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.
The dreaded early wake ups - the mornings where your sweet-faced, vivacious little one wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 AM happily
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.
Sleep deprivation is a global problem, in both adults and in children. As my sleep deprivation accumulated, so did his. At
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.
The struggle is real.
I'm reporting live from the depths of the newborn stage: my baby is 12 days old. I can't tell you the weather or time because days and nights are blending together, and I've rarely gone outdoors. I don't know when I've showered, or the last thing I ate, or where my slippers or sanity are hiding. But there's something that I'm finding particularly strange: I currently don't mind the sleep deprived, newborn stage.
As parents, we are faced with many challenges when it comes to our children, and few are as confusing or distressing as when your child experiences a terrifying nightmare or, worse yet, a night terror.
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Babies are pretty limited in their skill sets, but one thing they do very well is sleep (though not always at the specific
This is going to be a train wreck because I haven't slept in months. So my mind is about as sharp as a Boppy pillow and organizing a cohesive thought is not my strong suit these days. But I need to speak from these depths of exhaustion and bleariness, to give a voice to my fellow sleepless parents and to warn them of the trap that is the baby sleep book.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be put to sleep on their backs on a firm sleep surface free of
If there's one topic that gets parents riled up more than any other, it's the issue of sleep training. That's right... I'm broaching the topic of sleep training. I'm clearly up for a fight, right?