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When Your Baby is Awake All Night

Is your baby awake all night and asleep all day? Here’s how to reset the clock. Having a newborn in the house will turn any parent’s life upside down – in some cases more literally than others. Many new babies sleep for hours on end during the day and suddenly come...

Sleep Deprivation

Amanda Oberst suddenly realizes she’s driven past the exit for the grocery store. She had only three hours of sleep the night before. Her infant daughter kept her up. Greg Patterson arrives at work but he’s in a fog. His third child has kept the family up for the last...

From the Crib to the Bed

Fifteen to 30 percent of toddlers have sleeping problems, such as trouble falling asleep, waking and crying often during the night, or (for preschoolers) nightmares. Some children have such sleep problems for months or years. This cycle can be stressful for parents, who can become exhausted from waking...

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Sleeping patterns Young babies have different sleep needs and habits. Some babies sleep for 20 hours per day, while others need only 12 hours. By six months, your child should have a fairly predictable sleeping pattern that includes one or two naps during the day and a good stretch of sleeping...

Ask Dr. Marla: Snoring

Q. My preschooler snores like a trucker even when he doesn't have a cold. Is this something I should have checked? A. Snoring is often due to enlarged adenoids and/or nasal blockage. Your adenoids sit high up behind your nose and cannot be seen when your doctor looks into your child's...

Baby’s Bedtime Routine

Sleeping Patterns Young babies have different sleep habits. By six months, there should be a fairly predictable sleeping pattern, including one or two naps during the day and a good stretch of sleeping at night. Remember that your baby needs you to respond when they cry and...

Lulling Your Baby To Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? If not, I'm here to help. After completing my residency at one of the busiest paediatric medical centres in the world, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, I realized that our culture goes about infant sleep training completely backwards. First, we allow bad...

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