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Cry It Out vs. No Cry Sleep Solutions

Answers from a few threads that covered many of the different positions about Cry it out vs. No Cry it Out solutions.

 

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Sleep Deprived 4 month old

Help for a mom whose baby only wants to sleep when held.

 

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More on Co-Sleeping and Family Beds

Discussions about the pros and cons of co-sleeping.

 

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Co-Sleeping

A thread with various opinions on co-sleeping from March 26, '07.

 

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Transitioning from Two Naps to One - 14 month old

How to jump from 2 naps to 1 with your ever wakeful toddler

 

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How does your 12-21 month old sleep?

Answers to an informal survey on sleep habits

 

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Night Waking/Screaming

Information about a how to get a once solid sleeper back to sleep in the middle of the night.

 

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Sleeping Babies & Dear Doggies

One parent raised the following dilemma: “how do parents meet competing needs of all beloved household creatures when they don't fall together, time-wise?’

 

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Sleeping Suggestions for a Toddler who Refuses to Sleep

Parents share their collective wisdom on how they got they terrible twos to sleep

 

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Tips for Daylight Savings

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At 2 a.m. local time this Sunday, daylight saving time arrives.  In spring, clocks move forward (think: "spring forward"); in fall, they go back (think: "fall back").

Here’s some advice about adjusting to the time changes:

1. Make sure to change your clocks before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid the panic of a late rise. Remember that some clocks change automatically (e.g., cell phones, cable box, etc) so keep it straight in order to avoid missing something!

2. Get ready several days out and introduce self imposed time changes:

For spring: "Try to shift your child’s body clock before the Spring forward comes.  You can start now by putting them to bed 15 minute earlier for the next 5 days which should help.  It’s a shift a bit in the time of the routine, but make sure to keep the routine. (Note: it may take a week to adjust to the new time… it will pass- really!)"

3. Be gentle with yourselves over the week:

For spring: "Spring Forward last year was like being jet lagged and beaten with baseball bats so this year we are going to bed 15 minutes earlier each day and getting up a little earlier too. It's not too late to do the same. In any case, whether you ease into it or tough it out, be gentle with yourselves next week."

Safety Tips:

This is also a good time to put new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as other battery operated devices like hazard warning radios and flashlights.

As a crime prevention tip, the 78th precinct also advises to change PIN numbers when you change the clocks for daylight savings time.

Finally:

Some places don't observe daylight saving time. They include Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Dates to remember:

Nov 01, 2015 - Daylight Saving Time ends 
Mar 13, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time begins
Nov 06, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time ends
Mar 12, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time begins
Nov 5, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time ends
Mar 11, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time begins
Nov 4, 2018 - Daylight Saving Time ends

For some fun facts and trivia about Daylight Savings, read the PSP page Spring Forward (O The Humanity)

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