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Category: Sleep Training and Coaching

Category: Sleep Training and Coaching

Sleep Training a Four-Year-Old — Ask the Sleep Lady

Sleep Training a Four-Year-Old — Ask the Sleep Lady A mom named Ally wrote to my Facebook page asking about sleep training a four-year-old. She asked: My daughter is almost four years old and has been having a hard time lately falling asleep without our assistance. She needs us to hold her hand, snuggle or…

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bedtime routine for toddlers

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable For toddlers and preschoolers, the 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 a long day, especially when…

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getting your toddler to stay in bed

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long As toddlers grow, their bodies and minds need to adjust to the shift of weaning themselves off of naps and appreciating the benefits of a longer night’s sleep. Between the ages of two and three, average toddler sleep needs drop to about…

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starting sleep training

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start When your baby reaches the 6-month mark, the first thing on your mind is starting sleep training. To make things go as smoothly as possible, there are some boxes to check before you start. This comprehensive list includes the information you need: Make sure you…

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newborn wake at night

Why Newborns Wake at Night and 10 Things You Can Do About It

Why Newborns Wake at Night and 10 Things You Can Do About It Some newborn babies seem to be born as night owls, with longer stretches of sleep during the day and wanting to be entertained at night. Newborns are not born with fully developed circadian rhythms, which is why newborns wake up so often….

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baby wakes up

My Baby Wakes Up 30 Minutes After Falling Asleep at Bedtime

My Baby Wakes Up 30 Minutes After Falling Asleep at Bedtime “My 8-month old is sleeping beautifully thanks to your program except that every night after she goes to bed, my baby wakes up after about a half an hour and cries for at least 20 minutes. She goes to bed at 7:30 p.m., but…

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drowsy but awake

Drowsy But Awake — The Cornerstone of Successful Sleep Training

Drowsy But Awake — The Cornerstone of Successful Sleep Training The term “Drowsy But Awake” comes up in just about every piece of advice about sleep coaching. But just what does it mean? Newborns drift in and out of sleep in short cycles, while older babies and toddlers consolidate into more regular patterns. The minutes…

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sleep for kids with special needs

Sleep for Kids with Special Needs — 4 Huge Benefits

Sleep for Kids with Special Needs — 4 Huge Benefits Parents know that sleep for kids with special needs is sometimes hard to come by. Having a more well-rested child will always make life a little smoother. Consider these four benefits for you and your special needs child: Better moods More open to learning Awake…

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The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby

The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby When many parents think of sleep coaching, they automatically draw images of screaming babies and children in a room alone while the parent hides and pretends that the crying isn’t killing them. Most parents just can’t do that. It’s not fair to the child,…

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nap training

Nap Training: How to Get Good Naps for Good Nights

Nap Training: How to Get Good Naps for Good Nights 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 some children, naps are a challenge, a daily struggle, and often frustrating for…

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