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Ten Reasons Why Your Child Is a Poor Sleeper

Ten Reasons Why Your Child Is a Poor Sleeper

Only the parent of the poor sleeper can understand what it feels like to have less than eight hours of sleep for three solid years. The parent of the poor sleeper knows that taking a shower in the morning is ... - test

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The Effects of Missing Sleep

The Effects of Missing Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a very real issue, but most parents fail to realize just how important the proper amount and the proper form of sleep are to children. While adults can stay up too late and still function in the ... - test

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Overtired Babies

Overtired Babies

When your baby gets overtired, she can be a real pain to deal with. Obviously you want to avoid letting your child stay up too late and getting to the point of tantrums, but when she’s overtired, her behavior isn’t ... - test

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Bedtime Battles

Bedtime Battles

Sometimes it seems that nobody in your house wants to go to bed except you. If your baby, toddler or preschooler is having a hard time saying night-night at the end of the day, you might be able to find ... - test

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Ten Ways to Make Bedtime Easier

Ten Ways to Make Bedtime Easier

Bedtime battles are common in many households. It’s only natural to want to stay up later and enjoy the company of Mum and Dad, but little ones need their sleep, and getting your child to bed and asleep shouldn’t be ... - test

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What is Sleeping Through the Night?

What is Sleeping Through the Night?

There is great anticipation on your part for your little one to sleep through the night. Unfortunately for you, your child might already be sleeping through the night and you’ve been completely unaware of it. Sleeping through the night for ... - test

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When Your Child Won’t Stay in Bed

When Your Child Won’t Stay in Bed

It’s bedtime and you’ve put junior to bed and relaxed in front of the television, only to find him by your side requesting a trip to the bathroom, water, another story, a hug, or any other endless array of stalling ... - test

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Surviving the Sleepless Nights

Surviving the Sleepless Nights

A very young baby has little consideration for the sleep of her parents. She sleeps when she is tired and eats when she is hungry. Daylight means nothing to her and eight hours of sleep won’t come for many more ... - test

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Switching Days and Nights

Switching Days and Nights

New babies sleep constantly if they are warm and comfortable. But many new babies startle their parents when they begin to spend more time awake during the night hours. Unfortunately for these parents, their babies have a very common diagnosis ... - test

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Ten Things Every Parent Should Know About Sleep

Ten Things Every Parent Should Know About Sleep

Newborns seem to spend all of their time either crying or sleeping and even as your child grows, sleep remains a very essential part of their health and well-being. 1. All Children Require a Lot of Sleep Everyone seems to ... - test

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Sleep Dependency

Sleep Dependency

In a household with a bad sleeper, there may be more at work than teething, bad dreams or other reasons parents use as reasons their child wakes repeatedly during the night. Teething, night terrors, and hunger are very legitimate reasons ... - test

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Reasons for Nightwakings

Reasons for Nightwakings

It’s extremely frustrating for a parent to have gotten back to a normal night schedule of eight hours of sleep, only to be woken up by a baby or toddler who was previously sleeping through the night. Before leaving the ... - test

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Surviving Sleepless Nights

Surviving Sleepless Nights

Most mums expect to be awake a lot when the baby is brand new, but what is shocking for many new parents is how long it is before your baby sleeps through the night. You’ll be experiencing interrupted sleep for ... - test

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Killing Monsters, Aliens and Other Night Fears

Killing Monsters, Aliens and Other Night Fears

There is no telling when they will come, but almost all children experience night fears or nightmares at some point between the start of the toddler years continuing through school age. Granted, many adults still have nightmares, but there is ... - test

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Helping Baby Sleep through the Night

Helping Baby Sleep through the Night

Few new parents can anticipate exactly how fierce the sleepless nights of a newborn can be. Many newborns have their days and nights confused, but even the most restful baby can still wake up every two or three hours to ... - test

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Night Terrors

Night Terrors

Every parent expects her child to have nightmares, but no parent is prepared for the darker cousin of nightmares – night terrors. What sounds like a bad horror movie is in fact a very real phenomenon that affects many families ... - test

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Moving Out of the Crib

Moving Out of the Crib

There is no magical age to move your baby out of his crib into a toddler bed or twin bed. Toddler beds and bedding are advertised to begin at eighteen months which starts many parents worrying and wondering if their ... - test

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Five Reasons to Consider Co-Sleeping

Five Reasons to Consider Co-Sleeping

If you’re not up to date on parenting lingo, co-sleeping, or sleeping together in a family bed, is a large component of attachment parenting. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that firmly believes in keeping baby close and anticipating ... - test

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Five Tricks for More Baby Sleep

Five Tricks for More Baby Sleep

When baby doesn’t sleep, you don’t sleep – no matter how tired both of you are. Some babies are great sleepers right from the womb and others struggle to find the perfect way of falling and staying asleep. If your ... - test

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Get Your Kids in Bed by Eight

Get Your Kids in Bed by Eight

There is definitely a lot to be said for early bedtimes. Many sleep researchers and experts highly recommend early bedtimes for children as they promote optimum health and your child will wake up better rested having slept at the time ... - test

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Big Bed Safety

Big Bed Safety

The big bed is a fun place for babies and toddler, but you want to be sure you are always being safe when sleeping in the big bed. Whether you’ve invited your infant into your own bed or are transitioning ... - test

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10 Ways to Get a Baby to Sleep

10 Ways to Get a Baby to Sleep

Babies are certainly not always cooperative when you’re trying to help them fall asleep at nighttime or naptime. Soothing your baby to the point of falling asleep doesn’t have to mean rocking or nursing, although those are certainly options. There ... - test

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All about Naps

All about Naps

Children need more day sleep than most new parents realize. Naptime is not only a break in a parent’s day, it is also a much needed rest on the part of your child. Naps have a very important purpose in ... - test

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10 Questions Answered About Sleeping

10 Questions Answered About Sleeping

Your child’s sleep is a complicated matter and figuring out the best way to help your child fall asleep and stay that way through all of his night or nap can be tricky and take some time. But even when ... - test