Sleep problems are very common during the first few years of life. Problems may include waking up during the night, not wanting to go to sleep, having nightmares, sleepwalking, and bedwetting.

Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on common sleep problems and how parents can help their children develop good sleep habits. Remember that children differ in how much sleep they need, how long it takes them to fall asleep, and how easily they wake up. If you have any questions about your child’s sleep habits, ask your child’s doctor.

Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 4 months of age. While newborns sleep about 16 to 17 hours per day, they may only sleep for 1 or 2 hours at a time. As babies get older, they need less sleep. Keep in mind that your baby’s sleep needs and patterns may be...

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