Category: Sleep Glorious Sleep
Bedtime can be an ordeal even for the most patient parents. Sleep struggles are a normal part of parenting, but we hope these tips will help your whole family rest a little easier!
To wrap up our Sleep Struggles NPN Blog series, we’d like to share a few tips for making bedtime worry-free:
Make time to wind down. We’re all busy, so we know how tempting it can be to send the kids straight to bed after returning from the day’s activities. However...
The end of Daylight Savings Time can be tough for many families, but we know that a lot of you are dealing with an even an even more problematic year-round sleep issue that comes with living with an early riser.
Even an extra fifteen minutes of sleep each morning can make a big difference for busy parents, but many young children have a habit of waking up too early and disturbing the whole family’s sleep routine.
If this sounds like your child, please read on.
Tips to hel...Posted on February 21, 2013 at 7:00 AM
It might feel like the holiday season just passed, but guess what? The end of Daylight Savings Time (Sunday March 10th at 2am) is only a few weeks away. While “springing ahead” is a sign that warmer days are approaching, if you have young children, it may also be a sign of difficult nights to come.
An hour of sleep probably does not seem like such a big deal to you, but it has a major effect on little ones. While some kids may be tired, lethargic and irritable as a result o...Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:00 AM
How do parents go about establishing sleep routines with their baby? Parents get a lot of strong and conflicting advice, and yet each infant and family is unique. There is no research that shows one way of handling sleep is better than another as long as babies are sleeping in a safe space. We do know, however, that parenting styles affect sleep: Babies who are carried, held and fed continuously cry less as infants and wake more after 3 months, while babies who are m...Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Sleep for children is one of the most important requirements in childhood development, and children with sleep issues cannot be taken lightly. Getting enough sleep is essential to good health and many body functions, such as growth, proper brain development, alertness and memory, healing and healthy immune system functioning. Through sleep, our bodies recharge and renew for the next day's challenges. Emerging research suggests that too little sleep contributes to atten...Posted on April 05, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Having a baby can be as exciting as it is exhausting. Sleep deprivation can build quickly after a few sleepless nights. Since babies do not come home with set schedules, you need to create one for yourself. Work with your other caregivers to determine when you can carve out a four-to-six-hour uninterrupted slot for sleep. For example, you take “baby duty” from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., then your partner takes the 2–8 a.m. shift, enabling you both scheduled time to sleep.
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Fussy Baby Network was delighted to host a great infant Crying & Sleep seminar at Erikson Institute on January 26. Forty five parents and expectant parents gave up their precious evening time to learn about infant sleep and how to get more of it!
Here are some of the main points that were discussed:
Experts are still discovering the true function of sleep. Parents know that when infants and children get adequate sleep they are calmer and more available to play a...
As a psychologist who treats sleep disorders, I think about sleep every day. But when I became a parent of twins, my interest in sleep took a new direction.
Now what? When and how to get started with good sleep habits
By the time the twins were about eight weeks old (adjusted age, since they were preemies), we were exhausted from the chaos and ready to set up good sleep habits. I knew the basics (bath, bottle, book, then kiss goodnight) but I didn’t know how and when to start...Posted on December 26, 2011 at 6:00 AM
Looking for a good night’s sleep? We know how tired you are - so here are some quick and effective tips.
The experts at Smart Love Family Services shared great tips on infant sleep at our July Expectant & New Parents event. Over 30 new and expecting parents (with some adorable babies!) learned about the norms of infant sleep, tips on helping baby fall asleep, and strategies for coping with sleepless nights.
Didn’t make it to the event? Here are some top s...Posted on July 25, 2011 at 7:55 AM