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…

Summer Sleep Routine Busters — Secrets for a Smooth Vacation

sleeplady.com| Summer Sleep Routine Busters — Secrets for a Smooth Vacation This article originally appeared in US News and World Report Time for a summer vacation? When you imagine traveling with small children does it feel daunting, even potentially miserable? It doesn’t have to be. You can travel in a way that’s restful for your…

3 Things That Won’t Help Your Baby Sleep: The Anti-Advice

sleeplady.com| 3 Things That Won’t Help Your Baby Sleep: The Anti-Advice This is a great  blog post by Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, aka Seattle Mama Doc. Its short, sweet and packed with info! I have put her words in italic. There is a lot of information (and opinion) about how to get your infant to…

Happy Child Summit – FREE! Starts April 8th

sleeplady.com| Happy Child Summit – FREE! Starts April 8th I’m so excited to tell you about a valuable and informative event that teaches techniques for fostering long-term happiness in children and teens — the Happy Child Summit. What could be a greater gift to give your children! And best of all…it’s free! The Happy Child Summit takes place…

Baby and Toddler Naps — Everything You Need to Know

sleeplady.com| Baby and Toddler Naps — Everything You Need to Know Many parents assume that nighttime is the only time that we should worry about our baby’s and toddler’s sleep. What parents often don’t realize is how important naps really are to babies’ development, temperament, and growth. Naps are incredibly important for babies and toddlers,…

How to Handle Wakeful Windows During Nap Transitions

sleeplady.com| How to Handle Wakeful Windows During Nap Transitions  Hi. I’m Kim West, The Sleep Lady, and today I’m going to answer Miriam’s question about wakeful windows during nap transitions: “My eight-month-old son is breastfed, rocked to sleep, and sleeps in our bed. He’s also taking solids and is close to walking. We love…

Baby and Child Sleep Questions: Your Questions, Answered

sleeplady.com| 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…