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before sleep coaching

Baby Steps — Where to Start Before Sleep Coaching 100%

No matter how ready you are for your child to sleep through the night, sleep coaching can feel like a huge leap. It’s not always easy, and requires a real commitment from you. It’s smart to be really ready before sleep coaching. Perhaps you aren’t ready for that commitment. Are you worried that your baby…

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Confessions of a Gentle Sleep Coach

Raise your hand if you can relate: Life lessons always seem to be learned the “hard way.” You’re so busy juggling life and hurdling obstacles that more often than not it takes a near crisis for those long-awaited and much coveted “a-ha moments” to filter through the chaos and find their way to you. Sound…

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4 Steps To Setting Up a Sleep Friendly Environment

One of the best things you can do to help your child learn to sleep is to set them up with a “sleep-friendly environment”. This means two things: an environment that is both conducive to sleep and safe. By putting your baby to sleep in a sleep-friendly environment, you are setting the stage for success….

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How To Start Sleep Coaching When Your Baby is Ready

Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Nikki’s question about how to start sleep coaching: “My six-month-old cannot self-soothe and will catnap for 10 or 20 minutes during the day. Rarely will he sleep for one to two hours during the day. Come 7:30 or 8:00 p.m., he’s so…

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5 Reasons Gentle Sleep Coaching Works

As parents, we have so many decisions to make: what to feed our children, where they should go to school, to use a pacifier or not…and then there’s sleep. When their children don’t sleep well, often, parents assume that it’s just a phase, when in fact it’s something that you need to teach your child…

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Is My Baby's Separation Anxiety Causing Sleep Problems?

Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Today I’m going to answer Lindsey’s question:  …

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5 Essential Summer Sleep Tips

Summer time means the days are longer and sunnier, school is out and vacations are in! No matter what age your child is, following these simple tips can help you enjoy your summer with your little one and create some wonderful memories! Keep Bedtime The Same   Keeping a consistent bedtime and wake time for…

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Top 5 Halloween Sleep Tips

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children, but the late night trick-or-treating, massive amounts of sugar, and excitement can throw a wrench into even the best sleeper’s patterns.   Be Prepared   Try to avoid letting your child become over-tired or overstimulated before bedtime on Halloween night. This is especially true if you…

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Five Top Sleep Tips For Baby

Jen Varela, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, shares her top sleep tips for your baby.   Sleep Begets Sleep   It is amazing how this works! What time does your baby go to sleep at night? Is it too late? Did you miss the “sweet spot” sleepy window? For babies six months or older consider a…

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5 Reasons That A Sleep Coach is Better Than Any Sleep Book

Yesterday, I ran across an article in the Huffington Post entitled “I Read All The Baby Sleep Books”. In the article the author (a mother) is seemingly overwhelmed by the wealth of (mis)information available to parents who just want one thing: a baby who sleeps through the night. The article points out that every sleep…

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