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Category: Toddler Sleep Problems

Childhood Sleep Deprivation — 11 Ways it Can Affect Your Child

Do you have a tantrum-throwing, fussy, emotional child? If so, you may be dealing with a case of sleep deprivation. Sleep is incredibly important for all of us, especially our children. Shorter Sleep Affects Academics and Behavior Rebecca G. Astill of the Department of Sleep and Cognition at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience conducted a…

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My 15-Month-Old Still Wakes Up at Night for a Bottle – Video

Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and today, I’m going to answer this mom’s question about her toddler who still wakes up at night for a bottle: “My daughter is 15 months old and was born premature at 31 weeks.” (So, I’m going to consider her about 13 months.) “We’ve had some problems getting her…

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Video: My Toddler is Resisting at Bedtime! What Should I Do?

Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Claire’s question about her daughter who is resisting at bedtime. Here’s what she wrote in: My daughter is 2-1/2 years old and she recently started crying at bedtime. She’s surrounded by her dolls and teddies and she repeatedly cries, “I’m…

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The 13-Month-Old Nap Schedule and Daycare — How to Make it Work

Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Sally’s question about an appropriate 13-month-old nap schedule for her child in daycare (nursery). Here’s what she wrote in: My daughter is 13 months-old and she started nursery three weeks ago. Now she’s sleeping only in the morning for an…

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It's Nap Time! Your Essential Nap Guidelines for Ages 0-4

This article about nap time originally appeared on US News & World Report Wellness. Nighttime sleep isn’t the only sleep you should be concerned about for your child. Until the age of 4 or 5, most children can’t get all the sleep they need during the night. Helping your child develop an age-appropriate, flexible nap routine…

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10 Benefits of an Early Bedtime For Your Child

This article originally appeared in US News & World Report Many of your child’s sleep struggles may be significantly lessened by one new habit: an early bedtime. I often talk to parents whose children struggle with waking up at night, early rising, and resisting getting in bed as well as going to sleep. One of the most…

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VLOG: My Toddler Wakes Every Night and Won't Take a Nap

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video, I’m going to answer Samantha’s question about her toddler who wakes every night. She posted the following on my Facebook page: My son is two and a half and doesn’t sleep a lot in the day, and goes from 5:00 am to 6:00 p.m….

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Toddler Sleep – The Transition From Two Naps To One Nap

Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer this mom’s question about the transition from two naps to one. “My son is almost 16 months old. For a couple of weeks he did not want to sleep for his second nap, so I thought he was ready to…

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Typical Toddler Schedule – How to Balance Work and Sleep Schedules

Typical Toddler Schedule – How to Balance Work and Sleep Schedules A mom named Jennifer wrote into our site to ask a long but important question about a typical toddler schedule. Like so many parents, she has more than one child’s schedule as well as work and life to balance. She writes: I’m a huge…

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Baby Sleep: My Top 4 Holiday Sleep Tips

The holidays are quickly approaching, and while they are some of the most joyous times we can experience with our family, they can also be some of the most stressful times. This is especially true with young children whose sleep routines can easily get thrown out of whack! While some children are more adaptable and…

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