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How can I help my toddler sleep?

How can I help my toddler sleep?

A consistent bedtime: Play with him during the day. At his language level, tell him that once he's in bed, you won't respond to cries or calls. 1 hr. before his set bedtime, turn off TV. Give him a warm bath, put on pj's, brush his teeth. Read to him in low light. Put in him in his bed in his room when he's drowsy, but awake, with no bottle or pacifier. Consistently ignore his crying while it worsens before it stops. ...Read more

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When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...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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How to get a toddler to sleep in a dark room?

How to get a toddler to sleep in a dark room?

Why?: After birth, visual input becomes a comforting source of information for a child. They often sleep best in a room with enough light that they know where they are if they wake up. Different from adults, their comfort often comes from having recognizable sounds & sights near them as they drift to sleep or try to resettle in the night. Let your child have a nightlight. It's developmentally normal. ...Read more

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My toddler does everything she can to resist sleep.

My toddler does everything she can to resist sleep.

Be patient but firm: Toddlers want independence when it suits them but demand you remain close & nurturing.This extends to bedtime when previously good sleepers may become anxious about separation.I encourage a calming night ritual followed by tucking the child in.Require that the child remain in his/her room until morning.Reward him/her with an open door if so, closed if not & return every time if venturing out. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to get toddler to sleep thru nite?

I'd really like to know how to get toddler to sleep thru nite?

Sleep regimen: You need to have a very strict sleep regimen starting with the pre bedtime so the child knows what to expect and stick to your guns with the routine even if the child cries. Then let the child cry him/herself to sleep as long and as often as it takes after you have gently and firmly made your evening's events ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how to get toddler to sleep in his bed?

I'd really like to know how to get toddler to sleep in his bed?

Gradually move : Start by sitting by his bed till he falls alseep, each night move a few feet away till in hallway. Dont converse or make eye contact after he lies down with his blanky or other transitional object. ...Read more

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When can my child start sleeping in a toddler bed?

When can my child start sleeping in a toddler bed?

2 years old: Two years old is the typical age. However, if your child is trying to climb out of their crib, you should make the switch earlier to prevent any harm. ...Read more

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Toddler not sleeping at night?

Toddler not sleeping at night?

If the pediatrician : says his health, growth & development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & routine: bathe, brush his teeth, read, cuddle, then put him in his own bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep without liquids or a pacifier. Consistently & completely ignore night-crying while it first intensifies before it stops. See the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChild app. ...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