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Bottle Weaning – Breaking a Bedtime Crutch for Good

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There are so many factors that affect baby and toddler sleep. If your toddler (or even preschooler) is using a bottle at naps, bedtime, or to re-settle overnight, then he or she might be using it as their sleep crutch. If you notice that your toddler is also asking for the bottle when they are upset or tired, then the bottle may have also become a comfort item in addition…

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Transitioning From Co-Sleeping To His Crib Using Gentle Sleep Coaching

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Donna’s question that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she wrote: Hello. My 10-month-old has been co-sleeping with me as I found it easier while breastfeeding. So, where do I start getting him to sleep in his own room? – Donna. Donna, there are a couple of different options that we can try…

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Sleep Coaching — When to Hire a Professional

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If you’re a first time parent, there is almost no way to prepare for the early days of sleep-deprived stupor. Perhaps this isn’t your first, but you blocked out the experience with your previous children. Most new parents encounter some period where they are getting by on very little sleep. Newborns and infants wake frequently as a survival mechanism, so little sleep is par for the course in early parenthood….

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The Working Mom and Sleep Coaching – Is It Possible?

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If you are a working mom you probably already feel like you’re climbing Mt. Everest every day. Your mind is full, your schedule is maxed, and your body is tired.  Now that your child is near the six-month mark you may want to take that next step — sleep coaching. How wonderful it would be for him to fall asleep by himself, and even sleep through the night. However, just the thought of…

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The Top 16 Sleep Lady Blog Posts of 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the different sleep issues I tackled this year.  I covered baby, toddler, and even parent sleep, as well as multiple sleep challenges such as coaching twins, night terrors, and those ever-tricky naps! Here are 16 top posts of 2016: Tips For the Early Riser So many parents reach out to me because…

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Gentle Sleep Coach While Maintaining Your Close Bond

Gentle Sleep Coaching While Maintaining Your Close Bond

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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 Lacey’s question that she emailed in about her daughter, Emily. Here’s what she wrote:…

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Baby Sleep: My Top 4 Holiday Sleep Tips

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and while they are some of the most joyous times we can experience with our family, they can also be some of the most stressful times. This is especially true with young children whose sleep routines can easily get thrown out of whack! While some children are more adaptable and can roll with the changes, most will experience some sort of sleep disruption this time…

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Baby Sleep and Temperament: No Rest for the Weary?

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Written by Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Child Development and Infant Mental Health Specialist, Macall Gordon, MA. Macall is also the owner of That First Year. From the moment my daughter was born, I knew that she was not like other babies I had seen. Instead of the fuzzy, unfocused newborn gaze, hers was like a laser beam…wide open, focused, intent. Little did I know that this would be a defining characteristic…

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Toddler Sleep: The Storytime Huxley is an Adorable Addition to Your Bedtime Routine

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Incorporate story time into any bedtime routine with Storytime Huxley, the interactive story bear. Children will fall in love with this charming companion as he reads five classical bedtime stories whenever they want; play it, pause it, or even change the volume with a simple squeeze of a paw. Kids can also follow along with an illustrated storybook written just for Huxley, and they’ll love snuggling up to their cuddly…

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Newborn Sleep: 12 Things That You, as a New Parent, are Doing Right

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Written by Andrea Strang, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Postpartum Doula, and owner of KinderSleep. One of the most common things I hear from parents is that they feel like they are “doing it wrong”.  There is nothing that can adequately prepare you for the journey into parenthood. You may find yourselves feeling overtired and overwhelmed, on the one hand, and amazed and overjoyed on the other. Along the way, you…

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