Does unsettled sleep lead to later emotional problems? Should parents take a hard line and do what is necessary to build up more "settled" or solitary sleep?
Lots of people believe that our toddlers need to sleep through the night for their development, but does new research actually support this?
To counter the growing acceptance that night wakings are normal, sleep trainers seem to be taking to the bizarre. Welcome to "behaviourally biologically normal".
Toddler fighting bedtime? Waking regularly? It may be time to reconsider your toddler's actual sleep needs.
I get a lot of people angry that I speak out against extinction sleep training because it "worked" for them. I thought I'd start a post that allows me to respond publicly to these criticisms so I don't have to repeat myself over and over.
Many parents who expect and accept their babies waking and crying end up frustrated when this stage doesn't magically pass in toddlerhood. Here are some of the many reasons toddlers wake and cry at night (and why they are deserving of our responsiveness too).