sleep

"Put a Bird on It!" Our Favorite Inhabitots Stories Inspired by Feathered Friends

By Inhabitots

We're in the full swing of spring; the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. So let's "put a bird on it," by highlighting our favorite stories inspired by feathered friends. » Read more

Depression in Teens: How to help your teen

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

I have a friend whose seventeen-year-old son is really struggling right now.  He’s smart, talented, handsome, spiritually minded—and hurting.  When his mom asked me about his situation, she spent a lot of our time talking about her own feelings.  It’s incredibly difficult to see our kids in pain and not know how to help them. » Read more

Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

By Patti Teel www.pattiteel.com

Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night:   » Read more

8 Ways to Get Baby to Sleep at Night

Are you walking around like a zombie because your baby is keeping you up at night? Did you know that the top desire of most new parents is to get more sleep? » Read more

Safe Sleep Essentials for Babies from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Unless you're one of the lucky ones whose baby has always been a great sleeper, you probably spend a great deal of time trying to establish and maintain consistent sleep routines for your little one. » Read more

What is Dream Feeding?

Dream feeding is the term adopted for a late-night feeding of a newborn. The main benefit of dream feeding is that it helps the baby sleep for a 4- to 5-hour stretch overnight, which allows mom to finally get some much-needed sleep. It's called dream feeding because the baby usually stays asleep through the feeding process. » Read more

Who sleeps better breastfed babies or formula fed babies?

By JustMommies

Neither, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the West Virginia University in Morgantown who studied 80 new mothers sleep quality. Moms are often told that formula feeding will help a baby sleep longer. » Read more

Turning Off and Tuning Out: Practicing "Good Sleep Hygiene"

By Dana Wood, Author of Momover: The New Mom's Guide to Getting It Back Together (even if you never had it in the first place!)

It's a weird phrase, but the basic habits of setting the stage for slumber are known together as "good sleep hygiene." Here's the Dana version of all the steps you should take (and stuff you should avoid) if you want to sleep like, well, a baby:  » Read more

ADHD and Sleep

By Patti Teel

Children with ADHD are more likely to have sleep difficulties. However, good sleep hygiene in conjunction with self-soothing relaxation techniques may help to solve your child’s sleep problems.
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New Mom Exhaustion: Tips from ‘Been There, Done That’ Moms

Your newborn baby was up for most of the night, which means that you were up too. Now it’s morning, and the rest of the world is awake, but you’re so tired you can’t even remember how to make coffee. How are you going to make it through the day? » Read more