Expert panel: Sleep

Questions about Sleep

Avatar Jazzb...
Leann...
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Hi there, oh yes thats quite common, particularly if baby is breastfeed. Some bubs have an amazing capacity to sleep through (and by that I mean 9....

Answered: 02 Aug 2013
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Jane ...
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It's difficult to say, many babies do go through a growth spurt a this age but similarly, go through a stage of peak crying when tends to settle b...

Answered: 03 Aug 2013
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Jane ...
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Sounds like pretty normal newborn behaviour to me. He is still too little and his brain too immature to expect any consistent day/night pattern of ...

Answered: 22 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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It's great that he's settling to sleep independently, maintain this. When he wakes at 30 mins could you try not to pick him up unless he's really p...

Answered: 22 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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It's hard to say, perhaps now, with her current age and stage of development she's going through a growth phase and needs the long hours of sleep t...

Answered: 22 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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Hi, As long as she is thriving and is gaining plenty of weight - around 150-200 grams each week, having six or more pale and wet nappies a day and...

Answered: 14 Jul 2013
Avatar Krist...
Jane ...
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Your email finished before I had a full idea of your issues, but I think what you're asking is how to settle your 18 month old toddler? Perhaps les...

Answered: 07 Jul 2013
Avatar lousy
Jane ...
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The only suggestion I can make is that if he is still having a day time sleep and/or not getting up until 3pm or later, then this is likely to impa...

Answered: 05 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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Hi, You don't say how old your son is but I'm guessing from your question that he's a toddler? The key for most children is consistency, routine an...

Answered: 30 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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The key to this is to try to manage her consistently, so you and your mum do the same things in terms of settling your baby. She may be overtired w...

Answered: 14 Jul 2013
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Jane ...
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What he's doing sounds pretty normal, for the experiences he's had. But what often happens is the child long forgets the original reason for the di...

Answered: 30 Jun 2013
Avatar Leiac...
Jane ...
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You are really on a transition with him, and this is a common and unavoidable situation given his current developmental stage. There's often a peri...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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If you are feeling as if you're at your wit's end then perhaps you would benefit from a short stay programme at an early parenting centre? A referr...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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As long as she is gaining weight steadily and there are no problems with her weight gain or tracking along the same percentiles (growth lines) sinc...

Answered: 23 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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You do need to go to him and soothe him when he's distressed, at nine weeks he's too little and his brain too immature to modify or change his beha...

Answered: 15 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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Hi, At 1 and 2 years of age they still both need day time sleeps. They may just be going through temporary phases of resisting sleep and exerting t...

Answered: 15 Jun 2013
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Jane ...
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It could be but it is likely to last for longer if you sleep with him. Inadvertently, he will see this as a "reward" for his protests and will lear...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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Jane ...
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It does sound as if you are implementing a consistent pre-bed settling regime. This is important because predictability is always useful. If, as yo...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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Jane ...
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This sounds like a normal developmental phase. At 11 weeks it's completely normal for babies to wake up and want some company, this is often the br...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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Jane ...
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At 11 months of age, she should be old enough to manage any wind issues herself. As long as her diet is appropriate and she's not eating anything ...

Answered: 11 May 2013
Avatar Angel...
Jane ...
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Yes, until she is closer to three years or even older, she will need a daytime nap. The key is for you to be consistent with her and follow a regul...

Answered: 26 May 2013
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Jane ...
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A regression with sleep is common after illness. You can't actually control whether he goes to sleep or how long her sleeps for and in many ways, t...

Answered: 26 May 2013
Avatar Jamie...
Jane ...
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Hi, Without knowing more about your daughter's age, I'm sorry I can't provide you any useful guidance. She may be unwell if this is a change in beh...

Answered: 20 Apr 2013
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Jane ...
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You could gradually wrap less of him over a few days/nights when settling. So instead of enclosing him fully in the wrap, just leave one hand free,...

Answered: 18 May 2013
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Jane ...
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It's common for babies to "switch" their feeds around so that effectively, night feeds replace what could be had through the day. You could try not...

Answered: 13 Apr 2013