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sleep regression

Sleep Regression: Just a Phase?

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We’ve all been there. Baby has been peacefully sleeping through the night, and, consequently, so is everyone else. Hooray! Then, out of the blue, your sweet baby is up at all hours, wanting to be soothed, fed, and crying. What happened? Many refer to these short episodes as a sleep regression. What is a Sleep Regression? So what is a sleep regression? The term “sleep regression” is used to describe…

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Nap Training: The Best Tips from The Sleep Lady

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I often get asked about nap training, mostly parents want to know if it’s possible, and if it is, how to make sure that their baby naps at the correct time and for the proper length of time. Naps are an essential part of both the baby and toddler sleep requirements. Naps allow little bodies to recharge and process the activities that have happened so far in their day. For…

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summer sleep

Summer Sleep: Can a Cool Breeze Mean Better Sleep for Your Baby?

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One of my favorite things to do in the early months of summer is to open all the windows and fill my home with the fresh spring air. It refreshes the senses and clears out the stale air from a long winter. Even better is to hang cotton sheets on the line to dry so I can bring the fresh spring air scent into the bedroom. Crisp linens and a…

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sleep safety and inclined sleepers

Sleep Safety and Inclined Sleepers: Fisher Price Issues More Recalls

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If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ve probably heard that Fisher Price recently recalled their popular “Rock ‘n Play” due to safety concerns. The baby products giant has now recalled the sleeper portion of their Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard, raising general concerns about sleep safety and inclined sleepers. READ: Fisher-Price Recalls More Inclined Sleepers Due to Safety Concerns This product hasn’t reported any injuries, but the company is…

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sleep regressions

Sleep Regressions — What Are They, and When Will They End?

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What happened?!? Your baby or toddler was sleeping well – napping during the day and going to bed smoothly at night – and NOW you can’t get her to sleep no matter what you try. If you and your baby are suddenly very short on sleep — and very cranky about it — you may be facing one of the sleep regressions. How do I know my baby is having…

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safe baby sleep

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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common sleep problems

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

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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Great Products to Help Baby Sleep at Naptime

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Talk to any new parent, and the topic of sleep is bound to come up. Milestones like “sleeping through the night,” are big goals. Consistent bedtime and naptime routines are essential — good naps lead to better sleep at night. There are also plenty of great products to help baby sleep. So, how do you get your nap game up to speed? Babies don’t really develop a consistent nap schedule…

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baby nap basics

Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered

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Many parents wonder what a ‘typical’ schedule looks like for their child. The truth is that every baby is different, but there are some baby nap basics that work for most children six months and older. If you have a younger child, I would encourage you to follow their natural sleepy-time cues for naps and nighttime sleep, and I will write about newborn sleep in a different article. How Many…

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