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Baby and Child Sleep Questions

Baby and Child Sleep Questions: Your Questions, Answered

Baby and Child Sleep Questions: Your Questions, Answered Are you trying to get your 8-month-old to  nap? Do you have a 4-year-old Houdini who needs to stay in his bed? We get so many baby and child sleep questions, and many of them are repeated often. As a new parent, there is so much information…

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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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Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered

Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered Many parents wonder what a ‘typical’ schedule looks like for their child. The truth is that every baby is different, but there are some baby nap basics that work for most children six months and older. If you have a younger child, I would…

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The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby

The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby When many parents think of sleep coaching, they automatically draw images of screaming babies and children in a room alone while the parent hides and pretends that the crying isn’t killing them. Most parents just can’t do that. It’s not fair to the child,…

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Gentle Sleep Training with The Sleep Lady Shuffle

Gentle Sleep Training with The Sleep Lady Shuffle Gentle sleep training — sometimes called sleep coaching — is nothing more than helping your baby learn to put himself to sleep so that he can successfully nap and eventually sleep through the night. Many parents don’t realize that babies do not inherently know how to fall…

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21 Tips To Get You Ready For Daylight Saving Time

In the wee hours of spring each year you may notice that it is getting lighter a bit earlier and inwardly shout “hooray!” I know that I am ready to put away the snow shovel and gloves and spot some spring bulbs coming up in the garden! Another sign of spring that may take a…

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My Nine-Month-Old Baby Cries Until She Throws Up – VLOG

Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Azadeh’s question about her baby who cries until she throws up. Here’s what she wrote: “My 9-month-old still co-sleeps with us and wakes up to 2 to 3 times per night for breastfeeding. I’m really worried about how to sleep…

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Sleep Training Your Baby: Options Beyond Crying It Out

This article originally appeared on US News and World Report, January 13, 2017. Parents of sleepless babies often feel torn between what they think are their only two options: let their baby cry it out or hope it just resolves over time. There are other effective options. Parents can choose a sleep training method that fits with their values…

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The Working Mom and Sleep Coaching – Is It Possible?

If you are a working mom you probably already feel like you’re climbing Mt. Everest every day. Your mind is full, your schedule is maxed, and your body is tired.  Now that your child is near the six-month mark you may want to take that next step — sleep coaching. How wonderful it would be for him to…

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