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The schedule sounds OK, although it's more sleep than my son would have managed at that age, I know that some children do sleep more. The problem seems to me like a combination of not being quite tired enough at bedtime and possibly too many negative associations with her crib and bedtime. I think this can be a tricky age as it's around the time that many ...


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I don't think you need to worry. Your baby's circulation will still be fine at that temperature, as long as his core is warm. If his chest is warm, and his feet are warm, it really doesn't matter if his hands are a bit cold.


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The best way to keep a baby's hands warm are to make sure his core is warm. That goes for day or night. You are on the right track with the sleep sack. I would suggest a wool sleep sack. I've used one for all my kids and they are the best for keeping young babies warm before they are big enough to enjoy a warm blanket safely. But, I've also used cotton ...


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My husband and I did a lot of research a few years ago. We now have an 8 yr old boy and 5 yr old girl. We had the hardest time with our boy because when he was at his real mother's house, he always slept with his mother or one of his older brothers, being the youngest of 5 boys there. I initially had a hard time with this being my relationship with his dad ...


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I asked a very similar question here about a year ago 1 year old baby won't eat in day, drinks milk all night and I got some helpful answers although no-one could really suggest how to get my son to eat more. A year on, we've had some success trying certain things and I think that just time in itself makes a big difference. It's not very well ...


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You must be very tired, and very stressed! The good news is that I think you might be able to fix this quite quickly and easily. But first, you mustn't ever try to force-feed your child. No matter how worried or tired you are, this won't work and could cause serious problems. You don't say that your child is underweight, so I'm going to assume her weight ...


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My son used to do this, supposedly they are common with younger children. Night terrors are what they call them. My son gradually stopped when in the morning I would ask him what he dreamed, sometimes he remembered and sometimes no. I would explain to him that each thing was not real and that he was safe. I also cut out all cartoons with violence for a long ...


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I think it really depends on the situation. If the mom and kid are by themselves (no father present) then it probably makes more sense that they would sleep in the same bed. I'm sure there will come a day fairly soon where that will no longer be the case. I really don't think its a big deal at this point in time. As parents of two boys(6 & 4), my wife ...


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I can reference my own experience here: Our 5-year sleeps on our bed. He goes to be in his own bed, and gets up and moved to our bed in the middle of the night. He is turning 5 shortly, and recently he has had nights where he doesn't go to our bed. Most nights he sleeps in our bed. We made the decision to neither encourage nor discourage co-sleeping with ...


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There is exactly one age when this should stop: When one of the individuals concerned is no longer happy with the sleeping arrangements. Assuming that your real question is somewhere along the lines of "Is this going to mess with the development of the five yo., sexually or otherwise?" - No, he will be fine.


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Some kids that young are just not on the day/night clock yet: Most infants take about 12 weeks to show day-night rhythms in the production of melatonin, the “sleep hormone” (Rivkees 2003). Circadian changes in cortisol--a hormone that helps regulate waking--may take even longer to emerge (Rivkees 2003). And, overall, babies may take 3-5 months before ...


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On the sleeping "issue" did they try any ambient sounds while the child goes to sleep? Try rain/ocean sounds. They help the brain rest and also may prevent any sudden noises from waking the child. Also showing their exhaust and maybe anger while trying to put the child to sleep may stress her. Separation anxiety maybe? There's lot of things that need to be ...


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I wish I had an answer to help. Unfortunately our 2 year old is very similar. He'll drop off to sleep between 7-8 in his own cot but will wake up after about 4-6 hours and will then only settle in mine and my wife's bed. Where he will constantly kick, roll etc until the morning. Meaning near 0 sleep for us, especially my wife. We fear we have tried most ...


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As a first step, don't water down his milk at bed time. That's just giving him extra fluids without nutritional value that won't do much to make him feel full. With straight milk, he will probably consume a bit more calories, but not so much fluid, giving him less need to pee. It may also be a good idea to set a fixed amount you feed him every night. No ...


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If she's screaming not long after she falls asleep, it could also be night terrors. If you believe it is parasomnia (night terrors or confusional arousal), you should consult your doctor to see if you need a sleep specialist. In any case, I recommend that you start a sleep diary before you try changing anything. This will help you report accurately if you ...



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