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

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What to do in the moment when a toddler falls asleep so late for his nap that it folds into his bedtime?

It happens sometimes - a 32 month old toddler who just doesn't want to sleep during the day and winds up being fully awake right up until an hour or so before he's supposed to go to bed. I've seen ...
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Toddler keeps lifting mattress up and putting his legs into the mattress rack - how to prevent?

We have a large crib that converted into our toddler's bed. It has served us well for some time, but recently there's been a problem concerning our toddler's night-time or nap-time habits. For some ...
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15 month old wakes up crying at night and wont sleep again without me

My 15mo used to sleep all night ,until a month ago.He now wakes up at night crying and standing on his feet and wont sleep until i lay with him and sleep together. How do I stop this from happening? ...
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What To Do About My 2 Year Old's Nighttime Zoomies

Our 2 year old (2 years 3 months) has always had a habit of getting a huge burst of energy late at night. Usually when we take him up to his room, he'll run that energy out in just a few minutes and ...
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Is okay for my 3 month old to sleep 12hr through the night?

He still wakes up to feed every 4 hrs stays up for 10min every feed and will sleep from 11:00pm to 11:00am and throughout the day takes 2 naps that are 2 hrs long sometimes 3hrs
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Should we encourage our 2-year old to give up his naps?

Our son is 2 years old as of September, and he's been trying to skip his mid-day nap lately. What usually happens is at around 1-2 PM, he'll start to get sleepy. At this time, if we put on soothing ...
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3 month old suddenly very fussy

Our son will turn 12 weeks old on September 17th, 2023. He's always been a little fussy but nothing that we couldn't manage. Matter of fact, there was a brief period after he turned 9 weeks old or so ...
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What to do when my toddler has bad allergies at night?

My toddler has unfortunately inherited my bad allergies - this means that at night when the two of us are in bed, lots of phlegm will build up in the back of his throat, causing him to cough himself ...
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What Should I Do When My 22 Month Old Isn't Falling To Sleep

My 22 Month old toddler has a new habit during the day. He's been skipping his nap, refusing to sleep even when tired. This wouldn't be so bad, but it leads to him instead falling asleep for night ...
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Without sleep training, at what age can a child fall asleep independently?

We have a 14 month old boy. While we are not anti sleep training, we haven't done it because he is usually a good sleeper and we are currently lazier than we are desperate. But we do need to rock him ...
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4 year old does not stay in bed

My son is nearly 4 and refuses to stay in bed. The only way make him go to bed and fall asleep is to stay with him and keep him from climbing out. This can take multiple hours every night. We get up ...
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Night sleeping more than 6 hours

I’m sorry I can’t find a straight answer. My 3 month old eats 6 ounces every 2 hours during the day but at night he sleeps for almost 5 hours without eating. Is this normal or is there a set amount of ...
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Is there any way to lower a crib mattress a little bit more?

My toddler son just had his first crib breakout today. He's 16 months old, and doesn't go to sleep on his own yet. If we were to convert his crib into a bed, or get him a toddler bed, he would ...
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Wake up 4yo to brush teeth?

If a 4yo fell asleep before brushing her teeth, would you wake her up to brush her teeth? maybe just use some wet wipe while she sleeps?
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Baby wet the bed (almost 2 years old)

i'm new over here. also i'm new in parenting in genenral - this is my first son :) hopefully that i'm not duplicating this question, my 20 month baby is wetting the bed every single night, we haven't ...
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Can an infant be burped when sleeping?

I understand that infants need assistance to be burped when awake. My question is if an infant is fed and then falls asleep, should you attempt to burp them while they are sleeping? Will they burp if ...
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Is it OK for a teenager to sleep less than the recommended 8 hours?

According to the CDC's webpage on Sleep in Middle and High School Students: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has recommended that [...] teenagers aged 13–18 years should sleep 8–10 hours per 24 ...
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Does rocking your infant to sleep negatively impact their ability to self soothe?

Does rocking your infant to sleep prevent them from learning on how to sleep on their own? I have heard from a sleep specialist that if we rock our baby to sleep, (before he learns how to fall asleep ...
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Can newborn get used to falling asleep on the breast?

My baby is 5 weeks old. My wife likes to breastfeed and then let him fall asleep on her breast, anywhere from 20 - 30 minutes after. Would he get used to falling asleep on the breast? To the point ...
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6-year-old stays up until after midnight every day

Our daughter (O.) is 6 years old. She has always (read: since she was born) been someone to rather get up late and stay up late (in contrast to her little sister (Y.), who is much more of an early ...
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How to train a 3 month old to sleep longer than 45 minutes?

Our 3 month old breastfed baby can sleep for 3-5 hours overnight. The problem is nap-time. He always wakes up like a clock after only 40-50 minutes if sleep. Is there anyway to get him to sleep for ...
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How do I stop myself from getting frustrated with repeated wake-ups and refusals to feed at night?

My son is turning 11 months old next month, and I love him to death and back, but there's something that's been frustrating me nearly every night and I don't know what to do about it. My son goes to ...
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How do I get my wife to let me shoulder more of the burden w/ parenting?

We have a fairly standard issue 1 year old at home, the typical teething, sleep issues, sporadic moodiness that I believe is likely the norm. My wife is a super star and watches/takes care of him ...
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Baby Suddenly Wakes And Cries When Almost Asleep At 9 Months

My 9-month old son has developed a new and frightening habit. When he is about to fall asleep for the night, or when he is being comforted to fall asleep after waking up at night, he will suddenly ...
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Precautions against sleepwalking danger

Having read on internet that 15–30% of kids sleepwalk at least once, I recommended my daughter to close the staircase fence when my (now 3-year-old) granddaughter sleeps; her bedroom is on the first ...
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My breastfed 7 month old wakes every 2 hours during the night?

My baby just turned 7 months. He was a great sleeper from a younger age as I got him waking only 1-2 times a night at one stage but then we done a few trips away from home over the last few months and ...
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Should I be worried that my newborn only sleeps in one side?

I have a newborn 20 days old, he always prefers to sleep in right side. I turn his head to left side when he is sleeping but soon enough he goes back to his right side. I also noticed that his head is ...
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Infant bouncing solution for long-haul flight

Our 6-month old is totally dependent on bouncing on our gym ball to get to sleep. We are trying to wean him off it and use other methods but aren't getting very far. In a couple of months we will be ...
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3 Month Old Baby Falls Asleep After Crying At Night - Should We Wake Them Again To Feed?

This just happened to me and I've been trying to find an answer online to no avail. My son started crying a little bit ago, so we started to heat up a bottle. Both my wife and I had to use the master ...
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Infant Son Going Into Very Deep Sleep In New Sleeping Area - Cause For Concern?

My son just turned 3 months old last week, and has outgrown his bassinet. I've read online that it is safe for infants to sleep in a pack and play, as long as we are room sharing (which we are). But I'...
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How to deal with 2 years old climbing the cot and refuse to sleep?

Our 2 years old twin girls used to sleep in their cots since they were 6 months and it was completely fine. From time to time there were some sleep regressions which didn't last for more than a couple ...
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Desperate for a Nap

I have a wonderful 15 month old little boy who has started refusing to nap. Up until now he was mostly a good sleeper and would take naps in his crib without issue or too much resistance. About two ...
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My 9-week old son keeps falling asleep during feeding - how can I prevent this? [duplicate]

Whenever we try to feed our son a bottle, he drinks about 1 or 2 ounces, then slowly drifts to sleep, and slows down to such a gradual pace that he's not actually taking in anything at all. This seems ...
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Nasal Congestion for newborn less than 2 months

My newborn wakes up upset from blocked nose although I keep a humidifier in the room to remove any congestions and keep her warm. Not sure what to do to prevent this as she wakes up upset from it.
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How to help my 7-week old son get comfortable when we put him down

My son is turning 2 months old next week, and lately we've noticed he has trouble getting comfortable when we put him down in his bassinet/crib. It starts out alright, he looks sleepy after we feed, ...
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Is 6 Weeks Old Too Early For Self-Soothing?

Our newborn son is turning 6 weeks old in two days, and my wife wants to start introducing some self-soothing training into our son's life. Basically, we notice he starts to cry when put down into his ...
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Does overtiredness exist?

I found it difficult to locate any peer reviewed articles that attempted to define this concept, but Whittingham and Douglas (2014) state on p4 that [B]abies are thought to easily become overtired if ...
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6 week old suddenly sleeping 6-7 hour stretch at night

It has been 3 days since his six week birthday, and our son has suddenly managed to sleep a 6, 6.5 and 7.5 (and counting, as I write this) hour block each respective night. Update: I picked him up at ...
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Techniques to handle a stubborn newborn that doesn't want to sleep

Hellooow, I'm dad now. I am since about 3 weeks. Being an engineer my brain is addicted to solving problems. Right now my biggest problem is an unproportionally aggressive, stubborn and winey newborn. ...
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5 year old boy is loud when others are sleeping

My sister lives with us because she's chronically ill and she often can't sleep at night because of her illness. She's often too weak in the mornings to do much when he runs around in her sleeping ...
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3 year old and Monster's Inc

My three-year-old son recently watched Monster's Inc. He enjoyed the movie and laughed at the funny parts but there has been a side-effect of the plot. He's now afraid of doors at night time. He ...
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How Do I Put This Mattress Cover And Sheet Over This Bassinet Mattress?

My wife and I are about to have our first baby - we've got a large crib in the nursery, and we purchased a bassinet to keep them by our bedside until they're bit enough to sleep on their own. In ...
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Sleep training with daughter vomitting

We are attempting to sleep train our one-year old daughter. Have her put into her crib when she appears sleepy/tired at a relative set time. Most methods that we have researched have the child ...
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4 months developmental leap

We have a 4 month old daughter who has been a good night sleeper before, goes to sleep around 8-9pm and sleeps 4-5h, eats (bottle) and sleeps another 3-4h and eats, then sleeps more 3h. Sometimes even ...
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22m old suddenly sleeping poorly

Background: A few months ago we had a well-sleeping kid, zero or one short wake up a night and pretty much 7 pm - 7 am, life wasn't too bad. He slept in his own bed in his own room with a blanket and ...
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Course of action for putting newborn down for nap once sleep cue spotted

I am the proud father of a beautiful just-over-3-week-old girl. She has been pretty good up to now in terms of her sleep and feeding cycle. Most of the time, she's asleep, will wake (or be woken) ...
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How can I get our baby awake enough to feed and nurse?

We've been told a few times that our situation is ideal, that we shouldn't be worried about it, but our newborn (going on two weeks Wednesday) seems content to sleep for hours at a time, only really ...
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My teen wets the bed. He is in diapers just at night but he says it’s hard to sleep because "the diaper feels weird”

My teen has been wearing a brand called Depends. It’s supposed to be a light and nonbulky diaper. I don’t understand, please help.
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How to teach a six year old to sleep alone?

When our youngest was born, we didn't have an extra room, and the age gap with his sister and the difference in their sleeping patterns was too big to let them sleep together, so he slept in our room ...
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Recommendations for a 4.5 month old who needs to suck on a parents’ finger to fall asleep

Does anyone have a recommended sleep training method suitable for a 4.5 month old who has become reliant on sucking on our fingers in order to go to sleep, or any experience with this problem ...
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