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New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

New baby and toddler. So how to get an infant to sleep?

Comforting routine: Although babies may understand being tired, they don't understand the concept of sleep. They drift into sleep like adults in a boring lecture. Your tiredness routein should focus on settling baby down and excluding harsh distractions. A little light can help baby be aware of their comfort place; soft background noise from a fan or radio turned low. Put them down awake & don't change anythiing. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Need guide to how to put to sleep a baby?

Need guide to how to put to sleep a baby?

Look here: http://www.askdrsears.com/?q=topics/fussy-baby/31-ways-get-your-baby-sleep-and-stay-asleep.

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Can you describe how to get a child to sleep?

Can you describe how to get a child to sleep?

Be consistent: Have a stable bedtime preceded by reading, prayers and other soothing rituals (not stimulants like tv, video games or active play). Set expectations that the child will fall asleep in his own bed. Explain that, if he gets out of bed, you'll walk him back in from behind without talking or making eye contact. He'll test you by getting worse before he gets better, but stick to it till he complies. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to get child to sleep?

Can you describe how to get child to sleep?

Consistency: I will preface by saying i'm glad i don't live in your house. First, a calm, consistent bed time routine. Put them to bed while almost asleep but still awake, and allow them to fall asleep on their own. Let them fuss and cry a few minutes, comfort, put down, and leave. After a period of time, they will sleep. Even if it takes a few days. Consistently using the crib as the sleep place works. ...Read more

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How to get a child to stop snoring?

How to get a child to stop snoring?

Multiple causes: Snoring can be due to enlarged tonsils, adenoids, enlarged nasal turbinates, deviated nasal septum etc. Have your child be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How to get a toddler to sleep in own bed?

How to get a toddler to sleep in own bed?

Are you & Dad ready?: When you stop rewarding his behavior by allowing him in your bed, you must ignore his protests, which increase in frequency & intensity at first, every night until he stays in his own bed.Tell him you'll read, kiss & leave him to fall asleep in his own bed & stay there till am.When he gets up, put him back to bed. Don't talk or make eye contact. Repeat till he "gets it." see aap.Org for more tips. ...Read more

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Exhausted so how to get a newborn to sleep?

Exhausted so how to get a newborn to sleep?

These things...: Swaddling, rocking, soft sounds such as humming or singing, sucking , make sure they are clean and well fed. ...Read more

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How to get to sleep with this cold?

How to get to sleep with this cold?

Try cold remedies to: Decrease your symptoms. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. Consider an oral decongestant. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Melatonin can be >. ...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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How to get to sleep quicker?

How to get to sleep quicker?

Improve your sleep: #1 Make sure you don't have a sleep disorder. Common ones are sleep apnea, restless legs, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders # 2 Examine your stress, diet and exercise levels # 3 Develop a nighttime ritual to help you relax prior to sleeping. Take a warm shower, sit quietly and focus on your breathing, turn off your phone for this # 4 Talk to a sleep doctor. See my profile for more info. ...Read more

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Please tell me how often to feed a newborn in order for it to stay healthy?

Please tell me how often to feed a newborn in order for it to stay healthy?

Breastfeed on demand: If you are breastfeeding your newborn, he will want to eat very often, every 1-2hrs, until your milk comes in. After that, he will be be able to wait 2-4h. A formula fed child will eat every 2-4hrs. The amount a baby takes increases with age, from about 1 oz (30 ml) per feed at birth to about 3-4 oz per feed at 4 weeks. You should be checking your baby pees with each diaper and poops 4-7 times/day. ...Read more

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How to get your baby to sleep thru the nite?

How to get your baby to sleep thru the nite?

See below: Establish a good bedtime routine. Do not hold your baby until he/she falls asleep. Place your baby tired but awake, in the crib , and let him or her fall asleep without anyone being there. ...Read more

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How to get to sleep earlier quickly? What sleeping pills would you recommend?

How to get to sleep earlier quickly? What sleeping pills would you recommend?

Sleep: In general please read about sleep hygiene google it also, melatonin can help advance your sleep phase or early morning light done under care of a sleep specialist short term meds like Ambien (zolpidem) can help a lot cbti aka cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia is the best for long run. ...Read more

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How to get children to sleep when grandpa is here?

Routine: Make certain granpa follows the same routine and expectations that parents do and consequences for not following rules should be the same unless predetermined otherwise ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get back to a more normal sleep schedule?

Can you suggest how to get back to a more normal sleep schedule?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this to see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. Refer to my previous answers regarding 'sleep hygiene'. ...Read more

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How to get to sleep at night?

Routine: Set a regular bedtime Wake up at the same time every day. choose a relaxing routine that helps you to wind down. Try not to watch tv, computer or eat before bed. When it’s time to sleep, make sure the room is dark Make sure your room is cool and your bed is comfortable. ...Read more

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Have twins so how to get toddlers to sleep?

Have twins so how to get toddlers to sleep?

2 Links may help: http://www.twinparents.com/articles/twin-toddlers/getting-toddler-twins-sleep.html http://www.Multipletreasures.Com/getting-twins-to-sleep.Php enjoy the challenge.

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Can it be possible for you to learn how to sleep with your eyes open?

Can it be possible for you to learn how to sleep with your eyes open?

MAYBE: MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS REPUTED TO DO THAT. I HAVE NOT ENCOUNTERED IT IN MY PRACTICE. WHY DO YOU ASK? PERHAPS THE QUESTION WOULD BE BETTER PUT TO A SLEEP DOCTOR. ...Read more

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How to get a teething baby to eat?

How to get a teething baby to eat?

Ibuprofen: If your child is really miserable due to teething ibuprofen can help. Cold is also sometimes soothing so a smoothie Ice pop can get the needed calories and fluids. If your child is really not eating you can try chilled or frozen pediasure until he/she feels a little better. Good Luck! ...Read more

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