Toddler Sleep Problems

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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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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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4 Surprising Benefits of Better Sleep for your Special Needs Child

4 Surprising Benefits of Better Sleep for your Special Needs Child

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Your child will probably be in a better mood. Like, much better. Neuroscience researchers have shown that the human mind does a lot of work when we sleep. So, when our kids don’t get enough sleep, their minds don’t get to do all of their important work overnight. A recent study also showed that the mind actually processes things differently when a person is well-rested versus tired, which leads to…

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My Two Year Won’t Sleep Without Me

My Two Year Old Won’t Sleep Without Me

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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 Kate’s question that she posted on my Facebook page:   “Hi. How can I…

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Nightmares, Night Terrors, And Everything In Between

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Guest post by Dr. Andy Rind  One of the most common sleep complaints parents bring up with their pediatrician is nightmares. Nightmares can be very challenging for parents and of course upsetting for your child. When trying to help improve their child’s nightmares, it is important to first makes sure that nightmares are, in fact, what is going on. There are several similar sleep disturbances that people often think are nightmares:…

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Can You Eliminate Night Terrors?

Can You Eliminate Night Terrors?

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Today, Lully, the company behind the first device proven to stop night terrors, is introducing their newest product, the LullySleep Guardian Plus. It is proven to stop up to 80% of night terrors within the first 4 weeks of use, and it makes night terrors shorter and less severe. Best of all, it includes brand new features available to parents for the first time.  Last week, I talked about night terrors. Let’s…

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What Every Parent Needs To Know About Night Terrors

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Night Terrors

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Night terrors are something that no parent wants to deal with. They’re sudden, loud, scary, and often start and stop without warning. Thankfully, they’re likely more frightening for you than for your child, though it’s quite scary hearing your child scream awake shortly after falling asleep. Often, children experiencing a night terror are screaming, and seem frightened, and that is something that no one wants to deal with. And then…

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My Good Sleeper Is Suddenly Insecure At Night

My Good Sleeper Is Suddenly Insecure At Night

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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 Karen’s question:   ”Our two-and-a-half-year old has always been a great sleeper until two weeks ago. He’s…

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