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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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Question of the week_ My Child Is Refusing Their Nap

My Child Is Refusing Their Nap

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep 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 today I’m going to answer Lauren’s question: “My 20-month-old sleeps great at night but fights napping in his crib. He just stands and screams…

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How to Handle Wakeful Windows During Nap Transitions

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep 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 today I’m going to answer Miriam’s question:   “My eight-month-old son is breastfed, rocked to sleep, and sleeps in our bed. He’s also…

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Naps: Not Just For Kids

Naps: Not Just For Kids

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My mission has always been to help families get the sleep they all need. Admittedly, I usually focus on helping you help your child learn the skills they need to sleep. I have probably written a thousand pages on naps alone – for your child. But the latest research points to the value of a good nap for YOU, the parent. Recently, the Huffington Post also encouraged adults, even those…

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Question of the week_ Why An Earlier Nap May Be More Effective For Your Toddler

Why An Earlier Nap May Be More Effective For Your Toddler

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep 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 today’s video blog I’m going to answer Lisa’s question: “My just-turned-three-year-old wakes between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. He doesn’t usually…

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Should I Nap With My Child?

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  Would you like to have me answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady and in this video blog I’m gonna answer Natalia’s question. Here’s what she wrote in: “At the moment, my…

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Question of the week_ Could My Baby's Naps Be Too Long?

Could My Baby’s Naps Be Too Long?

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in today’s vlog, I’m going to answer this mom’s question:   “My 11-month-old takes really long naps sometimes….

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How to Transition Your Toddler to One Nap Per Day

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in today’s vlog, I’m going to answer Suzanne’s question:   “My 15-month-old boy is going through some kind…

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The Ideal Wake, Nap and Sleep Schedule for a Baby

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This week’s video blog is from Kid’s in the House, a wonderful parenting resource filled with expert advice on hundreds of topics, including sleep.  This video will give you some examples of ideal wake, nap and sleep schedules for your baby.  Here’s the transcript: “Here is an ideal sleep schedule for a baby – At 6-8 months old, they really need about 3-3 ½ hours of sleep during the day over…

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Does Your Preschooler Still Need to Nap?

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When should a preschooler stop napping? Surprisingly, many parents (and educators) feel that preschoolers shouldn’t need this important developmental assist in their education. The Huffington Post recently published an article that points out the necessity of naps when it comes to learning, as well as the push to eliminate them as academic demands increase. While I understand that there are (unfortunately) academic demands in preschool these days, it’s so important…

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