night terrors

Nightmares, Night Terrors, And Everything In Between

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Guest post by Dr. Andy Rind  One of the most common sleep complaints parents bring up with their pediatrician is nightmares. Nightmares can be very challenging for parents and of course upsetting for your child. When trying to help improve their child’s nightmares, it is important to first makes sure that nightmares are, in fact, what is going on. There are several similar sleep disturbances that people often think are nightmares:…

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Introducing My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach: Karen Krygsheld

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I am so pleased to welcome Karen Krygsheld, founder of Moonbeam Sleep Coaching, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach for the next two weeks! Karen 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! Karen will do her best to answer your question within 24 hours. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear…

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Question of the week- My One-Year Old is Up Several Times A Night

My One-Year Old is Up Several Times A Night

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in today’s video, I’m going to answer Haley’s question that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she wrote: “My one-year-old wakes…

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3 Benefits of Getting Your Child To Bed Earlier for School

3 Benefits of Getting Your Child To Bed Earlier for School

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One of my vivid childhood memories is being told to go to bed earlier than I really wanted to…especially as school was getting closer. I never liked it. I would stand at the doorway into the living room, look at my parents, and pout, asking for special permission to stay up “just a little bit longer.” I was pretty sure my parents were having a terrific time without me once…

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Question of the week- My 9 Month Old Doesn't Sleep Through The Night

My 9 Month Old Doesn’t Sleep Through The Night

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi! I am Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Dishanta’s question: “My daughter is nine months old and she’s never slept through the night….

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Sleep Training

The Sleep Lady Responds To A Sleep Training Study

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You may wonder, does it really matter which sleep training method you use with your child or will they learn to go to sleep on their own eventually? Will any method harm a child’s psyche or ability to attach? This discussion is ongoing among those who study and write about sleep training methods as well as among parents of babies the world over. A recent sleep trial of only 43 children…

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Get Your Beauty Sleep

Get Your Beauty Sleep

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Moms have often told their daughters to get their beauty sleep. Recently, science has  caught up to the wisdom of moms everywhere and validated what Mom has always known: you just look better when you get good sleep! We spend a lot of time here discussing the vital role of sleep, including good naps, in your child’s life. But today I want to talk about how important sleep is for…

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Gentle Sleep Coaching Your Twins

Gentle Sleep Coaching Your Twins

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Being a parent of twins is a job requiring full-on commitment with many challenges.  It is a role both fabulous and flabbergasting, with days filled with so many moments of wonder and excitement…but also exhaustion.  Perhaps you have figured out a feeding and sleeping schedule, or perhaps you are still working on crafting what works for you and your babies. Sleep can be a particularly elusive concept for many parents…

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Question of the week- How To Wean The Pacifier

How To Wean The Pacifier

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Holly’s question: “My nine-month-old still wakes up four times a night for apparently no reason. Any advice?…

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Your Child’s Sleep Routine Can Thrive During (not just Survive!) Summer Travel

Your Child’s Sleep Routine Can Thrive During (not just Survive!) Summer Travel

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Summertime is just about here! That may mean a more relaxed schedule, longer days, weekend trips, and even a long-awaited vacation. I wait for it all year and when it finally warms up I exhale and gratefully slip on capris and sandals! But with all of the change that summer can bring, we can also be thrown for a loop if we have young children accustomed to a flexible sleep…

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