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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Archive for the ‘Sleeping’ Category

Birth to 5 Q&A: I need rest! How can I get my baby to sleep?

Q: My 5-month-old is not a good sleeper, and I’m getting so little sleep I’m barely functioning at work. My friends are urging me to do “cry it out” or some form of sleep training, but I’m confused, because the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies sleep in the same room as their parents for […]

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University of Arizona study: Naps may help preschoolers learn

A new study from the University of Arizona suggests naptime boosts language learning in preschool-age children. Researchers found 3-year-olds who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours later. The findings suggest parents may want to consider maintaining regular naptimes for preschoolers, says lead study author Michelle […]

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American Academy of Pediatrics: Babies should sleep in the same room as their parents

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new recommendation, and it’s likely to change the way millions of parents with babies go to sleep. Parents are being told it’s best to have their babies sleeping in the same room with them for at least the first six months — and preferably the first year. […]

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Learning to sleep like a baby

Your baby actually learns to sleep and you are your baby’s best teacher.

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The link between lack of sleep and weight gain

The National Institutes for Health recently announced results of a study indicating that children who do not get enough sleep on a regular basis are more likely to be overweight. Lauri Leadley, RPSGT, RCP, is a registered sleep technologist, respiratory therapist and founder and president of Valley Sleep Center, which operates independent sleep diagnostics centers […]

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Q: When should a child be able to go the whole night without wetting the bed? There is no magic age. Eneuresis, or bedwetting, actually is common into the elementary years, according to pediatrician Diane Matsumoto, M.D., of TLC Pediatrics in Phoenix. Bedwetting affects 40 percent of 3-year-olds, 10 percent of 6-year-olds and three percent […]

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