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Promoting Long, Restful Naps

Parents often underestimate the importance of daytime sleep, and often fall under the false assumption that taking shorter naps will translate into longer snoozes at bedtime. Today, Dana discusses why daytime naps are essential to promoting restful sleep at bedtime, and how you can provide your baby with the best …

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Getting Your Kids Out of Your Bed

Co-sleeping is one of those things that seems like such a good idea in theory, but becomes significantly less enjoyable in practice. Kids are often fitful sleepers and can keep you from getting any restful sleep at all when they’re sleeping next to you. How do you get them out …

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How Can I Get my Child to Eat?

Battling with your child over what and when they eat can be a frustrating ordeal. Trying to balance proper nutrition with food they’ll actually eat is a challenge for many parents. Today, I’ve got some tips to help you get your child to eat right without developing a negative attitude …

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Handling Toddler Sleep Regressions

Parents who have taught their babies great sleep skills from an early age are often surprised when their toddler suddenly starts waking in the night or refusing to follow their bedtime schedule. It’s common for toddlers to start testing their boundaries, and this week I’ve got some tips to help …

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When Can I Stop Feeding in the Night?

New parents are understandably curious when they can cut out the night feed and get back to sleeping through the night. However, there’s usually concern that they might be pulling it too early, and baby might not be getting enough to eat. Today, I’ve got some signs to help determine …

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Toddler Stall Tactics

Whether it’s a request for one more drink of water, a lost blankie, or a half-hour tooth-brushing session, toddlers are the masters of the bedtime stall tactics. Here are a few helpful hints to keep the peace and maintain a tight schedule.

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Why Do Babies Wake When They’re Moved?

How many times have you seen your baby sleep through ambulance sirens, wailing siblings, and other assorted mayhem, only to wake up with an attitude the instant you go to put her in her crib? There’s a simple solution to the problem, and I’ll tell you about it in today’s …

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Dealing With Separation Anxiety

We all love the bond we share with our babies, but what if your child is so attached that she has a meltdown whenever you leave the room? Today, I’ve got some great tips for alleviating separation anxiety in a gentle but effective way.

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Dealing With Sibling Rivalry

When you have more than one child, you’re guaranteed a little competition, conflict, and the occasional bout of tears. Knowing how to deal with those episodes can be helpful to your children’s development and can save your family a lot of grief.

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Preventing Nighttime Wake-ups

What is it that wakes kids up in the middle of the night and leaves them incapable of getting back to sleep? You might be surprised to learn that the solution to the problem isn’t found in the middle of the night, but right before bed.

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