Every Child Needs a Lovey

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“How’s he sleeping?” Now there was the question I’d been asked almost daily since my son’s birth just a few short months prior.  “Just ok”, I would always answer. At 4 months old, he was still waking once during the night, though I was convinced he was ready to sleep all the way through. I was completely exhausted, having not had a full night’s sleep myself since his birth, and wondered…

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You Need Zip On Sheets

You Need Zip On Sheets

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My name is Elizabeth Sopher, and I’m the CEO and Creator of QuickZip. As a mom who has handled my share of nighttime situations, I am honored to partner with The Sleep Lady to help you and your child  get  some  sleep! When you’re a parent, middle of the night changes are one thing: Inevitable.  Many parents forget that they are going to be struggling with crib sheets, mattress pads,…

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The ABC’s of Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit

The ABC’s of Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit

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The Magic Sleepsuit®, designed by Pediatric Physical Therapist and mother of four, Maureen Howard was created with the ABC’s of Sleep in mind. Alone, on the Back, in the Crib. The Magic Sleepsuit is patented swaddle transition product that provides babies with a cozy, calming and safe sleep environment.  It is designed to muffle the reflexive startles of babies to aid in their sleep.  We have teamed with The Sleep…

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The Family Bedtime Routine

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Brook Packard is a mom, musician, educator, storyteller and…after years of struggle, a really good sleeper. Brook started Sleepytime Club to give families a simple 20-30 minute bedtime routine that builds meaningful memories and makes tuck-in time delightful rather than one more thing on the “to-do” list. She blogs at Huffington Post about parenting and bedtime. Do you ever have one of “those days”? A day when you wonder if…

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Take a Nosh Break

Take a Nosh Break

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As parents or caregivers, we all need a quick break, sometimes just five minutes to check email or return a phone call. Nosh snacks provide a tasteful distraction for your baby. The teething wafer allows your child to enjoy a quick-dissolving snack, while you enjoy a quick moment to breathe. Nosh snacks are great for travel and simple to just throw in your diaper bag or purse. Unlike other teething…

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The Top Four Reasons Parents Love White Noise

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Our Dohm sound machine has long been a “must have” for moms.  People generally understand that white noise is soothing for babies, and ANYthing that could help promote sleep is worth its weight in gold – but there’s a lot more to it than that.  Here are the less-obvious reasons you’ll love having a sound machine. You’ll sleep better. And not just because your baby is sleeping more – though…

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4 Surprising Benefits of Better Sleep for your Special Needs Child

4 Surprising Benefits of Better Sleep for your Special Needs Child

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Your child will probably be in a better mood. Like, much better. Neuroscience researchers have shown that the human mind does a lot of work when we sleep. So, when our kids don’t get enough sleep, their minds don’t get to do all of their important work overnight. A recent study also showed that the mind actually processes things differently when a person is well-rested versus tired, which leads to…

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My Two Year Won’t Sleep Without Me

My Two Year Old Won’t Sleep Without Me

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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 this video I’m going to answer Kate’s question that she posted on my Facebook page:   “Hi. How can I…

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The Link Between Sleep And School

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The makers of 2breathe are generously awarding two lucky readers a 2breathe device, coaching, and support in return for answering the sleep survey for school-aged children.   Sleep and Elementary Aged Children   Do you have an older child who is having continual difficulty falling asleep? According to the Sleep and Behavior Problems in School-Aged Children Study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, an incredible 50% of elementary school children report…

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