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Timeout with Nanny Robina: Waking in the Middle of the Night

Question: My son is two years old. Though he is an early riser, he goes to bed and sleeps quite well. However, he wakes every night sometime between 3 and 4 a.m. and wants a bottle. We only give him about 2 1/2 ounces of watered down milk, put him...

For Many Families, Dry Mornings Are Still a Dream

It’s a typical morning for Lisa, mother of five-year old Jessica, a bright and happy little girl. Jessica comes into her parents’ bedroom for a snuggle, and Lisa notices the distinct odour of urine emanating from her nighttime training pants. “Don’t forget to take those off,” she says lightly, not...

Bed Time For Big Kids

Tiny toddlers grow into ‘big kids’ quickly, and before you know it, it is time to make the switch from crib to regular bed. The process can be stressful for both parents and children, but there are ways to make the process easier. How do you know when the time...

To Sleep

Her son’s physician explained that he was having sleep terrors and not to try to wake him. “It’s worse for you than it is for him,” he reassured her. “He won’t even remember he had it in the morning.” One-third of parents or caregivers say that their child’s sleep...

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...

Coping When your Toddler Gives Up Naps

We are more irritable when we don’t get enough sleep. That includes kids and grown-ups. Parents accustomed to grabbing a little shut-eye during their toddler’s nap or using the free time to catch up on cleaning the fridge are understandably stressed when their child gives up napping. While some...

Another Wet Night

  "Another wet night?  That's how my mom would greet me in the morning", says Janine Pearson describing how her mother reacted to Janine's childhood bedwetting. She didn't scold me, really, but her words were teeming with disapproval. I'm sure it made my problem worse, she says. I was always...

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