleeping Power of the LoveyTo an outsider, a lovey seems like an ordinary blanket or stuffed animal. But to a parent and child, a “lovey” can be magic. When my son was a…