Bedtime Help Parenting advice for a peaceful bedtime. Award winning author gives advice to parents and grandparents.
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5 REASONS WHY HIGH-NEED INFANTS SLEEP DIFFERENTLY Why do high-need children need more of everything but sleep?" a tired mother once asked me. Until we had a high-need infant, I would have guessed that these babies would be worn out by the end of the day and would actually need more sleep; certainly, their parents do. A tired father once told me, "When it comes to sleep, I'm a high-need parent." Here's why high-need babies sleep differently. From Ask Dr. Sears.
CHILDREN'S SLEEP PROBLEMS - American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Many childhood sleep problems are related to irregular sleep habits or to anxiety about going to bed and falling asleep. Sleep problems may also be symptoms of emotional difficulties. "Separation anxiety" is a developmental landmark for young children. For normal young children, bedtime is a time of separation: Some children will do all they can to prevent separation.
Getting infants to sleep The majority of infants (80%) sleep through the night at the age of 6 months: 10% still awaken at least once at age 9 months, and 10% still awaken once at the age of one year. The ability of the infant to sleep through the night without a feeding reflects maturation of the central nervous system as well as the ability to eat more at a feeding and last longer between feedings. From Prevention.com.
Helping Children Sleep How to help your child get a good night's rest. How to help with fears or separation anxiety in the night, without leaving him alone to cry.
New guide offers hope for sleepless children "In order to establish early, good, sleep habits, there must be consistency," said Levine. "And consistency to the rhythm of the household. And the parents together must decide how they're going to end the day for the sake of the baby's good sleep."
Sleep Problems in Children Sleep problems are very common among children during the first few years of life. Problems may include a reluctance to go to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night, nightmares, and sleepwalking. In older children, bed-wetting can also become a challenge.