As a mother of a 9-month-old, I have become happily accustomed to sleepless nights. My son consistently falls asleep around 7:00 pm and awakes around 6:30 am, but he requires nighttime parenting to fall asleep and to stay asleep.
As trite as it sounds, sleep deprivation is no laughing matter and can have a serious impact on yours and your child's well-being. Taking steps to ensure that your child gets enough sleep will also work in your favor in your quest in taking care of yourself as you take care of your family.
4. Have a Minimum This can be tough to do, especially if you hear your little one babbling over the monitor or they start
I'm a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, and we know we can take steps to keep our babies safe during their sleep.
The study is based on video footage of babies sleeping at home.
There's no reason to accept sleep deprivation as your new normal.
Be aware that a full moon may affect your and your children's sleep and mood. Knowing this can help you understand if your child acts out during the corresponding daytime. Sticking with healthy sleep and nutrition routines can help minimize the effects of the lunar cycle.
Sometimes, the magnifying lens of the press distorts good science into a boogeyman that misleads rather than informs.
My role as an infant and toddler sleep specialist and coach is to empower families to make small changes in their routines
Is your baby only sleeping 2 hours at a time? Does your toddler sneak in your bed every night? Either way, you probably read all the books and tried all the techniques to help your little one (and yourself) catch some ZZZs. And just when you think you are mastering the ins and outs of a good night's sleep, BAM! -- your wee one is back at his old tricks, and you to square one.