Help your child sleep through the night while promoting her attachment to you.
Essential baby care and bonding tips to help your newly adopted child — and yourself — connect and thrive.
We're about to adopt a toddler. How can we ease his adjustment during our first weeks as a family?
Why can't my new child sleep?
AF looks at a hands-on parenting style that's natural for our families.
Parents and experts talk about co-sleeping with an adopted child or infant.
When we, as new parents or parents-to-be, think about our children sleeping, we all dream of a happy, peaceful child sleeping soundly while we’re in the other room getting a full night’s rest ourselves. This is rarely the reality, however—at least at the beginning of parenthood. How do we make that dream a reality?
After the staggering life changes adoption can entail, sleep may not come easy to your child.
After two bumpy years, we finally got my daughter, now five, to sleep through the night. But she’s recently had a slew of sleep problems: night wakings, anxiety at bedtime, and so on. Is this because of adoption? What can we do? We are exhausted!
My daughter brings stuff up at bedtime. Most five-year-olds do; they don’t want to be left alone to sleep. She likes when I tell her stories in the dark and rub her back. Who wouldn’t like all that? Aside: bedtime can—if I let it—take forever.
View the replay of a webinar with Nicole Mayer, RMA, RN, BSN to learn about baby care basics and hear answers to commonly asked questions from new parents.
If you're the parent of an infant, you know the drill: up and down all night, going back and forth to your child's room to feed and soothe her. It's no surprise that many exhausted moms and dads want to learn about co-sleeping. And domestic newborn adopters wonder whether a family bed will promote bonding with their new baby.
If you thought you'd seen the end of bedtime battles, your preschooler may show you a thing or two!
Answers to your parenting questions.
View the replay of a webinar with adoption medicine specialist Sarah Springer, M.D., FAAP, to learn why sleep problems are common in children after adoption, and get her advice and solutions.
As my daughter discovers the brave new world of sleepovers, she and I are both missing out on some shut-eye.
Last month we asked: Have you discovered ways to make bedtime easier or to help your child sleep through the night?
The safety and predictability of a regular evening routine can end go-to-sleep struggles with your preschooler.
Our newly adopted child has problems sleeping. Some nights, she will resist being put to bed, and will wake up several times through the night. How can we help her get a good night's sleep?
When monsters threaten, you can be your child's safe bridge back to reality.