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Infant Sleep

Infant Sleep

The Soother Debate - The Pros & Cons Of Using a Dummy

Annette Faamausili, May 28 2019

As a parent, you are faced with an endless number of decisions involving the health and welfare of your children. Sometimes it is hard to know which is the right choice,especially if there are both negatives and positives to weigh up first! Giving your baby a dummy is one of those decisions.

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Helping Your Baby Deal With Change

Annette Faamausili, April 1 2019

Our little cherubs tend to throw us curve balls all the time. They are constantly experiencing change as they grow and learn new skills. So what about when external change comes into the mix? It can be nerve-wracking to make a significant change to your little one's routine, particularly when it is often difficult to manage any kind of routine at a...

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To Swaddle Or Not To Swaddle

Annette Faamausili, March 5 2019

The practice of swaddling infants has been around for thousands of years. There are even depictions of swaddled babies found in ancient Greece dating back 4000 years. And like many things that enjoyed a comeback in the 90s, swaddling made the cut! This age-old practice grew in popularity in the 90s when parents were advised to ensure babies slept o...

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Managing Daylight savings and the lighter evenings

Annette Faamausili, November 14 2018

The promise of summer fun is exciting, but the thought of how the longer days will impact the sleep patterns of our little ones is a less exciting thought! As the days grow warmer and we turn our clocks forward an hour, you may find it more difficult to settle your children and babies into their new bed time. You may also find that your mornings st...

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Managing The Midnight Dummy Runs

Annette Faamausili, October 15 2018

Dummies. They can be a double edged sword. They are a godsend for helping your baby settle, but an absolute nightmare if they constantly lose them in the night. You exchange getting up to settle your baby for getting up to put their dummy back in. Your sleep is still interrupted. If your baby is 6 months or older and having dummy finding issues, th...

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Navigating the 2-1 Nap Transition

Annette Faamausili, September 16 2018

Are you having trouble getting your little one down for an afternoon nap on time? Maybe bedtime is becoming a bit of a nightmare? Then it could be time to consider transitioning from two day naps to one. Typically this transition normally occurs from the age of 12 to 15 months, but most babies start to show signs of readiness between 13 and 14 mont...

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When can I stop swaddling my baby?

Annette Faamausili, August 9 2018

Let’s take a look at some swaddling safety tips, when's a good time to stop swaddling and how to transition your baby to a sleep sack. Why Swaddling? Swaddling your baby means snuggly wrapping them in a blanket or sheet for warmth and security. It mimics the snug feeling of being in the womb, helping them stay calm in the big wide world. By wrappin...

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3-2 Nap transition. Find out when, How and Why to make the transition.

Annette Faamausili, June 17 2018

Don't worry, this transition is the easiest to master and most babies navigate through it fairly quickly without too much fuss. When Is My Baby Ready To Go From Three Day Naps To Two? Is the last sleep of the day creeping later and later? Is your baby really hard to settle at night? Then it might be time to consider moving from three daytime naps t...

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Comfort blankets - Are they really worth their weight in gold?

Annette Faamausili, May 10 2018

They actually form a really important function in a child’s life. While it is a pain to wrestle them away to wash (but cute to see your little one hang out by the dryer in anticipation of having snuggy back in their arms), and they can start to look more ratty than comforting, they  work very well.

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Is the 4 month regression a real thing?

Annette Faamausili, March 13 2018

What Is The 4 Month Sleep Regression? Sleep Cycles Did you know that your baby goes through sleep cycles? Every night your child (and you too) go through repeating sleep cycles of deep and light sleep. Light sleep is a time when your child might not even realise they are asleep, they can twitch, dream and wake easily. Deep sleep is where the real r...

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