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Sleep Regression After a New Sibling

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule

Sleep Regression After a New Sibling Arrives? Getting Back on Schedule Once children learn to sleep well, they can take change in stride. They can become, as one mom called her toddler, an “Olympic sleeper.” Some kids do get thrown off by common childhood illnesses, travel and the like.  You can get them back on…

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stop my toddler from cosleeping

Stop My Toddler From Cosleeping — My Husband is on the Couch!

Stop My Toddler From Cosleeping — My Husband is on the Couch! A reader wrote in with a plea to “stop my toddler from cosleeping.” She wrote: “My 3.5 yr old daughter has recently started to have issues with sleeping in her bed. I am certain at times she has nightmares. We have let her…

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toddler won't sleep

Toddler Won’t Sleep at Night? Your Tough Sleep Question, Answered

Toddler Won’t Sleep at Night? Your Tough Sleep Question, Answered A mom of five is having a sleep problem with her youngest. This mom’s toddler won’t sleep at night, and she’s tried it all: “Our 2-year-old is the youngest of five and hands down the worst sleeper in the world ever. In his life, he’s…

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My 14-Month-Old Wakes Up Too Early — How to Fix Early Rising

My 14-Month-Old Wakes Up Too Early — How to Fix Early Rising Hi there! Today I’m going to answer Kathleen’s e-mail question about her son who wakes up too early. She wrote in and said the following: “My fourteen-month old wakes up at 5 a.m. He’s always had this early wake up time. I’ve tried…

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Bedtime Routine for Toddlers

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable For toddlers and preschoolers, the bedtime routine can often be the most challenging part of the day. It means another transition and separation from you, at the same time that everyone in the household is a bit tired and sometimes frazzled from a long day, especially when…

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sleep training baby

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start

Starting Sleep Training? 10 Steps to Take BEFORE You Start When your baby reaches the 6-month mark, the first thing on your mind is starting sleep training. To make things go as smoothly as possible, there are some boxes to check before you start. This comprehensive list includes the information you need: Make sure you…

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toddler sleep regression

Pre-Toddler Sleep Regression? 5 Tips to Help You Get Back to Sleep

Pre-Toddler Sleep Regression? 5 Tips to Help You Get Back to Sleep I’m not going to claim that all babies experience a sleep regression or two, but most do. If there is one period that seems to be abundantly common, it’s the pre-toddler sleep regression. This is when babies learn to crawl and/or pull themselves…

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cosleeping with multiple children

Cosleeping with Multiple Children: The Family Bed

Cosleeping with Multiple Children: The Family Bed A family bed — a fancy name for instances when parents are cosleeping with multiple children in a ‘family’ bed — is quite common. Although not many families talk about it, they do need to consider what happens when another baby is introduced into a family bed. You…

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nap training child

Toddler Naps: Nap or Not to Nap for My 4 Year Old?

Toddler Naps: Nap or Not to Nap for My 4 Year Old? A reader wrote in this question about toddler naps: “I am struggling. Does my 4 year old need a nap? On weekdays, she goes to 1/2 day preschool, naps afterwards in her room with dim lights and a sound machine from about 12:45pm…

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cosleeping toddler

Cosleeping Toddler: Teaching Independent Sleep in Your Bed

Cosleeping Toddler: Teaching Independent Sleep in Your Bed At some point, everyone needs to learn to put themselves to sleep, and that includes your cosleeping toddler. The point of cosleeping is to allow everyone in the family to sleep well. That also means that you do not have to continue to go to bed at…

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