A few one-off late nights and sleep-ins won’t hurt, but it’s best not to fall completely off the bedtime routine wagon during the holidays.
When sleep routines have gone haywire, there are things to keep in mind to help the whole family reset.
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Sound sleep, for long enough every night, with consistent bed and wake-up times are critical for kids’ health. A child development expert suggests some overarching tips to help get you there.
Babies should sleep on their back on a firm, flat surface.
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Babies should never sleep on couches, sofas, stuffed armchairs or an incline. Co-sleeping is a bad idea, too.
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But the Therapeutic Goods Association does not recommend melatonin for children who do not have autism spectrum disorder or Smith Magenis Syndrome.
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Understanding the evolutionary roots of baby sleep can help parents cope.
Advice to put your baby down ‘drowsy but awake’ is an attempt to form good sleep associations.
There are many ways that families, health-care providers and communities can support the sleep of mothers of babies six months and older.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
The time change can make you feel jet-lagged.
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Two sleep doctors offer some survival tips to help you adjust to losing that hour of sleep as clocks spring forward into daylight saving time.
Orthokeratology involves wearing a specially designed rigid contact lens overnight. There’s good evidence it can help slow the progression of myopia. But like all treatments, there are risks, too.
Too much time studying isn’t good for you or your grades. The challenge is to find the best balance of study, sleep and other activity to improve learning without compromising well-being.
Kids learn who they are and how to cope within their families.
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Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids’ social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Many baby books promote sleep-training methods that involve leaving babies to cry at night. But there are gentler ways to get a good night’s sleep.
It’s harder for kids to get to sleep when it’s light outside and they’re not as tired.
Daylight saving time starts this weekend, and it can often be the beginning of new dramas getting kids to bed. Here’s how to make the transition a little smoother.
Parents have lost the village it takes to raise a child and this is taking a toll on new mothers and their babies.
Almost one in three new mothers report severe problems getting their baby to sleep and settle. Every baby is different but some women are more likely to struggle – here’s why.
It’s not just babies who have trouble sleeping.
‘As a mom I couldn’t stand hearing my daughter cry herself to sleep, but as a physician I knew that sleep training was safe and that a well-rested baby would be a happy baby,’ says Stephanie Liu.
A doctor reviews the medical evidence on the controversial practise of sleep training infants.
The loss of even an hour of sleep is hard on the body, and kids are particularly vulnerable.
Springing forward onto daylight saving time means Americans will lose an hour of sleep. Two sleep doctors offer some survival tips as you adjust.
Babies should sleep on their backs, as this one is doing.
Hundreds – perhaps thousands – of infant deaths every year are preventable if parents make sure babies sleep in their own cribs, on their backs.
Cars are often warm and comfortable and we are usually feeling safe and relaxed.
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You might be trying to catch up on sleep. Sleep scientists say some children need only nine hours of sleep at night, while others need as much as 11 hours. It depends on the person.
We know babies should always be put to sleep on their backs, but if they roll onto their tummy it depends on their age and capabilities as to whether you should roll them back over.
If your baby can roll from her back to her stomach and back again then you needn’t turn her over if she rolls onto her stomach during sleep.