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When Do Children Outgrow Napping?

When Do Children Outgrow Napping?

Is your toddler or preschooler refusing to take a nap? It’s probably a sign that your little one no longer needs the extra sleep. Most toddlers and many preschool children have at least one nap a [...]

Getting Children to Sleep Without a Bedtime Battle

Getting Children to Sleep Without a Bedtime Battle

Those bedtime battles. Believe it or not, there are ways to tuck in a tired toddler without it turning into a power struggle. Most of us have been through those bedtime battles, when tucking in a [...]

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Your child’s blanket or teddy bear may be the ticket to a good night rest for your child, and for yourself! Although by six months of age most babies are capable of sleeping a solid eight [...]

Signs that Your Child No Longer Needs Naps

Signs that Your Child No Longer Needs Naps

How to tell if your child is ready to give up naptime. Outgrowing Nap-Time By the time babies are three months old, they’ve settled into a more regular sleep pattern, generally sleeping longer periods at night. [...]

Helping a Child with Nightmares and Night Terrors

Helping a Child with Nightmares and Night Terrors

Is your child having frequent nightmares? It may have more to do with where your child is at developmentally than anything else. Sleep researchers have discovered that children dream far more than adults. For example, studies [...]

Effective Bedtime Routines for Kids

Effective Bedtime Routines for Kids

How to get kids to go to bed without a fuss. Bedtime Routines No matter how cozy and comfy your child’s bedroom is, young children can still hate to part from mom and dad and head [...]

Sleep’s Role on Good Parenting

Sleep’s Role on Good Parenting

How a little extra shut eye could make you an even better parent. Sleep’s Role on Good Parenting Because it is so difficult to accomplish all of the things we need to in a day, many [...]

How Sleep Affects Education

How Sleep Affects Education

The connection between adequate sleep and good grades. Sleep and Education How many hours of sleep is your child getting?  If your answer is 8, then chances are your child isn’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, [...]

Bedtime Routines

Bedtime Routines

Why parents may want to create a bedtime routine for their babies. Bedtime Routines In the first year of a child’s life babies need anywhere from 13 to 15 hours of sleep each day, including naptime. [...]

How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How’s your child doing in school? An improvement in his grades may be no further away than a good night’s sleep. Sleep is a complex process with many stages including drowsiness, moderate sleep, deep restorative sleep, [...]