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Category: Sleep Training and Coaching

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Nursing Through The Night: When is it Time to Stop?

Nursing Through The Night: When is it Time to Stop? A reader named Carly wrote in a question about nursing through the night with her toddler. She asks: “My 14-month-old is still nursing through the night. I put him down awake and leave the room and he goes to sleep. He wakes up to nurse…

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The Best Sleep Training Tips from 2020 from The Sleep Lady

The Best Sleep Training Tips from 2020 from The Sleep Lady What a year! 2020 looked different than any of us could have imagined. As a parent, your year was probably drastically off-routine and you had to create a new normal. A lot of parents turned to our blog in 2020 to get the best…

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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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Quiet Time for Toddlers: Tips for Dropping the Afternoon Nap

Quiet Time for Toddlers: Tips for Dropping the Afternoon Nap As much as we parents would love for our babies to stay babies, they grow up so quickly. And part of this growth involves changes in their established sleep patterns, most notably, naps. Most children give up their nap by 4 years old, but that…

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My Baby Learned to Stand and Now He Won’t Sleep Through!

My Baby Learned to Stand and Now He Won’t Sleep Through! Parents have written to me often about this topic. As soon as their baby learned to stand, they won’t sleep. Here are two of those questions, along with my advice to help them through. Two of those notes are featured here, and I’ll help…

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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 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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