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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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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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New Research About SIDS

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One of the biggest fears of new parents (besides the complete unknown that no book can prepare you for) is SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. SIDS is the leading cause of death for babies under a year old, and claims as many as 2,500 babies every year. While no one knows for sure what causes SIDS, there is research being done that may help doctors and parents to detect…

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Keep Your Sleep Routine Intact-

Keep Your Sleep Routine Intact: Traveling Through Time Zones

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  Many families travel during the holidays, and whether you’re driving or flying, jet lag can put a real hiccup in your plans, especially if you have little kids. There is research to suggest that our bodies can adjust to one, or possibly two time zones in a 24-hour period, but with small children, even this adjustment can be a big one. This means that if you’re driving, and you…

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Question of the week

Understanding “Drowsy But Awake”

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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, Kim West, The Sleep Lady here, and in today’s vlog, I’m going to answer this parent’s question:   “My son will go to sleep wide…

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10 Daylight Savings Tips (1)

10 Daylight Savings Tips

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Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 a.m. Most of us will be rolling our clocks back an hour, which can cause sleep problems, and in many cases, early rising. This is common due to the simple fact that once we fall back, 6:30 a.m. suddenly becomes 5:30 a.m., but there are things that you can do to adjust to the time change gradually so that your…

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