All Through the Night

Sleep problems in adopted children are fairly common. Here, doctors, experts, and parents share the best method to get your child to sleep at any age.

Sleep problems in adopted children can be overcome
Jane Crouth was frustrated — and tired. Her recently adopted toddler wouldn’t go to sleep. Uncomfortable with “crying it out” and co-sleeping methods, Crouth tried rocking her daughter to sleep. But as soon as she laid Ciara down and left the room, the child would wake up screaming. After months of frustration, the Crouths decided to move Ciara in with her one-month-older brother. It worked. “She’s much more relaxed in the room with Owen,” says Crouth. “She quiets right down ...

Parents and experts weigh in on the best ways to get our kids to sleep.


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