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Help Your Child Nap Well: A Nap Schedule for Every Age

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Parents often wonder when their baby will settle into a “perfect” nap schedule. This can feel quite elusive when you have a newborn, but knowing what to expect based on your baby’s age and development can help. It’s important to set realistic expectations and to understand nap basics and how to transition your child from two naps to one and then to a quiet time. I advise parents to follow some…

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Vacation Naps: Your Complete Guide to On-The-Go Naps This Summer

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Summertime is prime time for some rest and relaxation with friends and family, and that sometimes involves traveling. What once sounded like music to your ears — travel for a vacation — now makes your palms sweat. You are concerned that all the gains you have made with your child’s sleep habits are in jeopardy if you change time zones or sleep in a strange place! Well, you may be right….

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10 Benefits of an Early Bedtime For Your Child

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This article originally appeared in US News & World Report Many of your child’s sleep struggles may be significantly lessened by one new habit: an early bedtime. I often talk to parents whose children struggle with waking up at night, early rising, and resisting getting in bed as well as going to sleep. One of the most consistent issues that we need to address for these children is setting and sticking to…

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Night Waking — My Baby Won’t Nap and Wakes Up at Night

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Sally’s question about night waking. She posted it on my Facebook page. Here’s what she said: My eight-month-old constantly wakes during the night. She cries out some of those times when she’s still asleep. Sometimes she’ll settle with a cuddle and other times she searches to be nursed. She has learned to self-soothe but needs…

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Question of the week_ My Child Is Refusing Their Nap

My Child Is Refusing Their Nap

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Lauren’s question: “My 20-month-old sleeps great at night but fights napping in his crib. He just stands and screams…

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How to Handle Wakeful Windows During Nap Transitions

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Miriam’s question:   “My eight-month-old son is breastfed, rocked to sleep, and sleeps in our bed. He’s also…

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Naps: Not Just For Kids

Naps: Not Just For Kids

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My mission has always been to help families get the sleep they all need. Admittedly, I usually focus on helping you help your child learn the skills they need to sleep. I have probably written a thousand pages on naps alone – for your child. But the latest research points to the value of a good nap for YOU, the parent. Recently, the Huffington Post also encouraged adults, even those…

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Question of the week_ Why An Earlier Nap May Be More Effective For Your Toddler

Why An Earlier Nap May Be More Effective For Your Toddler

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in today’s video blog I’m going to answer Lisa’s question: “My just-turned-three-year-old wakes between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. He doesn’t usually…

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Should I Nap With My Child?

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  Would you like to have me answer your baby sleep problem 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!   I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady and in this video blog I’m gonna answer Natalia’s question. Here’s what she wrote in: “At the moment, my…

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Question of the week_ Could My Baby's Naps Be Too Long?

Could My Baby’s Naps Be Too Long?

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem 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!   Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in today’s vlog, I’m going to answer this mom’s question:   “My 11-month-old takes really long naps sometimes….

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