Baby Sleep

Make Sure Your Baby is Safe in the Car Seat

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I realize that as a parent, sometimes all we want is for our baby (or toddler!) to just GO TO SLEEP. But it’s so very important to make sure that your child’s sleep environment is safe, and MEANT for naps or nighttime sleep. In a recent article published by The New Zealand Herald, researchers found infant car seats to be an unsafe place for infants to sleep. Before we talk…

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Five Top Sleep Tips For Baby

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Jen Varela, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, shares her top sleep tips for your baby.   Sleep Begets Sleep   It is amazing how this works! What time does your baby go to sleep at night? Is it too late? Did you miss the “sweet spot” sleepy window? For babies six months or older consider a bedtime between 6:30-7:30 p.m. Helping your baby get the proper amount of sleep can reduce…

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What Is The Sleep Lady Shuffle?

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If you’re new here, you’ve likely never heard of “The Shuffle”, or even my sleep coaching methods. Likely, you’ve tried other methods, found them to be frustrating, heartbreaking, or figured out that they simply don’t work for your family. So you probably started searching Google or Facebook and came across me, The Sleep Lady. Many parents think of sleep coaching and automatically draw images of screaming babies and children in…

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Organic Cotton Baby Jammies Giveaway Contest

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Your baby’s health is important to you, but sometimes parents overlook the obvious-the clothes our babies wear. For the most sensitive skin, even even commercial cotton can cause problems. Organic Cotton Baby Jammies understands that skin allergies are becoming more and more common, so their Jammies are made with only 100% certified organic cotton. Their Jammies are lightweight, breathable, but will keep your baby warm. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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How Can I Sleep Coach With a Single Bedroom?

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. In this video blog, I am going to answer Christina’s question:   “So, how do you sleep coach…

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Introducing Jen Varela as My Featured GSC Coach!

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Join me in welcoming Jen Varela, owner of Sugar Night Night as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach! She is going to be available on my Facebook Page for the next two weeks to help answer your baby sleep questions! Since 2010 Jen has been helping families have sweet sleep by achieving their sleep goals whether in a co-sleeping environment, room sharing or families with their children in a separate room. …

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Is Light Keeping Your Children Awake?

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We depend on artificial light for work and leisure, but we seldom question whether that light is healthy or not. But new research shows that some types of artificial light can actually be dangerous to you and your family. Photo credit: evansklar.blogspot.com Artificial light is something we take for granted. It’s all around us, at every moment of the day and night. When the electricity goes out and we lose…

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The Truth About Tears

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What do you think of when you hear the words “sleep training” or “sleep coaching”? I’m guessing that for a majority of you who haven’t experienced The Shuffle images of screaming, crying children left alone is one of the first things that comes to mind. I hear the same fear of tears from parents who come to me for help. No one wants to listen to their baby cry-including me….

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4 Tips to Help Your Child Sleep Well Through the Time Change

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Guest post by Erin Anderson, owner of The Sleeptime Teacher If you’re like me and you’ve shoveled more than your share of snow during these frigid winter months, you’re probably looking forward to seeing the first signs of spring soon! While it may not exactly be flip-flop weather just yet, the beginning of Daylight Savings Time is right around the corner, and a nice reminder that longer, lighter, and (thankfully)…

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Recovering Good Sleep Habits After Being Sick

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When you’re little, being sick is hard. And I think, at least as far as routine goes, being sick is probably harder on us adults who have small children. Suddenly, the routine is out the window and we’re just doing whatever works at the moment to make sure that our children stay hydrated, get sleep, and get better. With all the worry that comes with our children getting sick, it’s…

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