Each night in the U.S., more than 5 million children wet the bed, according to Medline Plus. Boys are more affected than girls. At the age of 7, 9 percent of boys still wet the bed, compared to 6 percent of girls. Bedwetting is involuntary urination that occurs at least twice per month, so it does not have to be a nightly occurrence for it to be considered bedwetting. There are … [Read more...] about How to Stop Child Bedwetting
Sleepwalking is a condition also known as somnambulism. For children, it is a condition that occurs most often in the preteen years. According to Dr. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician at the Children's Medical Group in Atlanta, Ga., sleepwalking may affect as many as 15 percent of children. Somnambulism, or sleepwalking, involves more than simply walking while asleep. It can be … [Read more...] about How Can I Stop My Child From Sleepwalking?
A baby room, or nursery, is a room that will be remembered long after the baby has grown into adulthood. Decorating the nursery is, in one way, planning ahead for how the months and years after birth will be reminisced. Also, the decorations in a nursery will be some of the earliest things a newborn will set eyes upon, and parents rightly want to make those decorations … [Read more...] about How to Decorate a Baby Room
Everyone's invited over for your New Year's Eve party, and you're worried about entertainment for the hours of potential dead time until that magic moment at midnight. While there are standard ways to help with entertainment such as music and food, New Year's Eve games will show everyone a good time. Dress to Suit the Hat Find a large assortment of hats to be handed out … [Read more...] about Game Ideas for Your New Year’s Eve
Brief pauses in breathing during the wakeful hours are typically not problematic. These brief pauses are called apnea. When the apnea happens to someone asleep, it's called sleep apnea, and it can cause disruptions in sleep patterns. Childhood sleep apnea can result from obstructions such as enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Parents and caregivers can benefit from knowing the signs … [Read more...] about Childhood Sleep Apnea Symptoms