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My Toddler Wakes At Night and Will Not Go Back to Sleep Without Nursing

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Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in this vlog, I’m going to answer this parent’s question: “My 11-month-old wakes up routinely at 1 or 2:00 a.m. and again at 5:00 a.m. I tried “cry it out” but he will not go back to sleep until I come in and nurse him.” In your note, you told me something very important, which is that you’ve tried “cry it out.”  That means…

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Childhood Sleep Deprivation — 11 Ways it Can Affect Your Child

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Do you have a tantrum-throwing, fussy, emotional child? If so, you may be dealing with a case of sleep deprivation. Sleep is incredibly important for all of us, especially our children. Shorter Sleep Affects Academics and Behavior Rebecca G. Astill of the Department of Sleep and Cognition at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience conducted a study researching the effects of sleep impairment in children. In this study, Astill’s study examined…

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Sleeping Through the Night — Why Did My Baby Stop?

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If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s baby sleep problem video: Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Today, I’m going to answer an exhausted mom’s email question about her 10-month-old baby’s sleep problem. She didn’t give me her name. So, I’m just going to call her ‘mom’: “I have a 10-month-old daughter and most nights, she goes to…

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Sleep Regressions — What Are They, and When Will They End?

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What happened?!? Your baby or toddler was sleeping well – napping during the day and going to bed smoothly at night – and NOW you can’t get her to sleep no matter what you try. If you and your baby are suddenly very short on sleep — and very cranky about it — you may be facing one of the sleep regressions. How do I know my baby is having…

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When to Hire a Sleep Coach — 9 Reasons it will Help

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The world is full of information and advice about babies, especially in this internet age. You can learn what to expect in your baby’s development each month. There are whole books on what and how much and when to feed your baby. And there is certainly a lot of information available on the web and in print on your baby’s sleep. But let’s be honest, having all of this information…

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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 Schedule for Babies at Six to Eight Months

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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 an ideal wake, nap and sleep schedule for babies.  What is a Good Sleep Schedule for Babies? At 6-8 months old, they really need about 3-3 ½ hours of sleep during the day over the course of 3…

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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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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

Posted by Feeding, Naps, Night Weaning, Parenting, Toddler Sleep, Toddler Sleep Problems 6 Comments

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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