No matter how many parenting books and articles I read, it wasn’t until I was bleary-eyed from another night with a teething baby that I truly understood how important quality sleep is not only for the child, but for the entire family.
My kids are older now but as I’ve learned, sleep issues can continue long past the newborn stage. In my house, it’s a rare night that passes without someone waking due to nightmares or bedwetting or simple worry about the day ahead.
I’ve asked two experts to help us better understand these issues: Dr. Edward Kulich, pediatrician, sleep consultant and author of The Best Baby Sleep Book; and Stephanie Newman, clinical psychologist and author of Mad Men on the Couch.
With tips for how parents can help, I hope these guidelines bring nothing but sweet dreams your way.
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While we appreciate the input from these two experts, always seek the opinion of your child’s health care provider for questions regarding their health.
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