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Fall Back: Daylight Saving Sleep Transition Tips for your Child

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Sleep Transition Tips for your Child Mark your calendars: On Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. most of us need to set our clocks back one hour. In Europe the clocks fall back on October 31, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. Summer always seems to fly by. In fact, it hasn’t…

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Sleep Routine Busters: Daylight Saving Time and The Holidays

Sleep Routine Busters: Daylight Saving Time and The Holidays The holiday season is coming up, and I have been receiving lots of requests from readers for a refresher about “routine busters.” In the world of sleep, it would be wonderful if everything went according to plan all of the time. But you and I both…

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Daylight Saving Tips— Two Ways to Fall Back

Daylight Saving Tips— Two Ways to Fall Back Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 in the U.S. I remember when “falling back” just meant an extra hour of sleep! When you become a parent it can mean schedules that are thrown off, your kids waking super early, and everyone feeling grumpy…

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Standard Time: How to Fall Back Gracefully with a Young Child

Standard Time: How to Fall Back Gracefully with a Young Child The article, How to Fall Back Gracefully to Standard Time with a Young Child, first appeared on U.S. News and World Report. On Sunday, Nov. 7th, in the United States and Canada, and October 31st in Europe, we will set our clocks back an hour….

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My Children Won’t Sleep — Tips for When Nobody is Sleeping

My Children Won’t Sleep — Tips for When Nobody is Sleeping There’s an expectation that when you bring home a new baby, you’ll be tired. When it’s a first baby, it’s hard, but manageable. Add a new baby to the mix, and suddenly multiple children won’t sleep. What can you do? Many tired parents call…

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Sleep Training Twins — Tips Just for Coaching Two at Once

Sleep Training Twins — Tips Just for Coaching Two at Once 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…

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Sleep Training Siblings — Navigating Sleep Two at a Time

Sleep Training Siblings — Navigating Sleep Two at a Time There’s an old saying every parent hears when they’re expecting a second baby: “One is like none, two is like ten.” Sleep training two kids at the same time sure can feel like ten! If you’re sleep training siblings, you certainly have a bigger job…

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Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered

Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered Many parents wonder what a ‘typical’ schedule looks like for their child. The truth is that every baby is different, but there are some baby nap basics that work for most children six months and older. If you have a younger child, I would…

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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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