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Sleep and Adopted Children

Are you ready for an afternoon nap? Are your little ones making you sleep deprived? Did you know many adopted children have sleep issues?  You may have noticed from the very beginning that your child has a hard time going to sleep, or they may experience increasing difficulty in falling sleeping. Approximately 25% of all young children experience some type of sleep problems.   It can be one of the most difficult challenges of parenting.  Below is expert advice on sleep issues and adopted children:  
All Through the Night- Parents and experts weigh in on the best ways to get our kids to sleep.
Helping Your Child to Sleep through the Night
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
by Elizabeth Pantley
A no tears approach that offers alternatives to letting babies  “cry it out” (not recommended for adopted children) or getting up as often as necessary with baby,  The No-Cry Sleep Solution provides effective, step-by-step  strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems.

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