Children learn how to sleep in the first year of life. How you structure their sleep routine, and the consistency of your cues and rhythms over time helps them learn this skill. Do you ever feel that your child is an exception to the rule? Your child must be the one that just doesn’t need as much sleep as others? I meet parents with stories about how little sleep their young children seem to need. But are their children as friendly as they could be if given better rest?