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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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My Child Cries Herself Sick When I Put Her in Her Own Bed

My Child Cries Herself Sick When I Put Her in Her Own Bed A reader named Brandy wrote to me for some advice. Her daughter was sleep-trained, but is struggling after an illness, and now she cries herself sick when she is put into her crib. Here’s what she wrote: My 15 month-old has always…

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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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My 14-Month-Old Wakes Up Too Early — How to Fix Early Rising

My 14-Month-Old Wakes Up Too Early — How to Fix Early Rising Hi there! Today I’m going to answer Kathleen’s e-mail question about her son who wakes up too early. She wrote in and said the following: “My fourteen-month old wakes up at 5 a.m. He’s always had this early wake up time. I’ve tried…

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Toddler Sleep Products Recommended for You by The Sleep Lady

Toddler Sleep Products Recommended for You by The Sleep Lady This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a toddler sleep product here and purchase, we will receive a small commission. We only recommend products we love! Toddlers — whew! This new stage of life brings new changes and challenges that can…

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toddler schedules

Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half

Older Toddler Sleep Schedules — Eighteen Months to Two-and-a-Half How much sleep do toddlers need? That is a question that has many answers, and it depends on the age of the toddler. An eighteen month old on average sleeps eleven and a quarter hours at night and two and a quarter hours during one midday…

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