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8 Tips for a Happy, Safe, and Well-Rested Halloween

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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays with my girls. I have such fond memories of my mom making me costumes, and later making my daughters home made costumes. My kids went out to trick or treat as mermaids, lemons, lions, fairies, and more! I love to sew — a random fact that you probably didn’t know! But one thing that was really important to me as a…

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Better Sleep for Kids Summit – Free Expert Advice for Ages 5-18

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  When your kids don’t sleep, neither do you. When the whole family isn’t sleeping well, you start to understand why they use sleep deprivation as a form of torture. Not sleeping hurts. You feel like you’re in a vicious cycle of frustration. I know this feeling well. That’s why the Better Sleep Summit for Kids was developed. I reached out to childhood anxiety expert Renee Jain. We both serve communities…

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11 Common Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

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We’re each unique and so are our children. Parents often see this uniqueness reflected in the way their baby sleeps. Some babies arrive ready to be swaddled and have sweet dreams. Others fight sleep day and night. Your family’s sleep challenges may feel as unique as your child, but chances are they also fall into some of the common categories MANY families face along the way to getting their baby…

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Great Products to Help Baby Sleep at Naptime

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Talk to any new parent, and the topic of sleep is bound to come up. Milestones like “sleeping through the night,” are big goals. Consistent bedtime and naptime routines are essential — good naps lead to better sleep at night. There are also plenty of great products to help baby sleep. So, how do you get your nap game up to speed? Babies don’t really develop a consistent nap schedule…

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Sleep Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Sleep Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

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Sleep issues are a HUGE topic of frustration and concern for parents of children with sensory differences. From the child requiring extensive help in falling asleep, to staying asleep, to the 2 a.m. “play time”, and the morning grumpy pants. Angie Voss, OTR, from A Sensory Life! offers her sleep help for kids with sensory processing issues, along with a list of hints, tools, and strategies to get your family…

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Sleep Training Siblings — Navigating Sleep Two at a Time

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There’s an old saying every parent hears when they’re expecting a second baby: “One is like none, two is like ten.” Sleep training two kids at the same time sure can feel like ten! If you’re sleep training siblings, you certainly have a bigger job than just getting one baby to bed. With a little flexibility and The Sleep Lady Shuffle, your two will learn to fall asleep on their…

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What is Gentle Sleep Coaching?

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I never liked the phrase sleep training — although I know it’s how parents commonly refer to the process of teaching children to sleep better. I felt like sleep training implies a rigid program that adults force on children. I’ve spent the last 20 years of my career looking for — and then sharing — a more gradual way to teach children to sleep well. I call it Gentle Sleep…

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How to End Night Feedings: Gentle Night Weaning After Six Months

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The most common problem by far that I have encountered with children and behavioral sleep disorders is that most children who experience problems falling asleep have never learned to fall asleep without a breast or bottle in their mouths. This problem of needing this sleep crutch compounds as they get older and no longer physically need a bottle or breast before going to sleep. As they become toddlers, they are…

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how to stop co-sleeping

How To Stop Co-sleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed

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We’ve talked a lot about co-sleeping, and the many benefits to safely co-sleeping with your children. But what if you’re ready to make a change and end your co-sleeping relationship? Maybe no one is sleeping. Perhaps you’re an “accidental co-sleeper” — lying down to get your child to drift off and it turned into co-sleeping. Whatever your reason, you can use The Shuffle to transition your child into their own…

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Ideal Bedtime: How to Decide What Time Your Child Goes to Bed

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How do you decide when your child should go to sleep at night? Is there really an ideal bedtime for your child? And does it really matter when he goes to sleep as long as he gets the sleep he needs? These are the questions you may be asking in your search for your child’s bedtime. In deciding the best bedtime for your child, we take into consideration the child’s…

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