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Contents Foreword--TK Acknowledgments Introduction Part One - Better Sleep Basics Learn about toddlers, preschoolers and sleep Create sleep logs Develop your sleep plan Planning with patience, perspective and persistence (...and a sense of humor, too) Part Two - Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child 1 Maintain a consistent bedtime and waking time seven days a week 2 Encourage regular daily naps 3 Set your child's biological clock 4 Develop a consistent bedtime routine 5 Create a cozy sleep environment 6 Provide the right nutrition to improve sleep 7 Help your child to be healthy and fit 8 Teach your child how to relax and fall asleep Part Three - Customized Solutions for Your Family Bedtime Battles: "I don't want to go to bed!" "Mommy, stay!" Needing a parent's help to fall asleep Night waking: When will my child sleep through the night? The nighttime nursling The early bird: Waking up too early Tooth Grinding: Chewing and clenching during sleep Bad dreams, nightmares and night terrors The night visitor: Trips to the parent's bed Nighttime Fears: Monsters, the dark, and things that go bump in the night Naptime problems: I don't want to sleep! Spring forward, fall back: Dealing with daylight saving time Bedwetting Sleepwalking and sleep talking Moving from the family bed to independent sleep Time for a big-kid bed: Moving out of the crib Separation anxiety Teething Children with special needs Ear infections Sleep adjustments when adopting a toddler or preschooler Twins: Getting two to sleep Allergies, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) Snoring: The noisy sleeper Setbacks Adjusting to changes Part Four - Family Sleep: Safe and Sound Adult Sleep - Now it's Your Turn Sleeping safety checklists General sleep safety Cradles and cribs Co-sleeping safely Bunk bed safety Bedroom safety When a sleep plan doesn't work: Analyzing problems and identifying sleep disorders For More Information Index About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Toddlers -- Sleep.
Preschool children -- Sleep.
Parent and child.