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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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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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When can my baby start sleeping in a crib?

When can my baby start sleeping in a crib?

As soon as possible: Your baby can sleep in a crib as soon as you bring him/her home. Make sure your baby doesn't sleep on his/her belly. ...Read more

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When its better to bathe infants and toddlers? At night before bed or early morning?

When its better to bathe infants and toddlers? At night before bed or early morning?

Whatever suits your: Lifestyle. The timing is unimportant. Many find it useful to do as part of the evening ritual as it can relax them prior to bed time. ...Read more

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When will my child start sleeping through the night?

When will my child start sleeping through the night?

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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10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

Sounds normal: Babies do what they do while settling.They also drool because they make spit and have no social burden of having to hide it.It is not seizure activity or abnormal in any way. ...Read more

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When should I switch my child to a toddler bed?

When should I switch my child to a toddler bed?

When they climb out: The easy answer is when they learn to climb out of their crib. Some toddlers learn early and some never try and climb out. Once they do, it is safer to have them in a bed low to the floor. That can be a toddler bed or just a low bed with a rail to prevent falls. I always say the longer in the crib, the longer you sleep! ...Read more

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When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

When do baby sleep through the night if breastfeeding?

Varies: Babies vary on when they begin to sleep through the night. Breastfed babies often sleep an extended period within the 2-4 week after birth, but may still wake up at night for at least one feeding. Some people feel adding a little watery cereal at bedtime by spoon may help stretch the one long sleeeping time during the night, but it usually should not be started until about 3 mos. Of age. ...Read more

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At what ages can I start sleep training my baby? She's 2.5 months old and the minute i put her in bed she starts screaming.

At what ages can I start sleep training my baby? She's 2.5 months old and the minute i put her in bed she starts screaming.

At birth: The best time to start sleep training is now. If a kid is fed upon waking, changed after, entertained until tired & put down alone & awake, they learn to settle into sleep. If you make carrying, rocking or feeding part of the go to sleep pattern, they cannot separate from you.You can start over now with the pattern above & let her fuss, checking her every 5 min until she accepts the change. ...Read more

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My baby doesn't sleep! i feed her cereal and a bottle before bed at 9 and she still wakes up at 3am and will keep waking up until sunrise. Shes 6 month?

My baby doesn't sleep! i feed her cereal and a bottle before bed at 9 and she still wakes up at 3am and will keep waking up until sunrise. Shes 6 month?

Sleep training: She needs sleep training. Do not play with her when she wakes up. Keep the lights dim/off & talk softly @ night letting her know it is not time to play. Also make sure that she is on a sleep schedule w 1-2 naps in the daytime. The last nap should not be near bedtime. Enlist the help of dad to do this, talk to pcp for more specific advice. ...Read more

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11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

Sleep hygiene: Try a new routine at bedtime, maybe avoid afternoon naps a bit, make sure she is in a quiet dark room without interruptions or noise before bedtime. Maybe sit down and get her ready for bedtime by reading a story, to get her drowsy on the way to going to sleep. Be creative : perhaps just try to wear her down without too much excitement in the evening so she just wants to nod off ...Read more

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When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.

When should babies stop being swaddled? My 2m baby startles too much and wakes up but the swaddle allows her to sleep through the night.

Swaddling: When the baby can independently undo and release the swaddling. At this point, the blanket they are wrapped in becomes a hazard. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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7m old baby wakes 1.5hrs once in night breast feed and sleep.is it cause of concern. he does this even after eatin well at night before going to bed?

7m old baby wakes 1.5hrs once in night breast feed and sleep.is it cause of concern. he does this even after eatin well at night before going to bed?

Advance Solid Foods: Infants this age grow rapidly & require adequate nutrition. Solid foods are routinely introduced at age 6 mos. As infants advance w/ solids, breast feeding gradually becomes supplemental. Nighttime feedings are still fairly common at this age. If your baby is progressing well with solids, returns to sleep after night feed, has normal growth/development at doctor visits, then no action is needed. ...Read more

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My one year old baby never sleep well .iam fed up with him. he is go to sleep very difficult and wake up during the night 6 or 8 time until morning .

My one year old baby never sleep well .iam fed up with him. he is go to sleep very  difficult and wake up during the night 6 or 8 time until morning .

Routine: Help him by having a routine - same time each night, quieting the house, limiting exposure to TV, possibly a bath and a bedtime story. Set up the expectation that sleep is what happens at that time. When your baby wakes, check in, but try not to pick him up. Keep the room darkened and quiet. Walk away. You need to sleep to be a good mother. He needs to quiet himself - not easy at first. ...Read more

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2yo baby, almost every night she like talking in her sleep and sometimes get up and crying. After i calm her down she can continue sleep. What happen?

Sleep disturbance: Children's brains remain very active during their sleep cycles and it is theorized that when in dreams they unaware it's a dream - more real to them. Many children can have variations of these night time awakenings and often appear awake when they are not. Stressful for the adult but most children wake up refreshed. Try putting white noise machine in room to help soothe her through the night. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/night-terrors?print=true ...Read more

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My 6 mo old is on formula/baby food. Should I put rice cereal in bottle before bed? Is it bad for teeth for him to wake up and eat at night?

My 6 mo old is on formula/baby food.  Should I put rice cereal in bottle before bed?  Is it bad for teeth for him to wake up and eat at night?

Bad habits: A baby should be taught to eat waking up, and never when going to bed. Cereal in the bottle has never produced a proven benefit on university study. If you teach a baby to include eating as a bedtime ritual, expect 4X the number of sleep issues than those without. ...Read more

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When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

When will a baby sleep through the night? Bottle feeding him?

8m-9m: Usually around 8-9 m. Few babies sleep 5-6 hrs starting from 4 m of age and some babies have a night feed till 12 m of age. ...Read more