Why young kids sometimes have trouble sleeping.
Most parents have experienced it; their children have developed good sleeping habits when suddenly they begin to wake up at night. Night waking is a common occurrence in childhood and it often happens after a child has recovered from an illness and they need to relearn their sleep habits. Or it can take place after a big change in their young lives explains Bonny Reichert, author of In Search of Sleep. “Any kind of developmental change or upset in child’s life can lead to a little bit of regression or interruption in something they were conquering. So it could be that they will start to wake up at night, they won’t eat as well, or they will start to wet their beds.”
Night waking is not a major cause for concern. As Bonny explains, “all of those things are normal. Also when children start to become more aware of dangers and start to develop more fears, which is quite big with the preschool set, they can start to have a few more issues around bedtime and nighttime.”
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