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It’s Nap Time! Your Essential Nap Guidelines for Ages 0-4

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This article about nap time originally appeared on US News & World Report Wellness. Nighttime sleep isn’t the only sleep you should be concerned about for your child. Until the age of 4 or 5, most children can’t get all the sleep they need during the night. Helping your child develop an age-appropriate, flexible nap routine is essential not only to ensure adequate rest, but for your child’s overall health. Naps…

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Night Waking: My 11 Month Old Wakes Every Two Hours for a Bottle

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Stacy’s question about night waking that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she asked: “My 11 month-old is still waking for milk or water every two hours. What can I do to help him sleep?” The Sleep Crutch Identified Stacy, this is a very common question and more than likely your 11 month-old…

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Nighttime Bottle Feedings – How Do I Wean My Nine-Month-Old?

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Tiffany’s question about nighttime bottle feedings that she posted on Facebook: “We cannot kick the night wakings of our nine-month old. Our daughter is obsessed with her bottle, whether hungry or not, and must have it when she wakes for comfort. How do I break an addiction like this? The problem is that she will…

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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 Sleeplady.com. 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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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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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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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep at Night in Five Easy Steps

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There aren’t many things that humble a person more than having a child. New parents quickly find themselves thrust into the world of on-the-job training, and “been-there-done-that” parents may realize that each subsequent child requires a different set of tricks and tools than their previous offspring did. Getting a baby to sleep is perhaps one of the steepest parental learning curves. Please keep in mind that many sleep experts don’t…

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Gentle Sleep Coaching: How Do I Eliminate My Baby’s Night Wakings?

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Jamie’s question that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she wrote: Hi. My nine-month-old wakes during the night for her dummy (or pacifier) and also one night feed. How do I eliminate this? She goes to bed at half seven and she’ll still be awake at that time. Then the times that she…

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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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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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