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The Importance Of Cuddling Your Children

Most parents love snuggling with their babies but they feel like at a certain age kids may be too old for “cuddle time”. This is not the case! Hugging is SO beneficial for not just kids, but humans in general. Several research studies seem to confirm that cuddling your children is not only pleasurable for both of you, but can …

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Establishing a Naptime Routine

Let’s face it, as adults wouldn’t it be nice to be able to build a nap into your daily schedule? Sure it would, and some lucky adults actually do it. But why do kids fight nap time so much? Sleep schedules and napping routines can vary widely from child to child and depending upon age, but here are some general …

How To Get Your Baby to Sleep and How to Help Them Stay Asleep

One thing is for certain, both young children and grown ups need their sleep. As adults we know what it’s like to function with little or no sleep and how it affects our mood, performance, thinking and even health. We might be able to pull an “all-nighter” here and there and we’ve all done it, but imagine how this would …

Common Sleep Problems in Infants & Children

Sleep Behavior Problems are a Common Concern The Journal of Zero to Three (January 2009) states that “Sleep behavior problems are among the most frequent parental concerns in pediatric practice and counseling services.” As in-home therapists, we also encounter quite a few questions from parents on how to get their infants and toddlers to sleep through the night or how …

Q&A: 2 Year Old Has Sleeping Problems

My 2 year old is very intelligent and gets bored easily and I have trouble getting her to sleep at night. She is not hyperactive I read her stories but it does not put her to sleep. You can read our article on sleep patterns at this link. Having a set and consistent bedtime routine for a 2 year old …

Q&A: How To Reduce Baby’s Hyperextension When Sleeping

How can I position my baby to reduce hyperextension when sleeping? He is 12 months old, has low tone and decreased strength, poor head control, low vision and seizures when sleeping and is unable to crawl or turn over. I would definitely consult with your child’s physical therapist (I am hoping your son is already in your local early intervention …

Steps to Establishing a Healthy Bedtime Routine

Establishing Successful Bedtime Routines Children need to be taught bedtime routines and assisted in maintaining them.  Routines help children fall asleep and stay asleep successfully. Without bedtime routines, young children can feel disorganized and uncomfortable. Here are some ways to help your child feel confident and secure during bedtimes: Start quieting down after dinner. Play quiet games, read books, turn …