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Is It Normal For A 9yo To Sleep In The Same Bed As A Parent
Sure: Personally, I don't like the idea for my kids. But professionally, I think it's a parental decision. This will not make a bad child or screw them in any grand fashion. This is a personal choice for each family. The question simply is - what do the parents want. If you don't mind, fine. If you do mind, then get to work on easing your children back into their beds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed. ...Read more
What is the best way to teach a 3yo child to sleep in his bed and not to move to parents bed every night?
Persistence: A 3 year old can wear a parent out on anything - they have nothing better to do with their life, so if they want something (to sleep in your bed) they usually have much more persistance and stamina to hold out than you do. When you decide enough is enough, you have to commit to never letting them come into your bed - even if it means you have to get up 100 times a night to put them back in theirs! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 9 year old son wraps his bed sheet completely around his head when sleeping. Any idea why he would do this?
Comfortable humidity: Your exhaled-air is perfect in moisture balance thus comfortable to the nose during colder/drier months as in many nights of winter. Covering the head traps moisture and thus more comfortable to breath via nose. The sheets are quite thin and air can pass through with ease, thus not concerning for oxygenation problem. Mine kids do same, as i too at times... ...Read more
Sleep how much: It depends when you go to bed and when you wake up.Human body needs at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep, some need more then the others.If you do not get enough sleep you are not able to concentrate and as a result your performance in school or at job suffers.Thats the reason parents want you to have enough sleep, because you need sleep to perform.So sleep well and sleep good.Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Most babies should be sleeping through the night by four months of age rather parents are home or away. If not you should seek help from your pediatrician ...Read more
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