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When and how to assist your children with proper sleep habits.

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13 month old constantly wakes up at night

My son has never been a baby whose slept through the night. He always woke up constantly to feed. Now, he still wakes up the same amount of times and still wants to feed either milk or water. Doctor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sleep-Training my toddler

I started the Dana Obelman sleep training program and am a bit stuck - the training involves sitting in a chair and every 3?days moving the chair closer to the door until you are finally out of the ...
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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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How to begin sleep training with a 2 year old?

Our daughter is 27 months (old enough that measuring in months seems silly now) and we never performed sleep training, so she is still being put to bed after bath and teeth time with a bottle and ...
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What to do about a 11-month-old baby waking up screaming?

I have an 11-month-old son. He wakes up screaming. This is relatively new. Sleep training was going so well. All of a sudden, my son started waking up at around midnight, screaming. The scream is a ...
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How to help my 3-year-old sleep again after a car accident?

I have an almost 3-year-old daughter who refuses to sleep on her own without mommy’s bed and mommy in it. Nine months ago we were hit by a driver chasing a dog in his vehicle which spooked her. In the ...
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How to help our 10-month-old sleep without complete darkness?

My question is similar to this one: 10 month old won't nap At first it seemed that our baby wouldn't nap after she started crawling, but she's also been teething like crazy so it's been hard to ...
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How to stop our 2-year-old's bedtime tantrums and make her sleep through the night?

Our daughter is approaching 2 and has consistently had issues with bedtime. At the mention of bedtime, she will regularly start crying (but still follows me upstairs to bed). In general, one of us ...
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How to change my 2.5-year-old's sleep-wake routine so he doesn't nap in the afternoon and wakes up too early in the morning?

I am a first-time mum to a 2.5-year-old boy and am 3 months pregnant. My son doesn't go to nursery so we are home. I'm struggling to understand my son's sleep wake pattern. I admit I messed up a lot ...
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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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Does "Crying it Out" with a 9 month old make sense when in a hotel for a few days?

We went to the pediatrician today for our 9 month old's checkup, and based on his current sleep schedule (sleeping from ~7:30PM to 5:30AM, with multiple 30min to 1hr wakeups), the pediatrician told us ...
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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 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 make toddler stay in his own bed at night

We have a 2 and a half year old who has started sleeping in a bed a few months ago instead of a cot. Over the past few weeks we're experiencing some issues and we're out of ideas. The night always ...
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Takes too long to put toddler to sleep on mattress on floor

My son is 1 year, 10 months and he is used to sleep on a mattress on a floor. At the very beginning, he was in a crib but it didn't last long. We decided to put him on a mattress mainly for safety ...
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How to improve our 3-year-old's sleep cycle without skipping long afternoon nap?

My 3-ear-old goes to daycare where they have the policy to not wake up the sleeping kids. Therefore she ends up taking 3 hours nap from 12-3. When she comes home around 6 pm, she would be all fresh ...
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2 year old won’t sleep / wake up in the middle of night

I just got engaged and my fiancé has a 2 year old and he won’t sleep. He says he’s been like this since he was born but I just find it overwhelming. He won’t go to sleep with out his silly cup or a TV ...
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How to train a toddler to go asleep alone if she shares a room with mom?

My goddaughter, who just turned 3, sleeps in the same room as her mother. This is due to simple logistics, they don't have any more bedrooms available to put the child into yet so there is no where ...
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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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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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2.5-year-old hyper at nap and bedtime. He is sleep deprived

We have a 2.5-year-old boy who naps at preschool (3 days a week) but not at home. He gets wild before nap and bedtime. He'll run around the room, jump on the bed or on us, and won't listen to anything....
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Kid standing up in crib but unable to get back down, affecting sleep

Our 10-month old child up until recently slept pretty well. We had an established nighttime routine that she reasonably quickly adapted to and eventually (by about 5 months?) went to sleep without ...
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How can I educate my 2.5 year old daughter to be quiet when my other 8 month old is sleeping during the day?

Should I punish her? With saying you can't play with your toys? I don't think that would work! Should I be quiet and when she yells...quietly tell her honey if we yell he will wake up? I did that, ...
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Can I use one time use puppy pads for toddler potty training while they sleep at night?

I'm starting to potty train my child at 20 months by not sleeping with a diaper on. It gets tiring to change / wash the bed sheets every night. I was thinking of using disposable one time use puppy ...
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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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Make a newborn baby (less than one month) sleep at night

My son was born on 26th January this year. My wife currently cannot breastfeed, so during his time in hospital he was fed every 3 hours: 0:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, 12:00, 15:00, 18:00, 21:00 with Nestle ...
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Value of pacifier as a young infant's sleep aid?

There seems to be no consensus among baby-sleep experts on the value of the pacifier; some sources consider it a good sleep association (akin to swaddling and white noise), others see it as a hassle ...
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Child will only sleep while being held - 6 mo

TL;DR: My son will sleep fine on his bed for about 3-4 hours then will only sleep if held. How do I fix this if we aren't wanting to go through Cry It Out? Loads of context: my son is 6 months old ...
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My granddaughter won't sleep

My daughter gets up at 6-6:30 in the morning. She won't take naps anymore and she only falls asleep at 11 pm. I've tried all I know and have no solution. She's only 2.
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How do I get my 5 month old to take longer naps? [duplicate]

My daughter is 5 months old and is an amazing night sleeper who is able to settle herself to sleep during the night she goes to bed at 8 and will not wake until 430-5 o clock for a feed then wakes up ...
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Helping a Tension Increaser Sleep at Night without Feeding

My husband and I will be traveling overseas for a wedding separate from our 10-month-old when he is around 11.5 months; baby will be with my parents. At the time we made the decision, he was sleeping ...
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What to do about my almost 3-year-old son now going late to bed and wanting us to stay in his room with him?

My 2 years and 9 months old son has never been the best sleeper, but we don't know what to do anymore. He used to go to bed without a hitch at 8:30 pm and sometimes get up at 2-3 am or sleep until 5:...
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How to sleep train an 8-week-old who sleeps through the day and is active at night?

We have an 8-week-old daughter. Our baby goes full eyes open at 10:30-11 PM and needs be walked around to calm down. She gets restless and cries the moment she is on the co-sleeper. Holding and ...
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Is it possible to train a 3-month-old breastfed baby to sleep through the night? And if yes, how?

My wife is breastfeeding our 3-month-old baby. The baby will wake up every 2-3 hours to be fed. So she won't be sleeping through the night. I wonder whether it is possible to train a 3-month-old ...
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How can I get my 13-month-old to sleep in his own bed

My 13-month-old is still sleeping in my bed and still breastfeeding. I have tried everything to wean him off but I am out of options. He finds it more as a comfort thing and refuses to go to sleep ...
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Seeking advice, guidance and tips for behavioral improvement

I have two daughters of age 4 and 2. I still doing breastfeeding to both of them by hoping better developed child. First you can comment on about it. The one main thing about I like to ask about is ...
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Not having continuous sleep in the night

My daughter is 19 months old and does not sleep continuously at night. She wakes up twice or thrice and sits down, sometimes asking for milk. Sometimes she wakes up around 4 AM - 4:30 AM and does not ...
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5-month old daughter's sleep pattern problems

I have a 5-month old daughter who started out as a great sleeper. By 2-3 weeks old, she would sleep 5 hours, wake, eat, sleep about 4 hours, wake, eat, sleep. We had the day/night thing figured out ...
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Crying during bed-time routine?

First time parents. We are sleep training our four month old daughter using CIO (full extinction), out of necessity as both of us need to work during the day. We started about 2 weeks ago, and so far ...
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