Early Rising

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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How Can I Change My Toddler’s Early Rising Habits?

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Would you like me to answer your baby 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!   Hi, I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady and in this video blog, I’m going to answer Paula’s question: “Hello, Sleep Lady. I’ve always struggled with my…

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Is My Baby’s Early Rising Caused by Hunger?

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Would you like to have me answer your early rising question 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! Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. In this video blog, I’m going to answer Tina’s question: “Thank you for your dedication to desperate parents and…

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