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Why are babies such noisy sleepers?

May 6 2022

So, why are babies such noisy sleepers? Baby sleep patterns can feel like a  minefield for lots of parents, especially when sleep deprived. In healthy adults, sleep patterns are usually consistent and clear. Whereas a baby’s sleep cycle might seem very unpredictable. With multiple night waking and short naps. Sleep plays a major role in development. Therefore, it is important fo...

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Why my baby won’t lie down for sleep

Oct 6 2021

To lie down is a skill Why my baby won't lie down for sleep? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely got a little one that’s been falling asleep in an awkward position or refusing to lie down. Or you’ve heard that it can be an issue and you’re looking to learn how to deal with it ahead of time. Your baby has learned to stand up! This is amazing and a wonderful milesto...

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Is sleep training safe?

Feb 5 2021

  Unfortunately, we don’t get any practice swings or dress rehearsals when becoming a parent. Your first run-through is the final performance! This then naturally increases our dedication to solving problems before they spring up. What to feed baby, that’s often a contentious subject on its own, and we often find ourselves with a sudden fascination in poo and nappies...

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The futility of sleep gadgets ….getting professional sleep help

Jun 16 2020

As a paediatric sleep consultant, providing professional sleep help for families there are a few questions I’ve grown accustomed to hearing. People are understandably curious about whether or not their child is going to cry, and if so, for how long. They want to know how long it’s going to take before baby starts sleeping through the night, and when they’ll be able to do the ...

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COVID, managing your children’s sleep during lockdown

May 14 2020

The crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased stress levels around the world. We are suddenly confined to one space, children are being kept at home and concerns and worries about loved ones is real.   This easily leads to disrupted family routines, increased risk of disruptive sleep (even in people who usually sleep well). We know good sleep is esse...

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Attachment parenting and the attachment theory

Mar 3 2020

It is vitally important, before discussing attachment theory and its influence, to define it. There has been significant confusion about the meaning of the term since the introduction of the “attachment parenting” philosophy. They are however two completely different things.  Attachment parenting Attachment parenting is a term coined by Doctor William and Martha Sears. I...

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Baby sleep help, 5 easy steps for every parent to follow

Jan 17 2020

Baby sleep habits can be baffling, and constant lack of sleep can turn our lives upside down. Whether it’s a baby not being able to settle at night, or a toddler who refuses to nap, the results are the same: A parent who is sleep-deprived and in need of some baby sleep help.   Baby sleep help step 1: Choose an early bedtime Working towards an early bedtime for a child is crucia...

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Snoring: Why does my baby snore, and is it harmful?

Jan 9 2020

  As a mother, the sight of your baby sleeping means they’re relaxed, feeling safe, and content with everything around them. I always used to get that warm feeling when I looked at my baby sleeping peacefully. A little bit of snoring just seems harmless and cute..... Is snoring a problem? Unfortunately, that sense of peace and serenity I used to get at the s...

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Winter sleep – keeping your baby safe and warm

Nov 14 2019

Now that winter is here no one wants to be stuck indoors. I am a real advocate for napping in the cot when possible, but getting out and about everyday so your mind stays healthy is so important for you and your baby.  From a sleep perspective getting outdoors actually helps your baby acclimatise to a day and night schedule. So, it actually helps babies sleep at night. Winter mon...

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White noise and your baby

Oct 29 2019

White noise and the media There has been a lot of recent media attention on the effect of white noise and babies. More specifically I recently read about a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This was about the potential harmful effects of white noise machines on a baby's hearing. As I was reading this I remember feeling my heart sink into my stomach...

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