Once your child passes that infant stage, it can seem like a great gift -- sleep! But as they grow, those wonderful hours of sleep can be interrupted by little sleeping issues.
We asked three experts about some common sleep problems for preschoolers.
Here's what they had to say!
We've all seen it -- your child is falling down tired, and then out of nowhere they get a wicked second wind and are wild-eyed with excitement. Is it normal? What should you do?
Dr Darley: When young children get tired they can become more active because they are working hard to stay awake. Watch to see if he is quieter and more relaxed a little earlier in the evening, and put him to bed earlier. Children age one to three need 12-13 hours of sleep, and age four to five need 11-12 hours of sleep over the 24-hour day.
Dr. Omran: Make sure you that your child sleeps in a quiet dim light bedroom with no TV in the bedroom. Also refrain from giving your child any candy, chocolate, pop or sweets three hours before bed time.
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