How should I talk to my child’s health care provider or doctor about his sleep?
It’s important to discuss sleep with your child’s health care provider. Even if he or she asks many questions about other developmental milestones and safety and doesn’t happen to bring up sleep, feel free to do it on your own. Some important questions you can ask are 1) how much should my child be sleeping during the night versus during the day? 2) are night wakings common for children his age? 3) what is the best way for my child to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night? or 4) when do little ones typically give up their naps? It’s best to be direct – don’t be shy.About Dr. Ariel Williamson