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Category: Co-Sleep

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Cosleeping with Multiple Children: The Family Bed

Cosleeping with Multiple Children: The Family Bed A family bed — a fancy name for instances when parents are cosleeping with multiple children in a ‘family’ bed — is quite common. Although not many families talk about it, they do need to consider what happens when another baby is introduced into a family bed. You…

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Cosleeping Toddler: Teaching Independent Sleep in Your Bed

Cosleeping Toddler: Teaching Independent Sleep in Your Bed At some point, everyone needs to learn to put themselves to sleep, and that includes your cosleeping toddler. The point of cosleeping is to allow everyone in the family to sleep well. That also means that you do not have to continue to go to bed at…

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Safe Cosleeping: Creating a Safe Environment for your Baby

Safe Cosleeping: Creating a Safe Environment for your Baby How you choose to sleep is personal, and if you choose to co-sleep, there are a few things you need to know in order to be safe and secure. Parents need to ask themselves a few questions before they make the decision to co-sleep, even if…

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Room Sharing for the First Year: Is it Right for You?

Room Sharing for the First Year: Is it Right for You? The current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends to “room share for the first 6-months, or ideally, the first year.” Not the most straight forward instruction, right? I want to give you clarity. I cannot tell you how strongly I feel about finding a…

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Cosleeping and Sleeping Through the Night — Is It Possible?

Cosleeping and Sleeping Through the Night — Is It Possible? “We have been co-sleeping with our 8-month old son for some time now. We did try CIO originally but stopped because we were so uncomfortable with it, and since then we’ve been sharing a bed. The positive outcome of CIO was that he can now…

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Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely

Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely The term “co-sleeping” is often used alongside “room sharing”. While having your child rooming with you for the first six to 12 months is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), sleeping with a baby in your bed is another story. The confusion and controversy…

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How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed

How To Stop Cosleeping: Transitioning Your Child to a Bed We’ve talked a lot about cosleeping, and the many benefits to safely cosleeping with your children. But what if you’re ready to make a change and end your cosleeping relationship? Maybe no one is sleeping. Perhaps you’re an “accidental cosleeper” — lying down to get…

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My Nine-Month-Old Baby Cries Until She Throws Up – VLOG

Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Azadeh’s question about her baby who cries until she throws up. Here’s what she wrote: “My 9-month-old still co-sleeps with us and wakes up to 2 to 3 times per night for breastfeeding. I’m really worried about how to sleep…

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Psst – Do You Co-sleep With Your Baby? Reduce Risks With These Tips

This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, February 14, 2017. When it comes to infant sleep practices, perhaps no topic is more debated than whether parents should co-sleep, or share their bed with their infant. Concerns about the risk of suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome prompt health care professionals to warn…

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