. Lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just about being tired. Sleep has a role in everything your child does and how he feels – dawdling, temper tantrums, hyperactivity, growth, health, and even learning to tie his shoes and recite the ABCs. Sleep affects everything. The following ideas are of [...]
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According to sleep research, and motherly experience, the length and the quality of naps affect nighttime sleep. (And, conversely, nighttime sleep affects naps.) Babies differ in their napping needs – but here’s a general guide that applies to most babies: Age Number of Naps Hours of Naptime 4 months 3 4 – 6 6 [...]
In their efforts to encourage their baby to sleep better, one approach that many parents use is to put their baby to bed later in the evening. They think, “If he’s “really tired” he’ll sleep better, right?” Wrong! This often backfires because Baby becomes overtired, and chronically sleep-deprived. In the majority of cases, a [...]
. Hmmm. I may be crazy, but cloth diapering at night sure isn’t! For some it’s an adventure as they search out the perfect diaper and cover combination that will leave them with a dry baby and bed after a full night. “I struggled with nighttime with my daughter. She is a heavy wetter [...]