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Publication name: Rapid Evidence Review on Infant and Child Sleep
Date: 20 June 2014
Description: Infant and children’s sleep problems are often a source of concern or stress for parents. This rapid review looks at the current evidence about infant and child sleep. It covers the following:
• What is known about normal infant sleep?
• What is known about the impact of sleep deprivation on the ability of parents to provide responsive care?
• What are the most effective ways to establish and/or improve infant/child sleep patterns?
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