Expert panel: Sleep

Questions about Sleep

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This is a common problem but in the majority of cases not a permanent one. You cannot force her to go to sleep, and only ensure you are doing what ...

Answered: 18 Oct 2012
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Hi, at 12 weeks she's pretty young to be teething, though this is not impossible of course. Teething is a normal developmental stage and generally ...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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At around 14 months it's common for babies to drop from 2 day sleep to 1. Perhaps she's a little ahead of herself but maybe this is what she's doin...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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Hi, I'm not sure how old your son is , but if you always need to rock him to sleep and he has a dummy, then perhaps both of these factors are impac...

Answered: 30 Sep 2012
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You need to stop all his bottles both day and night so he learns not to rely on them overnight. But in order to do this, you'll need to be strong,...

Answered: 06 Oct 2012
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From around 14 months of age it's common for babies/toddlers to drop to one day time sleep. He's a little young; you may find that a couple of days...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012
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Hi, Great question, the best position for pregnant women to sleep is on their side and preferably their left side. Check http://www.americanpregnan...

Answered: 18 Oct 2012
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No until she's in a toddler bed and out of her cot. Pillows are dangerous when used for babies in cots, babies can suffocate, get caught up under t...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012
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It's reasonable for babies up to six months to still need at least one feed overnight. Is she having enough formula through the day to sustain long...

Answered: 16 Sep 2012
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If you are feeding your toddler through the night, he's ending up in bed with you or shares your room, or if you need to be with him when he first ...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012
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Yes, it can certainly be. Little babies make all sorts of noises in their sleep, generally during the REM stage of their sleep where their brain is...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012
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No, not really. Sitting semi-upright in a swing is not supportive or stable/safe for sleeping. The best place for your baby to sleep is in their ow...

Answered: 06 Sep 2012
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At 8 months around 4 bottles of 220-240 mls is generally the quota and # of feeds from 5-6 am through until 10pm. So if she's only getting 3 bottle...

Answered: 26 Aug 2012
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You will need to change what you're doing first before your toddler will change. But if there is still disruption and relationship issues going on ...

Answered: 26 Aug 2012
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Hi Meek, Yes at around 14 months onwards it's normal for toddlers to reduce down to one day time sleep. You'll probably find that when she's in thi...

Answered: 26 Aug 2012
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You aren't doing anything wrong, your baby is just being a typical baby and not wanting to go back to sleep after one sleep cycle. This is so commo...

Answered: 02 Sep 2012
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At 7 weeks she's still too young and her brain too immature to expect any regular routine. She's also too small to be putting into place such thing...

Answered: 18 Aug 2012
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This behaviour can be pretty classic at her age, sleep is not a permanent state of behaviours and what she's doing now is not a snapshot of what sh...

Answered: 18 Aug 2012
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At ten weeks crying can peak before a gradual lessening by around 12 weeks. It's important to ensure your baby is well, thriving, getting enough mi...

Answered: 11 Aug 2012
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This can be a difficult phase; you know that by lying him down he is more likely to settle quickly, but each time you do this you are prolonging hi...

Answered: 11 Aug 2012