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Sleep Coaching Secrets — Best Tips from Michelle Donaghy, GSC

Sleep Coaching Secrets — Best Tips from Michelle Donaghy, GSC I come across these issues often in my private practice, so thought I would share them with you. Once you’re ready to start sleeping coaching, following these sleep coaching secrets will help you achieve success and get the much needed sleep for you and your…

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7 Tips to Gently Wean Your Breastfeeding Toddler

7 Tips to Gently Wean Your Breastfeeding Toddler If you’ve made it to toddlerhood and are still breastfeeding, kudos to you! Breastfeeding is a huge commitment, both emotionally and physically. There comes a point, though, when you’re going to wean your breastfeeding toddler. If you have reached a point where either you have decided to…

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Toddler Won’t Sleep at Night? Your Tough Sleep Question, Answered

Toddler Won’t Sleep at Night? Your Tough Sleep Question, Answered A mom of five is having a sleep problem with her youngest. This mom’s toddler won’t sleep at night, and she’s tried it all: “Our 2-year-old is the youngest of five and hands down the worst sleeper in the world ever. In his life, he’s…

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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 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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Daylight Saving Time: Tips for Falling Back Gracefully

Daylight Saving Time: Tips for Falling Back Gracefully Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 2:00 a.m. Most of us will be rolling our clocks back an hour, which can cause sleep problems, and in many cases, early rising. This is common due to the simple fact that once we fall back,…

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Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old

Toddler Sleep Schedules — Your Thirteen to Eighteen-Month-Old At this age toddlers need an average of 11.25 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night and 2.25 to 2.5 hours of naps during the day. Children at the younger end of this age bracket take two naps, in the morning and afternoon, but by eighteen months most…

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Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable 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, especially when…

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Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long As toddlers grow, their bodies and minds need to adjust to the shift of weaning themselves off of naps and appreciating the benefits of a longer night’s sleep. Between the ages of two and three, average toddler sleep needs drop to about…

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