How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Baby’s Brain and Personality?
Susan Miller
by Susan Miller
1y ago
A leading researcher on temperament in infants and young children once said in despair, “When I raised my first child, I believed behavioral theories claiming that what I do as a parent molds my child’s character. With my second child, I was already a geneticist and believed that a child is born with characteristics that are passed on through heredity and that environmental influence is minimal. I barely knew my third child at all…” This analysis was, of course, exaggerated, but it demonstrates the ongoing quest of parents and scientists to answer this question: what determines the perso ..read more
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Sleep Problems And Nighttime Feedings!!
Susan Miller
by Susan Miller
1y ago
Although your baby may give up regular nighttime feedings on his own by the time he’s three months old, do not expect — or insist — that such a young infant give them up altogether, all of a sudden. But if your child is at least three months old, still nurses or requires a bottle at bedtime, and needs to eat again several more times during the night, then the extra feedings may well be causing the extra wakings. If that is the case, you may be able to help him sleep better by decreasing the number of these feedings. However, if your baby takes in a substantial amount of food — from exten ..read more
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Baby Sleep Struggles — Why Do Children Cry As They Learn How To Sleep
Susan Miller
by Susan Miller
1y ago
Baby Sleep Struggles — Why Do Children Cry As They Learn How To Sleep Seeing your baby cry is perhaps the most heartbreaking moment of all. You don’t want him to cry. You want him happy. And of course, you want him healthy. But for all that to happen, he needs to sleep properly. It would be nice if your child could learn how to sleep without any crying or frustration whatsoever. Every parent would sign up for that. Unfortunately, the truth is that all children, regardless of the method you use to help them sleep, inevitably do shed some tears in the process. Let’s see why. First and ..read more
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My Baby Is An Early Bird — Can I Do Something About It?
Susan Miller
by Susan Miller
1y ago
My Baby Is An Early Bird — Can I Do Something About It? Early morning wakings are one of the toughest sleep problems to fix, if not the toughest. If you’re wondering why, it’s because after a decent night’s rest your child has got more energy to fight sleep in the morning. And the truth is, all of us come up into lighter sleep phases in the last hour of our sleep, preparing to take up for the day. Remember, however, your child is waking early only if he is not getting the right amount of night rest for his age and his body. In other words, if your child sleeps from 7 PM to 6 AM ..read more
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The Big Change — Transitioning Your Child From Crib To Bed
Susan Miller
by Susan Miller
1y ago
The Big Change — Transitioning Your Child From Crib To Bed “I want out! That’s the message your toddler will send — one way or another — “ when he’s ready to wave goodbye to the crib and say hello to a big-kid bed. Your child might actually verbalize displeasure, or more likely, simply climb out of the crib. So, what needs to be done? First, resist the temptation to move him too early. Most experts recommend doings so around age 3. Unless your child is climbing out of his crib or needs more space than a crib can provide — his body is growing at an astounding rate — it’s better t ..read more
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Co-Sleeping: Is co-sleeping really that bad?
Susan Miller
by Susan Miller
1y ago
Co-sleeping is the practice where the child sleeps in bed with his parents. Not surprisingly, it is one of the most hotly debated and controversial topics related to pediatric sleep. Let’s see why. Some people argue that co-sleeping is the right and natural way to raise a child because the practice fosters a stronger bond and a more secure attachment. Conversely, others will tell you that co-sleeping is risky, ridiculous, or even dangerous and they don’t want it for their family. So, which approach holds the truth? First, it’s important to understand that co-sleeping is not magi ..read more
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