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Reader Mailbag – Snooze Buttons, Sleep Training, and Crib Slats – EP 9

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Got a question? Great – we have answers! We recently asked parents for questions and got ~70 but only had time tackle 12. Luckily, when you manage a Facebook group of 20,000 people you get a really good sense of the types of questions that are common to MANY PARENTS. So we guarantee that at least one of the questions addressed in today’s podcast is something you’ve wondered about too.

Reader Mailbag

Ashby and I tackle the following questions (they’re all great questions, but #7 is my favorite!). We also discuss sad mornings, nap yoga, and a number of other strategies that will help if you’re feeling panicky.

reader mailbag

1:02 What to do when arm/legs get stuck in crib slats?

4:01 How do I get rid of the dreaded snooze button feed?

7:20 How to handle a baby who exhibits concerning behavior (vomiting, banging head, falling asleep standing up) at bedtime?

12:07 How to you foster independent sleep AT bedtime while maintaining a few feeds during the night? How do you know when to feed?

16:10 Why is my independently sleeping child up and screaming in the middle of the night for 2-3 hours!?

18:40 How do you salvage days when sleep is off to get baby back on track?

21:21 Baby has 3 hour wake time before 7:30 PM bedtime. Baby wakes up from last nap between 3-3:30. Now what?

23:00 How do you approach sleep with a late pre-term baby?

24:50 When do kids’ sleeping issues really end?

29:05 Why do babies persist with sleep associations even when they’re no longer part of bedtime!?

31:12 My 11 month old goes to in the crib fully awake 40 minutes after nursing and a consistent bedtime routine of nurse, bath, book, song, bed. No crying. He is still waking up at least twice to nurse. What gives!?

34:01 What do you do when your baby hates sleep so much that she starts to hate her bedtime routine?

Additional Reading & Listening

Why Night Weaning Isn’t Working
Bedtime Associations and SleepWhy Your Child Isn’t Sleeping
Understanding Sleep Schedules and Wake Times
Wake Times – Targets by Age

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