Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Months 4-12
A main goal at this age is to encourage the development of self-soothing skills for night sleep, the midmorning nap, and the midday nap.

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Through this blog, I will regularly provide new information to help your child enjoy healthy sleep.
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Blog 127
 | April 17, 2023
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Benefits of Healthy Sleep: A Summary.

Blog Posts 1-5 describe what constitutes healthy sleep and explain in detail the benefits of sleep for your child. They are based on Chapter 11, titled “Sleep Readiness”, in the United States of America Department of the Army field manual (FM 7-22). This official Army document describes what is healthy sleep and what are the benefits of sleep. 
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Blog 125
 | April 3, 2023
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Sleep Consolidation (#2)

All babies wake up for feedings at night. All babies cycle between deep sleep and light sleep during the night. All babies make non-distress vocalizations at night. Some babies, at night, have more difficulty returning to deep sleep by themselves after a normal partial awakening occurring during a light sleep phase.
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Blog 123
 | March 20, 2023
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Bedtime: A Review

To better understand the importance of sleep timing (when your child falls asleep), appreciate the fact that there is a genetically controlled and automatic circadian sleep rhythm (Blog Post 112). This 24-hour rhythm of brain output is for sleep and wakefulness; it develops in infancy, and changes as the child develops.  Parents cannot change this rhythm.
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Blog 122
 | March 13, 2023
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Prevent Sleep Problems

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.  
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