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Do girls sleep better than boys?

Do girls sleep better than boys?

No: Gender has nothing to do with infant sleep. Bad sleep is usually caused by bad habits. Try to start a bedtime routine early and try to get your baby to fall asleep in the crib, by themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Could it be alright for girls to sleep nude?

Could it be alright for girls to sleep nude?

Interesting question: A more appropriate question is how you want to be dressed if you have to exit the building quickly if a fire to broke out. You can over think this one. ...Read more

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Im 38yrs old, fulltime selfemployed dairy farmer wif 4 girls, but i cant seem to relax enough to sleep, wat cn i do?

Im 38yrs old, fulltime selfemployed dairy farmer wif 4 girls, but i cant seem to relax enough to sleep, wat cn i do?

Insomnia cure: Busy mother & dairy farmer has difficulty w. sleep & relaxation. Meditation, autogenic training w. biofeedback, mindfullness therapies & certain herbal teas helpful, but all these therapies pale against ease & relatively benign use of a few puffs of Cannabis indica, not sativa, taken twenty minutes before intended sleep & absent hangover effect; as countless CA patients report. Or taken as a tea. ...Read more

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Can sleeping in a bra affect adolescent girls negatively?

SLEEP WITH BRA: It is an ackward way of sleeping but sometimes they feel comfortable that way. The negative effect is when they feel cold and catch a virus due to inadequate clothing. ...Read more

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Why after sex do I just want to be alone, bathe and sleep? I don't want to cuddle like most girls do. I get angry with my partner after sex.

Why after sex do I just want to be alone, bathe and sleep? I don't want to cuddle like most girls do. I get angry with my partner after sex.

Well, I don't know : The cause of your post traumatic stress disorder. Perhaps that has something to do with your anger toward your partner and your wish to isolate. It really isn't something that can be dealt with adequately on line. Obviously it is impacting your life. It is worth dealing with in therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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Can swaddling help babies sleep?

Can swaddling help babies sleep?

Yes: There perhaps is something about recreating that intrauterine environment which some infants find most comforting--swaddling. Neatly tucking a baby into a pea pod shaped bundle can provide security and warmth unlike anything else. So, once all snuggled in, sleep can not help but to come much more easily. Try it, you will like it...And so will baby! ...Read more

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Is there a sleep tablet for babies?

Is there a sleep tablet for babies?

No: A mothers warm milk is usually all that is needed. If you have ongoing problems, see your child's pediatrician for advise or a pediatric sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Want tips on how to make an infant sleep?

Want tips on how to make an infant sleep?

Help settle: You can't " make" a child eat, sleep or use the potty. Do what dr. Carlin recommended, wipe out baby's mouth after the last feed & put him in his crib in his own room, drowsy but awake at the same time every night. Most healthy infants don't need a middle of the night feed after 6 months, when night waking becomes a learned behavior. American academy of pediatrics has a good book on birth-5. ...Read more

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Is polyester safe for babies to sleep on?

Is polyester safe for babies to sleep on?

Yes: Some parents prefer natural fibers like cotton, but polyester is fine. Unlike cotton, if it catches fire, it melts rather than burns. That's the main safety difference. Poly tends to be less breathable or moisture absorbent than cotton, but it also depends on the type of fabric. ...Read more

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First month how long should babies sleep for?

At least 12-14 hours: Oftena new baby will sleep one extended period about 6-8 hours or longer at night and then have two long naps 2-4 hours in the am and in the afternoon. There may be 1-3 or more shorter naps as well. ...Read more

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Tell me when do babies sleep through the night?

Tell me when do babies sleep through the night?

That varies: New babies don't sleep through the night because they need to awaken to feed. As they get bigger, they sleep longer. Most babies can safely do an 8 hour stretch when they're several months old; some do it a little younger, some a little older. Babies are people; what happens one way in one happens a bit differently in another. ...Read more

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When will babies sleep through the night first?

When will babies sleep through the night first?

Three to four months: Babies are capable of one period of deep sleep (3-4hrs) per 24 hours starting at birth and generally drift in and out of lighter sleep states for the rest of their day. By 3mo their brain waves include mature sleep patterns and longer sleep is expected. Babies can learn to self settle soon after birth and return to sleep after they wake, though a brief feeding may be needed.Good routeins help. ...Read more

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How long do fifteen to eighteen old babies sleep?

How long do fifteen to eighteen old babies sleep?

Varies: There appears to be no right answer to how many hours a child sleeps. It is really unique to that child. If they are growing, happy, behaving and developing normally , then whatever amount works for that child. Having said that, most seem to sleep 8-12 hours at night. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to put babies to sleep?

Please give advice on how to put babies to sleep?

Peacefully: Slow things down, be sure baby is full, dry and gently rock to sleep. Keep it quiet with low lights. Sometimes soft music or natyre sounds like suf, rain, etc are also helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get my infant to sleep through the night?

How can I get my infant to sleep through the night?

Good sleep routine: This is possible for almost all little ones, but is more than can be described in 400 characters. Consistency, a regular sleep routine, keeping the home quiet and dark at night, and helping them learn to self-settle are essential. Talk with your pediatrician about the details, but know that it is possible - once you are ready! (the secondary gain from "comforting" your baby at night is powerful.). ...Read more

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