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Category: Sleep Schedules

Establishing Reading Routines at Home Helps Calm Our Children

So many people are hunkered down in their homes right now helping to curb the spread of a worldwide pandemic. Schools and daycares have closed, and many of us feel like we’re taking care of our children while attempting to try to work from home — if that’s even an option! If you’re at your…

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coronavirus stress

Coronavirus: How to Manage Stress and Talk to Your Kids

None of us has ever experienced what we’re going through right now — a global pandemic. While some are buying up all the toilet paper, and others are scrambling for childcare, the small people in our lives are watching. They hear us talking about coronavirus or “covid-19”, and they see us behaving differently. Even the…

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good night sleep tight by kim west

Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Q & A with Kim West, The Sleep Lady

Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Q & A with Kim West, The Sleep Lady After almost 10 years, Kim West, AKA “The Sleep Lady” revised her book, The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight.  With exciting new and updated information as well as a fresh new cover and easy-to-read layout, it’s a must for any…

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bedtime stories

Bedtime Stories: Favorite Books to Benefit Your Growing Child

Bedtime stories are a part of almost every family nighttime routine. Reading is a screen-free, quiet activity that allows babies and children to calm down before it’s time to go to sleep. Reading stories to young children has benefits beyond a bedtime routine, though. The American Academy of Pediatrics studied the brain function of children,…

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daylight saving time

Daylight Saving Time Tips — 9 Hints for Springing Forward

Daylight Saving Time Tips — 9 Hints for Springing Forward It seems like the winter holidays just ended, and it’s already on the horizon — Daylight Saving Time! In the US, we spring forward on Sunday, March 14, and it’s Sunday, March 28 in Europe. The week afterwards is usually one where everyone feels a…

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Sleep Schedules – Your Two-and-a-Half to Five-Year-Old

Sleep Schedules – Your Two-and-a-Half to Five-Year-Old Preschool sleep needs change quickly! Between ages two and three, average sleep needs drop to about ten and a half hours a night, plus an hour-and-a-half afternoon nap*. Four year olds need eleven and a half hours at night, and most no longer nap daily, although they do…

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soothing bedtime routine

Creating a Soothing Bedtime Routine – 7 Tips to Meet the Challenge

Creating a Soothing Bedtime Routine – 7 Tips to Meet the Challenge For toddlers and preschoolers, a soothing bedtime routine can often be the most challenging part of the day. It means another transition and separation from you, at the same time that everyone in the household is a bit tired and sometimes frazzled from…

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