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Toddler Driving You Crazy How Do You Make Him Take Naps
Toddler routine: As with all things toddler, establishing a pattern or routine to hos daily activities is important, not only in keeping him grounded, but also in making him feel secure about his need to interact with those around him. ...Read more
What's wrong? I have 2 nephews one is a 6 year old boy and the other is 4 year old girl and they barely sleep like 8 hour and they don't take naps in the afternoon. Like what's wrong with these kids? I see toddler that sleep 10 hours and take long naps i
Set routine: Napping is still routine in > 75% of children at 11 months. Want to set up good patterns so children know when nap time will occur and always try to put the child to bed awake after the routine so they can begin to self-soothe and put themselves to sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is normal to be having weird dreams every night.even when i just take naps too ?? should i be worried or is it normal
Hard to say: Some people dream while others do not, or at least, don't think that they do. Do you remember the dreams or parts of them? Dreams are not easily explained. I would suggest talking to someone unbiased, but I would think that dreams are not a super concern unless they are affecting you in any way. ...Read more
My 2y/o is being difficult when it comes to bedtime. Refuses to take naps. What are some tips to make bedtime easier? He fights us to go to sleep.
Don't fight, ignore: his delaying tactics. Read "Little People" by Dr. Christopherson. . At a consistent bedtime, brush teeth, read, cuddle, then put him to bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, without bottle or pacifier, to learn to self-calm to sleep. Calmly walk him back to bed without making eye contact, talking to him or getting angry. His behaviors will 1st worsen, then stop, if you consistently ignore them. ...Read more
Have been very tired lately and have lots of headaches.I have had to take naps and I never have before.This has lasted for 2 weeks.What should I do?
See a doctor: If you are so tired you can't get anything done, you should definitely see a doctor for a work up. It could be due to a number of things. ...Read more
Lately I have been very tired. All i wanna do is sleep. I take naps everyday and don't really want to be around people. What can I do to snap out of i?
Depression: Confide in friends as to what is troubling you and make plans to go out even though you don't feel like it. Also force yourself to exercise daily even though your mood is low, it will likely lift your mood and produce feel good chemicals. If your low mood continues consult a mental health professinal who can help you uncover the causes of your distress. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patience: Babies can adapt just about any schedule but you have to be very mthodical and very persistant. If you want a baby to go to sleep at a certain time, keep them awake for as long as possible before that time. But more importantly put them down for that nap at the same time every day. By the clock. Eventually they will adapt and get the idea. It may take a while. Be persitent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nap time: Babies have a way of keeping their parents up. It is their way of learning and manipulating their limited environment. Many techniques exist - a good one is to get a musical device which you turn on when the child is put to sleep - a signal that mom and dad will not return for a while. Other techniques can be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more
As long as you need: This is difficult to answer-classically you should sleep long enough to feel refreshed. Sometimes a power nap will suffice if your driving distance and approach is not difficult. If you have a more complex journey home requiring more alertness/attention-sleep longer. ...Read more
After i take naps i always feel nauseous and overall feel terrible. This goes away the next day. What causes this?
Sleep inertia: When you go into deep sleep (about 30-60 minutes), sometimes it takes a lot to get your body out of the deep sleep cycle and you feel lethargic or "hung over." the same happens if your sleep cycle is disrupted at night, it is just that usually we return to sleep and all continues on. ...Read more
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