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Sleep Routine Busters: Daylight Savings Time and The Holidays

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  The holiday season is coming up, and I have been receiving lots of requests from readers for a refresher about “routine busters.” In the world of sleep, it would be wonderful if everything went according to plan all of the time. But you and I both know that life happens, especially this time of year. Depending on where you are in the world, you will have to navigate the…

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Question of the week

How Do I Deal With Hair Twirling at Bedtime?

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  Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in this video blog, I’m going to answer Amber’s question:   “My son Owen will be 2 in a little over a month and he has never really fallen asleep on his own or slept by himself. The only way he goes to sleep is by playing with someone’s hair, and he wakes up almost every time he’s laid down alone. “He…

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Solving Toddler Tantrums

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In this week’s blog, I am featuring an article written by Amy McCready,  the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a self-described “recovering yeller.”  Her Toolbox strategies have empowered parents worldwide to correct their kids’ misbehaviors without nagging, reminding or yelling.  If you’ve ever lived through a tantrum of any age, then you will appreciate Amy’s advice.  Here’s what she has to say:   Three Tips For Avoiding Tantrums   Tantrums…

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Introducing Deanna Lorusso as Featured GSC!

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Join me in welcoming Deanna Lorusso as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach for the next two weeks! She is available on my Facebook page to help answer your baby sleep questions- just post on my wall. She is also offering a 15% discount off of her services to my fans, so don’t miss out! www.familybliss.ca Learn more about Deanna: I am a mom to twin boys and wife to an…

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EZ Squeezees Give Away Contest

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We are always on the lookout for new products that will not only help parents, but helps the environment as well.  And when a product also helps your wallet, well then we have to feature it in one of our Give Away Contests!   In this week’s blog, we are featuring EZ Squeezees, a product founded and developed in our own backyard along the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.   EZ Squeezees  …

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Does Your Baby’s Childcare Negatively Affect His Sleep?

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  One of the most frequently touched on questions that I receive involves naps (or lack thereof sometimes) at childcare. And WHY does your child sleep differently at childcare and home? And what if childcare nap schedules are different than what you do at home? How can you ensure that your child naps/sleeps well at home, just like they do at childcare?   It’s important to note that not every…

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Are You Ready To Stop Swaddling?

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Guest post by Maureen A. Howard of Magic Sleepsuit®   The Magic Sleepsuit is a swaddle transition product designed by a mother of four who is also a pediatric physical therapist. The Magic Sleepsuit provides babies with a cozy, secure feeling, and helps muffle their reflexive startles to aid in their sleep. The Magic Sleepsuit is designed for back sleeping in the crib and is best introduced when babies are making…

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Introducing Meagan Klipstein as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach!

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Join me in welcoming Meagan Klipstein, owner of The Little Sleepy Head, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach for the next two weeks! She is available on my Facebook page to help answer your baby sleep questions…for FREE! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear what she recommends for your little one. about meagan: Like many first time Moms I did lots of homework before my son was born….

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Consistency In Sleep Coaching . . .

Consistency In Sleep Coaching

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Sleep coaching requires consistency … Here’s why:   We all know we “should” be consistent in parenting in general—myself included.   Yet none of us are perfect parents, though we do try.  I get it.  I’m a parent, too.  It’s hard work taking care of our little ones!  And often, it’s hard to be consistent, but when it comes to sleep coaching, consistency is key. As the parent of a…

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