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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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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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My 9 Month Old Doesn't Sleep Through The Night

Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching 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 am Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer…

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The Sleep Lady Responds To A Sleep Training Study

You may wonder, does it really matter which sleep training method you use with your child or will they learn to go to sleep on their own eventually? Will any method harm a child’s psyche or ability to attach? This discussion is ongoing among those who study and write about sleep training methods as well…

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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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