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One Nap Per Day: How to Transition Your Toddler with The Shuffle

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Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and I’m going to answer Suzanne’s question about transitioning to one nap: “My 15-month-old boy is going through some kind of sleep regression after months of being a pretty great sleeper. He was sleeping 11 to 12 hours at night, and taking two naps totaling 3 hours during the day. He’s an early riser oftentimes getting up between 5:30 and 6:15. We give him…

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How to Handle Wakeful Windows During Nap Transitions

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 Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Miriam’s question about wakeful windows during nap transitions: “My eight-month-old son is breastfed, rocked to sleep, and sleeps in our bed. He’s also taking solids and is close to walking. We love him so much! But I just need some sleep and my husband back in my bed. “He’s dropped his third nap. Even going for…

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Why Isn’t My Toddler Sleeping Through The Night?

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Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in today’s vlog, I’m going to answer Michelle’s question about her toddler sleeping through the night: “My child is 1 year old and still does not sleep through the night. I’ve tried different routines and nothing changes his bedtime, which is around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. He doesn’t have too much trouble falling asleep, but he’ll wake up around 1:00 or 2:00 a.m.,…

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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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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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Help! I Need a “No Cry It Out Method” to Teach My Baby to Sleep

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Lacey is looking for help with a “no cry it out method” to get her baby to sleep. Here’s what she wrote: “My daughter is 14 months old. As a baby, she had colic and silent reflux. Over the first 9 months of her life, we had to rock her to sleep to help her with the reflux during the daytime and evening…

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Early Rising: The Sneaky Causes

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Hi, I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. In today’s video, I’m going to answer Lilia’s question about early rising: “Hi there. My baby girl has just turned 7 months and her sleeping patterns are rapidly going downhill. From 4 1/2 to 6 months, she was sleeping from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., lucky me. Life is great and I was a happy mom. We had loads of energy to play…

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Help! My Baby Wakes for Night Feeds 10 Times a Night

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Alexandra’s question about her son who wakes for night feeds. She wrote: My almost eight-month-old is still waking for milk. He’s sleeping with me because if I put him in this crib he wakes up about ten times crying and he won’t go to sleep if I don’t give him milk. He drinks my (breast)…

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Teething – How to Get Back To Sleeping Through The Night

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Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Yolanda’s question about teething and sleep. Here’s what she wrote in: “My daughter is nearly 14 months old and was a great sleeper until she began teething at about 9 to 10 months old.  At first, we would have a week or two of night wakings due to teeth pain and then a good week…

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Sleep Coaching a Four-Year-Old — Ask the Sleep Lady

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Ally’s question about sleep coaching a four-year-old that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she wrote: My daughter is almost four years old and has been having a hard time lately falling asleep without our assistance. She needs us to hold her hand, snuggle or something that keeps us in the room. She…

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