Have you heard your child snore? Take a moment to read Mouth Breathing: Adverse Effects on Facial Growth, Health, Academics, and Behavior to learn about how sleep disorders impact children. Talk to your child’s dentist or pediatrician if you have concerns about your child’s sleep hygiene and orofacial development. Consider checking in on your child or use the baby monitor every now and then to monitor his or her sleep patterns.
Local pediatricians often refer parents to healthychildren.org as a resource for many health, developmental, and nutritional issues. This site also has information available for the different ages & stages that talks about sleep. Check it out—It could literally change your child’s life!