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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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The Toddler Pillow and Other Room Safety Rules for the “Big Kid Bed”

The Toddler Pillow and Other Room Safety Rules for the “Big Kid Bed” Congratulations! You’ve just moved your toddler to a “big kid” bed. The ‘baby’ decorations are gone and you and your toddler have agreed upon a new theme. You’ve gone shopping for wall decals, a new night light, and, the best part of…

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HELP! My Sleep Coached Baby Isn't Sleeping Anymore!

  Would you like to have me answer your baby or 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 a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and…

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Make Sure Your Baby is Safe in the Car Seat

I realize that as a parent, sometimes all we want is for our baby (or toddler!) to just GO TO SLEEP. But it’s so very important to make sure that your child’s sleep environment is safe, and MEANT for naps or nighttime sleep. In a recent article published by The New Zealand Herald, researchers found…

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How Do I Sleep Train a Toddler Who Can Climb Out of Their Crib?

This week, I’m going to answer a mom’s sleep question about how to sleep train her climbing toddler: 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 a month to answer…

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Why Sleep Coaching Will Not Ruin Your Parent-Child Bond

Lately, it seems like everyone who hears “sleep coaching” assumes that crying has to be involved. Thanks to movies (and the very first sleep book out there), this isn’t surprising. What many parents don’t realize is that sleep coaching CAN be gentle, approachable, and effective…with very few tears. I think that there is so much…

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Is Light Keeping Your Children Awake?

We depend on artificial light for work and leisure, but we seldom question whether that light is healthy or not. But new research shows that some types of artificial light can actually be dangerous to you and your family. Photo credit: evansklar.blogspot.com Artificial light is something we take for granted. It’s all around us, at…

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The Truth About Tears

What do you think of when you hear the words “sleep training” or “sleep coaching”? I’m guessing that for a majority of you who haven’t experienced The Shuffle images of screaming, crying children left alone is one of the first things that comes to mind. I hear the same fear of tears from parents who…

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Dealing With Post Partum Depression: An Interview with Dr. Shosh

Huffington Post recently published an article entitled When Post Partum Depression Doesn’t Go Away. Certainly, there are far more new moms out there suffering from post partum depression (PPD) that have been diagnosed, and many just assume that it’s “baby blues”. The fact is that these are two very different things. As always, I want…

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