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Why is a consistent bedtime routine so important?

 For many parents, getting their child ready and into bed is the most difficult part of the day. All we want is for our kids to brush their teeth, don their pyjamas, climb into bed, and gradually drift off into a peaceful sleep. And what do we get? Arguments, tantrums, and a small child full ...
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Should I be worried about my child’s snoring?

 Should I be worried about my child's snoring?When you think back to the first time you heard your little one snoring, you probably couldn't help but chuckle quietly at the cute and funny noises they made! But now that they often crawl into your bed in the middle of the night, only to begin ...
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What should I do about nighttime visits from my child?

If you're raising a preschooler, you'll be well used to a little midnight visitor crawling into your bed in the dead of night, waking you up as they snuggle into your arms. Rest assured, it is entirely normal for your child to climb into your bed during the night, especially a young ...
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How do we solve nighttime fears?

  ‘Mummy, there's a monster under my bed . . . Daddy, I can hear scary noises coming from outside . . . I don't want to sleep in there, it's too dark . . . I'm scared!'Whether they're scared of monsters, frightened of the dark, or worried about things that go bump in the night, almost all ...
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How important is exercise when it comes to sleep?

 How important is exercise when it comes to sleep? After a long and busy day, all you want to do is get the kids in bed and relax on the sofa to your favourite TV show. The kids are in their pyjamas, and they've brushed their teeth, but they're rushing here and there, jumping from one bed to the...
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What should I do about my child’s sleepwalking?

What should I do about my child's sleepwalking? Let's imagine you're sitting in the living room, drinking a cup of tea or a glass of wine, enjoying some time to yourself now that your little one is finally in bed when suddenly a door creaks open somewhere in the house. You hear the pitter-patter...
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How should you deal with your child’s bedtime anxiety?  

How should I deal with my child's bedtime anxiety?  When you have a preschool child, bedtime tends to go one of two ways. For example, on Monday, your little one might be overjoyed to jump into bed, happily listen to one of their favourite stories and drift off into a deep, peaceful sleep till ...
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What should I do about my child’s teeth grinding during sleep?

What should I do about my child's teeth grinding during sleep? As a parent, you're probably all too used to your little one climbing into your bed in the middle of the night, clambering all over the duvet before snuggling in beside you. It doesn't take long for you both to fall asleep again, but ...
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How important is light and darkness for my child’s sleep?

How important is light and darkness for my child's sleep? There's nothing more frustrating than knowing your child should be sleeping soundly in their bed, but instead finding them full of energy, rushing around, jumping from here to there, doing anything and everything except actually sleeping...
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What can I do about my child’s night waking?

What can I do about my child's night waking?You've had a long and tiring day, the kids are finally asleep, and your own bed is calling your name. You crawl under the warm duvet, place your head on the soft pillow, and before you know it, you're fast asleep. But at some point in the night, ...
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