In this podcast, Dr. Jodi Mindell describes what to expect around sleep in the first 3 years, how to encourage good sleep habits, and how to cope with common sleep challenges.
Dr. Mindell is Associate Director of the Sleep Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep.
1. Listen to this podcast
2. Learn more about Jodi Mindell, PhD
Read the Key Findings from ZERO TO THREE’s 2009 National Parent Survey
Sleep Challenges in Infants and Toddlers: Why It Happens, What to Do
Four Myths About Sleep
All About Co-Sleeping
Babies and Sleep Safety
Frequently Asked Questions:
Three Commonly Asked Questions About Sleep
My 3-week-old son wants to be held all the time. I can't put him down without him crying within a few minutes. He sleeps with me at night, but only naps during the day if someone is holding him.
I have an 8-week-old. Her eating and sleeping habits are all over the map, and everyone keeps telling me to "put her on a schedule." What does that mean and how do I do it?
My daughter is 2-months-old, and I’m wondering if this is too young for her to start sleeping in a crib in her own room. She’s been in ours since we brought her home and she never sleeps through the night without waking at least a couple of times.
I am trying to train my 5-month-old to sleep through the night, but when I let him cry it out, he keeps waking up my 3-year-old. What can I do?
My two-year-old is loved and well cared for by my husband and me. She has not been abused or exposed to violence. So why does she have bad dreams? For some reason my daughter has had three nightmares in the past two months.
My 23-month-old used to be a great sleeper. But since we had a new baby, she has been getting up multiple times a night.