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Category: Sleep Schedules

sleep deprivation

Sleep Deprivation in New Parents: Learn All About Newborn Sleep

Sleep Deprivation in New Parents: Learn All About Newborn Sleep When you prepare for your baby, you make sure everything is in order, right down to your baby’s sleeping arrangements. You make sure that you have washed her clothes, set up the changing table, and you pack your hospital bag. You make sure that all…

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parent sleep

Parent Sleep — My Baby Sleeps, Why Can’t I? Sleep Tips for Parents

Parent Sleep — My Baby Sleeps, Why Can’t I? Sleep Tips for Parents After experiencing the usual sleep disruptions that come with having babies and children, some parents find their internal clocks waking them up every few hours, even after the baby sleeps soundly and has learned to stay asleep. Some parents awake with jolts…

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reading routines

Reading Routines at Home: Experts Recommend Storytelling Rituals

The world is getting back to a new normal, but some of us are still staying close to home. If you have established some reading routines at home during the last year, you know that it’s helped bring a sense of calm to your home. If you haven’t, there’s no time like the present to…

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sleep schedules for your baby

Sleep Schedules for Your Baby – Video from Kids in the House

Sleep Schedules for Your Baby – Video from Kids in the House This week’s video blog is from Kids in the House, a wonderful parenting resource filled with expert advice on hundreds of topics, including sleep.  This video will give you some examples of ideal wake, nap and sleep schedules for your baby.  We’ll cover:…

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The Benefits of an Early Bedtime — Tips from the Sleep Lady

The Benefits of an Early Bedtime — Tips from the Sleep Lady I often get questions from parents about their children’s inability to stay asleep. These questions usually involve night waking, children who refuse to go to sleep at ‘bedtime’, or early risers. I’ve found that quite frequently these same children have bedtimes that push…

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toddler schedules

Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half

Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half How much sleep do toddlers need? That is a question that has many answers, and it depends on the age of the toddler. An eighteen month old on average sleeps eleven and a quarter hours at night and two and a quarter hours during one midday…

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Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old

Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old At this age toddlers need an average of 11.25 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night and 2.25 to 2.5 hours of naps during the day. Children at the younger end of this age bracket take two naps, in the morning and afternoon, but by eighteen months most…

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Baby Sleep Schedule — Your Nine to Twelve-Month-Old

Baby Sleep Schedule — Your Nine to Twelve-Month-Old Nine to twelve-month-old babies are reaching developmental milestones at an amazing rate. These babies are more mobile, crawling and pulling themselves up in their cribs, and can pop up each time you put them down at bedtime. Some walk by their first birthday—a major developmental milestone that…

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6 Month Sleep Schedules – Your Six to Nine-Month-Old

6 Month Sleep Schedules – Your Six to Nine-Month-Old At around 6 months, babies need an average of eleven hours of uninterrupted nighttime sleep, and three and a half hours of daytime naps spread over two to three naps*. From six through eight months, babies become more mobile. They roll over, sit up, maybe even…

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Newborn Sleep Schedule: What You Can Do for Some Sleep

Newborn Sleep Schedule: What You Can Do for Some Sleep For anyone looking for the answer to the question, “What does a newborn sleep schedule look like?” The answer is simple: There isn’t such a thing as a “normal” newborn sleep schedule. That’s probably not the answer you were hoping for, but you may find…

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