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10 Tips to Resolve Early Rising

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Having a baby is akin to having a human alarm clock. Both wake you up with sudden noise, but what happens when your baby suddenly begins to wake earlier and earlier? Sure, the average baby wakes ‘early’ by most adult standards. Believe it or not, sometime between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. is a biologically appropriate time for your child to wake up. If your baby is bright eyed and ready to…

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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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Early Rising — How to End Those Early Wake-ups

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Having a baby is akin to having a human alarm clock. Both wake you up with sudden noise, but what do you do when your baby or toddler wakes before 6:00 am ready to start their day? Sure, the average baby wakes ‘early’ by most adult standards but any time before 6:00 am is too early by anyone’s standards! A cheerful, refreshed, and ready-to-go child who wakes at 6:00 or 7:30 a.m….

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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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Newborn Sleep: Is There a Typical Newborn Sleep Schedule?

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For anyone looking for the answer to the question, “What does a newborn sleep schedule look like?” The answer is simple: There isn’t such a thing as a “normal” newborn sleep schedule. That’s probably not the answer you were hoping for, but you may find it helpful to learn a little bit more about what goes on with your baby’s sleep from birth until three months old. Brain Development According…

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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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Early Rising Baby? Helping Your Baby Stay Asleep

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So many babies between six and twelve months are starting to sleep in longer stretches over night. Parents are ecstatic that their baby is “sleeping through the night,” until they wake at the literal crack of dawn. Or perhaps the baby was sleeping through until 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. until suddenly, she’s getting up at five. You have an early rising baby! Now what? This is a very common…

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