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Category: Toddler Sleep Problems

Baby Sleep Tips: How Much Sleep Does My Baby or Toddler Need?

Baby Sleep Tips: Secret #3 Alert, bright babies need MORE than the average amount of sleep–not less A baby who seems ahead of the curve- interested in the world around her, reaching milestones early- often fools her parents into thinking she needs less sleep than the “typical” baby. In fact, she needs more. Because she’s…

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Baby Sleep Tip: What is the Best Baby Sleep Advice?

Check out the baby sleep article below printed in the UK’s paper the Telegraph on April 22, 2010. Make sure that you read the very last sentence. I will comment further there. What is the Best Baby Sleep Advice? In Penelope Leach, elder stateswoman of childcare gurus, say so. In a new book she argues that…

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Communication is Key to Stop Bedwetting

Every day, 5 million American children wake up not knowing if their bed will be wet or dry. Many of these children feel embarrassed and ashamed-and some are punished. Bedwetting is almost as common as asthma, but it is often not discussed, even with doctors, because of its embarrassing nature. A recent study showed a…

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Nightmares or Night Terrors – Toddlers’ Sleep May Need Monitoring

Nightmares and night terrors are confusing in both cause and treatment. Knowing the difference between the two is the key to determine the best way to handle each episode. Nightmares occur during REM sleep, which happens near the end of our sleep period. When children have a nightmare, they will seek comfort from their disturbing…

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One Nap Or Two? How Often Should my Toddler or Baby Nap

Consolidating from two naps to one is a major physical and psychological transition, with almost all children passing through the “one nap is too little, two naps is too much” phase. All we can do is try to make the transition as smooth as possible, although even in the best case scenario, your child may…

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Toddler Sleep Solutions: The Crib to Bed Transition

All too often, parents rush to get their child out of a crib or into a bed, as though it were a sign of achievement, maturity, or their guaranteed success as adults, some act like it’s the ultimate toddler sleep solution. One woman I worked with even reported an unspoken competition in her playgroup to…

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Toddler Sleep Problems Fall Away by Enhancing your Child’s Self-Esteem

While I believe that teaching our children to sleep is one of our responsibilities as parents, I also believe that we must help our sons and daughters develop self-esteem. And the good news is that good sleep and self-esteem often go hand in hand. Self-esteem refers to how we feel about ourselves. Individuals with high…

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