Questions tagged [sleep]

How and when children sleep. For questions on how to get them to sleep, see the [bedtime] tag.

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What can I include in the bedtime routine for an active 6 month old?

My baby's routine used to be a warm bath, book, massage, holding him while gently walking around (the only thing that actually calms him), and then rocking with him till he's drowsy. It used to take ...
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Cot mattress size

I need to get a mattress for a cot. Mattresses seem to come in two sizes: 60 x 120cm and 70 x 140cm. According to various advice, the 70cm is for a cot bed and 60 for a cot. I've measured the inside ...
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Toddler playing in room instead of sleeping

I have two years' nine-month year old who we recently daytime potty trained. Ever since he’s been climbing out of the crib to turn on the light and play with books, toys, or blankets in his room for ...
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1 year old baby won't sleep when overtired and cries a lot

My 15 month old daughter goes to sleep keeping herself latched to mother's feed. When she was a newborn, she used to sleep on a crib, but she has made her habit of going to sleep with milk latched ...
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3 year old awake in middle of the night [closed]

I often find my son awake in the middle of the night, sometimes for hours. I have only come to know this recently as I have a baby and when o wake up for her I check his monitor around 2am. He NEVER ...
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What are reasons for setting a teen bedtime

I'd like to set a bed / wake time (or guideline) for my teen. While a part of me would say something like 8:00 a.m. in summer, something like being up by 10:00 is okay with me. But logistically (...
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How to prevent baby falling asleep at breast and keep asleep at bassinet [duplicate]

We have a newborn baby girl, and she keeps falling asleep at the breast during feeding. This makes the feeding session super long, because we constantly have to try to find ways to wake her so she ...
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Is it normal for a 3 year old to hold his pee during sleep?

Is it normal for a 3 year old to hold his pee during sleep for the whole night so he doesn't wet the bed. He seems to struggle doing it? I try lifting him to pee but he just throws a tantrum and ...
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Baby want continuously rocking to bouncy

Our baby turned 2 months old and he is lying in bouncy all day but he want someone rocking it all the time or else he cries a lot. This is really tiring by hand or by feet. Why the baby want so much ...
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How to improve parent sleep quality once child is sleeping through the night?

We have been very lucky that our 1.5 year old child is a good sleeper. We did some sleep training early on and she now sleeps through the night quite consistently. We are grateful for that! However, ...
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My 18 month old daughter too much sweating during sleep time and it leads a sleep problem

My daughter is 18 months old, and she sweats when she sleeps especially during night time. I think because of the issue and hotness, she often wakes up at midnight. It is frustrating for me, but I ...
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Hungry infant always ready to suckle and crying

Our 2.5 week old is too hungry. Drinking on formula milk every 2 or 2;30 hours and in sleep rest of time. He had been making us wake up all night. Teats don’t do any good as he wiggle and makes it ...
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Sleep Regression in almost 3 year old (April)

My toddler has been waking up 2-5 times a night for the past 1.5 months following the birth of our twin girls last December. Each time, he comes into our bedroom and asks us to take him back and sit ...
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Feeding a newborn throughout the night without letting him cry

My wife and I have a newborn on the way in a few months, and I was wondering about one aspect of night-feedings. Popular wisdom is that we shouldn't let the baby get to the point that they're crying ...
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Newborn accidentally rolling into side — what are the risks and options?

Our 5-day old baby apparently has some very strong legs. We have witnessed him kick himself out of a swaddle that was pretty darn tight We have seen him kick himself onto his side. This has happened ...
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Having difficulty putting 6 month old to sleep at night

Context/background: My 6 month old usually wakes around 7.30 to 8am in the morning. He then has a morning feed and plays till around 9 to 9.30 before his morning bath, and then has a short morning nap ...
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Why won't my 3-year-old let her mum put her to bed?

My daughter will only let me put her to bed in the evening and not my wife. In fact she will not respond at all until the morning to her, whether its getting up for a pee or a wander or a drink. It ...
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why does my toddler's sleep schedule shift week by week?

My daughter is 15 months old, and for a good while now she will sleep through the night. I wake up with her in the morning and can't help but notice that she'll sleep until 7am for 3 days in a row, ...
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Making 7 year old sleep in her own bed

A 7 year old refuses to sleep in her own room. She does accept to fall asleep in it and maybe stay there for a couple of hours, but in the middle of the night she walks over to the parent's bed and ...
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How old should a child be to sleep in top bunk?

So I've recently had a second child. For now, he's in a co-sleeper and my daughter (3,5 years old) is in a toddler bed (big cot with bars removed). I'm considering buying a bunk bed for when I ...
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Premature - Almost 2yr girl (crying and whining during sleep)

My preemie (3 months early) girl is almost 2yrs old now. She's tiny compared to her older sister who was 3 months past due, but completely healthy. My little one has started to cry-then-whine about ...
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Looking for a strategy to help my daughter sleep on her own

My daughter is almost five months old and extremely dependent on my wife and I both going to sleep and staying asleep. She sleeps in the bed with us most of the night feeding, if my wife rolls over or ...
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How to wean 19 month old off an early morning bottle feed?

My 19 month old is given a bottle twice a day. Once in the evening to get to sleep which is fine. The second bottle is given to her about 60/90 minutes before she finally gets up. She tends to wake up ...
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Street noise outside a child's bedroom - studies on how much it affects the quality of sleep?

Our 3 year old's bedroom is facing a street that has some low degree of traffic at night. There is a bus stop right under the window (we live on the 2nd floor), with buses going every 10 minutes until ...
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How to make a 3.5-year-old stop deliberately waking up her 1-year-old sister?

We've got two daughters of 3.5 (B) and 1 (L) years, respectively. B's behaviour is sometimes a bit reminiscent of what was described in someone else's earlier question. The particular issue/situation ...
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How many hours per day should a three and a half year old sleep? [duplicate]

And what night-time/midday nap split? Please quote sources. I have Weissbluth but have difficulty parsing any proscriptive advice out of it.
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How to help my 3-year-old who wakes up at night in fear of a bug biting his leg (again)?

My child is 3 years and 2 months old. In the last two weeks, I have seen his behaviour change - he wakes up crying around 2 am, shaking and not allowing his leg to be touched, not wanting a blanket, ...
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How to entertain (or keep in bed) a 5-year-old who gets up at 5am?

We have two girls: Elise, who is 2 and is decidedly an evening person: running and bouncing and laughing and playing until 7 or 8 PM if she can get away with it (which she can't, we want her in bed ...
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How to help a 6-month-old who won't soothe in the crib?

TL;DR Version How do people get a 6-month-old to soothe without picking them up? Has this actually ever worked for anyone? We are on baby #2 and it seems like a myth? Long Form Version We are on baby #...
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How to help a 1-year-old sleep for longer than 1.5 to 2 hours at a time when we only have one bedroom?

My 1-year-old son is only sleeping for 1.5 - 2 hours at a time. He is breastfed and we co-sleep. I have seen similar posts on here and they recommended gentle sleep training and I have come to the ...
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How to wean a 1-year-old of breastfeeding, especially night feeds?

I have a nearly 1-year-old boy who is currently enjoying solids a lot. He'll normally eat all of his dinner, which is whatever we are having, and a lot of the time he'll also finish his big brother's ...
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How to get a 1-year-old to sleep through?

We've got a boy who is nearly a year old. He's woken practically every night. He is breastfed, and is currently eating solids very well. Down to a couple of breastfeeds a day really. However, he ...
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How to help my 4-year-old get back to sleep in the middle of the night?

My 4-year-old son gets up every night to go to the bathroom. When he goes back to bed, he has trouble falling back asleep and will either talk, sing or play until he does and that sometimes takes ...
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What to do about our 18-month-old crying screaming with eyes closed for an hour?

Our 18-month-old boy has been crying/screaming in his sleep. A lot of sleeping issues. We will try and wake him up. But he continues to cry/scream with his eyes closed for up to an hour after "waking ...
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How to make my toddler stop crying every night?

I have a 15-month-old daughter. Since birth, she has been crying every night around the same time with her eyes closed. I haven't had a real good sleep at night since she's been here. I've had ...
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One year old tends to wake up a lot in the night demanding breast

My son has turned year old last week and for the past month or so he's been sleeping less in his bed and is more agitated in the night. Our current tuck in protocol is between 19:00 and 20:00 (...
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Is my toddler's sleep pattern normal or does he sleep too much? [closed]

My 2.5-year-old son's sleep pattern has drastically changed the last couple of weeks. Now he generally goes to sleep about 10pm, sleeps through until 9am or a bit later. He is only awake for about 4 ...
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Why does our 7 month old wake up every 2 hours at night?

... and what can we do about it? We breastfeed, so it’s normal that she feeds regularly at night, but two out of three times, this kid wakes up just to be held and rocked for thirty seconds and then ...
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How to help a 3 year old to sleep better?

My 3 year old doesn't go to sleep until late after 11pm and wakes up by 7.30am. Is this ok? She sleeps for 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon until 5pm. Since birth she hasn't slept properly.
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Does sleep-talk with toddlers work?

Is there any scientific research that proves sleep-talk (reading affirmations to a child when the child sleeps) works? The promoters such as these https://gouldingprocess.com/ already say it does, ...
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My 8 months old son not sleeping

I hope someone can help us with our sleeping problems. My son was always sleeping on his back, but at around 6 months, he discovered that he can turn around to his belly, and he likes it so much that ...
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My baby stays awake and plays until 4 am

I'm trying to set a sleeping schedule for my 1-year-old daughter. The last three days she was waking up at 8 and sleeps at 9 with two naps in between and it was perfect. But for no obvious reason she ...
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My 2-year-old son is crying at midnight and keeps crying every five minutes till early morning

For the past three days my 2-year-old boy keeps crying at midnight till early morning 6 or 7 am every five minutes and not opening his eyes. We were really worried what could be the reason. He keeps ...
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1 year old keeps waking up at 3 am

In the last month or so, our 13 month old has woken up around 3 am and been vehemently against going back to sleep. It's sort of a combination of being against being put back to bed and being very ...
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Cousin (1 year and 9 months) won’t stop yelling and crying every 5 minutes during his sleep. What could be the reason?

My cousin's parents are on a trip at the moment and they left my cousin with my aunt, since they have this people above 3 years old only rule when it comes to travelling, since someone under that age ...
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2 year old demands milk midnight

my younger son turned 2 in June, he has a sleep issue that worries me and my wife. He fells asleep at late hour like 10pm every night only after long cuddling. He always wakes up around 3am ...
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How to get rid of the night feed (dream feed)? Baby won't sleep through the night without it

The baby is almost 12 months old. She has 2 naps a day (sometimes 3), can usually sleep through the night and her evening schedule is approximately: 04:00 PM wake up from nap, and have fruit or baby ...
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My 2.5-year-old wakes up and whines for hours

My 2-year-old wakes up in the middle of the night and whines for an hour or two and won't tell me why or go back to sleep. I have to work and this can't keep happening. Also I am worried about him.
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What to do about my toddler's fixation on the smell of her mother’s hair?

I would like to help my 2-year-old daughter sleep without smelling and pulling my wife's hair. Every night, my wife gets nervous and headaches, as our daughter pulls her hair for at least 30 minutes. ...
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Can an infant choke on spit-up?

I have a 5 week old daughter. She spits up after feeding sometimes (especially if she feeds too much in one sitting). We have been worried about her choking on the spit-up. Especially in the night ...

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