common sleep problems

11 Common Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

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We’re each unique and so are our children. Parents often see this uniqueness reflected in the way their baby sleeps. Some babies arrive ready to be swaddled and have sweet dreams. Others fight sleep day and night. Your family’s sleep challenges may feel as unique as your child, but chances are they also fall into some of the common categories MANY families face along the way to getting their baby…

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safe sleep

Safe Sleep Environment: Five Ways to Protect Your Baby

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There’s one thing all new parents have in common – exhaustion.  We all long for the days of an uninterrupted sleep.  While that might take a while to happen, right from the beginning it’s important to create a safe sleep environment for your baby Every year over 3,500 babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths.  SIDS remains the leading cause of death for babies…

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products to help baby sleep

Great Products to Help Baby Sleep at Naptime

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Talk to any new parent, and the topic of sleep is bound to come up. Milestones like “sleeping through the night,” are big goals. Consistent bedtime and naptime routines are essential — good naps lead to better sleep at night. There are also plenty of great products to help baby sleep. So, how do you get your nap game up to speed? Babies don’t really develop a consistent nap schedule…

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Sleep Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Sleep Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

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Sleep issues are a HUGE topic of frustration and concern for parents of children with sensory differences. From the child requiring extensive help in falling asleep, to staying asleep, to the 2 a.m. “play time”, and the morning grumpy pants. Angie Voss, OTR, from A Sensory Life! offers her sleep help for kids with sensory processing issues, along with a list of hints, tools, and strategies to get your family…

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body temperature and sleep

Your Body Temperature and Sleep: Products for Better Rest

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There’s no question that having a baby interferes with sleep for everyone in the home. Late nights, overnight feedings, early mornings, and the general sleep patterns of an infant are not great for adults. Of course, there are those postpartum night sweats to deal with too — often a new mom isn’t just awake because of the baby. It turns out that your body temperature and sleep are closely related….

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baby nap basics

Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered

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Many parents wonder what a ‘typical’ schedule looks like for their child. The truth is that every baby is different, but there are some baby nap basics that work for most children six months and older. If you have a younger child, I would encourage you to follow their natural sleepy-time cues for naps and nighttime sleep, and I will write about newborn sleep in a different article. I’ve already…

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Happy Mother’s Day — The Best Posts Featuring Mom

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Happy Mother’s Day! Moms have a hard job, so we decided to make it a little easier with the best posts to help moms sleep, be well, and be the best mom they can be. Gentle Sleep Training with The Sleep Lady Shuffle Are you a new mom? Get started with sleep by learning how you can teach your baby to fall asleep and stay there with The Sleep Lady…

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postpartum depression

Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression? Learn the Difference

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Women are most vulnerable to depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum (the first year after a baby comes). If depression or anxiety is going to surface, it will almost certainly happen during this time. There are so many feelings and thoughts during pregnancy and postpartum, so how can Mom tell, for instance, if she’s experiencing the normal Baby Blues or the disorder postpartum depression (PPD) or postpartum anxiety (PPA)?…

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18 month sleep regression

18 Month Sleep Regression: How to Get Your Toddler Back to Sleep

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You were sleeping peacefully…and then you hear your toddler. He’s not just rustling around resettling. He’s screaming mad. Literally. As you drag yourself out of bed, you wonder to yourself what’s wrong? What could be causing your toddler sleep problems? Could this be two-year molars? An ear infection? Is he gassy from eating too much broccoli at dinner? Is his newfound walking (or running!) causing this? Or is it the 18…

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bedtime stories

Bedtime Stories: Favorite Books to Benefit Your Growing Child

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Bedtime stories are a part of almost every family nighttime routine. Reading is a screen-free, quiet activity that allows babies and children to calm down before it’s time to go to sleep. Reading stories to young children has benefits beyond a bedtime routine, though. The American Academy of Pediatrics studied the brain function of children, age three to five, to see the effects of reading aloud. They found that the…

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