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Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Rachel Moon, MD
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: Dr. Rachel Moon, MD
Rachel Moon is a pediatrician and SIDS researcher at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She received her medical degree from Emory University and completed her pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has been a faculty member of the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children's National Medical Center since 1994. She currently is the Director for Academic Development for the Goldberg Center. She also is Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her research centers around SIDS and SIDS risk factors, particularly in high risk populations, such as African-Americans and infants attending child care. She is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Task Force on SIDS and assistant editor for the journal Pediatrics.
Sooner or later, most parents face challenges at bedtime.

From infants and toddlers to school-aged kids and teens, sleep problems can affect everyone in the family.

"Almost every day in my clinical practice, at least one of my parents brings up a question about sleep," says Pediatrician, Dr. Rachel Moon. "Many are unhappy or frustrated because the child isn't sleeping how, when, or where the parents want. What I usually find is that the sleep problem is often one that could have been avoided."

In this segment of Healthy Children, Dr. Moon joins Melanie Cole, MS, to help you make sense of conflicting (and potentially dangerous) information widely available about sleep, including understanding what is normal and typical for a child's age and stage of development, to establishing bedtime routines and rituals.

She also offers you smart solutions in easy-to-understand language.

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