Expert panel: Sleep

Questions about Sleep

Avatar bosel
Jane ...
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At 2 she does not need bottles and there would be real benefits in stopping all bottles for her and only offering her cups. She also doesn't need m...

Answered: 18 Aug 2012
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As long as you're giving him the opportunity to sleep and not keeping him up and overstimulating him when he's showing tired signs then he should b...

Answered: 05 Aug 2012
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She may be unwell, going through a temporary separation anxiety or need for emotional "topping up" overnight. The issue is of course that you can't...

Answered: 27 Jul 2012
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This is pretty normal I'm sorry to say. The lunch time is ideal, your plans around Grandma coming and leaving for work are also fine but at 3yoa sh...

Answered: 27 Jul 2012
Avatar cforster
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It's normal for babies of this age to still wake overnight and need feeding, it won't be until she's six months at least before she's likely to hav...

Answered: 05 Aug 2012
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Hi, I understand your confusion, there's so much advice and recommendations around that one often contradicts the other. But at seven weeks he will...

Answered: 22 Jul 2012
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They could be. At 7 months 4-5 bottles in a 24 hour period is generally enough, perhaps you could increase the volume he's having in his daytime bo...

Answered: 22 Jul 2012
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I can understand your concern, but I honestly can't help you in any practical sense. But I do know it's very important to make sure you find a matt...

Answered: 14 Jul 2012
Avatar Kelly...
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Hi, There have been so many changes in baby management and care in the last 19 years, but settling and safe sleeping practices is one of the most s...

Answered: 18 Aug 2012
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Yes he does still need it, if not you're going to have cranky and tired little fellow on your hands for most of the day. At eight months he still ...

Answered: 14 Jul 2012
Avatar julsta
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Lots of kids go through phases of this, but I'm not sure what part his deafness could by playing in it. Perhaps sleeping in the wardrobe helps him ...

Answered: 08 Jul 2012
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Hi, Your email question didn't come through completely so I'm having to fill in the gaps in what you're asking, I hope this is alright? At four mon...

Answered: 08 Jul 2012
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There is some value in trying to predict and time when the night terrors occur and then wake the child just beforehand. This seems to "short circui...

Answered: 30 Jun 2012
Avatar Jac2012
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Hi, I'm sorry to tell you that this sounds pretty normal for a four month old baby. She's only just starting to learn, at this age, what a circadia...

Answered: 24 Jun 2012
Avatar Mel19...
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Hi, It's understandable that his routine has changed since the fire and moving in with your family, but if things are stable now and reasonably cal...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012
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Jane ...
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At four months it can be a challenge to encourage babies to sleep for longer. It could be worthwhile taking her to your CHN and having your baby we...

Answered: 16 Jun 2012
Avatar allynz
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It does sound like his behaviour is causing you stress. Have you considered a referral to an early parenting centre in your state? A referral from ...

Answered: 10 Jun 2012
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This is such a common problem but so many parents defer ceasing the dummy because they're fearful of the protests without it. But honestly, after 1...

Answered: 03 Jun 2012
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At five weeks he's still a little young to expect any regular feeding and settling behaviour from him. It's absolutely normal that he's dropping of...

Answered: 10 Jun 2012
Avatar Jess_...
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She's probably waking as she transitions from a deep sleep phase into a lighter one and then not being able to resettle back to sleep. The trick is...

Answered: 27 May 2012
Avatar Kelz JR
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Hi, Most commonly, toddlers aren't ready to give up their day time sleeps until closer to the age of three years. I would say that at 19 months she...

Answered: 27 May 2012
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Jane ...
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You could think about closing your bedroom door, or placing a gate across his doorway so he can't get out. This is often very useful but it does me...

Answered: 03 Jun 2012
Avatar Helen...
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Try not to go into him too quickly when he first wakes and give him the opportunity to resettle himself. Think about how he's going off to sleep in...

Answered: 18 May 2012
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If he only learns how to go to sleep in your arms then he won't learn how to settle himself. I hear what you're saying regarding his distress but u...

Answered: 18 May 2012
Avatar Ksmunro
Jane ...
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Not necessarily, but it really depends on whether he's happy or not, if he's thriving and meeting all his milestones and you've no reason to be con...

Answered: 07 May 2012