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5 Things You Can Do to Stop Your Newborn From Waking

Newborns have different sleep patterns than older babies, but I think that sometimes we forget just how long it actually takes “normal” baby sleep patterns to develop. In fact, babies are considered “newborn” for the first 6 months of life, as their little bodies continue to mature. Most babies don’t develop the ability to self-soothe…

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Choose the Best Bed For Your Baby

There has been a big push lately toward choosing greener options, especially when it comes to babies. Whether it’s food, clothing, carpeting, or your baby’s crib, everyone seems to have a green, or organic, option out there. But is it really that important? When it comes to the surface that your baby sleeps on, maybe…

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How a Better Night’s Sleep Will Help Create Healthier Eating Habits

A Guest Post By Healthy with Stefan Many people fail to realize that sleep and obesity, as a result of food choices, are connected. A good night’s sleep could mean the difference between craving unhealthy treats and enjoying fruit and vegetables. It really could be that simple. A good night’s sleep helps you to make…

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4 Ways to Help Your Child Answer Anxious Questions

Guest Post Written by Renee Jain If your child is anxious, it’s likely they do something I like to call what-iffing: “What if I don’t get asked to the dance?” “What if you run out of gas and can’t pick me up from school?” “What if we get robbed?” “What if… [insert your child’s anxious thought…

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10 Reasons That Quality Sleep Matters For Your Baby

There are 4 simple words that make most parents jump for joy: “sleeping through the night.” Unfortunately, this is a term many parents have yet to experience. Did you know that babies over 6 months old constantly transition and cycle between light and deep sleep (known as REM and non-REM)? During these transition periods, everyone…

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Your Top 9 Sleep Questions Answered

Believe it or not, last year, I received more emails, messages, and posts to my Facebook Page than ever before! Throughout all of these correspondences, I noticed some trends, which tells me that many of you are struggling with the same sleep questions. This means that your baby, toddler, or preschooler isn’t the only one…

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None of My Children Will Sleep Without Their Bottle

Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem 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! Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and in this vlog, I’m going…

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Your New Baby and Your Pet: Creating Harmony

Our pets are often our first children, but when you bring a new baby home suddenly you have to make adjustments. Your dog (or cat)’s previously quiet home will be filled with new smells, sounds, along with some major changes in schedules. Your dog’s daily outings may be cut short, or he may be relegated…

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11 Must-Read Sleep Tips for Parents + Book Giveaway

  I am happy to introduce a sleep expert specializing in adult sleep.  Like our children , we, too,  can develop bad sleep habits and sleep crutches throughout life.  Dr, Rosenberg’s book addresses many sleep disorders and ways to develop better sleeping habits and have overall improved health.  Be sure to enter below to win a copy of…

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