The Importance of a Consistent Bedtime

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 25, 2024 3:50:00 PM

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, establishing and maintaining a consistent bedtime routine for children might seem like a small detail. However, the impact of a regular and predictable bedtime goes far beyond just ensuring your child gets enough hours of sleep. In this blog post, we'll explore the multifaceted importance of a consistent bedtime and why it serves as a cornerstone for overall well-being.

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Growing Pains in Children and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 18, 2024 3:00:00 PM

As children go through the exciting journey of growth, they may encounter a phenomenon known as "growing pains." While these aches and discomforts are typically harmless, they can pose unique challenges, especially when it comes to sleep. In this blog post, we'll explore the connection between growing pains in children and sleep and share valuable insights and tips for parents to help their little ones rest more comfortably.

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Sleep and Children: Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits from an Early Age

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 14, 2024 8:52:00 AM

As parents, we strive to provide the best for our children, ensuring their physical and mental well-being. While we focus on their nutrition, education, and overall development, one vital aspect that often goes unnoticed is sleep. Adequate sleep plays a crucial role in a child's growth and development, impacting their physical health, cognitive abilities, and emotional well-being. By establishing healthy sleep habits from an early age, we can set our children up for a lifetime of restful nights and productive days.

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Parental Guide for Caring for a Sick Child Through the Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 11, 2024 2:45:00 PM

Caring for a sick child can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to managing their needs throughout the night. As a parent, your instinct is to provide comfort and support, but exhaustion can quickly set in when sleep is interrupted. In this blog post, we'll offer practical tips and strategies to help you care for your sick child through the night while also prioritizing your well-being.

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Children's Growth Spurts and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 4, 2024 2:35:00 PM

We've all heard about growth spurts in children—the seemingly sudden increase in height and weight that can leave parents scrambling to buy new clothes and shoes. But did you know that these growth spurts can also significantly impact a child's sleep patterns? Understanding the relationship between growth and sleep can provide valuable insights for parents and caregivers. In this blog post, we'll explore the fascinating connection between growth spurts and sleep and offer some tips on how to navigate this challenging period.

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When to See a Pediatrician for Sleep Challenges in Children

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 21, 2024 3:53:00 PM

A child's sleep patterns can be a source of concern and frustration for many parents. From bedtime battles to frequent nighttime awakenings, sleep challenges can impact a child's mood, behavior, and overall well-being. While some sleep disturbances are common and temporary, others might require professional intervention. Here's a guide on when to consult a pediatrician about your child's sleep issues.

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Bedwetting and Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 25, 2023 7:38:00 PM

Bedwetting is a developmental problem that many children have to deal with. It involves children wetting the bed at night because they were unable to use the bathroom. This is a potty trained child who had an accident in the bed. It can be uncomfortable and upsetting for the child, as well as frustrating for the parent. The older children get, the more uncomfortable it can become for the child. Continue reading to learn more about bedwetting and what you can do to mitigate it. 

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When Kids Should Stop Napping

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 23, 2023 6:43:00 PM

Sleep is vital for childhood development and learning. It affects the child's health, mood, and ability to stay on track for their milestones. A lack of sleep can have long-term effects on the child's academic performance and emotional health.

However, as children grow, their need for sleep can decrease. There are recommendations based on the child's age, and many times they achieve these hours with naps implemented into their daily schedule. So, this may raise the question, when should kids stop napping?

The exact age varies, and depends on individual factors: maturity, preschool/daycare, and nighttime sleeping habits. At about age three, the majority of children will still take at least one nap per day. About sixty percent of four-year-olds take naps, but by age five, most children no longer need a nap. The older children get, the more that number continues to shrink, with almost no children napping by the age of seven. Continued napping may be a sign of an underlying issue, and will need to be discussed with your pediatrician. Continue reading to learn more about the recommendations for children and naps. 

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What is Sleep Regression, and How to Handle it?

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 29, 2023 8:55:00 AM

You may be so excited when your baby starts sleeping through the night, and then very confused and frustrated when that suddenly stops. This is called sleep regression, and some babies to through it at various times of their development. Continue reading to learn more about what a sleep regression is, and what you can do about it to help you and your baby get better sleep. 

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Back to School Tips for Kids and Teens

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 11, 2023 7:31:00 PM

Quality sleep is vital for your child's functioning and academic success. Sleep deprivation in children can look similar to adults, but it can also differ. Academic performance is going to be one of the main players in how you can recognize when your child is not getting enough sleep.

One way to ensure that your child does get enough sleep is to ensure that when school starts, they are back on track with their sleep schedule. The summer is a looser time without many time commitments or time-restraints. Therefore, parents normally are more relaxed about when their children go to bed and when they wake up.

Transitioning back to school can take some readjustment in many areas of their lives, including a sleep schedule. Continue reading to learn more about how to get your child back on track with their sleep schedule for a good start to the year. 

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