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  • All About Sleep
    Getting enough sleep can be a problem for children of any age. Read this article to learn tips on bedtime schedules and routines for your child.
  • Bed-Sharing
    Bed-sharing is controversial in the United States. Supporters believe that a parent's bed is just where an infant belongs. But is it safe?
  • Bedtime Basics
    A good night's sleep is important for all kids. But what do you do if your child doesn't fall asleep easily? Find tips on getting your child tucked into bed - and what to do if he or she doesn't want to stay there.
  • Bedwetting
    Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. Most of the time it's not a sign of any deeper medical or emotional issues and kids eventually grow out of it.
  • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Clenching)
    Gnashing and grinding teeth, called bruxism, is common in kids, and often occurs during deep sleep or while under stress.
  • Flat Head Syndrome (Positional Plagiocephaly)
    Babies can develop a flat spot on the back of their heads, usually from sleeping in the same position too long. Alternating your baby's sleep position and providing lots of "tummy time" can help.
  • Night Terrors
    A night terror is a sleep disruption that seems similar to a nightmare, but it's far more dramatic. Night terrors can be alarming, but aren't usually cause for concern or a sign of a medical issue.
  • Nightmares
    Nightmares aren't totally preventable, but parents can help kids feel better when they have one and ease their transition back to sleep.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Brief pauses in breathing during sleep can be normal. But when breathing stops often or for longer periods, it can be a cause for concern.
  • Should My Daughter Sleep in My Room After Having a Nightmare?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • Sleep and Your Preschooler
    Preschoolers sleep about 11 to 12 hours during each 24-hour period, and it's important to help them develop good habits for getting to sleep.
  • Sleepwalking
    Although it can be unnerving to see, sleepwalking is actually very common in kids. Here's how to keep your young sleepwalker safe.
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old. Though SIDS remains unpredictable, you can help reduce your infant's risk.
 

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