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Should I have the same bedtime as my sister?

I'm going to interpret the question as asking how a parent can manage the bedtimes of siblings of different ages, as I think that's a great question, and answerable (as opposed to asking for an ...
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How to safely heat toddlers room?

The core things to ensure are: Ensure the device is listed with the appropriate regulatory body (in the US, this would be "UL Listed", but this will vary in other countries). Typically ...
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Should I have the same bedtime as my sister?

Teens should get between 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Since you are at the young end of that range, you should err on the side of needing closer to 10 hours https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/...
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Shall I be worried about my 6-year-old girl still sleeping with us from time to time?

I'll side with your wife. This will stop soon enough, and you'll miss it. Don't worry about it! We used to worry about sleeping habits too. Now that we have 4 kids we don't sweat the small stuff any ...
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Shall I be worried about my 6-year-old girl still sleeping with us from time to time?

I don’t know of any studies on this, but it’s fairly common. My six year old does exactly what you describe. He explains that he has bad dreams sometimes and comes in to get reassurance from us that ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a kid sleep in his/her own room since birth?

Actually, to answer your first question, yes, it's bad. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommend that infants stay in the same bedroom with their parents until at least six months of age and it ...
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How to safely heat toddlers room?

I went through (am going through) the same issues with my kids since natural gas is really expensive where I live. I think Joe's answer is solid from the perspective of, "Minimize the risk of a ...
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Disadvantages of a single bedroom?

We put our kids in their own bedromms, because We want to have sleep. And they also want to sleep. We have 3 kids. The first 2 always woke up if I turned in my bed. Or when I went to bed. Or when I ...
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Toddler playing in room instead of sleeping

Welcome to having a toddler. It's a lot of fun, but it does come with certain ... complications. This is one of them, and it happens for pretty much everyone. First: this is, to some extent, a ...
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What could cause my baby's bedroom to smell like bread after sleep?

My 11yo son's hair has a very strong "scent," not anything specific, like bread, but distinctly "him." His hair tends to be almost waxy, even when clean, and every morning his room smells like...him. ...
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What techniques can I use to get my six-year-old out of bed and dressed for school?

The first thing I'd do is figure out whether she's having trouble getting out of bed because she's too tired. Most kids I've known fall into one of two camps: the ones that wake up on their own and ...
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Do we need to be worried about a baby climbing out of her bed at night?

Babies are gonna figure out how to climb, and they're gonna fall down. Best thing you can do is provide a soft spot to land because no matter how tall you make the crib they're gonna find a way to ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a kid sleep in his/her own room since birth?

I think it is simply a matter of choice. Babies here do tend to have rooms that they may or may not share with siblings, but I think many if not most infants sleep with mum and dad for the first 10 ...
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Disadvantages of a single bedroom?

I saw people doing this simply because they could not afford a bigger house. However, this question seems to be out of choice. The cons: What about the couple's private time and sex life - the ...
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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?

I am in a very similar situation we live in a 1.5 bedroom apt, my younger daughter is 17 months old breastfeeding and co-sleeping. We have really started to enforce weaning and getting her in a crib ...
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Disadvantages of a single bedroom?

In many cultures this is the norm. In western cultures we have typically moved away from this as we have moved to larger properties and a generally capitalist philosophy quite far removed from the ...
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Disadvantages of a single bedroom?

Not knowing where you live (and the culture of that area), I will answer rather simply: I haven't come across anything that says you cannot share a bedroom with your spouse and offspring... in fact, ...
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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?

Maybe a late answer but i hope this give some insights to people reading this question I think the most important thing for your son to get more sleep is reduce the number of times he is fed. At age ...
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Shall I be worried about my 6-year-old girl still sleeping with us from time to time?

This doesn't usually stop unless you make it stop. Or maybe I just have too many friends with 10 year old kids moving into the parental bed 6 nights out of 7, and dads who sleep in another room ...
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What could cause my baby's bedroom to smell like bread after sleep?

Could be a yeast infection - sometimes found combined with nappy rash. Best to have a doctor check them out. See: https://parenting.stackexchange.com/a/647/11210
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Is it a bad idea to have a kid sleep in his/her own room since birth?

No, there's nothing particularly good or bad about it. The elephant in the room is SID (Sudden Infant Death). People are absolutely terrified of it, but nobody knows what causes it or how to prevent ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a kid sleep in his/her own room since birth?

Children thrive under a huge variety of parenting practices. With the exception of the first 6 months, where bedsharing is unsafe, children and their parents can do perfectly well either way. ...
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What techniques can I use to get my six-year-old out of bed and dressed for school?

The “Checklist” strategy worked very well for us. For my 7-year-old, we created a few checklists including the following items: Items to do every morning until she is ready for school Items to do ...
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What techniques can I use to get my six-year-old out of bed and dressed for school?

As with so many "resistance" problems, the answer, hard as it may be for parents to go with, is "natural consequences". In this case, she goes to school in her pajamas and Doona. (Just tell the ...
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What is the correct temperature and humidity to maintain in a child's room at night?

My research has leveled the temp at (16-20 degrees CELSIUS or 62.6-68 Fahrenheit) for "babies" (Visit http://www.babycentre.co.uk/x1050952/whats-the-safest-temperature-for-my-babys-room) The sites all ...
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