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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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Baby and Child Sleep Questions: Your Questions, Answered

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Are you trying to get your 8-month-old to  nap? Do you have a 4-year-old Houdini who needs to stay in his bed? We get so many baby and child sleep questions, and many of them are repeated often. As a new parent, there is so much information out there that it can be really hard to sort it out. We’ve collected some of the most common baby and child sleep…

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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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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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How to Fall Back Gracefully to Standard Time with a Young Child

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The article, How to Fall Back Gracefully to Standard Time with a Young Child, first appeared on U.S. News and World Report. On Sunday, Nov. 5, in the United States and Canada, and October 29th in Europe, we will set our clocks back an hour. For a brief moment, it will feel like we’ve stolen an extra hour of sleep. However, when you have small children, you may need to make a…

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10 Benefits of an Early Bedtime For Your Child

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This article originally appeared in US News & World Report Many of your child’s sleep struggles may be significantly lessened by one new habit: an early bedtime. I often talk to parents whose children struggle with waking up at night, early rising, and resisting getting in bed as well as going to sleep. One of the most consistent issues that we need to address for these children is setting and sticking to…

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The Sleep Lady’s Top 6 Tips For the Early Riser

Baby Sleep: The Sleep Lady’s Top 6 Tips For the Early Riser

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So many parents reach out to me because their child is sleeping well…until 4 or even 5:00 a.m. They are ecstatic that their baby is “sleeping through the night,” until they wake at the literal crack of dawn. Or perhaps your baby was sleeping thru until 6am or 7am until daylight saving time. Believe me when I say this is a very common problem, but often, the solution isn’t one that…

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How To Help An Early Riser Sleep In

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Megan’s question: “How do I get my baby to sleep until a decent time in the morning? No…

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5 Essential Summer Sleep Tips

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Summer time means the days are longer and sunnier, school is out and vacations are in! No matter what age your child is, following these simple tips can help you enjoy your summer with your little one and create some wonderful memories! Keep Bedtime The Same   Keeping a consistent bedtime and wake time for your child will help them feel their best. This helps their little bodies get into…

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How Early is Too Early for a Toddler?

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  Would you like to have me answer your baby or toddler sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. In today’s video blog, I’m going to answer Zoe’s question: “Our son is 2 1/2, and…

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