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How can I be a parent with severe disabilities?

I have several disabilities, but I would still like to become a parent. I realize I am going pretty deep into my disability and putting a lot up to the world about my situation, but to me it is worth ...
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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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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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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 son refuses to use the bathroom at night, despite the apparent need to

My son is 3 years old. Every night he goes to bed in his underwear and the problem is he doesn't wet the bed but holds his need to urinate and you could tell when he's sleeping he's really fighting ...
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How to take a vacation from kids when it's not possible to actually leave them?

tl;dr I am completely emotionally and mentally exhausted, as well as significantly physically exhausted, and have completely burned out this last week with respect to my young children and my graduate ...
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Do babies have difficulty to fall asleep after playing?

If you play with a baby before putting him to sleep, will he have difficulty falling asleep? What about if the baby is crawling playfully around the house and me is playfully chasing him around and ...
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I'm losing it, with a talkative toddler, a colicky baby, chores, work, and lack of sleep

I have a daughter who's 3 and a half, she's bright but always talking and is now at that "why everything" age. I have another daughter who's now 4 months old. For the first 3 months she had colic ...
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How to get my 6 month old baby boy, to have a better night

I am exhausted...so I can't even imagine how the poor champ must be feeling, he wakes up every half hour to an hour EVERY night...he wasn't a good sleeper from day one, but I miss the nights where I ...
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Persistent NON Sleeper

My 2½ year old daughter does not want to sleep, regardless how tired she is. she will do anything and everything she can think of, just to avoid falling asleep. It usually takes 1-1½ hours (sometimes ...
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Sleeping problems

Hi everyone I am new in this field and I have so many questions but I believe the most important for now is how to recover a good sleep pattern for my wife. Well my daughter is 11 month old ...
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How can I get my 13 month old to eat better and sleep through the night?

My child is 13 months old. She is breast fed, eats solids but doesn't eat a lot during supper time. Apparently she eats well at day care. She wakes 3 to 4 times at night and sometimes every hour. ...
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My 7 yr old cant stay asleep beyond 5 or 6 hours?

My 7 year old falls asleep straight away at bedtime, which is any time between 7 & 8 pm, but then wakes any time from as early as midnight onwards, then cant go back to sleep ?
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Why does my 2.5 son not sleep at all when he's with me, but sleeps all night with his father? (We're divorced)

I have a 34 month-old boy. His father and I have been separated for a year, and my son lives half the time with his father and half the time with me and my partner, with whom I'm expecting another ...
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My 3 year old is not sleeping through the night

He will go to bed around 9:30-10:00, and usually he will sleep through the night. But suddenly he only sleeps for couple of hours, and is up by 2:30-3:00. I've tried melatonin, it's all natural, but ...
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How do I stop a twitching newborn waking itself?

When we eventually get our three day old baby to sleep after what seems like hours of pinkie time and rocking, within five minutes of putting him down his violent arm and leg twitches cause him to ...
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My 4 year old boy will not sleep!

My son is 4 years old and will not sleep at night. He stopped taking naps during the day at 1 and a half. He has never slept good. He gets up at 6:30am everyday. When we get home I get him to play in ...
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Methods for reducing or coping with sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a major problems for parents of a newborn child. Are there methods which could help young parents cope with sleep deprivation or reduce it? Have you tried any of them? What is ...
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How can I get my 4.5-year-old to stay in bed at bedtime?

Lately my 4.5-year-old son has started getting back up after bed time. Frequently we will go through the entire bedtime ritual, including a bath, pajamas, brushing teeth, books, and then being tucked ...