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Safe Baby Sleep — 8 Safety Tips for Infants and Babies

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You’ve bought all the newest “best” gadgets, you’ve been given ample — often unsolicited advice. You have your mommy friends on speed dial. This is all well and good, but sometimes as moms and dads overlook the little things, like safe baby sleep.  In fact, let’s do a quick review of safe sleep for your baby. 1. Back to sleep You’ve been hearing this for years. No doubt you received literature…

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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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Safe Sleep Environment: Five Ways to Protect Your Baby

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There’s one thing all new parents have in common – exhaustion.  We all long for the days of an uninterrupted sleep.  While that might take a while to happen, right from the beginning it’s important to create a safe sleep environment for your baby Every year over 3,500 babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths.  SIDS remains the leading cause of death for babies…

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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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My 15-Month-Old Needs Me to Lie Down in His Bed — Help!

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Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer an anonymous mom’s email about her 15-month-old who needs her to lie down in his bed to fall asleep. “My 15-month only goes to sleep with his arms around me. I’ve tried The Shuffle for 3 weeks now, but when I sit up on his bed (instead of lying down), he thinks it’s playtime and…

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My Nine-Month-Old Baby Cries Until She Throws Up – VLOG

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Azadeh’s question about her baby who cries until she throws up. Here’s what she wrote: “My 9-month-old still co-sleeps with us and wakes up to 2 to 3 times per night for breastfeeding. I’m really worried about how to sleep train her. She cries until she throws up.” The advice I’m going to give you…

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Psst – Do You Co-sleep With Your Baby? Reduce Risks With These Tips

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This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, February 14, 2017. When it comes to infant sleep practices, perhaps no topic is more debated than whether parents should co-sleep, or share their bed with their infant. Concerns about the risk of suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome prompt health care professionals to warn against co-sleeping under any circumstances. However, it’s important to understand that there are differences between…

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Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to His Crib Using Gentle Sleep Coaching

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Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Donna’s question that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she wrote: Hello. My 10-month-old has been co-sleeping with me as I found it easier while breastfeeding. So, where do I start getting him to sleep in his own room? – Donna. Donna, there are a couple of different options that we can try…

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9 SIDS Prevention Tips Every Mom Should Know

Newborn Sleep: 9 SIDS Prevention Tips Every Mom Should Know

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October is National SIDS, Pregnancy, and Infant Loss Awareness month here in the United States. One of the biggest fears new parents have is SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  Though the rate of SIDS related deaths is currently at an all-time low, unexplained, sleep-related death still claims as many at 4,500 babies a year. First Candle, an organization devoted to preventing infant death, reports that 80-90% of unexplained infant…

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