sleep habits

Do You Really Need to Eliminate Naps for Kids Over Age 2?

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Recent headlines have indicated that kids over age two shouldn't nap. If you're feeling like that's borderline blasphemous, you're not alone. And experts are clarifying exactly what new research entails. Basically, Australian researchers analyzed 26 previously published studies on napping, all involving children up to age five. Different studies had different focuses: the effect of sleep... Read more

Study Says Letting Baby “Cry It Out” Isn’t Harmful

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Baby's been up two times already tonight, and there she goes again. You consider letting her cry it out, but then you wonder, “Will she be scarred forever?”  A new study from the AAP says no -- that letting baby cry every now and then won't hurt her emotionally or ruin your relationship with her.... Read more

Can Snoring Make the Terrible Twos (and Threes) Even Worse?

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If your two-year-old is throwing temper tantrums (and even a few toys) around the house, you can obviously blame it on the fact that he’s two. But, you could also blame it on his sleep habits. Specifically: His snoring. A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that persistent snoring in 2-... Read more