The Sleep Lady App, Gentle Sleep — Sleep Logging, Baby Data Tracking, and Age-Related Sleep Content All-In-One

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I am so thrilled to be sharing some exciting news with you! The new Sleep Lady App, Gentle Sleep is going to revolutionize the way you track your baby’s patterns. 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…

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Single Parent and Sleep Training? How to Make It Work for You

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Being a single parent is no easy task. Whether it’s due to divorce, death, a spouse in the military, or that’s just how it is, handling the day-to-day tasks of raising a child alone can test even the most organized and composed person. Being a single parent and sleep training your baby? It sounds impossible, but it can be done successfully. Single Parenting and Sleep Training If you have just…

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Introducing My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach: Meagan Klipstein

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I am so pleased to welcome Meagan Klipstein, founder of Little Sleepyhead LLC, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach for the next two weeks! Meagan will be available to answer your sleep questions on my Facebook Page. To post your question, simply type your question in the box and submit it! Meagan will do her best to answer your question within 24 hours. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to…

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Should My Children Share a Room While I Wean the Baby’s Pacifier?

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Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Barbara’s question. She is about to wean the baby’s pacifier while trying to get her older child to sleep. It’s a little bit long, but it’s a very common sleep situation. Here’s what she wrote in: “My daughter is 2-1/2 years old and my son is 7 months. I read your book early in my…

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Soothing Tips for Fussy Babies

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Parents dealing with a fussy baby — especially one that has been recently fed, changed and loved — are eager to find ways to soothe them. Here are a few tips to help keep your baby happy and calm: Learn Baby’s Sleepy Cues Most babies up to six months old can only be awake for about one to two hours before becoming overtired. Part of the learning curve is being…

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It’s Never Too Late: Get Bedtime Back on Track for Your Child with Special Needs

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For most of us, all over the world, we’re officially back into the school year grind. Daily homework, schedule-juggling, and the general hustle of the school year are officially upon us. As much as we may have prepared and tried to organize our children’s schedules, sometimes we find ourselves without a calm and early enough bedtime routine by the end of September. Fear not! If you’re one of the many…

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Help! My Toddler is Waking and Screaming at Night! – Video

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Natalie’s question she posted on Facebook about her toddler waking and screaming at night. Here’s what she said: Hi there. My 19-month-old goes to bed fine, but he is waking and screaming at night until he comes into my bed. He’s a big boy and it’s killing my back, but I can’t resettle him in…

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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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Video: My Toddler is Resisting at Bedtime! What Should I Do?

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Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Claire’s question about her daughter who is resisting at bedtime. Here’s what she wrote in: My daughter is 2-1/2 years old and she recently started crying at bedtime. She’s surrounded by her dolls and teddies and she repeatedly cries, “I’m on my own!” She’s always slept through the night and I don’t what I can…

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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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