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Tag: baby sleep advice

Sleep Averages: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

Below are some general guidelines as to how many hours of sleep the AVERAGE child requires at various ages (taken from “Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems” by Dr. Richard Ferber). Remember, every child is different- some need more or less sleep than others- but variations should not be huge.   Sleep Averages   AGE                 NIGHTIME…

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Baby Sleep Help: To Wean or Not to Wean the Pacifier

Baby Sleep Help: To Wean or Not to Wean the Pacifier “My 10 month old still sleeps with a pacifier and sometimes he’ll wake up in the middle of the night and cry because it fell out. If I get in there quick enough and put it back in his mouth he’ll sometimes go right…

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Safe Sleeping Recommendations

Here are some tips to safe sleeping recommendations. Most of the information is from the American Academy of Pediatrics and First Candle. I’d like to emphasize that this advice is primarily for healthy infants. Always talk to your doctor, particularly if your child was premature or has any health problems or unique circumstances. Recommendations have…

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The Sleep Lady’s Philosophy

As a clinical social worker in private practice for 18 years I have been counseling families on a wide variety of parenting issues from dealing with tantrums, discipline, bottle weaning to of course, sleep. Over the last 14 years families have sought me out to help them with their child’s sleep. My clinical background in…

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Baby Sleep: Safe Sleep Recommendations

Here are some tips for baby safety, specifically safe baby sleep. Most of the information is from the American Academy of Pediatrics and First Candle. I’d like to emphasize that this advice is primarily for healthy infants. Always talk to your doctor, particularly if your child was premature or has any health problems or unique…

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Second baby coming! How Long Should We Roomshare?!

“I’m pregnant with my second child.  My son will be 3 when the new baby comes.  He is a great sleeper.  We live in a small 2 bedroom townhouse.. so my concern is how long should the baby roomshare with my husband and I before moving the 2 kids to the same room?  I’m worried…

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Toddler Sleep: How to Deal With Early Rising and Reducing Naps

Thank you for all the great questions you are sending in!! Keep’ em coming! This week I am combining two questions about transitioning from 2 naps to 1: Our 19 month old son seems to be transitioning from 2 naps to 1 nap.  Are there any ways to make this easier?  Any tips to make…

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