The Sleep Lady’s Nap Coaching Tips

sleeplady.com| The Sleep Lady’s Nap Coaching Tips I often get asked about nap training, mostly parents want to know if it’s possible, and if it is, how to make sure that their baby naps at the correct time and for the proper length of time. Naps are an essential part of both the baby and…

We Must Stop Blaming Parents for Baby Sleep Problems

sleeplady.com| We Must Stop Blaming Parents for Baby Sleep Problems This article has been reprinted with permission. Original title: “Sleep research and advice is full of parent-shaming and it needs to stop“ I recently met a woman who told me that when her baby was roughly four-months-old, she was persistently fussy and just wouldn’t sleep…at…

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide — Something for Everyone

sleeplady.com| Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide — Something for Everyone Let’s face it: we all procrastinate. When you become a parent, holiday procrastination just comes with the territory. If you have small children, you’re probably never alone in a store for any length of time. Before you know it, it’s time to start wrapping presents! With…

Let’s Get Ready to Fall Back! 8 Steps to that Extra Hour of Sleep

sleeplady.com| Let’s Get Ready to Fall Back! 8 Steps to that Extra Hour of Sleep The end of Daylight Saving Time is just around the corner. An hour seems like such a small amount of time, unless it’s the hour between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m.! If you have small children, they won’t automatically fall back…

The Lovey — Your Child’s First Best Friend

sleeplady.com| The Lovey — Your Child’s First Best Friend It’s bedtime. You’ve gone through the whole routine — bath, stories, songs. As you turn to leave your tiny toddler for the night, she stands up in her crib and reaches out, crying for you to come back. That’s when you hand her that precious item…

One Nap Per Day: How to Transition Your Toddler with The Shuffle

sleeplady.com| One Nap Per Day: How to Transition Your Toddler with The Shuffle Hi, Kim West, The Sleep Lady and I’m going to answer Suzanne’s question about transitioning to one nap: “My 15-month-old boy is going through some kind of sleep regression after months of being a pretty great sleeper. He was sleeping 11 to…

Gentle Sleep Coaching Twins — Tips Just for Multiples

sleeplady.com| Gentle Sleep Coaching Twins — Tips Just for Multiples Being a parent of twins is a job requiring full-on commitment with many challenges.  It is a role both fabulous and flabbergasting, with days filled with so many moments of wonder and excitement…but also exhaustion.  Perhaps you have figured out a feeding and sleeping schedule,…

Tips For The Back To School Sleep Transition: Routine is Everything

sleeplady.com| Tips For The Back To School Sleep Transition: Routine is Everything For many of you, school is starting in the next few weeks. That means earlier mornings, and potentially an earlier bedtime. Many families slowly migrate to a later bedtime during the summer. Days are longer, activities start later, and vacations have special rules….

Preschooler Bedtime Battles: 11 Tips for Peaceful Evenings

sleeplady.com| Preschooler Bedtime Battles: 11 Tips for Peaceful Evenings With newfound independence, little kids can be a handful to calm at night. All of that energy can either snowball into preschooler bedtime battles, or be deftly managed to become a peaceful path toward slumber. I’m just going to assume you want a peaceful bedtime routine…

Our Vacation Ruined Sleep for our 2.5 Year Old! Help us Recover

sleeplady.com| Our Vacation Ruined Sleep for our 2.5 Year Old! Help us Recover Today, I’m going to answer Sarah’s question about how their vacation ruined sleep for their child. “Dear Kim, I have a two and a half year old son name Gavin. He has always slept well at night for his entire life. Goes…

Summer Sleep: Can a Cool Breeze Mean Better Sleep for Your Baby?

sleeplady.com| Summer Sleep: Can a Cool Breeze Mean Better Sleep for Your Baby? One of my favorite things to do in the early months of summer is to open all the windows and fill my home with the fresh spring air. It refreshes the senses and clears out the stale air from a long winter….

Your Child’s Sleep Routine Can Survive Summer Travel

sleeplady.com| Your Child’s Sleep Routine Can Survive Summer Travel Summertime is just about here! That may mean a more relaxed schedule, longer days, weekend trips, and even some summer travel. I wait for it all year and when it finally warms up I exhale and gratefully slip on capris and sandals! But with all of…