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Through this blog, I will regularly provide new information on baby sleep training and sleep advice to help your child enjoy healthy sleep.
Blog 185
 | April 15, 2024

Naps: A Review (3 of 5)

Naps are different from night sleep and long naps do not fully compensate for short night sleep.  Also, not every nap is created equal.
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Blog 184
 | April 8, 2024

Naps: A Review (2 of 5)

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Blog 183
 | April 1, 2024

Naps: A Review (1 of 4)

There are five main elements of healthy sleep for children.
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Blog 182
 | March 25, 2024
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Late Bedtimes & Long Naps

In China, napping is a common practice and is promoted as a way to facilitate children’s broadening scope of awareness and building the individual’s resources.
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Blog 181
 | March 18, 2024
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Help or Harm: Australia versus USA

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Blog 180
 | March 11, 2024
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The SNOO does NOT help your child sleep longer and does Not improve mother’s mood

There is no published scientific data in peer-reviewed journals to support the advertised claims of benefits for the SNOO.
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Blog 179
 | March 4, 2024
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Mother’s Insomnia & Cosleeping (2 of 2).

Professor Tikotzky reported that during the 3rd month of pregnancy, mothers with objective frequent and prolonged night wakings are more likely to co-sleep with their infants at 6 months. 
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Blog 178
 | February 26, 2024
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Mother’s Insomnia & Cosleeping (1 of 2)

A study by Professor Liat Tikotzky of about 500 families with children 3-36 months-old investigated what happens to children if their mothers have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep.
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Healthy Sleep in Young Children Has Carryover Benefits in Adolescence

Benefits from early healthy sleep habits persist in preteens and teenagers, who continue, pretty much on their own, to get healthy sleep.
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Sleep Spa and Beauty Sleep

Sometimes I have recommended to teenagers who are short on sleep that they take a five-day “sleep spa” treatment. No, that doesn’t mean having their parents book them into an expensive resort! It simply means dedicating five days to going to sleep earlier than usual.
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Fathers can help children sleep as well as mothers. Get dad on board!
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6-week crying peak

Antonio was born two weeks early and without difficulty. I remember thinking several hours after his birth that he was going to be a very easy boy, since my pregnancy and delivery were both routine and relatively easy. Three days after we brought him home, however, I realized that my expectations might have been a little off.
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