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Tips May 20, 2019

Losing sleep — Tips for getting your toddler to catch more zzz’s

Benjamin Landgraf, MD Pediatrician

For toddlers, bedtime problems are a common occurrence. Here are a few tips for getting your toddler to go to — and stay in — bed.

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Tips Oct 26, 2017

How much sleep does a child need?

Susan Light, MD Pediatrician

Everybody knows that getting a baby to sleep can be tough. But as kids get older, they often face new challenges when it comes to getting enough sleep.

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Patient Stories Apr 15, 2017

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin thinks ‘inside the box’ to promote safe sleeping

Hilary Dickinson Writer

At least one Wisconsin infant dies every week in an unsafe sleep environment. In order to address this preventable tragedy, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services is piloting an initiative to distribute “Newborn Nests” to parents in need of a safe place for their babies to sleep.

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Tips Sep 01, 2016

Answering questions about safe sleep for babies and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD Interim Medical Director

I had the opportunity recently to talk on our Facebook page about safe sleep for babies and answer questions from parents about a wide range of topics, including the ABC’s of safe sleep, crib bumpers and sudden infant death syndrome.

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Tips May 19, 2015

Why uncontrolled asthma can cause sleep problems in children

Lynn D’Andrea, MD Medical Director

Sleep is a time to rest and replenish. Unfortunately, sleep is often considered a luxury these days, as there are so many activities that disrupt our sleep.

Teen Boy Sleeping on Books
News Oct 07, 2014

Teens and sleep: The impact of high school start times

Megan Grekowicz, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that middle schools and high schools delay the start of class to at least 8:30 a.m. So why the change?

Child with down syndrome held by woman
News Aug 14, 2014

Why kids with Down syndrome are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea

Louella Amos, MD Sleep Specialist

In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics published updated guidelines regarding the medical care for children with Down syndrome. It was recommended that all children with Down syndrome should have a sleep study by age 4.

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Tips Mar 19, 2014

Head banging while sleeping: Is your child OK?

Louella Amos, MD Sleep Specialist

Head banging is a type of rhythmic movement that healthy infants and children may use to fall asleep at the beginning of the night and during normal nighttime arousals in the middle of the night.