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think that my 9-month old granddaughter needs more solid
foods, and my daughter insists that babies
cannot digest food this early. Will more solids help my granddaughter
sleep through the night?
Sleep Tips for Every Child
The following ideas are of
value to almost any sleeper of any age. These tips can bring improvement
not only in your child’s sleep but also in her daytime mood — and
last, but not least, improvements in your own sleep and outlook
Night Terrors and Fears
of adequate, restful sleep can affect your child’s
mood, behavior, health, memory and growth. If there is
anything standing in the way of a good night’s
sleep, it’s important to address the issue and
solve the problem. Following is a list of typical sleep
disrupters and possible solutions.
from Crib to Bed
When your child moves from
crib to bed, it’s a milestone in his life as
well as yours. There is no precise time for making
this move, though typically it’s between the
first and third birthday. The key to success is to
be patient and allow your child time to adjust to
Night Visitor: Trips to the Parent’s Bed
If your house echoes with the sound
of pat-pat-pat down the hallway when your child leaves
his room to climb into your bed in the middle of the night,
rest assured that you are not alone. It’s perfectly natural
for a toddler or preschooler to search out his parents for
comfort and security — it’s a sign of his trust
and his deep love for you. And it’s perfectly normal
for parents to provide that comfort and security by bringing
their child into their bed or by lying with him in his own
can I give my child when she's had a stressful day, is nervous,
fearful, teething, or cannot seem to fall asleep?
Mrs. Rabbit's secret tea is the answer to a multitude
of baby and child upsets. Peter Rabbit’s heart went pit-a-pat
as he ran from Farmer MacGregor, but his mother knew to calm him
with a nice warm cup of chamomile tea. When he couldn’t
sleep or had a tummy ache, good old chamomile came to the rescue.
Massage From A-Z
Baby massage has
been practiced since ancient times. It can be as simple as a gentle
rub with lotion after a bath or a more practiced infant massage.
The benefits are many for both baby and parent. You can, and should,
massage a child of any age from newborn to adulthood. Children
learn much about the power of gentle touch. There's something
very special about spending a little time giving your teenager
a backrub or foot massage. It maintains a beautiful parent-child
connection throughout a lifetime.
6-month-old baby wakes up almost every hour to breastfeed.
I want to respond to her cues, and I don't believe
in letting her cry. I'm getting so tired that I can barely function
during the day. Please, I desperately need some help!
My baby won't nap!
She fights sleep but gets fussier and fussier as the day progresses.
It also seems that on days when she doesn't nap, she doesn't
sleep well at night either. It's a huge struggle, and I am
at my wit's end. How can I get her to nap? Please help!
takes forever for my baby to fall asleep unless I brestfeed
or hold her. I
as the lack of sleep is starting to affect all aspects of my
I feel as though I can't carry on an intelligent
conversation. I am extremely unorganized and don't have the
energy to even
attempt reorganization. I love this child more than anything
in the world, and I don’t want to make her cry, but I'm
near tears myself thinking about going to bed every night.
Sometimes I think, “What’s the point? I'll just
be up in an hour anyway.” Should I just let her cry it
My 18-month-old toddler
wakes up twice per night to nurse. We sleep together, and we
like it this way.
Many of my family and friends express sheer
horror at learning of our situation, though, and my mother
swears I will live to regret it. Will I? Am I doing something
Your Sleeping Baby Sleep!
I am a follower of the “never let your baby cry” rule,
and I took it very seriously. What I didn’t understand,
though, is that babies make sounds in their sleep.
White Noise While Babies Sleep
Research indicates that “white
noise” or soft bedtime music helps many babies to
relax and fall asleep more easily. This is most certainly
because these sounds create an environment more familiar
to your baby than a very quiet room.
a Family Bestseller: “My Sleep Book”
You can use this love of books to help you encourage your
baby to sleep through the night. You can do this by writing
your baby his own book about sleep.
Isn't She Sleeping at Night?
if your little one is waking you up every hour or two, you don’t
have to think long on the question, “Is this disruptive to
me?” It obviously is.
is Attachment Parenting?
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is Attachment Parenting?
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Long Term Attachment Parenting
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it ok to spoil your kids?
and the Family Bed
for Successful Family Beds
expecting our first baby soon and thinking about using a family
a Family Bed - Co Sleeping
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Co-sleeping and the Media
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Build Your Child’s
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How You Can Teach Your Child Respect
Responsibility - Responsible Children
The Hidden Messages
10 Reasons to Tell
Your Kids Stories
Help Your Hubby Support Breastfeeding
For Overwhelmed Fathers
- Save Memories of Your Children
Tell Your Stories
Top 10 Common Sense Rules
How to Help Your Marriage Survive
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When It’s More Than the “Baby
I Yelled at My Kids
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
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Your Kids to Cooperate
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