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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

The benefits of wearing your baby

The benefits of wearing your baby

Erica Neser gives us the low-down on baby-wearing – what it is, how to do it, and how it benefits both you and your baby. Baby-wearing refers to the practice of carrying a baby or toddler in a soft carrier or wrap, securing the child firmly and comfortably to the...

Busting sleep myths

Busting sleep myths

Sleep is fundamentally important for the physical and emotional wellbeing of both children and adults and it is the one thing our brains can physically not function without. Ask any new parent and they will tell you about the importance of sleep! But with all the...

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