Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bedtime Resistance

Bedtime resistance is known in the sleep disorders world as Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood and has two different subtypes: Sleep Onset Association and Limit Setting. Sleep Onset Association means that a child needs something to go to sleep (a sleep … Continue reading

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New Safe Sleep Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new safe sleep recommendations to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The AAP recommends no bumpers in the crib, immunizations and breast feeding to reduce the risk of SIDS. While bumpers … Continue reading

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Bedtime Routines

Most parents will agree that bedtime is the most chaotic time at home (particularly if they have more than one child). Many times I have been asked to babysit just at bedtime to be an extra set of hands. Kids … Continue reading

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How much do you know about your child’s sleep?

Test your knowledge of pediatric sleep by answering the following true or false questions: While snoring is a common problem among children and adolescents, it occurs most often among males? Snoring is a matter of concern and should always be … Continue reading

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Relying on Motion for Sleep

As I am getting ready to fly to NYC tomorrow, I am reminded of a common mistake parents make. It is easy to soothe babies using motion – we all do it, including swings, strollers, car rides, rocking, etc. Often … Continue reading

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Does sleep REALLY matter?

Most people, including parents and medical and mental health professionals, do not realize how important sleep is. I am often told that “He’s never been a good sleeper” or “She doesn’t seem to need as much sleep.” It is true … Continue reading

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