How To Help Your Baby (and You) Get Some Sleep

How To Help Your Baby (and You) Get Some Sleep

The first few months of your baby’s life are the time to get to know your baby, and learn about your baby’s needs for sleep, feeds, play and settling. You might find that a very simple, flexible routine seems to help your baby, and helps you feel more in control. But...

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5 reasons your baby is resisting their nap

5 reasons your baby is resisting their nap

It’s incomprehensible to any parent that a child should resist sleep, and yet they do. Sleep Expert Nicci Proome looks at why your baby might be refusing to nap. We have all there as a mum, dad or caregiver: walking up and down the halls, bouncing on the exercise...

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Setting the stage for a good night’s sleep

Setting the stage for a good night’s sleep

Babies need consistent periods of good quality sleep in order for their brains to develop healthily from early on. Good Night Sleep Consultant Jolandi Becker discusses how to prepare an environment that is conducive to encouraging your baby to sleep well and for long...

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Let sleeping newborns sleep

Let sleeping newborns sleep

Bringing a newborn home – even if you’ve done it before – can be bewildering. Sleep consultant Nicci Proome writes about what to expect from a newborn’s sleep patterns. There is no greater feeling than a new parent cuddling into their newborn baby. The overload of...

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Should you leave your baby to “cry it out”?

Should you leave your baby to “cry it out”?

A common sleep training technique is to leave babies to cry themselves to sleep – for however long it takes. Doula Donna Bland explains what happens when you take this approach. Leaving a baby to “cry it out”, simply means letting a baby cry alone for as long as it...

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Sleep & your newborn

Sleep & your newborn

A newborn baby can be a rather daunting prospect. Sleep expert Nicci Proome is on hand to give you all the advice you need. How much sleep should my newborn be getting? On average, a newborn should be sleeping around four to seven hours during the day, broken into...

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Bedwetting blues

Bedwetting blues

Bedwetting is distressing for both parents and children, but it’s part and parcel of growing up for many children. Dr Michael Mol tells you what you need to know about bedwetting. Bedwetting is the uncontrollable passing of urine during sleep. It is unintentional,...

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Solving your baby’s sleep problems with white noise

Solving your baby’s sleep problems with white noise

White noise isn’t just some figment of new age parents’ imaginations – it really can help your baby to sleep better, writes Nicci Proome, infant stimulation specialist and paediatric sleep consultant. It’s easy to understand the scepticism a parent-to-be might feel at...

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