By Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® Most parents ask me what a “typical day” of feedings, naps, and bedtime would look like for their child. Because I get so many questions about this, I decided to dedicate this post to just that. What follows are typical baby and toddler sleep schedules for specific ages and stages. Please […]
By Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® All of the energy and independence of a preschooler can either snowball into a bad situation at bedtime or be deftly managed to become a peaceful path toward slumber. I’m just going to assume you want a peaceful bedtime routine for the sake of this article (no one […]
Separation anxiety, night terrors, fear of the dark, night weaning, naptime battles – the list of sleep-related issues parents have to navigate goes on and on and on and on. What are you currently struggling with? Share it in the comments for a chance to win our new Peaceful Panda!
By Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® 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. That’s why we’re […]
By Kim West, LCSW-C, The Sleep Lady® At some point, everyone needs to learn to put themselves to sleep, and that includes your co-sleeping toddler. The point of co-sleeping is to allow everyone in the family to sleep well, which also means that you do not have to continue to go to bed at 7 […]