Sleep Tips: When kids wake at night
Irene Gouge of Loving Lessons Pediatric Sleep Consulting talks about how to help kids go back to sleep when they wake up in the middle of the night.Posted — Updated
Why can't they just fall back asleep? Because, sometimes, they don't know how, Gouge said.
If parents are rocking, feeding or holding a child until she is asleep, they likely haven't developed the skills they need to fall asleep on their own.
If you want your child to go back to sleep on his own, then you need to remove those so-called sleep crutches such as rocking or feeding with something else such as a sound machine or a lovey.