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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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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8 months won’t sleep more than 2 hours

I read many post on the site relating to “8 months” and tried but it didn’t work. Our 8 months ( 2 weeks less than 9 months) has been very cranky. He wakes up on every little sound or if his bouncer ...
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Toddler bouncing off the walls, hardly sleeps

Our toddler (27 months) has been having trouble sleeping lately. He will fall asleep at 9 or 10PM, wakes up at ~6AM, and he takes a ~2 hours nap during the day). While you would think he would be ...
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7 months old won't settle down

Our baby just turned 7 months and he had been very crying for one month, waking after every 1-2 hours in the night, not having milk and rather blocking the nipple of the feeder and rotating in his ...
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Delaying night sleep by 30-45 minutes

Our 14 months old daughter has been sleeping 11-13 hours per night without breaks for a few months and she is able to fall asleep by herself; however, she tends to go to bed and wake up rather early. ...
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3 year old sleep regression

I have a nearly 3 year old daughter who has always slept in her own bed, and has always previously been able to just read and book and then shut the door and leave her to fall asleep by herself. I ...
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My 9-month old baby only sleeps in our arms

My daughter is 9 months old and she is accustomed to fall asleep in our arms since she was born - after falling asleep we place her in the crib. The problem is that if she feels this transition she ...
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Weaning off Tube Feeding

Sorry if this has already been asked. I'd like to research more but this is somewhat time sensitive. We're trying to get our precious newborn weaned off of syringe tube feeding. It's been the "...
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What to do when all nothing else works to put baby to sleep

Our daughter is 4 months old, and over the past month she's been giving us hell with every single nap, and her night sleep is getting worse and worse. With every day that passes, it seems that every ...
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Should I let a 1 month old to sleep on her belly under surveillance?

My daughter is usually comfortable only when held up, after 30 minutes of leaving her on the crib (with much luck) she starts crying and she never gets fully calm by her own, except when sleeping on ...
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Is it good practice to wake a child up at night to use the potty?

I couldn't find a question that fits this particular scenario. My 3 year old can use the potty during daytime. Occasionally he needs a reminder, but he is generally quite good at it. During the night ...
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Follow up to “my son says he doesn’t know how to sleep.”

So I had asked why my 3yo takes 70-90 minutes to fall asleep—At night and nap time. When asked why he doesn’t sleep sooner he has stated he doesn’t know how to sleep. It is obvious he does not get ...
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3 yo says he doesn’t know how to sleep

So I put my son down at 8pm today. Normally I put him down at 7:45pm. He naps from 2 to 4 PM. He usually sleeps until 6:15am or 7 AM. I went into his room two hours after putting him down to get ...
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Transitioning from Crib to Bed

My almost 3-year-old is still currently using her crib every night. Now that she's fully potty trained (day & night), we are considering transitioning her to a toddler bed, but I am wondering if ...
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Why my 7 m/o baby begins to move after first forty minutes of each night sleep

Our 7-month-old baby always begins to move after the first 40 minutes of his night sleep (at 9pm). If we can't manage to maintain him sleeping then this breaks his all sleeping routine and he sleeps ...
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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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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 in a crib, but she has made a habit of going to sleep with milk latched from ...
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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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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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