Baby Sleep

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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holiday sleep tips

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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The Sleep Lady’s Top Travel Tips for the Holidays

The Sleep Lady’s Top Travel Tips for the Holidays

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Are you planning to travel this upcoming holiday season? If so, you’ll want to create game-plan for your child’s sleep routine that will help you face the unpredictability of holiday travel. I can help you do just that with my top travel tips! The name of the game when traveling with small children is FLEXIBILITY. I have often talked about the importance of a flexible schedule for your baby. When…

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Baby Sleep Coaching and Project Night Night by Sleep

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Can you imagine not knowing where you will lay your head tonight? Or tomorrow night? Or next week? What if you had to leave all belongings behind when you were evicted because you had no space to call your own? What if you were a young child in this situation and you left behind a favorite toy or blanket? Not to mention your favorite bedtime books It can be hard for some of us to imagine,…

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The Biggest Mistake Parents Make

Parental Journey Tip: How to be proactive instead of “reactive” when experiencing sleep challenges

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I encourage you to visit Joanna at http://www.blissfulbabysleepcoaching.com or on Facebook  for more tips, resources, and information on sleep coaching. As a sleep coach, I’ve worked with over 500 families and had many intimate discussions. One big challenge that comes up over and over again is that parents make a “reactionary” attempt at sleep training without properly researching and agreeing upon the appropriate sleep training methodology to use with their child….

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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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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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