Toddler Sleep Problems

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My Two-Year-Old Wakes Up Screaming At Night! What Can I Do?

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I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Beth’s question about her toddler who wakes up screaming. Here’s what she wrote in: My 2-year-old has been having severe sleep issues for the past few months. She was always great about going to sleep since she was an infant. I would put her down awake and never needed a sleep crutch. She was usually able…

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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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Sleep Schedules – Your Eighteen Month to Two-and-a-Half-Year-Old

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How much sleep do toddlers need? That is a question that has many answers, and it depends on the age of the toddler. An eighteen month old on average sleeps eleven and a quarter hours at night and two and a quarter hours during one midday or afternoon nap*. At age two, sleep requirements drop to eleven hours at night and two during the day. Over the next year that…

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Sleep Schedules – Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old

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At this age toddlers need an average of eleven and a quarter hours of uninterrupted sleep at night and two and a quarter to two and a half hours during the day*. Children at the younger end of this age bracket take two naps, in the morning and afternoon, but by eighteen months most consolidate to one midday or afternoon nap. The thirteen to eighteen month-old schedule has to work…

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Typical Toddler Schedule – How to Balance Work and Sleep Schedules

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Jennifer’s question. She sent me a long email but I think it’s really important. She asks a really common question about a typical toddler schedule, so I want to read all of it to you. Then, I will help problem-solve, because I’ll bet a lot of you will be able to relate to her: I’m…

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10 Benefits of an Early Bedtime For Your Child

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This article originally appeared in US News & World Report Many of your child’s sleep struggles may be significantly lessened by one new habit: an early bedtime. I often talk to parents whose children struggle with waking up at night, early rising, and resisting getting in bed as well as going to sleep. One of the most consistent issues that we need to address for these children is setting and sticking to…

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VLOG: My Toddler Wakes Every Night and Won’t Take a Nap

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Samantha’s question about her toddler who wakes every night. She posted the following on my Facebook page: My son is two and a half and doesn’t sleep a lot in the day, and goes from 5:00 am to 6:00 p.m. He has a bottle and falls asleep and I put him in his cot. He…

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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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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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