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Toddler Won’t Sleep Through The Night

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Sleep Tips | 0 comments

I’ve noticed a growing trend over the past few months. More and more exhausted parents are finding my blog looking for help with their non sleeping children. And as a dad who loves his sleep, and two daughters that love to ruin it, I’m in the same boat. As if chasing around a toddler during the day wasn’t exhausting enough, what do you do when he or she still won’t sleep through the night? Is your toddler… Waking up multiple times a night? Takes forever to fall asleep? Requires you to fall back asleep? Waking up at the crack of dawn? If you answered yes to any of those, here is a guide to help your toddler sleep through the night. Common reasons why your toddler is not sleeping through the night: Thirsty Hungry Too much built up energy....

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Why Won’t My Toddler Nap?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011 in Sleep Tips | 2 comments

Snooze, sleep, siesta, rest, or nap. Whatever you call it, toddlers hate it and parents love it. When it’s time for Little Miss’ nap, I can be seen skipping around the house collecting blankets, soother, and her favorite doll. Yup, I’m that guy and I love naps! Some kids love naps and go down without a fuss. I hope to one day experience this phenomenon. But what do you do when your toddler decides napping is a waste of time? She might think her time is better spent harassing the cat or coloring, but guess what little girl… you’re wrong! Now, you could tie your toddler to their bed, or look into crate training. (We’ll that that Plan B, for now) But before going to such extremes check out the below tips to win the battle against a nap...

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6 Month Sleep Regression Simplified

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Sleep Tips | 0 comments

The six month sleep regression is a disruption of your child’s sleep starting at the age of 6 months (hence the name…) but can make an appearance anytime between the ages of 6 and 9 months. Sleep deprived parents just can’t get a break! AQDKTCTY54YA Your baby is finally sleeping longer, and waking less. The 4 month sleep regression is only mere memory nightmare. But now it feels like all that hard work and patience has been for nothing, right? What causes the 6 month sleep regression? Brain Development. Your baby is becoming more aware of the world around her. Every day is filled with new discoveries that her growing brain can’t process during the day so it kicks into overtime at night. Teething. Most babies sprout their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age. Your baby’s...

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Sleep Regression or Bad Habits?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Sleep Tips | 3 comments

It’s 4:00am, and your little monster is up for the fourth time since bedtime. She’s been up multiple times a night for over a week now. You can’t even remember the last time you had a full night’s sleep. Sounds familiar? I wrote a few posts last year about sleep regression and babies, overcoming sleep regression… They have since become the most popular posts on CleverFather so it’s safe to assume two things. Sleeping problems are very common, and parents need help! How tell if your child’s sleeping issue is a habit or sleep regression? When parents talk about sleep regression they are usually referring to 5 phase that most children go through. During these phases, your child’s sleep routine can be turned upside down. My personal experience and research that most children will go through some sort of...

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How I Fixed Our Toddlers Poor Sleep in 1 Night

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Sleep Tips | 1 comment

I’m going to let you in on a secret that we stumbled upon a couple weeks ago. Something so simple, yet effective you’ll fall out of your chair from the absolute brilliance. Little Miss has always been a pretty good sleeper. Except for when she’s sick, or teething, or going through a sleep regression, or it was a full moon, or it wasn’t the 3 Tuesday of the month. But with baby number two packing her bags for her January arrival, CleverMom and I figured it was time to take back our nights from the little grasp of a two year old. To be honest, it was all a major fluke. Up until the big change, Little Miss still slept in a crib. We didn’t think she was old enough to understand the concept of staying in a big...

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Sleep Regression: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010 in Sleep Tips | 2 comments

Over a year ago I wrote a post about Little Miss’ bout of sleep regression. Since then it has become the highest searched topic on my blog. Due to its popularity, I decided to write up a list of frequently asked questions as a better way to explain the term sleep regression. What is sleep regression? Basically, sleep regression is when your baby or toddler’s sleeping pattern becomes worse despite a normal bedtime routine. A baby who has been sleeping through the night for weeks might begin waking up multiple times per night or show a general distaste for bedtime. So if nothing has changed drastically in the past week and your once good sleeper is waking up at night, he or she is probably experiencing a sleep regression. When does it happen? Sleep regressions tend to happen at...

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