Sleep in Infants and Young Children: Part One: Normal Sleep

Katherine Finn Davis RN, MSN, CPNP; Kathy P. Parker PhD, RN, FAAN; Gary L. Montgomery MD

Disclosures

J Pediatr Health Care. 2004;18(2) 

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Conclusion

Knowledge regarding the normal aspects of sleep in infants and young children is essential to address parental concerns and questions regarding their child's sleep. Additionally, a solid understanding of the normal aspects of sleep is crucial to be able to recognize and understand deviations from normal and to give parents anticipatory guidance to establish healthy sleep/wake routines that are so important to the child's health and wellbeing.

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