Expert panel: Sleep

Questions about Sleep

Avatar Monta...
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I think the challenges of standing up to her and being consistent and persistent may be alot to ask of you at the moment. As you say you are gettin...

Answered: 12 Jan 2014
Avatar Alana...
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Just because she was in this routine in the past is not, unfortunately, a guarantee that she will continue doing this. Sleep is a dynamic and ever ...

Answered: 06 Jan 2014
Avatar Kerrin
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Once babies are rolling independently and finding their own preferred position to sleep then there is little parents can do to change this. Can she...

Answered: 06 Jan 2014
Avatar Tlpwin21
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You would benefit from speaking with your CHN and seeing if firstly, your baby is thriving and growing well and tracking along their percentile lin...

Answered: 28 Dec 2013
Avatar Jacin...
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At this age he doesn't really need a bottle, you could try stopping these and only offering him fluid from a cup. And for as long as he has you wit...

Answered: 28 Dec 2013
Avatar Zivvy22
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At seven months of age separation anxiety can certainly be a cause for night waking and calling out for parental attention. But dummies, rocking/cu...

Answered: 16 Dec 2013
Avatar Shake...
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I'm not sure how to answer your question effectively as I don't know how old your baby is. If he/she is over six months of age and not needing over...

Answered: 16 Dec 2013
Avatar Julia...
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At four weeks she wouldn't know the difference between day and night and is likely to become overtired and cranky if she's up for longer than a cou...

Answered: 07 Dec 2013
Avatar Taniw...
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If you are not sure if he is getting sufficient milk to thrive then you need to have him weighed and measured at your nearest child health centre. ...

Answered: 07 Dec 2013
Avatar AprilK
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First of all make sure he is growing and thriving and getting enough milk with his feeds. A check with your CHN is important. And think about how h...

Answered: 30 Nov 2013
Avatar Leoni...
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To be honest, this sounds like pretty normal newborn behaviour. And although you'd love to get to bed before MN she really doesn't know whether it'...

Answered: 23 Nov 2013
Avatar Simon...
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They are not unsafe as a rule, but do check out www.sidsandkids.org for evidence based, best practice advice. As long as you follow their recommend...

Answered: 15 Nov 2013
Avatar yogi79
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Perhaps you would both benefit from a short stay programme at an early parenting centre? These are placed in most capital cities of Australia and d...

Answered: 09 Nov 2013
Avatar Kirst...
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Sorry for the delay in answering your query. You may well have resolved this little problem by now. In my experience stopping dummy use at this age...

Answered: 28 Oct 2013
Avatar Adeli...
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At seven weeks of age your baby is still within the normal stages of developing predictable sleep cycles. For him to wake at 3 hours for breastfeed...

Answered: 07 Oct 2013
Avatar Nacot...
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At seven months with the diet she is having it sounds like she could be ready to sleep for longer periods overnight. This may not be related to any...

Answered: 06 Oct 2013
Avatar Kimmi...
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This is such a common question for parents of such young babies. They do love to be nursed and cuddled and often go to sleep when feeding. To be ho...

Answered: 20 Sep 2013
Avatar Offic...
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If you are still getting at least 8 hours sleep each night and having enough opportunity to dream and transition through the various stages of slee...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
Avatar Tails50
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This is a very common event with babies at this age. They can sleep very well overnight for long periods and then for no apparent reason change wha...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
Avatar Jmcin...
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If he's old enough and tall enough to be climbing out of his cot, then he's old enough for a bed. This is a safety issue now and potentially, he co...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
Avatar Lynda...
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If you are happy that she's getting sufficient feeds and solids through the day, including sips of water to satisfy her thirst then it's unlikely s...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
Avatar Cheyk...
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By three years of age she should be sleeping through the night and when waking, just needs low level comforting and reassurance, not feeding or oth...

Answered: 31 Aug 2013
Avatar Kerrin
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What your little one is doing sounds pretty normal. The witching hour can last for up to 5-6 hours in the evenings and until many babies get to aro...

Answered: 17 Aug 2013
Avatar Anna-497
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She is probably just going through a transition stage where the bed is a novelty and a game to her. You are right when you say this. But your strat...

Answered: 11 Aug 2013
Avatar Joie_...
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After around 14 months of age, most kids start to transition from 2 day sleeps to one after an early lunch. So feel reassured that he is on track w...

Answered: 11 Aug 2013
Avatar Ros_T...
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I think your question relates to two points, is it ok for her to miss her dinner as she's sleeping and sometimes she's sleeping from 4-5 pm until t...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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Sleep is a dynamic and constantly changing state. I understand that you're probably disappointed that his sleep has changed so dramatically, but ho...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013