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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 young…

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My 10 Month Old Constantly Hums While She Is Sleeping

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Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and today, I’m going to answer Britt’s question. She wrote in the following:     “Can you please explain why my now 10-month old will make a noise like a constant hum or whine while she’s sleeping. Physically, there’s nothing wrong with her because we keep taking her to the doctors. I’ve tried giving her Motrin for any pains or discomfort she may be…

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When Should I Night Wean My Toddler?

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, click on the button to the right that says “Click Here to Ask the Sleep Lady” and submit your question. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Today, I’m going to answer this mom’s question:   “My…

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A Lesson In Pillows and Safe Toddler (1)

A Lesson In Pillows and Safe Toddler Sleep

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Congratulations! You’ve just moved your toddler to a “big kid” bed. You’ve taken down the ‘baby’ decorations (it’s okay to be sad! I certainly was when the time came), and have agreed upon a new theme. You’ve gone shopping for wall decals, a new night light, and, the best part of all, new bedding.  Whether you’ve opted for a toddler or larger bed, the bedding set you’ve purchased comes with…

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Introducing Jessica Sawicki as My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach

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Join me in welcoming Jessica Sawicki, owner of Luli Sleep Consulting, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach! She will be here on my Facebook page to help answer YOUR baby sleep questions. Just type your questions on my wall to hear what she has to say! To learn more about our fabulous Jessica: “Hi, I’m Jessica Sawicki. I’m a Gentle Sleep Coach, trained and certified by Kim West, LCSW-S (a.k.a….

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Sleep Coaching With Postpartum Depression

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  This week, I’m answering Cat’s question about sleep and post partum depression:   “My son is two and a half and was recently transitioned from one nap at day care at around 11:30 or 12:00 to no naps because he was refusing to sleep until 9:30 or 10:00 pm on those days when he had a nap.” That is not uncommon. “As this was a cause of great stress for our…

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7 Baby Sleep Safety Tips (1)

8 Baby Sleep Safety Tips

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You’ve bought all the newest “best” gadgets, you’ve been given ample (sometimes unsolicited) advice, and you have your mommy friends on speed dial. This is all well and good, but sometimes as moms (and dads) we overlook the little things, like sleep. I constantly talk about safe sleep.  In fact, let’s do a quick review of safe sleep for your baby.  1. Back to sleep.    You’ve been hearing this…

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Are You Done Co-Sleeping?

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This week’s video blog is from Kid’s in the House, a wonderful parenting resource filled with expert advice on hundreds of topics, including sleep.  This video helps you through the transition from moving your co-sleeping child to his own bed, gently and effectively. Here’s the transcript: “If you have decided you want to end co-sleeping, here are my suggestions.  It’s a multi-step process because you can’t just go from all sleeping…

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