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Gentle Sleep Coaching Twins — Tips Just for Multiples

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Being a parent of twins is a job requiring full-on commitment with many challenges.  It is a role both fabulous and flabbergasting, with days filled with so many moments of wonder and excitement…but also exhaustion.  Perhaps you have figured out a feeding and sleeping schedule, or maybe you’re still working on crafting what works for you and your babies. You may think gentle sleep coaching twins is impossible, but you…

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Summer Sleep Routine Busters — Secrets for a Smooth Vacation

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This article originally appeared in US News and World Report Time for a summer vacation? When you imagine traveling with small children does it feel daunting, even potentially miserable? It doesn’t have to be. You can travel in a way that’s restful for your kids—and you. Here are my eight best summer travel tips to help prepare you and your child for your best summer trip yet: Start well-napped. The…

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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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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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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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Night Waking: My 11 Month Old Wakes Every Two Hours for a Bottle

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Stacy’s question about night waking that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she asked: “My 11 month-old is still waking for milk or water every two hours. What can I do to help him sleep?” The Sleep Crutch Identified Stacy, this is a very common question and more than likely your 11 month-old…

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Nighttime Bottle Feedings – How Do I Wean My Nine-Month-Old?

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Tiffany’s question about nighttime bottle feedings that she posted on Facebook: “We cannot kick the night wakings of our nine-month old. Our daughter is obsessed with her bottle, whether hungry or not, and must have it when she wakes for comfort. How do I break an addiction like this? The problem is that she will…

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Sleep Regression — What to Do When Your Sleeping Baby Stops Sleeping

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You have followed all the steps, and maybe done the Shuffle for a week here and there. You have a baby who sleeps well. Then it happens. The dreaded sleep regression. Common at many ages and for many reasons, sleep regression is the single most popular baby sleep topic at Sleeplady.com. We have put together a handy list of articles with great advice. If you’re struggling with a sudden setback, scroll through…

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My Nine-Month-Old Baby Cries Until She Throws Up – VLOG

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Azadeh’s question about her baby who cries until she throws up. Here’s what she wrote: “My 9-month-old still co-sleeps with us and wakes up to 2 to 3 times per night for breastfeeding. I’m really worried about how to sleep train her. She cries until she throws up.” The advice I’m going to give you…

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Sleep Training Your Baby: Options Beyond Crying It Out

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This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, January 13, 2017. Parents of sleepless babies often feel torn between what they think are their only two options: let their baby cry it out or hope it just resolves over time. There are other effective options. Parents can choose a sleep training method that fits with their values and needs as well as their baby’s development and unique temperament. If what you’re doing…

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