Sleep Regressions

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Video: My Toddler is Resisting at Bedtime! What Should I Do?

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Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Claire’s question about her daughter who is resisting at bedtime. Here’s what she wrote in: My daughter is 2-1/2 years old and she recently started crying at bedtime. She’s surrounded by her dolls and teddies and she repeatedly cries, “I’m on my own!” She’s always slept through the night and I don’t what I can…

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Sleep Regression — What to Do When Your Sleeping Baby Stops Sleeping

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You have followed all the steps, and maybe done the Shuffle for a week here and there. You have a baby who sleeps well. Then it happens. The dreaded sleep regression. Common at many ages and for many reasons, sleep regression is the single most popular baby sleep topic at We have put together a handy list of articles with great advice. If you’re struggling with a sudden setback, scroll through…

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Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help

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When you are expecting an addition to your family you prepare to sleep less, shower less, and generally have less “alone” time. You know the upcoming days with a newborn in the house will be treasured but very, very full. You also are likely to tell big brother (or big sister) what they can expect when they welcome a new baby home. As a seasoned parent you know there will…

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Re-Starting The Sleep Lady Shuffle After A Regression

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Laura’s question about re-starting the Sleep Lady Shuffle: “Dear Sleep Lady, We have a 20-month-old and have been using The Sleep Lady Shuffle since she was six months. My question is this: when she hits a sleep regression, teething, or mild illness do we just Shuffle through it from the first position? I never know what to…

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HELP! My Sleep Coached Baby Isn’t Sleeping Anymore!

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  Would you like to have me answer your baby or toddler 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 video, I’m going to answer this mom’s question: “Help! My 11-month-old was doing…

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The 2-Year Sleep Regression

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Many parents breathe a sigh of relief once their child hits the toddler years. But then you’re dealing with molars, budding independence, and (for some) potty training. Logically, we think that development keeps moving forward, but when it comes to two year olds, you’ll notice that there’s a bit of backsliding as they learn new skills and grow up a bit, which includes the potential for another sleep regression. You…

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When Does the 4-Month Sleep Regression End?

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So, you’ve survived your baby’s 4-month sleep regression (or, as I like to call it, the 4-month sleep PROgression, since your baby grows so much during this time!) and emerged with a baby who is engaged with the world around him. Congratulations! You probably noticed this fussy period lasted longer than other developmental phases (at least so far). Actually, from this age on the skills your baby is mastering are…

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When Will My Baby’s Sleep Regression End?

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If you’re asking yourself this question, chances are that you’ve been short on sleep, and so has your very cranky, sleep-fighting baby. Sleep regressions are difficult for all of us, but thankfully most children (not all, but most) don’t experience every sleep regression. If they did, no one would sleep during the first two years! On the chance that you’re wondering whether your baby or toddler is currently going through…

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Sleep Regression or Night Terrors? Ask the Sleep Lady

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Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. And in this video blog, I’m going to answer Maria’s question about whether her baby is experiencing sleep regression or night terrors. Here’s what she e-mailed in: “My baby is 16 months old and has been sleeping through the night almost since we brought her home from the hospital.” WOW! Good job! “She takes one nap a day at around noon that usually…

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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! And 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…

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