Why is my Baby Taking Such Short Naps?

One of the most common concerns I hear from parents, especially of younger babies, is that their little ones will go down for naps with no fussing or protest, only to wake up half an hour later, clearly still tired, but refusing to go back to sleep.

There’s actually a simple explanation for why this happens, why it’s always around the same time, and some straightforward ways to solve the problem, and I’ll go through the whole works in today’s video.

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Getting Your Child Out of Your Bed

When I was pregnant for the first time, I had visions of my husband, my baby, and I all sleeping peacefully in the same bed. All three of us, together and safe, as a family, straight through the night.

That lasted about a week before I realized that my baby didn’t know basic bed etiquette, like not kicking people in the face while they’re lying next to you, and not pulling mommy’s hair while she’s having a wonderful dream.

But once you’ve brought your baby into your bed, it can be extremely difficult to get them out. We’re creatures of habit when it comes to sleep, and change is never welcomed gracefully.

So today, I have a few tips to help you if you’ve decided to reclaim your bed and get your little one sleeping in their own room. It’s not going to be easy, I’ll warn you, but with some determination and a little knowledge, it should be over in a couple of nights.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Changing Behavior

I think it’s safe to say that, no matter how great our kids might be, there’s always going to be some bad habit or behavior that you, as the parent, are going to want to prevent.

But as we all know, breaking a bad habit isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. Many people go through life without ever altering their own self-destructive behaviors, so it’s obviously quite a challenge to convince a toddler to stop whining for candy or quit teasing their sibling.

In today’s video, I have a few tips that should help you understand the motivation behind some of those undesirable behaviors, and leave you better equipped to prevent them with a minimal amount of protest from your little ones.

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Are you tired of butting heads with your little ones? Looking for a better way of resolving conflict with them? I’ve got just the thing!

Kids:The Manual is filled with simple, step-by-step solutions to the problems that parents face with their children’s behavior. End the frustration for both you and your child, and discover the surprisingly easy path to a conflict-free relationship with your kids!

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The Power of Choice

The toddler years are a bit of a mixed blessing, to put it mildly. On the one hand, your child is undergoing some amazing intellectual, social, and emotional changes, which are really wonderful to watch.

But they also start to realize that they have some authority over themselves, and they tend to do a lot of testing to see what they can and can’t get away with.

Giving your toddler some decisions to make will allow them to feel some control over their lives, but allowing them too much is likely to overwhelm them with decisions they’re not equipped to make.

In today’s video, I’ve got some great tips to help you provide your little one with some options in their day to day life that they can make without allowing them too much control too soon, or allowing them to make bad decisions.

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The Benefits of an Early Bedtime

There are plenty of reasons why you might not be able to put your baby to bed at 7:00 at night, but the most common reason I hear from parents whose little ones have a late bedtime is that they just aren’t tired by then.

Instead, they tend to be very energetic and super-adorable up until a couple of hours past that, then seem to fight sleep once they’re put into their crib.

In today’s video, I want to explain that late-night burst of energy, and tell you why it’s leading to poor sleep through the night. Once you’ve identified the issue, I think you’ll find that a 7:00 bedtime can help your baby get a better night’s sleep, and give you and your partner some much needed time alone with each other.

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Why is my Child Fighting Sleep?

It’s a really confusing experience when your child, who you know must be tired, seems to fight tooth and nail to avoid being put to bed, and once they’re in there, they do anything and everything except actually go to sleep.

If you’re one of the many parents who’s seeing this behavior in your little one, I’ve got some good news for you. Your baby doesn’t dislike sleep. In fact, this behavior is usually a sign that they’re ready to take more control over their own approach to getting themselves to sleep, which is going to mean easier bedtime routines and longer stretches of snoozing.

It sounds a little weird, I know, but check out today’s video and I’ll explain in a lot more detail.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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My Toddler Keeps Playing When She Should Be Sleeping

Even if your little one is a superstar sleeper, you might be surprised one night to hear the sounds of singing or babbling over your baby monitor at 2:00 in the morning.

It’s not nearly as concerning as crying, but it can still leave parents wondering what to do in order to get their little one back to sleep.

In today’s video, I’ll explain why this always happens around the same age, and what to do when your little one suddenly starts breaking into song when she’s supposed to be asleep.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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My Baby is a Light Sleeper

One thing I’ve heard multiple times in my career as a sleep consultant is that baby is a “light sleeper,” who wakes up at the slightest sound during naps or bedtime.

There’s definitely some truth to the idea that some babies wake up easier than others, but it has more to do with their ability to get back to sleep on their own than it does with their biology.

Today, I’ll explain why some little ones seem to be so easily woken up, and what you can do to improve their ability to sleep through the environmental noises that might be disturbing their naps.

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My Toddler Like my Partner Better

If you’re raising your little one with a partner, you might not have gotten to a point where your child expresses a preference for one parent over the other, but believe me, you will.

It can be a little bit heartbreaking when toddlers start expressing more love for one parent, but I assure you, it has very little to do with their actual feelings. This is usually a way of showing their authority to make their own choices.

If that sounds a little confusing, don’t worry. I explain exactly what I mean, as well as some tips to help even out the affection between both parents, in this week’s video.

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Sleep Training Advice for Grandparents

When you need someone to watch your kids for the night, there’s nobody better than Grandma and Grandpa. They know their stuff, they have years of experience, and they’ll usually jump at the opportunity to spend some time with their favorite little people.

But they might also have their own way of doing things, and if you’ve put in the effort to get your babies sleeping independently through the night, then Grandma steps in and breaks all the rules, it can bring back those old bad habits in a hurry.

In today’s video, I’ve got some tips for you to help bring your parents on board with your sleep training journey. How to establish the rules, draw clear boundaries, and ensure that they stick to the plan without forcing them to hold back on all of that grandparental affection they’re entitled to.

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