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Nap Training: The Best Tips from The Sleep Lady

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I often get asked about nap training, mostly parents want to know if it’s possible, and if it is, how to make sure that their baby naps at the correct time and for the proper length of time. Naps are an essential part of both the baby and toddler sleep requirements. Naps allow little bodies to recharge and process the activities that have happened so far in their day. For…

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Establishing Reading Routines at Home Helps Calm Our Children

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So many people are hunkered down in their homes right now helping to curb the spread of a worldwide pandemic. Schools and daycares have closed, and many of us feel like we’re taking care of our children while attempting to try to work from home — if that’s even an option! If you’re at your wit’s end, and you can only focus on one detail at the moment, establishing reading…

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Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Q & A with Kim West, The Sleep Lady

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After almost 10 years, Kim West, AKA “The Sleep Lady” revised her book, The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight.  With exciting new and updated information as well as a fresh new cover and easy-to-read layout, it’s a must for any parent looking for baby and child sleep help. Kim sat down and answered some questions about her new release. Read up on what’s new and why! What prompted you…

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daylight saving time

Daylight Saving Time — 9 Tips for Springing Forward

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It seems like the winter holidays just ended, and it’s already on the horizon — Daylight Saving Time! In the US, we spring forward on Sunday, March 8, and it’s Sunday, March 29 in Europe. The week afterwards is usually one where everyone feels a little tired and cranky, or just a little “off”. Nobody feels it the way babies and small children do. They’re the least likely to understand…

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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 hire — and work with — a sleep coach and you can’t…

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We Must Stop Blaming Parents for Baby Sleep Problems

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This article has been reprinted with permission. Original title: “Sleep research and advice is full of parent-shaming and it needs to stop“ I recently met a woman who told me that when her baby was roughly four-months-old, she was persistently fussy and just wouldn’t sleep…at all. She really felt something was wrong. But it was her first baby, and she relied on her pediatrician for guidance. The pediatrician said that…

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travel naps

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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Holiday Travel Sleep Tips from The Sleep Lady

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Are you planning to travel this upcoming holiday season? If so, you’ll want to create game-plan for your child’s sleep routine that will help you face the unpredictability of holiday travel. I can help you do just that with my top holiday travel sleep tips. The name of the game when traveling with small children is FLEXIBILITY. I have often talked about the importance of a flexible schedule for your…

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fall back

Let’s Get Ready to Fall Back! 8 Steps to that Extra Hour of Sleep

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The end of Daylight Saving Time is just around the corner. An hour seems like such a small amount of time, unless it’s the hour between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m.! If you have small children, they won’t automatically fall back when the clock changes. The good news is, with a little planning, you can ease into your new schedule ahead of time so that your children will fall back successfully….

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lovey

The Lovey — Your Child’s First Best Friend

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It’s bedtime. You’ve gone through the whole routine — bath, stories, songs. As you turn to leave your tiny toddler for the night, she stands up in her crib and reaches out, crying for you to come back. That’s when you hand her that precious item she loves so much. She hugs it, lies down, and settles almost immediately with her lovey. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? The Transitional Object The…

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