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Category: Sleep Training and Coaching

cries until she throws up

My Baby Cries Until She Throws Up — What Should I Do?

My Baby Cries Until She Throws Up — What Should I Do? A mom named Kate wrote in with a concern about her 9 month-old who cries until she throws up at bedtime. She writes: “My 9-month-old still co-sleeps with us and wakes up to 2 to 3 times per night for breastfeeding. I’m really…

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Hair Twirling at Bedtime? How to Break a Common Sleep Crutch

Hair Twirling at Bedtime? How to Break a Common Sleep Crutch A reader named Amber wrote into The Sleep Lady about her problem with hair twirling at bedtime. Her son seems to be using this as a sleep crutch. She writes: “My son Owen will be 2 in a little over a month and he…

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sibling sleep regression

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help

Older Sibling Sleep Regression — 7 Ways Dad can Help 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. One thing you may not…

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My Toddler is Waking and Screaming at Night! What Should I Do?

My Toddler is Waking and Screaming at Night! What Should I Do? A reader named Natalie wrote in with a question. Her toddler is waking and screaming at night. She writes: Hi there. My 19-month-old goes to bed fine, but he is waking and screaming at night until he comes into my bed. He’s a…

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My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do?

My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do? A mom named Amy is struggling with her daughter who won’t nap at daycare. She writes: Luckily my 8 month old daughter is sleeping through the night now. I am a working mom and not at home with my baby during the week to nap…

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naps are too short

Naps Are Too Short? It’s Time to Nap Coach My Baby!

Naps Are Too Short? It’s Time to Nap Coach My Baby! A mom named Terra wrote in and asked the following question about her baby whose naps are too short: “I have a baby sleep problem. My baby is almost 6 months old. I’m working on getting her 3 regular naps a day. What should…

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transition from co-sleeping

Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to His Crib Using Gentle Sleep Coaching

Transitioning from Co-Sleeping to His Crib Using Gentle Sleep Coaching A reader named Donna asked this question about transitioning from co-sleeping: Hello. My 10-month-old has been co-sleeping with me as I found it easier while breastfeeding. So, where do I start getting him to sleep in his own room? – Donna. Donna, there are a…

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Preschooler Bedtime Battles: 11 Tips for Peaceful Evenings

Preschooler Bedtime Battles: 11 Tips for Peaceful Evenings With newfound independence, little kids can be a handful to calm at night. All of that energy can either snowball into preschooler bedtime battles, or be deftly managed to become a peaceful path toward slumber. No one wants to deal with conflict if they don’t have to….

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sleep after being sick

How to Get Your Baby Back to Sleep after Being Sick

How to Get Your Baby Back to Sleep after Being Sick When you’re little, being sick is hard. Being sick is probably harder on us adults who have small children. Suddenly, the routine is out the window and we’re just doing whatever works at the moment to make sure that our children stay hydrated, get…

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Start Sleep Training — Free Resources You Can Use Now

Start Sleep Training — Free Resources You Can Use Now You know you want to sleep train your child, but you’re not sure if you’re quite ready to go all in. Luckily, we’ve compiled some great, free resources to get you started on your family’s sleep training journey. While we still suggest our complete course,…

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