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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Three month old only sleeps 10-11 hours a day [closed]

Our third seems to be way more active than average baby (comparing to the previous two), all and all he hits his developmental goals so far very well. One thing that worries me is his sleep. He ...
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Is it OK for 2.5 yrs old to sleep 9 hours night + 1 hour day nap?

My daughter sleeps from 10pm-7am every night and usually takes 1 hour nap in the nursery. If she misses her nap, she'll go to bed early. So overall, getting 10 hour a day. NHS (UK) recommends 11.5 ...
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How can we 'gracefully' stop taking our 5yo for a late-night toilet visit every night?

We have a 5 year old daughter, L. Her development is normal, she is a bright, happy girl with perfect daytime continence. She has no problem using the toilet entirely unattended. However, we have a ...
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1 year old toddler changes pattern of sleep

I just noticed a recent change of sleeping pattern of my 2nd son, who is now 1 year and 3 month old. To be accurate the change started about 1 week ago. Before that he used to turn in right away ...
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1 month old, worried about overfeeding and sleep association

The baby is one month old. She is bottle fed with mostly breast milk. We feed on demand and keep a log. While the timing is somewhat predictable - every 1.5 to 2 hours during the day and 3-4 hours ...
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My child starts crying in the middle of night

When our 15-month-old child goes to sleep without playing enough or when she sleeps after crying, she cries in the middle of the night. I don't know if the mentioned cause are probable to be exact or ...
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What is the cause (or solution) to 10-min apart awakenings of 15 month old?

Father here of a child about 15 months old who has never been a great sleeper but has been improving over time. Notable parameters are: 1) very regular routine for naps and sleep, 2) still nursing, ...
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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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Putting a toddler to sleep and have him continue to sleep

We have a 2 year old son. He's wonderful and we love him very much. There are two problems that we have... 1 - I am his father. I have very rarely put him to sleep by myself. I'd like to help my ...
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4 years old violently shaking head when sleeping

I'm a proud parent of a wonderful 4 years old boy. He's healthy, smart and kind. Nonetheless, my wife and I have been struggling with a sleeping disorder since his first year. When falling asleep (or ...
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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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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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My 7 year old will not sleep

I have an 7 year old will be 8 soon and she will not go to sleep. I put her to bed and she says she is not tired and is constantly getting up and will lay awake for hours. When she finally does sleep ...
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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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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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Frequent night wakings - what can be done to help a mobile poor sleeper

I am a sleep deprived mum of a 9 1/2 month old boy. He's otherwise a smiley, healthy and seems to be on the top percentile for both weight and height for his age. So he doesn't seem to be sleep ...
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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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Does my toddler have night terrors or anything else? [duplicate]

My daughter is 2 years and 7 months old. Sometimes at night, she starts crying badly during sleep and wakes up, but does not stop crying. She calls me mama mama and when I hold her she never stops ...
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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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My 1-year-old cries several times a night. Could it be pain and what to do about it?

I've got a 1-year-old chold. He's got almost 12 teeth (4 molars), he's been pretty constipated from Nurofen. I've stopped giving Nurofen and am giving Movicol and Coloxyl as well. Seems to be working....
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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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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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9 months old baby wakes up 8-10 times per night

From birth to 4 months, my baby slept very well, up to 12 hours without waking up, but after that, she wakes up several times per night, and last 2 months she wakes up about 8-10 times at night, is it ...
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How can a single person take care of a fussy 6-month-old baby?

Both my wife and I work full time. So when we had our daughter, for the first 6 months, my in-laws came to live with us and help out. Now, both of them left to take a break. And now my mom is coming ...
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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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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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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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How to fix 21 month sleep regression

First, common reasons for sleep regression for kids 18-24 months: Night terrors Separation Anxiety Molars coming in Disrupted sleeping pattern (vacation/out of house) Developmental milestones I ...
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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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How can we get our son to stop sleeping in our bed?

My son is 2 years old and he sleeps with us in our bed. We have tried every possible way of getting him to leave our bed at night, and I'm getting nervous about him growing out of it. My wife and I no ...
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My almost 6-month-old baby has a sleep problem since she turned 4 and a half. What can I do and did I do something wrong?

I am having a sleep problem with my almost 6-month-old baby. She used to wake up only once since she was 2 and half months old. Since she turned 4 and half until now, she has been waking up more ...
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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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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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Sleeping nightmare with my 9-month-old baby

Our baby boy is 9 months old. We have had sleeping issues with him since the very beginning. He has been with us in our room since he was born, and normally he starts sleeping in his bed but around ...
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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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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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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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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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1 year old not sleeping

I have 1 year old girl. She wakes up multiple times at night, maybe 5 or more times, and she goes back to sleep as soon as I give her a pacifier or bottle of milk. Sometimes not even that helps and I'...
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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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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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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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Toddler's head falling back in car seat

My 2.5 year old is in a forward-facing Maxi Cosi Pria 85 carseat. The problem is, if he falls asleep while we're driving somewhere, his head falls back. Every site that mentions bad sleeping positions ...
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Toddler requires Mom or Dad to stay in the room to fall asleep

My toddler refuses to go to sleep without my wife or myself sitting or lying next to his bed. Background - My son is about 2.5 years old. His birthday is in October. He has been sleeping in a toddler ...
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5 year old. Still needs us to fall asleep

We never successfully got our child to fall asleep on their own. We would always have to be in the room. Now she's five and still needs us in the room. We need to either hold her hand or run her back. ...