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Infant Massage – Ten Steps to a More Peaceful Baby

Infant Massage – Ten Steps to a More Peaceful Baby Giving your baby an infant massage can help baby relax and drift off to sleep. Have you ever had a massage? The lights are low, soft music gently floats through the air, your thoughts drift as you sink onto a decadently covered surface where you delve…

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Night Weaning After Six Months: How to Gently End Night Feedings

Night Weaning After Six Months: How to Gently End Night Feedings The most common problem behavioral sleep disorders is that most children who experience problems falling asleep have never learned to fall asleep without a breast or bottle in their mouths. Their need for this sleep crutch compounds as they get older and no longer…

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Baby & Toddler Sleep Problems: None of My Children Sleep!

Would you like to have me answer your sleep question in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! If you would rather read than watch my above video then here…

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Baby Sleep: The Power of the Blankie

by Linda Szmulewitz   Moms are always asking me how I get my children (and also my client’s children) to sleep so well.  My response is that I am a firm believer in the power of the blankie.  Sure, newborn babies often receive many blankets as gifts.  This, however, is no ordinary blanket.  This is…

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Baby Yoga: Sounder Baby and Toddler Sleep

Benefits of Baby Yoga Parents from all over the world ask me for ways to strengthen the bond with their children while helping them calm their bodies and minds before naptime and bedtime. I’ve experienced the benefits of yoga personally, on my own and with my daughters. I was delighted to read that recent pediatric…

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Typical Sleep Schedule: Recommended Hours of Sleep for Babies and Toddlers

Most parents ask me what a “typical day” of feedings, naps, and bedtime would look like for their child. Because I get so many questions about this, I decided to dedicate this post to just that. What follows are typical baby and toddler sleep schedules for  specific ages and stages. Please note that “typical stages” apply to generally healthy…

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How to End Night Feedings After Six Months Old

The most common problem by far that I have encountered with children and behavioral sleep disorders is that most children who experience problems falling asleep have never learned to fall asleep without a breast or bottle in their mouths. This problem of needing this sleep crutch compounds as they get older and no longer physically…

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Why Does My Baby Fight Sleep? – Sleep Coaching the Super Alert Child

Sometimes I hear parents who haven’t tried my system, predict that it could not possibly work for their child. They believe it will only work for “easy” or “mellow” babies. It can work for all children, including some babies, toddlers, and preschoolers with special emotional needs or physical challenges. Patience and consistency are important for sleep-shaping…

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Baby Sleep Aids and Negative Sleep Associations – Break The Habit!

Baby Sleep Aids and Negative Sleep Associations – Break The Habit! What are baby sleep aids, or negative baby sleep associations? It is a connection a child makes with an action made by an adult to facilitate sleep (a sleep aid). It is referred to as “negative” because it will require the continued re-creation of…

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