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Sleepy False Starts

Sleepy False Starts

I’m guessing we all know what I’m referring to here, and that I’m not using industry jargon when I refer to a “false start,” but just in case, let...
How Light and Darkness Affect Sleep

How Light and Darkness Affect Sleep

Quick, without looking it up, what’s the opposite of nocturnal? We all know what nocturnal means, right? Animals that sleep in the day and do most...
A toddler sits upright on a small white bed, wearing a white tshirt and nappy, looking straight into the camera with big blue eyes.. The floor and walls are white.

Night Time Toilet Training

This is it, mums. This is the final boss. The last level. The icing on the parenting cake. Well, I suppose you still have about 15 or 16 years...
Juggling Bedtime Routines

Juggling Bedtime Routines

Bringing a new baby into the house is a glorious, exciting, terrifying occasion, especially when you have one or two already, and it can bring u...
How to Create a Sleep Sanctuary for Your Child

How to Create a Sleep Sanctuary for Your Child

One of the easiest things you can do to help get your child sleeping through the night is to create what I like to call a ‘sleep sanctuary'. What d...
Is Melatonin Safe For Children?

Is Melatonin Safe For Children?

Back when I was a kid, there was an ad that ran pretty frequently on daytime television for a book called, “The Doctors Book of Home Remedies,” and...
Snoring and Mouth Breathing in Children

Snoring and Mouth Breathing in Children

I used to think that snoring babies were absolutely adorable. After all, what better indicator is there that your baby is fast asleep and getting t...
Can You Sleep Train While Breastfeeding?

Can You Sleep Train While Breastfeeding?

When I was expecting my first child, I probably did more reading than I did throughout my entire medical career. I was determined to know everythi...
Attachment Parenting and Sleep Training

Attachment Parenting and Sleep Training

I’m hoping that I might be able to change some minds here today. It won’t be easy, obviously, because when is it ever? But on parenting issues, the...
How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Relationship

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Relationship

What is it about having a lousy night’s sleep that makes everyone else seem so awful? It feels that way, doesn’t it? You have a night of broken, in...
Lockdown Survival Guide

Lockdown Survival Guide

What can I say? Here we are again. We've all been here before, trying to accommodate the fact that our kids are home from school and we're not 100%...
How to Cope with Anxiety About Sleep Training

How to Cope with Anxiety About Sleep Training

So you’re on the fence about this whole, “teaching your baby to sleep,” thing. On the one hand, you know that sleep is essential for everyone in yo...
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