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Getting to Sleep

Ask the parents of any baby or young child for their number one parenting concern and they'll probably roll their exhausted eyes and say "sleep."

Though getting little ones to nod off peacefully  -- and stay asleep  -- may be one of the biggest challenges parents face, it's also one of the most individual. Every child responds differently to different techniques, so an effective routine usually has to be tailored to your own needs. To help you do that, we asked some of the nation's pediatric experts, who represent a range of opinions, for their solutions to the top bedtime challenges. You'll find plenty of options to suit your family.

Cris Beam's last piece for Parenting was "Straight Talk on Strangers," in the September issue.

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