Your Child Need Help to Fall Asleep?
More than two-thirds of children
experience one or more sleep problems. Two of the most common
issues cited include difficulty falling asleep and resisting
going to bed. Among parents of toddlers and preschoolers, almost
half report having to be present in the room while their child
falls asleep. (For those of you with a baby in the house, 68
percent of you are staying with your baby until he is asleep.)
Interestingly, by the time children are school age, more than
a quarter of parents are still staying in the room at least
once a week until their child is asleep.
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 as well.
Night Terrors and Fears
lack 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
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
to the change.
Night Visitor: Trips to the Parent’s
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 bed.
You Getting Enough Sleep?
Tips for Restful Sleep
Tips for Teens
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.