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Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

By Patti Teel

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: Make sure bedtime is at the same time every night. Children feel safe and are much more likely to be good sleepers when they have
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The night visitor: Trips to the parent’s bed

By Elizabeth Pantley

If your house echoes with the sound of pat-pat-pat down the hallway when your child leaves his room to climb into your bed in the middle of the night, rest assured that you are not alone. It’s perfectly natural for a toddler or preschooler to search out his parents for comfort and security – it’s
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Is your child getting enough sleep?

By JustMommies staff

How to recognize an overtired toddler When your little one was a baby, the signs of tiredness were easy to read: Babies rub their eyes, yawn, and often just fall asleep wherever they happen to be sitting. Toddlers are not quite as easy to read – and in fact, some of them will do anything to try to
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Ready to Stop Co-Sleeping?

By JustMommies staff

How to Get Your Toddler Out of Your Bed You’ve enjoyed your time as a co-sleeping family, and now it’s time to reclaim your bed as your own. But your toddler is putting up resistance, and no one’s getting a good night’s sleep anymore. After all the time you’ve spent co-sleeping, how do you
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Bedtime Without Battles

By JustMommies staff

Do your kids fight going to bed? Are you looking for ideas on how to get your kids in bed and keep them in bed? Below is a list of our best bedtime tips. 1. Consistency - Do your children have a set bedtime? Do they go to bed at the same time on the weekends as the weekdays? Do they get up at the same
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Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

By Elizabeth Pantley

The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well. # 1 Maintain a consistent bedtime and awaking time. Your
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Night Terrors

By JustMommies staff

What is a night terror? A night terror is not the same as a nightmare. A night terror occurs when a child is partially awakened from a very deep sleep. Sleepwalking is also another example of partial arousal from a deep sleep. Night terrors generally happen shortly after a child falls asleep. Sometime
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Nightmares, Night Terrors and Fears

By Elizabeth Pantley

The lack of adequate, restful sleep can affect your child’s mood, behavior, health, memory and growth. If there is anything standing in the way of a good night’s sleep it’s important to address the issue and solve the problem. Following is a list of typical sleep disrupters and possible solutions.
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Solving Naptime Problems

By Elizabeth Pantley

Napping is an important element of your child’s healthy mental and physical growth. A daily nap refreshes a child so that she can maintain her energy, focus, and ability to learn for the rest of the day. Some studies even show that children who nap every day are more flexible and adaptable, have longer
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The Baby's Coming! How to Make Sure Your Older Kids are Sleeping Through the Night

By Patti Teel

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens every three to four hours and adapting to a new baby’s schedule is very tiring for everyone in the house. If you also have
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