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when to hire a sleep coach

When to Hire a Sleep Coach — 9 Reasons it will Help

When to Hire a Sleep Coach — 9 Reasons it will Help The world is full of information and advice about babies, especially in this Internet age. You can learn what to expect in your baby’s development each month. There are whole books on what and how much and when to feed your baby. There…

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before sleep coaching

Baby Steps — Where to Start Before Sleep Coaching 100%

No matter how ready you are for your child to sleep through the night, sleep coaching can feel like a huge leap. It’s not always easy, and requires a real commitment from you. It’s smart to be really ready before sleep coaching. Perhaps you aren’t ready for that commitment. Are you worried that your baby…

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working with a sleep coach

Working With a Sleep Coach — 6 Tips for Success

Working With a Sleep Coach — 6 Tips for Success You have finally decided that bedtime and night wakings have been hard enough for long enough. And naps are a wrestling match you feel like you just aren’t winning. Now you’re ready for sleep coaching and have decided you’re ready to see your child really…

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sleep coach cost

How Much Does a Sleep Coach Cost?

How Much Does a Sleep Coach Cost? Sleep training your child can be hard. It can feel isolating, exhausting and frustrating to any parent, especially if that parent already has a busy work, travel, or home life schedule. When sleep training feels too overwhelming to even start, or if you feel like you’ve already tried…

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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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sleep training at four months

Sleep Training at Four Months? Why it May Be Better to Wait

Sleep Training at Four Months? Why it May Be Better to Wait Just a caveat before we start: If you started sleep training at four months and it worked well without a lot of stress, this article isn’t for you. For some families, with predictable, mellow babies or family needs that require big chunks of…

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toddler night weaning

Toddler Night Weaning: How Do I Stop the Constant Night Wakings?

Toddler Night Weaning: How Do I Stop the Constant Night Wakings? A mom named Hailey wrote to me and asked me a question about toddler night weaning: “My one-year-old wakes up six times a night. Sometimes it is for his pacifier and sometimes it is for milk. But mostly it is for no reason other…

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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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Baby Sleep and Temperament: No Rest for the Weary?

Written by Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Child Development and Infant Mental Health Specialist, Macall Gordon, MA. Macall is also the owner of That First Year. From the moment my daughter was born, I knew that she was not like other babies I had seen. Instead of the fuzzy, unfocused newborn gaze, hers was like a laser…

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