tips for better sleep

5 Tips for Better Sleep — Make This the “Year of Sleep” in Your Home

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Happy New Year! It doesn’t have to be January 1st to make changes, but it is “resolution season.” There’s no better time to make some goals for the new year. While it’s pretty easy to figure out where you want to make a change, sometimes it’s hard to follow through. It’s no secret that goals are easier to achieve when they are specific, written down, and contain some element of…

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Ideal Wake, Nap and Sleep Schedules for Babies

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This week’s video blog is from Kids 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.  How Much Sleep Does My Baby Need? At 6-8 months old, they really need about 3-3 ½ hours of sleep during the day over the course of 3 naps…

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Early Rising and Naps: Wake Time is Ruining Our Nap Schedule

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If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s video on how to help baby sleep: Hi! Kim West, The Sleep Lady. And today, I’m going to answer Anne’s question that she wrote in. She said, “I’ve been trying to get my 5 month old on a good nap schedule but it’s so hard as he wakes up at different times…

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Travel Naps: Tips for Maintaining Naps During Holiday Trips

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The holidays are a time when we get together with friends and family, and that sometimes involves traveling. The mere mention of travel with little ones can immediately raise your blood pressure! You’re 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. And travel naps? That sounds impossible. Well, you may be…

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Gift Ideas for Grown-Ups — Special Presents for Special People

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What do you get for that special person who is always taking care of others? Our gift ideas for grown-ups is a great place to start. From a good night’s sleep to some pampering, these hand-selected items from our list of favorite things will be sure to please that special person in your life.   Bed Jet From the hit show Shark Tank, this bed temperature system will settle the…

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My 15-Month-Old Still Wakes Up at Night for a Bottle – Video

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Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and today, I’m going to answer this mom’s question about her toddler who still wakes up at night for a bottle: “My daughter is 15 months old and was born premature at 31 weeks.” (So, I’m going to consider her about 13 months.) “We’ve had some problems getting her to sleep at night since she was born. She still wakes up several times during…

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Holiday Sleep Tips for Toddlers — Keep Them Sleeping All Season

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No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some toddlers are more adaptable than others. If you’re worried about getting off-track this season, check out these holiday sleep tips for toddlers. Good Sleep at Home As a general rule, the better a child sleeps at home, the better the odds are that he will sleep…

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Holiday Sleep Disasters — How to Avoid Sleep Problems on the Road

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No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some children are more adaptable than others, and get back into their normal routine without missing a beat. Parents also handle change differently. Some moms and dads really strive to keep that schedule in place at all costs. Others consciously decide that the circumstances warrant breaking the…

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Unique Holiday Gifts for the Special Women in your Circle

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We’re taking a little time-out from our usual topics because it’s almost that time of year! Are you looking for a special gift for your sister, mom, or best friend that goes beyond? If you want to step above a pair of gloves or a plain gift card and really wow her this holiday, we’ve put together a list of our most unique holiday gifts. The Granola Girl She’s the…

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Working With a Sleep Coach — 6 Tips for Success

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You have finally decided that bedtime and night wakings have been hard enough for long enough. And naps are a wrestling match you feel like you just aren’t winning. Now you’re ready for sleep coaching and have decided you’re ready to see your child really sleep well — and to catch up on sleep yourself! You’re ready to start working with a sleep coach and you can’t wait to get…

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