Pediatricians frequently recommend melatonin for children with sleep problems, or parents might try it themselves. However, the proper use of melatonin is frequently misunderstood. Here is a guide for parents and pediatricians to decide if a child should try it, and to understand how it should be used. A common thread I find in children […]
Pretty soon, the clocks go forward as we “spring ahead” on Sunday, March 11th. We set our clocks ahead an hour as we re-enter daylight saving time. If you do not have children (and are not working overnight), this is a bit of a bummer and you lose an hour of sleep. If you do have kids, […]
A mom recently emailed me an interesting question. Her three year old has never had a consistent bedtime routine and she is interested in starting one. In this video, I answer several questions: When is the best time to institute a bedtime routine? What time should bedtime occur? Where should bedtime occur? What are the […]
Here’s a fun little video I did for the medical school. A shout out to Noah Golden who did a great job putting it together.
This is a new series where I am trying to answer common questions from parents and kids about sleep. Some have been submitted by friends, and some by subscribers to my email list. This is a common question: “How long will my child cry during sleep training?” No parent likes to hear his or her […]