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Pediatric Sleep Council Celebrates Baby Sleep Day on March 1st
[February 13, 2018]

Pediatric Sleep Council Celebrates Baby Sleep Day on March 1st

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 1, 2018, the Pediatric Sleep Council (PSC), a team of international pediatric sleep experts, will celebrate the second annual Baby Sleep Day. On this day, the PSC will answer parents' questions via Facebook ( Sleep is a critical part of development, and PSC experts aim to bring much needed focus on improving sleep for children, which in turn means better rest for families.

The Facebook Question and Answer event was a huge success last year. Sleep experts answered more than 300 questions from families around the globe. Questions gave insight into what parents want to know. The majority of questions were about sleep in babies 4-11 months. Many questions asked about several topics at once, with questions about night wakings (27%), sleep training (21%), naps (17%), and bedtime issues (13%) being the most prevalent. Overnight feeding and appropriate bedtime questions were also common.    

According to Dr. Jodi Mindell, "The success of Baby Sleep Day and since its launch a year ago, with over 70,000 unique users visiting the site, indicates that sleep is an important concern for parents. Members of the PSC continue to expand the website and are excited that we will again raise international awareness about healthy sleep in infants and toddlers on March 1st."

Kicking things off in Australia and followed by the United Kingdom, sleep experts will be answering questions throughout Baby Sleep Day. In the United States, questions will be answered from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST by more than 15 sleep experts. Below is an abbreviated schedule. The full schedule is available at


  • Dr. Michael Gradisar, Director, Child and Adolescent Sleep Clinic, Flinders Univ.
    • 10:00-11:00 AM ACST, Adelaide
  • Dr. Harriet Hiscock, Pediatrician and Research Fellow, Royal Children's Hospital
    • 12:00-1:00 PM AEST, Melbourne

United Kingdom

  • Dr. Catherine Hill, Assoc. Prof., Child Health, Univ. of Southampton
    • 12:00 - 1:00 PM GMT, Southampton


  • Dr. Liat Tikotzky, Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychologist., Ben Gurion University of the Negev
    • 3:00-4:00 PM IST, Beer-Sheva


United States

  • Dr. Lisa Meltzer, Assoc. Prof., National Jewish Health
    • 7:00-8:00 AM MT, Denver, CO
  • Dr. Jodi Mindell, Prof., Saint Joseph's Univ. and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    • 6:30-7:00 PM EST, Philadelphia, PA


  • Dr. Rosana Alves, Sleep Medicine Physician, Sao Paulo
    • 3:00-3:30 PM BRST, Sao Paulo

Through Baby Sleep Day, the PSC supports families who are struggling to develop healthy sleep habits or simply want to learn more. Participate via on Baby Sleep Day, March 1st, to help everyone get a good night's sleep!

About the Pediatric Sleep Council (PSC)
The PSC, an international team with expertise in all aspects of sleep, supports Baby Sleep Day to further its goal of providing free, comprehensive, and evidence-based information on baby and toddler sleep. The PSC provides a free resource for parents and professionals,, which includes advice videos with pediatric sleep experts as well as up-to-date news and research, to help children and their families get the sleep they need.

About Baby Sleep Day
Baby Sleep Day is every March 1st, preceding National Sleep Awareness Week and World Sleep Day. Baby Sleep Day brings attention to the importance of a good night's sleep for all young children and their families. The PSC, a team of international pediatric sleep experts, organizes Baby Sleep Day (

Erin Leichman, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Pediatric Sleep Council  
(267) 571-5219

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