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Tantrums? Bring them on!!!

Posted on 30 September, 2015 at 5:00

My daughter, Sally, has never been a good sleeper. There were 2 main issues: 1) she always woke in the night and ended up in our bed with us and 2) there were many nights when she’d stay awake in the night for up to 3 hours. Sally was a few months off full time days in school and many...

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The Art of Not Knowing... and not making assumptions about baby sleep disturbances.

Posted on 16 July, 2015 at 14:20

Resolving baby and child sleep problems is an emotive subject at the best of times! There are many different approaches, theories, strategies and so much debate. It can be very confusing trying to tease out which theory or approach is best for your family.

Rarely though, in mainstream sleep approaches is there deep consideration about how a baby or child actually feels in relation to sleep. There may be a passing thought that the baby may be upset or will protest when left to cry for 5 ...

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Keeping Cool about Hot Weather Sleep!

Posted on 28 June, 2015 at 14:55

Summer weather is great fun for babies and children - they love playing outside and the fresh air and physical activity prepares their bodies for sleep; however those hot, sweltering, sweaty nights can really upset baby and children’s sleep.

 

Here are my top hot weather sleep tips to help you keep cool about hot weather sleep!

 

Prevent dehydration:

    Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids;

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Dummy use and SIDS

Posted on 22 June, 2015 at 15:50

What about dummy use and SIDS?

From my experience dummies / pacifiers are either loved or loathed by parents! Sucking on a dummy can be very therapeutic for young babies, providing them with ‘non-nutritive’ sucking opportunities. Sucking is also the 5th ‘S’ within Dr Harvey Karps/Happiest Baby approach to baby calming along with swaddling, side position (back to sleep), shhhh, swing. Where they ar...

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Toddler's Naps - are they necessary?

Posted on 4 May, 2015 at 10:15

New research highlights just how important adequate sleep is for toddlers. Parents are only too aware of the consequences of missed naps for their toddler... tea time tantrums... bedtime melt downs.... Research now suggests more far reaching and possibly lifelong consequences of toddlers miss...

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