Toddler Sleep

Creating a Soothing Bedtime Routine – 7 Tips to Meet the Challenge

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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. Every parent knows that bedtime routines should be soothing and predictable for their child. Dr. Douglas Teti, a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies…

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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 10, and it’s Sunday, March 31 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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My Toddler Wakes At Night and Will Not Go Back to Sleep Without Nursing

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Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in this vlog, I’m going to answer this parent’s question: “My 11-month-old wakes up routinely at 1 or 2:00 a.m. and again at 5:00 a.m. I tried “cry it out” but he will not go back to sleep until I come in and nurse him.” In your note, you told me something very important, which is that you’ve tried “cry it out.”  That means…

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Childhood Sleep Deprivation — 11 Ways it Can Affect Your Child

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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 study researching the effects of sleep impairment in children. In this study, Astill’s study examined…

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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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Sleep Regressions — What Are They, and When Will They End?

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What happened?!? Your baby or toddler was sleeping well – napping during the day and going to bed smoothly at night – and NOW you can’t get her to sleep no matter what you try. If you and your baby are suddenly very short on sleep — and very cranky about it — you may be facing one of the sleep regressions. How do I know my baby is having…

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When to Hire a Sleep Coach — 9 Reasons it will Help

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The world is full of information and advice about babies, especially in this internet age. You can learn what to expect in your baby’s development each month. There are whole books on what and how much and when to feed your baby. And there is certainly a lot of information available on the web and in print on your baby’s sleep. But let’s be honest, having all of this information…

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5 Tips for Better Sleep — Make This the “Year of Sleep” in Your Home

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Happy New Year! It doesn’t have to be January 1st to make changes, but it is “resolution season.” There’s no better time to make some goals for the new year. While it’s pretty easy to figure out where you want to make a change, sometimes it’s hard to follow through. It’s no secret that goals are easier to achieve when they are specific, written down, and contain some element of…

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Travel Naps: Tips for Maintaining Naps During Holiday Trips

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The holidays are a time when we get together with friends and family, and that sometimes involves traveling. The mere mention of travel with little ones can immediately raise your blood pressure! You’re concerned that all the gains you have made with your child’s sleep habits are in jeopardy if you change time zones or sleep in a strange place. And travel naps? That sounds impossible. Well, you may be…

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

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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 to sleep at night since she was born. She still wakes up several times during…

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