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: Do I Need to Wean Her?

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Hi, Kim West, the Sleep Lady and today, I am going to answer this mother’s question about nursing and co-sleeping with her toddler. She wrote in and said: “Hi, I’m totally worried. I’m still nursing my daughter who’s almost 3. It’s only for sleep and I’m not even convinced I have any more milk. I am so tired at night that I can’t bare to face a melt down and…

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Co-Sleep Safely – Things to Consider if you Bedshare with Baby

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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 co-sleep safely. 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 your intention….

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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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Co-Sleeping and Sleeping Through the Night — Is It Possible?

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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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Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely

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The term “co-sleeping” is often used alongside “room sharing”. While having your child rooming with you for the first six to 12 months is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, sleeping with a baby in your bed is another story. A parent wrote in about the topic, so here are some clarifications and tips about co-sleeping and room sharing. “I have faithfully adhered to your book and, as a…

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