Helping Toddlers Fall Asleep

How to get your toddler to fall asleep

Kids need their sleep in order to grow and stay healthy. Unfortunately, much like adults, they sometimes have a difficult time falling asleep and sleeping through the night. It is frustrating as a parent when you have a child who’s obviously tired and just can’t seem to fall asleep. You feel helpless… … Read more

Why is sleep so important for children?

Why is sleep so important for children

Sleep is a basic need.  It is important for our health because when we are asleep, our body repairs and restores itself. Sleep is not less important than food and drink in the lives of children. Sleep is more important than you think. Most of the children are having a really busy … Read more

The Importance of a Good Sleep Routine for Children

What is the importance of a good sleep routine for children

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute tell us, “Sleep, like diet and exercise, is important for our minds and bodies to function normally. In fact, sleep appears to be required for survival. Rats deprived of sleep die within two to three weeks, a time frame similar to death due to starvation.” … Read more

Why Do Children Have Trouble Sleeping?

Why do children have trouble sleeping

Approximately more than a quarter of the global adult population experience sleeping problems. So, it’s quite unsurprising to discover that an alarming number of toddlers have difficulty sleeping. Adults, and toddlers alike, have incorporated irregular and quite arduous sleep routines that literally rob them of graceful and fulfilling slumber. Come to think … Read more

When Are Kids Too Old to Sleep with Their Parents

When are kids too old to sleep with their parents

Who among us hasn’t, at some point, awakened to the sight of a child’s elbow smacking our faces, or a foot jammed into our chests? Even kids whose parents prohibit co-sleeping tend to, at some point, wind up in their parents’ beds. A bad dream, an illness, or an instinctive desire to … Read more

Sleep Talking And Sleep Walking In Children

How to handle sleep talking and sleep walking in children

Sleep talking and sleepwalking are a part of a sleep disorder called Parasomnia. However, children talking and walking in their sleep is not considered to be a serious sleep disorder, nor is it considered to be the result of a physical or psychological problem. But both can occur when a child has … Read more

Sleep Disorders In Children

What are some sleep disorders in children

When someone says to me “I slept like a baby”, you may have to a little chuckle and ask them if they woke up every hour on the hour. People tend to say this to illustrate a good night’s sleep but there is nothing restful about ‘sleeping like a baby’. Babies wake … Read more

Physical and Emotional Effects of Co-Sleeping with Children

What are the physical and emotional effects of co sleeping with children

A study of 477 parents, done by R. Mahendran, J.A. Valngankar, s. Mythily and Y.M. Cal, in Singapore Med Journal, found that 72.7% of children co-sleep with their parents. Is co-sleeping between parents and children really healthy for children, or does it damage the child and cause them to grow into fearful, … Read more

How to Help Your Autistic Child Go to Sleep

How can you help your autistic child fall asleep

As a parent of a child with Autism one of the most difficult and exhausting things you may ever experience is the child’s inability to go to sleep and stay asleep. You may experience sleepless nights that you feel you may not be able to endure while your newly diagnosed Autistic three-year-old … Read more

How Can Children Sleep So Much?

How are children able to sleep so much How can children sleep so much

Age-appropriate recommendations When you talk about children getting sleepy, you are always curious about the right amount of time they should sleep each night. Although medical science has advanced to levels beyond, the question about the sleep time of children is yet not answered. Some doctors and psychiatrists try to calm down … Read more