A good way to encourage good sleep is to get familiar with your baby's sleepy signals, and put her down to sleep as soon as she seems tired. Every child has his own sleepy signs. Here are some common ones:
These tips can bring improvement not only in your child's sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least -- improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well.
After a newborn period of all-day napping, babies eventually settle into a regular two-nap-a-day routine. Sometime between the ages of 12 months and 24 months most toddler switch to one nap. How does your little signal readiness for just one nap?
Getting a baby to go to sleep and stay asleep is one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. Don't let these myths keep your child awake.
Toddlers don't seem to have an off switch. Often, when they're tired, they just reverberate faster, like an overwound toy, until they crash. Reading your toddler's cues so you can ensure she gets enough sleep can be a challenge.
This is a glorious time in your life -- and a sleepless time, too. Newborns have very different sleep needs than older babies. This article will help you understand your baby's developing sleep patterns, and will help you have reasonable expectations for sleep.
What you're dealing with here is a very common (and also a very frustrating) problem. Some parents of newborns find that their babies won't nap at all. Others find that their babies nap for 20 minutes maximum -- barely even a catnap. So what's going on?
"My baby takes only short naps." There are several equally good reasons a baby may take only catnaps. First, a short nap may be all she needs; some babies are fully energized after 30 to 40 minutes of sleep. But this next reason is more likely the culprit:
Sleep, for parents and baby is precious, and luckily there are many ways to help improve the length and quality of it for all. For babies under a year old....What if your child is older; a toddler who needs more than a bit of encouragement to enter dreamland?
Babies can make us laugh; they can make us proud. They can also make us crazy, especially when it comes to bedtime. Help is on the way. Dr. Jodi Mindell is one of the country's leading sleep experts.