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HOW do you go about getting them to sleep or stay asleep?

Posted by tarastoyland on 3 September, 2019 at 13:10

Overtired Children - When a child is overtired they don't act sleepy, instead they get hyper. For a baby they will get VERY crabby and cry. Each child has a "window" of time when they will easily fall asleep. If you miss the signs and miss that window of time you are going to have a very difficult time getting the child to calm down. Often if a parent has a hard time getting a child to sleep the key is to make bedtime EARLIER so they don't miss that prime sleep window.

So, you know kids...

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Recommended Sleep Times

Posted by tarastoyland on 31 August, 2019 at 13:00

Recommended sleep times:

So what is the right amount of sleep? Fifteen years ago the sleep charts were what I believe to be correct. But somewhere in the last 2 decades the charts have been modified. Here is the sleep chart *I* believe in (the one that was around many years ago).

* Newborn to 4 months old - 19 to 22 hours in a 24 hour period

* 4 months old to 12 months old - 12 hours at night, (may have a feeding after the first few hours when Mommy is ready to go to bed for...

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Kids sleep deprived

Posted by tarastoyland on 25 March, 2015 at 9:25

February 14, 2012

 

Study: Kids have been sleep-deprived for more than 100 years

 

Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times

 

LOS ANGELES -- Worried that your children aren't getting enough sleep? You're not alone. As one prominent educational psychologist put it, "Physicians and writers on school hygiene agree that children are likely to receive less sleep than is needful to them."

 

 

That assessment was off...

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