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…

Sleep Safety and Inclined Sleepers: Fisher Price Issues More Recalls

sleeplady.com| Sleep Safety and Inclined Sleepers: Fisher Price Issues More Recalls If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ve probably heard that Fisher Price recently recalled their popular “Rock ‘n Play” due to safety concerns. The baby products giant has now recalled the sleeper portion of their Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard, raising general concerns…

Maintaining your Child’s Summer Sleep Schedule is Important

sleeplady.com| Maintaining your Child’s Summer Sleep Schedule is Important It’s June. School’s out. The sun is blasting through the windows and the sounds of children playing in the neighborhood is loud and joyful, but it’s 8:30 p.m. What do you do? It’s tempting to throw caution to the wind, because after all, it’s summer vacation!…

Giveaway for Dads! Keep Calm and Soothe your Baby

sleeplady.com| Giveaway for Dads! Keep Calm and Soothe your Baby New parents have their hands full, and it seems like nobody becomes an expert at soothing a newborn until AFTER theirs are grown. Do you feel like there’s just nothing you can do to calm your new bundle of joy? We’re going to change that!…

Transition from the Crib – When and How to Make It a Smooth One

sleeplady.com| Transition from the Crib – When and How to Make It a Smooth One All too often, parents rush to get their child to transition from the crib into a bed, as though it were a sign of achievement, maturity, or their guaranteed success as adults. One woman I worked with even reported an…