sleep training babies

Sleep Training Babies – Is it Really All or Nothing?

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As parents, we all want our babies to feel safe and secure so they can go to sleep peacefully at bedtime. But how do we make that happen so they can sleep through the night without suffering through bouts of heartrending crying? It would be great if there was one definitive, easy answer for us, but the reality is that self-soothing to sleep is a learned skill. For some babies…

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The Sleep Lady’s ULTIMATE Grand Prize Baby and Toddler Sleep Giveaway!

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Thanks for participating in the Sleep Lady’s ULTIMATE Baby & Toddler Sleep Giveaway! One lucky winner will take home the ultimate prize package — one of everything below! To enter, scroll to the bottom of this page. Entries will be accepted between March 15th through March 21st,11:59pm EST. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday the 22nd. Good luck!   Cloud B BeeBop, retail $49 Cloud B’s Beebop is a musical playtime pal and…

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Introducing My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach: Jen Varela

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

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night waking

Night Waking — My Baby Won’t Nap and Wakes Up at Night

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Sally’s question about night waking. She posted it on my Facebook page. Here’s what she said: My eight-month-old constantly wakes during the night. She cries out some of those times when she’s still asleep. Sometimes she’ll settle with a cuddle and other times she searches to be nursed. She has learned to self-soothe but needs…

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sleep regression

Sleep Regression — What to Do When Your Sleeping Baby Stops Sleeping

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You have followed all the steps, and maybe done the Shuffle for a week here and there. You have a baby who sleeps well. Then it happens. The dreaded sleep regression. Common at many ages and for many reasons, sleep regression is the single most popular baby sleep topic at We have put together a handy list of articles with great advice. If you’re struggling with a sudden setback, scroll through…

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daylight saving

21 Tips To Get You Ready For Daylight Saving Time

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In the wee hours of spring each year you may notice that it is getting lighter a bit earlier and inwardly shout “hooray!” I know that I am ready to put away the snow shovel and gloves and spot some spring bulbs coming up in the garden! Another sign of spring that may take a little more adjustment is moving our clocks forward an hour. Fun fact: Daylight Saving Time…

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baby cries

My Nine-Month-Old Baby Cries Until She Throws Up – VLOG

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Azadeh’s question about her baby who cries until she throws up. Here’s what she wrote: “My 9-month-old still co-sleeps with us and wakes up to 2 to 3 times per night for breastfeeding. I’m really worried about how to sleep train her. She cries until she throws up.” The advice I’m going to give you…

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cosleep with baby

Psst – Do You Co-sleep With Your Baby? Reduce Risks With These Tips

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This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, February 14, 2017. When it comes to infant sleep practices, perhaps no topic is more debated than whether parents should co-sleep, or share their bed with their infant. Concerns about the risk of suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome prompt health care professionals to warn against co-sleeping under any circumstances. However, it’s important to understand that there are differences between…

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sleep training

Sleep Training Your Baby: Options Beyond Crying It Out

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This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, January 13, 2017. Parents of sleepless babies often feel torn between what they think are their only two options: let their baby cry it out or hope it just resolves over time. There are other effective options. Parents can choose a sleep training method that fits with their values and needs as well as their baby’s development and unique temperament. If what you’re doing…

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Love is All You Need – Valentine’s Day Giveaway from the Sleep Lady

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Valentine’s Day brings out the love in all of us. We’re showing our love for our followers with a loaded Valentine’s Day Giveaway. Win products from Nösh, Copper Pearl, Kim West (The Sleep Lady), and Go Mama Go Designs.  Here’s what you could win: Nösh 3 packs of Nosh Munchables – $60 value Copper Pearl Bib Set – $20 value The Sleep Lady One membership to Gentle Baby Solutions – $80 value One…

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