When can parents expect infants to sleep through the night?  How can parents help infants to go to sleep on their own?  Is it healthy for parents to allow their children to cry themselves to sleep?  What to do with the toddler who wants “just one more” bedtime story before going to sleep?  Listen to this episode as Dr. Dean and Dr. Lena consider normal sleep development for infants and toddlers, challenging sleep issues at these ages, and some tips solving sleep problems that young children may have.  Listen as Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean discuss optimizing the sleep environment, sleep hygiene, and sleep training.

This episode written by Dr. Dean Blumberg and Dr. Lena Rothstein.

The authors thank Dr. Mary Beth Steinfeld from the UC Davis MIND Institute for reviewing this topic, although Drs. Dean and Lena take responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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