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Nap Training: The Best Tips from The Sleep Lady

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I often get asked about nap training, mostly parents want to know if it’s possible, and if it is, how to make sure that their baby naps at the correct time and for the proper length of time. Naps are an essential part of both the baby and toddler sleep requirements. Naps allow little bodies to recharge and process the activities that have happened so far in their day. For…

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Sensory Processing Disorder, Sleep, and…Sandwiches?

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We all know, “that kid”. The one who seems to move to the beat of their own drum. Maybe “that kid” is…yours. He’s fine as long as he’s doing his own thing, but thrust into an organized activity or classroom with behavioral expectations and, well, he’s in the corner knocking over someone else’s block castle. He’s a little “out of sync”. Perhaps you’ve even wondered if he has Sensory Processing…

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good night sleep tight by kim west

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

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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 parent looking for baby and child sleep help. Kim sat down and answered some questions about her new release. Read up on what’s new and why! What prompted you…

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bedtime stories

Bedtime Stories: Favorite Books to Benefit Your Growing Child

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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, age three to five, to see the effects of reading aloud. They found that the…

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daylight saving time

Daylight Saving Time — 9 Tips for Springing Forward

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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 8, and it’s Sunday, March 29 in Europe. The week afterwards is usually one where everyone feels a little tired and cranky, or just a little “off”. Nobody feels it the way babies and small children do. They’re the least likely to understand…

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Working With a Sleep Coach — 6 Tips for Success

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You have finally decided that bedtime and night wakings have been hard enough for long enough. And naps are a wrestling match you feel like you just aren’t winning. Now you’re ready for sleep coaching and have decided you’re ready to see your child really sleep well — and to catch up on sleep yourself! You’re ready to hire — and work with — a sleep coach and you can’t…

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gentle sleep coaching twins

Gentle Sleep Coaching Twins — Tips Just for Multiples

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Being a parent of twins is a job requiring full-on commitment with many challenges.  It is a role both fabulous and flabbergasting, with days filled with so many moments of wonder and excitement…but also exhaustion.  Perhaps you have figured out a feeding and sleeping schedule, or maybe you’re still working on crafting what works for you and your babies. You may think gentle sleep coaching twins is impossible, but you…

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back to school sleep

Tips For The Back To School Sleep Transition: Routine is Everything

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For many of you, school is starting in the next few weeks. That means earlier mornings, and potentially an earlier bedtime. Many families slowly migrate to a later bedtime during the summer. Days are longer, activities start later, and vacations have special rules. You can soften the effect of the back to school sleep transition by starting a few weeks ahead of time. If you’ve allowed your child’s sleep to…

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preschooler bedtime battles

Preschooler Bedtime Battles: 11 Tips for Peaceful Evenings

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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. I’m just going to assume you want a peaceful bedtime routine for the sake of this article — no one wants to deal with conflict if they don’t have to. While this can seem overwhelming,…

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summer sleep

Summer Sleep: Can a Cool Breeze Mean Better Sleep for Your Baby?

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One of my favorite things to do in the early months of summer is to open all the windows and fill my home with the fresh spring air. It refreshes the senses and clears out the stale air from a long winter. Even better is to hang cotton sheets on the line to dry so I can bring the fresh spring air scent into the bedroom. Crisp linens and a…

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