Co-Sleep

How to Teach Your Co-Sleeping Toddler to Fall Asleep

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At some point, everyone needs to learn to put themselves to sleep, and that includes your co-sleeping toddler. The point of co-sleeping is to allow everyone in the family to sleep well, which also means that you do not have to continue to go to bed at 7 p.m. You also do not have to keep your overtired toddler up until your bedtime or lie down with them when it’s…

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Co-Sleeping and Naps

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New moms are usually told by, well, everyone, to try and sleep when baby sleeps. This works out well if you are co-sleeping, as your baby sleeps in your bed with you, making it convenient for both mom and baby to sleep at the same time. But what happens when baby is a bit older or you have another child? How many of us would like to have a little…

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Co-Sleeping with Multiple Children

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A family bed (a fancy name for instances when parents have more than one child sleeping, or co-sleeping, with them in one ‘family’ bed) is quite common. Although not many families talk about it, they do need to consider what happens when another baby is introduced into a family bed. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that experts do not recommend that infants and toddlers share the same bed….

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The Sleep Lady on Co-Sleeping

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Co-sleeping is a topic that I have wanted to write about for years, and it’s a huge topic. So instead of attempting to address everything in one article, I’ve decided to do a series of co-sleeping articles. Let me begin by saying that I am not against co-sleeping. I believe that you have to find what works for your family and child and is in alignment with your family’s values,…

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The Benefits of Co-Sleep and Roomsharing

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In my last article about co-sleeping, I focused on the how. In this article, I’m going to focus on the why. There are a number of benefits for co-sleeping families, and many of them extend far beyond infancy. I realize that some of these points may seem obvious, but some of the benefits are things you (or I) may not have otherwise considered.   Have a better breastfeeding relationship  …

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Nursing and Co-Sleeping With My Toddler

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Would you like to have me answer your sleep 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! If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s video: Hi, Kim West, the Sleep Lady and today,…

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How to Co-Sleep Safely

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How you choose to sleep is personal, and if you choose to co-sleep, there are a few things you need to know in order to be safe and secure. I feel that parents really need to ask themselves a few questions before they make the decision to co-sleep, even if it’s just for a couple days so that they can get some sleep. First, you need to be clear about…

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The Sleep Lady Talks About Co-Sleeping

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Would you like to have me answer your sleep 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! If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s co-sleeping video: Hi. Kim West, the Sleep Lady. And…

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How Do I Stop Co-Sleeping With My Toddler?

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How Do I Stop Co-Sleeping With My Toddler? Hi! Kim West, The Sleep Lady. And today, I’m going to answer Jordana’s question about how to stop co-sleeping with her toddler: “I have a toddler sleep problem. My son is now 15 months old and he does sleep through night and has been since about four to five months of age. My problem is that he sleeps with me in my…

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Can I Co-Sleep AND Get My Baby to Sleep Through the Night?

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“We have been co-sleeping with our 8-month old son for some time now. We did try CIO originally but stopped because we were so uncomfortable with it, and since then we’ve been sharing a bed. The positive outcome of CIO was that he can now put himself to sleep independently, and does so for all his naps, and at bedtime (all in his crib). At 11pm he wakes up for…

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