Category: Child Sleep

Holiday Sleep Disasters — How to Avoid Sleep Problems on the Road

No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some children are more adaptable than others, and get back into their normal routine without missing a beat. Parents also handle change differently. Some moms and dads really strive to keep that…

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Working With a Sleep Coach — 6 Tips for Success

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!…

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

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…

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

  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…

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Sleep Help for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

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…

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How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed

How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed We’ve talked a lot about cosleeping, and the many benefits to safely cosleeping with your children. But what if you’re ready to make a change and end your cosleeping relationship? Maybe no one is sleeping. Perhaps you’re an “accidental cosleeper” — lying down to get…

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Early Rising — How to End Those Early Wake-ups

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…

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Single Parent and Sleep Training? How to Make It Work for You

Being a single parent is no easy task. Whether it’s due to divorce, death, a spouse in the military, or that’s just how it is, handling the day-to-day tasks of raising a child alone can test even the most organized and composed person. Being a single parent and sleep training your baby? It sounds impossible,…

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Should My Children Share a Room While I Wean the Baby's Pacifier?

Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Barbara’s question. She is about to wean the baby’s pacifier while trying to get her older child to sleep. It’s a little bit long, but it’s a very common sleep situation. Here’s what she wrote in: “My daughter is 2-1/2…

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