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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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What Is Toddler Sleep Training?

Sleep training begins when you bring your baby home from the hospital for the first time. During your child’s first months, it may seem more like you and your spouse are the ones being trained as you awaken night after … 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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How to Minimize TV’s Impact on Children’s Sleep Problems

The Supreme Court’s refusal to ban the sale of violent video games to children was a blow to parents fighting to reduce their children’s exposure to violence. But a new study on the relationship between television and children’s sleep problems … Continue reading

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