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My Best Baby Sleep Tips

My Best Baby Sleep Tips

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That moment when you put your children into bed and there’s silence. You have a moment of panic , and then realize that your children are actually sleeping! Yes, sleeping. If you have not had that experience yet, then you may need to put a few of my best baby sleep tips into action:   A Soothing, Predictable Bedtime Routine   Having a soothing, predictable routine is key in helping…

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Where To Start When Your Baby Needs Sleep Coaching

Where To Start When Your Baby Needs Sleep Coaching

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Nikki’s question:   “My six-month-old cannot self-soothe and will catnap for 10 or 20 minutes during the…

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The Sleep Lady’s Top Travel Tips for the Holidays

The Sleep Lady’s Top Travel Tips for the Holidays

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Are you planning to travel this upcoming holiday season? If so, you’ll want to create game-plan for your child’s sleep routine that will help you face the unpredictability of holiday travel. I can help you do just that with my top travel tips! The name of the game when traveling with small children is FLEXIBILITY. I have often talked about the importance of a flexible schedule for your baby. When…

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Can you believe it's almost time to shift the clocks back? Use this step-by-step guide to help your kids sleep great through the change!

Let’s Get Ready To Fall Back!

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Each fall many of us turn our clocks back an hour and for a brief moment we feel like we can steal an hour back from Father Time! I certainly relish that “extra hour” of sleep on a sleepy, autumn, Sunday morning. Of course, when you have children, the end of Daylight Saving Time each fall means that bedtime adjustments are in order…and that extra hour can come with challenges…

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Can A Cool Summer Breeze Mean Better Sleep?

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One of my favorite things to do in the early months of summer is to open all the windows and fill my home with the fresh spring air. It refreshes the senses and clears out the stale air from a long winter. Even better is to hang cotton sheets on the line to dry so I can bring the fresh spring air scent into the bedroom. There is nothing like…

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Choose the Best Bed For Your Baby

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There has been a big push lately toward choosing greener options, especially when it comes to babies. Whether it’s food, clothing, carpeting, or your baby’s crib, everyone seems to have a green, or organic, option out there. But is it really that important? When it comes to the surface that your baby sleeps on, maybe it is. What’s In A Crib Mattress?   Turns out, a lot! There was a…

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8 Benefits to using the Magic Sleepsuit

8 Benefits to using the Magic Sleepsuit to transition from the swaddle: Why is it better than cold turkey?

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Guest Post by Maureen, creator of the Magic Sleepsuit Just as babies need the swaddle to transition from the womb, they also need a means to transition from the swaddle. At a certain point, babies get to a point when they are ready to be transitioned from the confines of a swaddle, but are not ready for complete freedom of movement (“cold turkey”). The Moro Reflex   Their Moro reflex…

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? New Sleep Recommendations For The Whole Family!

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This week, March 2nd – 8th, is National Sleep Awareness Week. The National Sleep Foundation uses this week for public education and awareness to promote the importance of sleep. And, interestingly, the week closes with most Americans losing one hour of sleep as Daylight Savings Time begins. It almost feels like someone wanted to play a prank on parents, doesn’t it? All kidding aside, how much sleep your child gets…

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Daylight Savings Time-Spring Forward

21 Tips To Get You Ready For Daylight Savings Time

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In the wee hours of spring each year you may notice that it is getting lighter a bit earlier and inwardly shout “hooray!” I know that I am ready to put away the snow shovel and gloves and spot some spring bulbs coming up in the garden! Another sign of spring that may take a little more adjustment is moving our clocks forward an hour. Fun fact: Daylight Savings Time…

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10 Reasons That Quality Sleep Matters For Your Baby

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There are 4 simple words that make most parents jump for joy: “sleeping through the night.” Unfortunately, this is a term many parents have yet to experience. Did you know that babies over 6 months old constantly transition and cycle between light and deep sleep (known as REM and non-REM)? During these transition periods, everyone experiences partial arousals, as adults, this is when we wake up, turn over, rearrange our…

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