If your child has trouble sleeping through the night, it could be your fault for creating disorderly sleep habits.
That's the word according to researchers at the Institut Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain, who studied the subject.
Their research revealed that the secret of getting a child to sleep through the night is to create a bedtime ritual that's associated with sleep.
Your child should go to bed on his own and fall asleep without help. Then, if he wakes in the middle of the night, he'll likely fall asleep on his own again.
But if you've gotten into the habit of rocking him to sleep or singing a lullaby, he'll expect to be rocked or sung to before he returns to slumber.