Is white noise dangerous for our babies?
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by Emma Purdue
1M ago
Are white noise machines safe? White noise machines, or sound machines in the United States, are a common baby sleep device. White noise machines produce a consistent sound that most people find relaxing, and in babies, these sounds aid in settling to sleep and staying asleep. Common white noise machines, such as the baby shusher, make a shhh shhh sound, and other more complex machines, such as the Sleepytot white noise machine, will have a variety of sounds, from waves to a crackling fire or a shush or rain sound. Why use white noise on your baby? Common situations that white noise can help y ..read more
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Wonder weeks chart: Lets look at wonder weeks and how these affect your baby and toddler sleep.
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by Emma Purdue
3M ago
Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you will no doubt have heard of the wonder weeks book or the wonder weeks app. The authors of this book (wonder weeks) compared observational studies of infant chimps to the hierarchical perceptual control theory developed by William T Powers, did further human observations and wrote the book the wonder weeks.   Wonder weeks refer to leaps in mental developmental and are hypothesised to be linked to grumpy periods or regressions.   In total there are 10 leaps over 20 months, and the wonder week authors explain that eac ..read more
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6 month old addicted to her dummy
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by Emma Purdue
3M ago
Jess Asks, my baby sleeps with her dummy‚Ķ I have a 6-month-old baby who has been using a dummy since birth. Recently, we decided to take it away during the day and, after some initial fussiness, she is now able to settle herself for naps. However, I am hesitant to try this at night, as I am worried about how she will respond. She is formula-fed and receives solids three times a day. However, she isn't fed at night, and I only give her a dummy between 11pm-1am and a few times between 2-3 am. 7-730 wakes up 8am bottle with a bit of cereal afterwards.  9 am sleep, for 40min- hour  Midda ..read more
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4 month old who wakes 4 times a night
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by Emma Purdue
3M ago
Question: Bronwyn is a mother of a 4-month old baby who hasn't yet learned to self-settle. The baby wakes up around four times each night and requires to be fed back to sleep. However, Bronwyn is unsure whether these night feeds are necessary or not, as she is confused by the information she has read. The baby stays awake for approximately 1.5 hours and is given a top-up before a nap to help him fall asleep. He usually settles down in the evening between 6:30 to 7:30 pm and has been gaining an average of 200-500 grams per week. The baby is not swaddled during naps and is provided with some wh ..read more
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Top 10 reasons to teach your baby to sleep (plus a bonus!)
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by Emma Purdue
4M ago
Top 10 reasons to teach your baby to sleep 1: Sleep can regulate your child's appetite. Toddlers may become less picky eaters when they are less tired, and older babies may have better feeding habits, whether it's from a bottle or breast. 2: Getting enough rest is crucial for children's well-being. A good night's sleep makes them happier, more cheerful, and less prone to tantrums compared to their sleep-deprived peers, regardless of their age. We all know how grumpy we feel with less than four hours of sleep, and the same goes for babies and toddlers. Unfortunately, they can't have a 4 pm cof ..read more
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Why are naps so hard? Read our top 5 reasons and learn how to nap better.
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by Emma Purdue
4M ago
WHY are naps so hard! Learn our top 5 reasons why you are struggling with naps 1. Your babies physiological drive to sleep is less. As night falls, your baby's melatonin levels increase while cortisol decreases. Melatonin is the hormone that induces physiological sleepiness, and its production is regulated by the brain in response to light and dark cycles. The highest levels of melatonin are typically reached at midnight, while they decrease by 6 am. This natural surge in melatonin production overnight is why it's much easier to sleep at night than during the day. In contrast, cortisol levels ..read more
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Understanding Rhythmic Motion Disorder in Toddlers: What Parents Need to Know
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by Louise Angela Chavez
4M ago
As a toddler parent, you've probably witnessed your little one engage in adorable and sometimes puzzling behaviours.  One such behaviour that might leave you scratching your head is rhythmic motion disorder (RMD).  Rhythmic Motion Disorder is a relatively common occurrence among toddlers aged 2 to 4, and it often raises questions for parents. In this blog, we'll explore what RMD is, what it looks like in toddlers, and what parents need to know about this curious phenomenon. What is Rhythmic Motion Disorder? Rhythmic Motion Disorder, or RMD, is a term used to describe repetitive r ..read more
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How Do I Teach My Baby to Sleep Through the Night?
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by Emma Purdue
4M ago
As a new mom, you might be wondering how to get your baby to sleep through the night.  It's perfectly normal for newborns to wake up throughout the night for feeding, changing, and comfort.  However, what you might not expect is for this pattern to continue for months on end. We understand that many of you are struggling with multiple night wakings, crying, and sleep deprivation, even months after giving birth.  You might be dreaming of a few hours of uninterrupted sleep and wondering if there's anything you can do to help your baby sleep better. The good news is that you ca ..read more
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Toddler sleep issues | Top 5 solutions
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by Emma Purdue
4M ago
Toddler sleep issues can be very challenging for parents. It's not uncommon for a toddler to come up with various excuses to delay bedtime. For instance, your little one may suddenly want to use the toilet, or need a glass of water, or ask you to find their favorite toy. And just when you thought you could finally relax, your toddler may appear again, this time with a fear of the dark. All these are classic delay tactics that toddlers use to avoid going to sleep.  As tempting as it may be to explain to your child why they should have used the toilet before getting into bed, or remind the ..read more
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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Baby Wakes Up at Night
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by Emma Purdue
4M ago
1. It's possible that your baby may wake up due to genuine hunger if they are small or under 9 months old. Between 4 to 9 months of age, 1-2 feeds a night is normal, especially for breastfed babies. Formula-fed babies can have structured diets and daytime feeds in a way that hunger should not disrupt their sleep past 7 months. Newborns, especially breastfed ones, may need to be fed 3 times in a night to ensure proper nourishment, which is normal in the initial weeks. It's advisable to feed and then quickly settle your baby so that you both can get some rest in between the feeds. 2. Sleep asso ..read more
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