If you have not already done so, please read Blog Posts 1 through 5 that describe how sleep is important and beneficial. I will post specific information for parents and children based on my book, “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.” Please do not be put off by my book’s length. This is a reference book. Read only the topic of interest to you.
Read on my website the first several segments of ‘What a Parent Can Do’ (starting with Blog Post 6) to understand and implement the simple steps needed to prevent sleep problems in your child.
Read only 5 pages in my book, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child: Pages 6-9 (Prevent Sleep Problems) and pages 9-11 (Help Your Child Sleep Through the Night). These 5 pages outline exactly what you need to do to prevent sleep problems. More detailed advice and explanations are presented in Chapter 4: Preventing Sleep problems.
For most children, about 80%, all sleep problems can be prevented without much difficulty. Sadly, about 20% of infants have colic (Blog Post 43) that may make it more difficult to prevent sleep problems.
For some parents, there might be issues (Blog Posts 39–42) that make prevention of sleep problems problematic.
If your child has colic or there are these parental issues, a Community Sleep Consultant (Blog Post 27) might be helpful.
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