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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Newborn baby sleeps a lot, cries little and less animated [closed]

I am a new parent; my first baby is 10 days old. There is something that stuck in my head from the first days that I would like to have your advises about my baby: He did not cry when he was born; ...
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Kid's bedroom adjacent to living room - noise

We are considering buying an apartment. Most apartments have the kid's bedroom separated from the living room by only a thin wall. We are concerned about implications, in particular noise due to ...
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Strategies for 2-year-olds who play in bed instead of relaxing

For most of his life our toddler had no issue settling down to sleep on his own (in fact leaving him alone in a crib was the only way, as an infant, we could get him to sleep, and it worked reliably; ...
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How to calm a toddler before bedtime?

I don't know about older children, but toddlers often get more agitated as they get more tired and by the time they are in bed it can take a while before they actually sleep. I often read that taking ...
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Our 3 month old wakes up almost every hour through the night and wants to breastfeed only to wake up again 1 hour to half hour later [duplicate]

We are new parents to our first baby boy. When we got home from the hospital 3 1/2 months ago, our baby cried a lot when put down, and just wanted to be held. He hated swaddling so after trying every ...
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6 and 9 year old having sudden sleep problems

We have a 6 year old son and 9 year old daughter. Up until a few weeks ago they very rarely had issues going to bed or staying in bed. Suddenly they seem to be suffering from severe anxiety over ...
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Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?

I've posted here before asking for advice for getting our toddler (2 yrs 5 mths) to sleep, as he's going through a very difficult phase. Once put to bed, he constantly gets out of bed and/or screams. ...
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3-year-old sleep issues

Our 3YO takes about an hour to get to sleep every night. We start the nighttime ritual at around 8pm (brush teeth, kiss goodnight, read story, lights out, go to sleep). She requires us to be in the ...
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21mo escaping crib and sleep regression

So my little dude has been having a bit of trouble going to bed for about a week. Instead of just plopping down and nodding off when we place him in the crib, he would whimper and whinny for a few ...
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Music that helps a baby to sleep

I am wondering if it is practical to play music that helps a baby to sleep. If it is, which is your favourite?
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How do I help my 4 month old nap longer?

My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and she only naps for 30-45 minutes at a time. She wakes up happy, but she is tired again after a little over an hour. I know some babies are naturally short nappers. ...
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How can I find good lullabies for my child?

What is it about lullabies that sooth a child to sleep? What characteristics in music should I look for when trying to find new lullabies to sing to my newborn?
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Strange sleeping behavior of 9 month old

My 9 month old has never been a good sleeper (never slept through the night), but in recent 2 weeks it's gotten worse. Here's a typical sleeping patter: 6:45PM - After washing and reading, put her ...
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How to deal with my son who always wants to have lights on when we go to bed?

I have a 3 year old son. Whenever we go to sleep, he will start crying when we turn off the lights and insists that lights be turned on when he is trying to sleep. So, we keep it on. When he falls ...
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Is a four hour long drive too much for a 9.5 month old?

Am thinking of driving her, with my wife in the backseat next to her car seat, to my in laws, who lives 4 hours away by car for July 4th weekend. Obviously we'll be bringing all the essentials: ...
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11-year-old with sleeping problems

My 11-year-old son has trouble sleeping alone, because of what he calls "nightmares". I don't think they are sleeping nightmares, but rather overactive imagination causing frightening thoughts while ...
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Is it okay for my newborn to sleep in a travel bed instead of his crib?

My "Pack n Play" is easy to move around the house and it contains things I need such as changing pad or diapers. Is there any disadvantage for letting my newborn sleep in this for a long period of ...
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Toddler does not want to fall asleep

My 2½ year old son does not want to sleep, regardless how tired he is. He will do anything and everything he can think of, just to avoid falling asleep. It usually takes 1-1½ hours (sometimes even ...
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Both parents are exhausted from 6.5 month old child waking up every hour at night

Our 6.5 month old used to sleep well; put up/put down. She'd fall asleep on her own at around 8pm only to wake up once for feeding. She would then wake up around 5:30am to then be held to sleep till 7:...
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How important is "at night time" as part of a newborn's feeding schedule?

Now that we have conquered jaundice, our doctor has shifted our breast-fed two-week-old daughter's feeding schedule from "every two hours; wake her; no exceptions" to "every two hours; wake her; you ...
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Toddler wakes many times in night

My nearly 2 1/2 year old daughter has now started waking up during the night mostly after 1am and waking into our room. We recently took down the cot side rail (it was one of those that converts into ...
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How long should you use white noise to help baby sleep?

We've been using white noice to help with sleep since our baby was born and after 15 months I'm concerned that it could cause hearing damage or something else.
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10 month old won't nap

My daughter is just now 10 months old and fights naps as much as possible. We try to follow a schedule of 2-3-4 as much as possible, and she's exhausted, but just will not sleep. She stands in her ...
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5.5 Month old turns onto her stomach during sleep, should I turn her onto her back again? [duplicate]

During periods of light sleep, transitioning to deep sleep, she'll turn to the side, then onto her stomach, and sleep face down. To avoid SID, I turn her back, but then she turns again onto stomach. ...
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My 3 month old gets up 10-15 times a night?

My 3 month old newborn has been waking up every 15 minutes to every hour during the night for 4 weeks and we have tried everything from Baby Wise to Baby Whisperer to the No cry Sleep Solution with no ...
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Is it ok if a newborn sleeps on his side?

Everyone says that newborns should sleep on their backs, but when I swaddle my newborn and lay him down in the bassinet, he immediately rolls to one side or the other. Is that ok (I guess from a SIDS ...
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Why does my 5.5 nap so little during the day?

She used to do 3 naps during the day, for a total of 4 hrs. Now, her total nap time during the day on average is 1-2 hours per day. She sleeps great at night, for 8-10 straight hours with only 1 to ...
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My one year old daughter keeps waking up same time every night screaming and crying

I am very confused and concerned - My 13-monthld daughter wakes up between 1:30 am and 3:40 am screaming and crying in her crib. I have tried giving her a bottle of milk, cup of water, cuddling her, ...
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Snoring Toddlers

My two toddlers (age 2 and 4) both snore during sleeping (usually at night). Is it too young for them to be snoring sleepers? What could be medical conditions? What are the preventive measures if it ...
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Help 8 yr old sleep through the night

My 8 year old daughter is normally whip smart, energetic,and on the ball, but since the xmas holidays finished she is sluggish and cannot concentrate at all like she used to. (She played on the ...
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18 month old sleep issues

I realise this is a time for sleep 'regression' normally. But this seems like something different. My almost 18 month old's father and I separated in September 2016. We have a biaotaiton schedule set ...
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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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My 2 yo wakes up every single hour. What should I do?

My situation is a little complicated. I have a 2 yo daughter that spends half of the week with me and the other half with her father. We recently both decided that it was time to move from a crib to a ...
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My 12 month old won't sleep at night

My son is 12 months old & cries in his sleep every night, he doesn't fully wake up, just cries, it happens maybe every hour some times maybe even half an hour and he basically does bed aerobics......
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How to get kid to sleep to previous normal time after Daylight Saving Time ends?

Before Daylight Saving Time ended, my two year old would sleep until about 7:45 - 8:00 AM. This worked well for my wife's and mine morning schedule. However, since Daylight Saving Time ended a week ...
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what is going on with the 2 mo old morning struggle?

2 mo old baby - sleeps very well at night, 6 -7 hours with 1 feeding, then immediately slumps over again. He does this thing in the morning around 6,7am, where he is all squirming all over, his face ...
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1-year old has trouble sleeping at night

I have a 1-year old son that has a lot of trouble sleeping at night. From the day he was born until about 10 months old he had to be rocked to sleep. At 10 months old we sleep trained him using Ferber ...
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How should we cope with 12 month old waking in the night?

We are trying to get our 12 month olds sleep routine improved now that both of us will be returning to work. We've been working on getting the settling routine sorted out each night, and haven't ...
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Our infant was sleeping through the night, but at 5 months old started waking up in the middle of the night; is this from starting to dream?

My little girl started sleeping all night long when she was 3mo. She was sleeping from 11:00PM to 7:00AM, without waking up. Shortly after she turned 4mo, she woke up during 2 days, screaming and ...
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Sleeping and eating issues at night for a 3 month baby

my younger boy is 3+ months now and he eats regularly throughout the night, like, 12am, 3am and 6am, and fell back sleeping for 3 hours at a stretch, that's a good night. sometime the interval is 2 ...
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Do Soothies cause nipple confusion?

My wife and I had our first 6 days ago and have been having a lot of trouble to get him to sleep at night. We were exclusively breastfeeding until we found we needed to supplement a bit to get him ...
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Should I wake my 8.5 month old for feeding at night?

Our little one is 8 and a half months old, has started on solids at least twice a day, and is mostly breastfed. We are also slowing converting her to formula feeds to help my wife transition back to ...
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What is the risk of SIDS for babies which sleep on their stomach (no other risk factors)?

Bear with me, as I'm not very good with statistics. As far as I can tell the risk of SIDS as of 2014 is 1 in 2,500 according to the CDC (obtained by reducing the 38.7 deaths per 100,000 to lowest ...
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My 8 year old son won't fall asleep

We put him to bed at 9pm and he stays up til 1am or later. When I go to check on him he is always playing with his hands and sometimes talking. I ask him why he is awake and not trying to sleep and he ...
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How do I wean my 2 year old from requiring holding my hand to sleep?

Sometimes my wife would hold my 2 year old daughter's hand during her bedtime to put her to sleep. Recently when she wakes up in the middle of the night she would cry and ask for our hand so she can ...
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Toddler scream at night during sleep, but she does not wake up

My 19months old daughter, who sleeping between me and my wife, screams (for once or few times) during nighttime/sleeptime but she not waking up. just scream..... around 2 - 4am and her normal sleep @ ...
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3-year-old boy co-sleeps: kicks and hits us in sleep

Our three-year-old boy who has been sleeping between my wife and me is becoming a problem. I know we need to transition him to his own bed and we will go through that process in the near future. We ...
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Why do babies move this much when sleeping?

Just to be clear: this is not a big problem, I am just curious about a funny behaviour :) My daughter is 13 months old now and I sometimes sleep next to her at night. This can happen when for example ...
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1 Year Old Wakes Up Screaming Multiple Times A Night

My niece just turned 1 year old and she still does not sleep through the night. She wakes up numerous times (about every 1.5 - 2 hours) throughout the night and proceeds to scream very loudly until ...
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15 months old and above baby: sleep discipline

My 15 months old baby has started to walk and talk. Well, he says dad, mum, water, and some other words. Usually he wakes up once or twice during night, but sometimes he does 3, 4 or 5 times. In ...

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