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Giveaway! Win a Graco® EveryWay Soother™ with Removable Rocker

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Nothing can beat cuddles with Mom and Dad, but the new Graco EveryWay Soother™ with Removable Rocker serves as a great alternative when parents need a free hand. The swing offers 16 soothing motions — the most of any swing on the market. There are eight unique ways to swing, and two directions that allow for side-to-side or front-to-back swinging. The swing seat conveniently doubles as a removable rocker to keep…

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Help Your Child Nap Well: A Nap Schedule for Every Age

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Parents often wonder when their baby will settle into a “perfect” nap schedule. This can feel quite elusive when you have a newborn, but knowing what to expect based on your baby’s age and development can help. It’s important to set realistic expectations and to understand nap basics and how to transition your child from two naps to one and then to a quiet time. I advise parents to follow some…

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Become a Beta Tester for the Sleep Lady App – Be the Future of Baby Tech!

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I am so thrilled to be sharing some exciting news with you!  I have a new app coming out, and I want YOU to be a beta tester! As you may know, I am a licensed family therapist and started this journey into gentle sleep coaching more than 20 years ago when my own daughters struggled to sleep. I wasn’t comfortable with “crying it out”, so I needed to find…

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11-Month-Old Who Wakes Frequently at Night – Ask The Sleep Lady

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I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Debbie’s question about her 11-month-old who wakes up at night. Here’s what she wrote in: My 11 month-old son knows how to go to sleep on his own although there are times when he refuses. Then he needs to be rocked or sung to. But, he wakes up frequently throughout the night and needs to be…

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How to Wean from Swaddling – A Gentle Transition

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Article originally appeared in Gentle Baby Solutions, Week 16 So you’ve reached that wonderful — and often dreaded milestone: your baby is ready to give up the swaddle. But are you? Many parents of newborns worry that they will have to actively “wean” their baby from swaddling.  Luckily, babies often send clear signals that they don’t like being swaddled anymore as they get more mobile. On average, babies are ready to be weaned off…

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Sleep Training at Four Months? Why it May Be OK — Or Possibly Better — To Wait

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Just a caveat before we start: If you started sleep coaching/training at 4-months and it worked well without a lot of stress, this article isn’t for you. For some families, with predictable, mellow babies or family needs that require big chunks of sleep right now, sleep coaching at 4-months may be a good option. However, some parents may feel pressured by sleep advice books who say to start sleep training…

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Vacation Naps: Your Complete Guide to On-The-Go Naps This Summer

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Summertime is prime time for some rest and relaxation with friends and family, and that sometimes involves traveling. What once sounded like music to your ears — travel for a vacation — now makes your palms sweat. You are concerned that all the gains you have made with your child’s sleep habits are in jeopardy if you change time zones or sleep in a strange place! Well, you may be right….

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sleep schedules

Baby and Child Sleep: Sample Schedules From 6 Months to Preschool

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Sometimes it seems like babies and young children grow up in the blink of an eye. They leave behind one skill and gain another as fast as you can get out your camera. While they are growing, their sleep needs change too. Your three naps-per-day infant grows quickly into a one-nap toddler, and gradually shifts towards getting all of their sleep overnight. It can be hard to keep up with…

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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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