Mental Health Book


Sleep Problems in Infants

Aka: Sleep Problems in Infants, Night Awakening in Children
  1. See Also
    1. Sleep Problems in Children
  2. Epidemiology: Incidence of night awakenings
    1. Newborns: 100%
    2. Age 6 months: 20-30%
    3. Ages 4 to 24 months: 10-15%
  3. Types: Night Awakening in Children
    1. Trained Night Feeders
    2. Trained Night Crier
    3. Fearful Night Criers
  4. Management: General Measures for Night Awakenings
    1. Move the crib out of parent's bedroom
    2. Limit daytime naps to no more than twice daily
    3. Limit naps to no more than two hours each
    4. Change diapers at night only if soiled (not just wet)
      1. Use as little light as possible when changing diaper
  5. Reference
    1. Schmitt (1991), Your Child's Health [PubMed]

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