Early morning awakenings are really challenging for tired parents of small children. Here are some strategies for dealing with them.
Restless leg syndrome in children is surprisingly common, but is frequently missed. If your child is fidgety or has leg pain around bedtime and problems settling down, it’s worth considering this condition. Sleep doctors get restless leg syndrome too When I was a kid, my parents used to avoid giving me Coca-Cola after lunch. Not because they were overly […]
One of my most important jobs is giving families permission to sleep train their children because parents often feel very guilty and selfish about this. The fact is, sleep training your child is not selfish, and sleep training doesn’t hurt your child. Why sleep training isn’t selfish Several years ago, I got a taste of […]
Inappropriate sleep onset associations are one of the most important causes of night awakenings in infants, young children, and (rarely) older children. This is a disorder which will respond to behavioral management (or sleep training). For more information, here’s my comprehensive review of sleep training methods. The first step to successfully sleep training your child is […]
One of the biggest questions I get in Sleep Clinic is, “why does my baby wake up crying at night?” Infant and toddler night waking can cause serious sleep disruption for the whole family. There are a few common reasons for this, and you need to identify the reason before you can fix it. Free […]