Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: One of the biggest challenges when my kids were toddlers was sleep. None of them were good sleepers. The most helpful thing I did was learn how to fall back to sleep quickly after one of them woke me up! I adapted because I had to.
I also read the book Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber, MD. Each time my children presented me with a new sleep challenge, I followed that book to the letter, and it always helped. It often required letting them cry it out, which was difficult to do. But it worked.
—Ann Kulze, MD, a mom of 23- and 17-year-old daughters and 22- and 20-year-old sons; a nationally recognized nutrition expert, motivational speaker, and physician; and the author of the best-selling book Dr. Ann’s Eat Right for Life