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It’s Nap Time! Your Essential Nap Guidelines for Ages 0-4

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This article about nap time originally appeared on US News & World Report Wellness. Nighttime sleep isn’t the only sleep you should be concerned about for your child. Until the age of 4 or 5, most children can’t get all the sleep they need during the night. Helping your child develop an age-appropriate, flexible nap routine is essential not only to ensure adequate rest, but for your child’s overall health. Naps…

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Introducing My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach: Katie Holloran

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I am so pleased to welcome Katie Holloran, founder of The Behaviorist Next Door, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach for the next two weeks! Katie will be available to answer your sleep questions on my Facebook Page. To post your question, simply type your question in the box and submit it! Katie will do her best to answer your question within 24 hours. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity…

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Time for Gentle Sleep Training – My Baby Cries When I Put Her Down Awake

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Mary’s question that she posted on my Facebook page: “When I put my ten-month-old down awake enough, she cries and looks for me and sits up and won’t lay herself down to go back to sleep. She only wants to be held and consoled. I don’t know if it’s teething or a sleep regression. Help!”…

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Kim’s Favorite Things for Mom Giveaway – Time to Take Care of Mom

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Just about every Sleep Lady post has something to do with baby sleep. This time of year, though, we are taking a step aside to honor all the moms. Are you wrangling a toddler, up all night with a newborn, or all of the above? This package of Kim’s favorite things celebrates you. Scroll down to read about the prizes that will pamper your hands, eyes, and give you some well-deserved…

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Night Waking: My 11 Month Old Wakes Every Two Hours for a Bottle

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Stacy’s question about night waking that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she asked: “My 11 month-old is still waking for milk or water every two hours. What can I do to help him sleep?” The Sleep Crutch Identified Stacy, this is a very common question and more than likely your 11 month-old…

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Grand Prize Ultimate Giveaway – It’s National Sleep Week!

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It’s National Sleep Awareness Week, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Grand Prize Ultimate Giveaway! One winner will receive a prize package worth $1500. Read about our featured products below, and scroll down to the bottom to enter. Bouncer Bliss and Baby Cradle by Baby Björn Bouncer Bliss: The Bouncer Bliss is a new version of Baby Björn’s classic bouncer design with an updated look and style. It’s available in…

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Typical Toddler Schedule – How to Balance Work and Sleep Schedules

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Jennifer’s question. She sent me a long email but I think it’s really important. She asks a really common question about a typical toddler schedule, so I want to read all of it to you. Then, I will help problem-solve, because I’ll bet a lot of you will be able to relate to her: I’m…

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Baby Monitors – Is Yours Safe? What You Need to Know

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Just about every new parent in the last 25 years has relied on baby monitors to alert them when their little one cries. Never before have there been so many high-tech options available and with all these new options come safety and security concerns. How on earth do you sort through all the information and find out what’s right for your family? Last week I sat down with Ruwan Welaratna, CEO of…

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10 Benefits of an Early Bedtime For Your Child

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This article originally appeared in US News & World Report Many of your child’s sleep struggles may be significantly lessened by one new habit: an early bedtime. I often talk to parents whose children struggle with waking up at night, early rising, and resisting getting in bed as well as going to sleep. One of the most consistent issues that we need to address for these children is setting and sticking to…

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