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Can’t Sleep? Try These Tips for Sweet Dreams

Everyone has the occasional touch of insomnia. Practicing what sleep experts call good sleep hygiene can help you get the shut-eye you need. • Make your bedroom a soothing oasis. Ban TV watching, iPhone surfing and reading and reserve your … Continue reading

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An Easier, Gentler Way to Sleep Train Toddlers

If the Cry It Out method of toddler sleep training is turning bedtime into bedlam or the Sleep Lady method is infringing on the few precious hours of adult time you count on each night to relax and recharge, there … Continue reading

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How to Sleep Train Your Toddler

Children need about 12 hours of sleep a day to promote healthy growth and development but making sure your child receives the sleep he needs can be a nightly challenge. As babies move into their early toddler years it can … Continue reading

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Nighty Night Perfect Vacation Sleep Aid for Toddlers

Children are creatures of habit. As the parent of any toddler will attest, they love to play the same games over and over again and bed to hear the same bedtime story night after night. Parents may become bored, but … Continue reading

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Tips for Developing Healthy Bedtime Routines

In many American homes, the typical bedtime routine for children is: dinner, bath, TV, bed. As discussed in our two previous posts, watching television before bedtime increases children’s sleep problems. Researchers postulate that the quickly-changing images on television screens may … Continue reading

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The Effect Television Has on Children’s Sleep

Watching television right before bed can cause sleep problems in young children. A recent study by researchers at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute found that in families where watching television was part of the child’s bedtime routine, children consistently had … Continue reading

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Bedtime TV Can Disrupt Children’s Sleep

Like the proverbial elephant in the room, many parents tend to ignore the importance of reports linking television viewing to children’s sleep problems. Television has become such a constant component of American life that its ever-present drone has faded into the … Continue reading

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How to Develop a Family Bedtime Routine

In our last post we talked about the importance of developing a family bedtime routine and the challenge that can present when the children in a family have different sleep requirements. Children thrive on consistency. Routine provides a rhythm to their … Continue reading

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Tips for Developing Family Bedtime Routines

In homes with more than one child, parents can find it challenging to develop a workable family bedtime routine that meets the needs of all their children. As noted in our previous post, each child is unique and what works … Continue reading

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Consistency Is Key to Children’s Sleep Training

If you stop by your local library or browse the selection on Amazon.com, you’ll find hundreds of books on children’s sleep training. Sometimes it seems that there are as many ways to teach a child to go to sleep as … Continue reading

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