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A bedtime routine leads to good sleep

Establishing a Healthy Sleep Routine

Establishing a Healthy Sleep Routine

Help your child sleep through the night while promoting her attachment to you.

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The First Weeks Home with Your Baby

Essential baby care and bonding tips to help your newly adopted child — and yourself — connect and thrive.

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Sleep Routines for Adoptive Children

Raising a Sound Sleeper

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?

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Talking About Birth

“Talking About Adoption at Bedtime”

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.

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Co-sleeping and adoption

The Benefits and Risks of Co-Sleeping

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.

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first sleepover party for the preteen only child of a single parent

“Losing Sleep”

As my daughter discovers the brave new world of sleepovers, she and I are both missing out on some shut-eye.

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Overcoming adoption sleep problems may take some time

Overcoming Sleep Problems

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?

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