Sleep Issues

Sometimes your toddler just won't sleep through the night. Here you'll learn how to figure out what's standing between your toddler and a restful night's sleep with our guide to common sleep issues (there's quite a few!).

Stop Sabotaging Your Kid's Sleep

Are your nights an endless cycle of wakeups? Worried you're doing something wrong? Try these sleep tweaks for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged kids.

Keeping Your Tot in the Crib

What's the best way to keep a toddler from crawling out of his crib to avoid sleeping?

8 Signs Your Child Has Sleep Apnea and How to Help

Sleep apnea can start at any age for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. Does your child display characteristics of a restless sleeper?

1-Year-Olds and Sleep

Bedtime issues often linger long past your child's first birthday. The trick is teaching your child to fall asleep on her own.

Solutions for Kids' Sleep Problems

They're too young to vote, too young to drive, but not too young for sleep disorders. We'll help you all get some shut-eye.

Toddler Sleep Solutions to Common Problems

Are you struggling with getting your child to sleep? Get the solutions to toddler bedtime issues.

Dr. Alan Greene on Sleep Disturbances

My 3-year-old has started waking up every night. What can we do about this?

Moving from Crib to Big-Kid Bed

Switching to a bed is a major milestone. Help your kid sleep well in his new digs.

Dr. Alan Greene on Letting Go of the Bedtime Bottle

Learn how to wean a reluctant child from her bedtime bottle.

Whoa: Lack of Sleep Affects Kids' Brains Differently Than Adults

Here's one more reason to make sure your kids are getting enough sleep.

Nighttime Fears: Why? What to Do?

Our child development expert handles a mom's concerns about her toddler's new fear of the dark.

Kids Who Are Bad Sleepers in Preschool May Have Behavior Problems Later On

According to a new study, kids who don't get enough sleep during preschool are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control, and peer relationships.

Your Toughest Sleep Problems Solved

Is putting your little one to bed a constant battle? Here, Parents advisory-board member Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep (HarperCollins, 1997), offers strategies for helping babies and big kids alike get the rest they need.

Sleep Training Toddlers Who Have Never Slept Through The Night

Fred and Jeanette have 18-month-old twin boys who have never slept through the night and frequently end up in their parents' bed. It's the baby sleep whisperer to the rescue!

When Children Have Night Terrors

Night terrors are common in young kids. This is what causes them, and how to help your child.

Common Toddler Sleep Problems (and How to Solve Them!)

We'll help you figure out the cause of your child's slumber trouble, so you both can get more rest.

If Your Kid Can't Sleep, You May Want to Toss the Touchscreen

A new study has found that the more time young kids spend using touchscreen devices, the more likely they are to have trouble sleeping.

Overcoming Sleep Struggles

Endless stalling, toothbrush battles, and pleas for just one more story -- preschoolers know how to drag out their nightime routine. Here, expert strategies for overcoming sleep struggles.

Sleep Advice From Dr. Jodi Mindell

Your Children's Sleep Questions Answered by Q&A with Dr. Jodi Mindell

Dr. Alan Greene on Night Terrors

Why do my kids have these strange episodes?

Soothing Sick Kids in the Wee Hours

Why do kids often wait until the wee hours to wail for you? Solve your child's 2 a.m. problems so everyone can get back to sleep.

When Bad Dreams Strike

Though nightmares usually don't start until around age 3, your child may occasionally awaken during the night from a bad dream. Here's how to help your youngster settle back to sleep.

Sleep Solutions for Toddlers

If your child is awake when he should be snoozing, we'll help him get the rest he needs.

Two-Year-Old Won't Sleep And Expectant Parents Are Anxious

Jenny and Greg have a two-year-old who rarely sleeps through the night and are expecting baby #2. Ingrid helps the anxious couple back off protracted sleep rituals and sleep train their toddler.

How to Manage Two Kids' Sleep Schedules

Sleep-training one child is tricky enough, let alone getting two little ones on the same nighttime schedule. Baby sleep expert Ingrid Prueher helps one family find a solution.

Is Never Getting Enough Sleep Better Than Sometimes Getting Too Much?

Sleep-deprived parents, listen up! A new study says waking up at the same time every day, including weekends, is healthier than sleeping in.