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Childhood Sleep Deprivation — 11 Ways it Can Affect Your Child

Do you have a tantrum-throwing, fussy, emotional child? If so, you may be dealing with a case of sleep deprivation. Sleep is incredibly important for all of us, especially our children. Shorter Sleep Affects Academics and Behavior Rebecca G. Astill of the Department of Sleep and Cognition at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience conducted a…

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Sleeping Through the Night — Why Did My Baby Stop?

If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s baby sleep problem video: Hi! I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady. Today, I’m going to answer an exhausted mom’s email question about her 10-month-old baby’s sleep problem. She didn’t give me her name. So, I’m just going…

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My Toddler Refuses to Go to Sleep

Would you like to have me answer your toddler sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions each month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. In this video blog,…

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Baby Sleep: What Does it Really Mean to "Sleep Like a Baby?"

by Andrea Strang, CGSC Why has “Sleep Like a Baby” become our shorthand for a good night’s sleep? As parents, you may quickly come to realize that your baby’s sleep patterns differ from yours. Babies spend more time in light sleep and less time in what we would call restorative sleep. It is normal and…

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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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“My Baby Will Not Sleep” Is All About Quantity AND Quality Sleep

First, let’s begin by addressing four of the most coveted words in parenting – “sleeping through the night” – a term most parents long to understand, experience, and feel! Throughout our sleep time, we are constantly transitioning and cycling between light and deep sleep (known as REM and non-REM). During these transition periods, we experience…

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