10 Tips to Resolve Early Rising

sleeplady.com| 10 Tips to Resolve Early Rising Having a baby is akin to having a human alarm clock. Both wake you up with sudden noise, but what happens when your baby suddenly begins to wake earlier and earlier? Sure, the average baby wakes ‘early’ by most adult standards. Believe it or not, sometime between 6:00…

Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely

sleeplady.com| Co-Sleeping and Room Sharing – Tips for Sleeping Safely The term “co-sleeping” is often used alongside “room sharing”. While having your child rooming with you for the first six to 12 months is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, sleeping with a baby in your bed is another story. A parent wrote in…

Baby and Child Sleep: Sample Schedules From 6 Months to Preschool

sleeplady.com| Baby and Child Sleep: Sample Schedules From 6 Months to Preschool Sometimes it seems like babies and young children grow up in the blink of an eye. They leave behind one skill and gain another as fast as you can get out your camera. While they are growing, their sleep needs change too. Your…

Sleep Regression: Just a Phase?

sleeplady.com| Sleep Regression: Just a Phase? We’ve all been there. Baby has been peacefully sleeping through the night, and, consequently, so is everyone else. Hooray! Then, out of the blue, your sweet baby is up at all hours, wanting to be soothed, fed, and crying. What happened? Many refer to these short episodes as a…

Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression? Learn the Difference

sleeplady.com| Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression? Learn the Difference Women are most vulnerable to depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum (the first year after a baby comes). If depression or anxiety is going to surface, it will almost certainly happen during this time. There are so many feelings and thoughts during pregnancy and postpartum,…

Sensory Processing Disorder, Sleep, and…Sandwiches?

sleeplady.com| Sensory Processing Disorder, Sleep, and…Sandwiches? We all know, “that kid”. The one who seems to move to the beat of their own drum. Maybe “that kid” is…yours. He’s fine as long as he’s doing his own thing, but thrust into an organized activity or classroom with behavioral expectations and, well, he’s in the corner…

Establishing Reading Routines at Home Helps Calm Our Children

sleeplady.com| Establishing Reading Routines at Home Helps Calm Our Children So many people are hunkered down in their homes right now helping to curb the spread of a worldwide pandemic. Schools and daycares have closed, and many of us feel like we’re taking care of our children while attempting to try to work from home…

Coronavirus: How to Manage Stress and Talk to Your Kids

sleeplady.com| Coronavirus: How to Manage Stress and Talk to Your Kids None of us has ever experienced what we’re going through right now — a global pandemic. While some are buying up all the toilet paper, and others are scrambling for childcare, the small people in our lives are watching. They hear us talking about…

Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Q & A with Kim West, The Sleep Lady

sleeplady.com| Good Night, Sleep Tight: A Q & A with Kim West, The Sleep Lady After almost 10 years, Kim West, AKA “The Sleep Lady” revised her book, The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight.  With exciting new and updated information as well as a fresh new cover and easy-to-read layout, it’s a must for…

Bedtime Stories: Favorite Books to Benefit Your Growing Child

sleeplady.com| Bedtime Stories: Favorite Books to Benefit Your Growing Child Bedtime stories are a part of almost every family nighttime routine. Reading is a screen-free, quiet activity that allows babies and children to calm down before it’s time to go to sleep. Reading stories to young children has benefits beyond a bedtime routine, though. The…