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How to Help Your Child Through Night Terrors

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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 will help you determine whether your child is experiencing nightmares or night terrors and how to best help your child through this sometimes scary phase. Here’s the transcript: “Some parents confuse nightmares with night terrors, but they’re actually quite different. Night terrors tend to happen…

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How Can I Gently End Co-Sleeping With My Toddler?

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Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in this vlog, I am going to answer Cristina’s question: “Please help. My son is a year and a half and he’s co-sleeping with me. He doesn’t want to sleep in his crib. He wakes up in the middle of the night. I’ve tried everything. I’ve shortened his naps. I’ve lengthened his naps. Nothing seems to work. “Sometimes I’m afraid he might fall…

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When Is It Time to Stop Nursing Through The Night?

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  Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady. In today’s vlog, I’m going to answer Carly’s question: “My 14-month-old is still nursing throughout the night. I put him down awake and leave the room and he goes to sleep. He wakes up to nurse throughout the night every 2 hours or so. When I’ve tried to just talk to him from the door so he knows I’m there, he gets angry….

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How and When to Transition From a Crib to a Toddler Bed

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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 will give you some guidance on how to gently transition your toddler from a crib to a bed. Here’s the transcript:   “When and how should you transition your child from a crib to a toddler bed?  This is a super common question.  The ideal age…

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The Ideal Wake, Nap and Sleep Schedule for a Baby

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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 will give you some examples of ideal wake, nap and sleep schedules for your baby.  Here’s the transcript: “Here is an ideal sleep schedule for a baby – At 6-8 months old, they really need about 3-3 ½ hours of sleep during the day over…

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What is “Drowsy But Awake?”

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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 will begin to help you understand the importance of putting your child to bed “drowsy but awake.  Here’s the transcript: “A lot of families email me, write to me, or call me and say, “Will you please explain what ‘drowsy but awake’ means?”   I…

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Introducing Margot Byer as My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach!

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Please join me in Welcoming Margot Byer, owner of Sleep Haven, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach! She is available on my Facebook page for the next two weeks to help answer your baby sleep questions! Be sure to use this opportunity to hear what an expert has to say. To learn more about our amazing Margot: Paediatric Occupational Therapist: I have 30 years of experience working with children of…

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Milkin’ Cookies Giveaway Contest

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Wondering if there is an easy way to increase your milk supply?  Sit down and have a cookie? Really!  Milkin’ Cookies are lactation cookies for nursing moms, designed to help increase milk supply.  They were developed by two moms (who also happen to be physicians) on a quest to create a product that would help on-the-go moms like themselves keep their milk supply up. Knowing that some foods were known to…

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When Rocking to Sleep Stops Working

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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, I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. Today, I’m going to answer Irene’s question: “Dear Kim, I have a 10-month old baby. He used to be a…

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Do Developmental Milestones Really Affect My Child’s Sleep?

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, submit your question to support@sleeplady.com. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in today’s vlog, I’m going to answer this mom’s question:   “Our daughter just turned 3. We have never had real sleep problems but in…

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