Sleep Regressions

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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! 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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Our Vacation Ruined Sleep for our 2.5 Year Old! Help us Recover

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Today, I’m going to answer Sarah’s question about how their vacation ruined sleep for their child. “Dear Kim, I have a two and a half year old son name Gavin. He has always slept well at night for his entire life. Goes to bed at 7:30, 8pm and wakes up at 7 a.m. He’s healthy. At the end of July, we went to visit family for about 9 days. I…

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Your Child’s Sleep Routine Can Survive Summer Travel

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Summertime is just about here! That may mean a more relaxed schedule, longer days, weekend trips, and even some summer travel. I wait for it all year and when it finally warms up I exhale and gratefully slip on capris and sandals! But with all of the change that summer can bring, we can also be thrown for a loop if we have children accustomed to a sleep schedule. Maybe…

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Maintaining your Child’s Summer Sleep Schedule is Important

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It’s June. School’s out. The sun is blasting through the windows and the sounds of children playing in the neighborhood is loud and joyful, but it’s 8:30 p.m. What do you do? It’s tempting to throw caution to the wind, because after all, it’s summer vacation! But maintaining your child’s summer sleep schedule is important, and here’s why. How Does Summer Sabotage Sleep? Summer Activities Older elementary school children often…

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Sleeping Through the Night — Why Did My Baby Stop?

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If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s baby sleep problem video: Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Today, I’m going to answer an exhausted mom’s email question about her 10-month-old baby’s sleep problem. She didn’t give me her name. So, I’m just going to call her ‘mom’: “I have a 10-month-old daughter and most nights, she goes to…

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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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Holiday Sleep Tips for Toddlers — Sleeping on the Road

Posted by Baby Sleep, Sleep Regressions, Sleep Schedules, Special Occasions, Toddler Sleep 2 Comments

No matter how hard you try to keep your child on a predictable and comforting routine, the holidays sometimes make sleep disruptions unavoidable. Some toddlers are more adaptable than others. If you’re worried about getting off-track this season, check out these holiday sleep tips for toddlers. Good Sleep at Home As a general rule, the better a child sleeps at home, the better the odds are that he will sleep…

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18 month sleep regression

18 Month Sleep Regression: How to Get Your Toddler Back to Sleep

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You were sleeping peacefully…and then you hear your toddler. He’s not just rustling around resettling. He’s screaming mad. Literally. As you drag yourself out of bed, you wonder to yourself what’s wrong? What could be causing your toddler sleep problems? Could this be two-year molars? An ear infection? Is he gassy from eating too much broccoli at dinner? Is his newfound walking (or running!) causing this? Or is it the 18…

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9 month sleep regression

The 9 Month Sleep Regression — What to Expect

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You’ve been here before – maybe when your baby was 7 months old – and you are REALLY tired. Your baby is waking early from his naps and up all night—perhaps out of nowhere!.. If your child is in the midst of another sleep regression, you’re both cranky and stretched to your limit! It must be the 9 month sleep regression. How to Spot the 9 Month Sleep Regression Increased…

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The 15 Month Sleep Regression — What to Expect

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Just when you thought you’d tackled the 12 month sleep regression and could count on some quiet nights of good sleep, your 15 month old is up in the night and upset! Time for the 15 month sleep regression! Another Sleep Regression? While not all babies will experience every single sleep regression, others hit every single one and it can be grueling. As with 4 months, 9 months, and 12…

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