Establishing Sleep Patterns

Kid can't sleep? Never fear — once proper sleep patterns have been established, most children become great sleepers.

Healthy sleep patterns make baby and parents happy
Sarah, a 12-month-old adopted internationally, is to my pediatrician's eye, healthy. Her parents report that she slept well abroad, but since her arrival in the U.S., things have changed. She now has difficulty falling asleep and wakes frequently through the night. Sarah's mother has been rocking her to sleep while giving her a bottle. As soon as the baby is put down, she begins to howl. When she wakes up crying, her mother goes to her with a bottle. Sarah ...

Why can’t my new child sleep?


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