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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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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At what age do kids start sleeping through the night?

My son is now almost 12 months old and he still doesn't sleep through the night regularly. Maybe one night a month he will sleep from 7pm->6.30am without waking, and that's only if he's utterly ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How can we get our newborn to sleep at night as soundly as he does in the day?

We've just had a new arrival- a little boy, now 7 days old. During the day he sleeps like a dream. As I write this, he has been asleep for around 4 hours without really stirring at all. The only ...
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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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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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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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Bedtime for 12-13 year old girl

My 12-13 daughter currently goes to bed at 9:00 PM but lately she's been asking to go to bed at a later time, like 9:30 or 10:00 PM. I know she'll be starting high school soon and might need a later ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help! My 7 year old won't go to bed early, or get up early

This is a struggle every night, and every morning. We start around 7:30-8:00 PM..."shower time" and the struggle starts. She's got school the next morning and I'm trying to get her showered, and ...
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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 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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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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How do we get an 8-month-old back to sleeping in his crib?

Our 8-month-old son's crib is in our bedroom, and he was mostly sleeping the whole night in his crib with no issues. Due to a series of events (power outage, spending the night at relatives with no ...
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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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What is the correct temperature and humidity to maintain in a child's room at night?

We have been advised to keep the child's bedroom cool and humid. Are there any specific guidelines on the correct ranges of temperatures and humidity? Currently, we are using a humidifier and have ...
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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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Why would a child choose to sleep on the floor?

My five year-old daughter has been sleeping on the floor lately. We've asked her why, but this is one of those situations where she's not very self-aware, and you have to probe to get to the bottom ...
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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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Is it okay for an infant to sleep 10-12 hours at night?

Our 4-month-old baby regularly sleeps for 10+ hours at night. I know this isn't normal (and we feel pretty blessed for it), but is it okay? Are there any health problems or downsides to this?
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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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Will I become a lighter sleeper after my child is born?

My wife and I are expecting our first baby very soon. However, I am a heavy sleeper and I am worried that I will not wake up to cries from the baby. Do people generally become lighter sleepers with ...
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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 keep my baby's hand warm at night

I live in a cold place. The temperature of my house drops to 60°F / 16°C at nights. What is the best way to keep his hands warm? I've tried mittens, but he puts them in his mouth, which makes them ...
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Do we NEED to help a baby learn how to self-sooth? And how long can it take?

Before our girls were born, I told my husband that I didn't want to go through "crying it out" because I knew I wouldn't be comfortable with it. At the time he agreed with me. However, after close to ...
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1 year old baby won't eat in day, drinks milk all night

My baby boy is almost a year old and most of the time doesn't want to eat his food. He occasionally has a good meal but most of the time just messes around, throwing food on the floor, spitting out ...
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What to do when our 2-week-old baby sleeps little and cries a lot?

Two weeks ago, my wife gave birth to our 3.7 kg, 55 cm son. His weight dropped to 3.4 kg after the first day, because we did not feed him enough from breastfeeding. Fortunately, he gained back his ...
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How to make my 2-month-old sleep through the night?

My 2-month-old son is sleeping more during during the day. In the night he starts his sleep only from 5 am. I am breastfeeding him. I also give formula thrice in a day, once in the evening and two ...
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Why do my children cry in my wife's arms but are quiet with me?

We have two sons, one is 1.5 years, the other just 3 months old. It's strange that my older child often wakes up at night and starts crying uncontrollably and just won't calm down and go to sleep ...
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How to make my 2-year-old sleep through the night and not wake up as soon as I'm away?

I have a 2-year-old son. From the time he was born, my son has never been a good sleeper, but he's never been as bad as he is now. I am really losing my patience with him. I've tried everything and ...
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How to make my 2-year-old sleep through the night without expecting to come to bed with us when my wife always gives in?

I know there are questions similiar to this, but mine is a little different. I have a 2-year-old son. Against my will, as a stay/work at home father, my son always slept with my wife and me until he ...
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Why does my 17-month-old cry in the middle of the night?

Our daughter is 17 months (500 days) old. She wakes up 2 or 3 times at night. After reading some websites, we're concerned that she might have night terrors. What could be going on? What can we do?
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Is it dangerous for a child to sleep with the head hanging?

I have never been worried about our 2yo sleeping half sitting with the head hanging. However today I met a person with really strong beliefs that it may cause neck injuries later in life. Is there ...

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