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Get some sleep

30-05-2013

A visual look at geting some sleep using Meg Faure's top 5 sleep tips

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Day sleep challenges in the first year At specific ages in the first few years of life, day sleep issues arise that are common among most babies. They are not related to illness, nutrition or habits but are simply reflecting a shift of sleep needs as your baby matures. 1 – 4 months – Can’t settle to sleep Problem – For the first few weeks, your newborn seems to sleep for long stretches and getting her to sleep is not an issue. Then a few weeks down the line, every time you take your little one to sleep, she appears to fight sleep. Babies need to sleep regularly – more...

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As you wade through the quagmire of sleep deprivation, it is completely natural that you will try anything, well almost anything, to get a good night’s sleep. This month I look at products out there that really can help and make a difference. 1. Dummy/Pacifier In the early days babies sleep better while sucking. Non-nutritive sucking is calming and will aid sleep. As your baby gets to 5-8 months, he may go through a patch of sleeping worse because of a dummy/pacifier habit. Teach your baby to find the dummy and pop it in himself at night.  As to which dummy to buy – they are all great...

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  QUESTION I'm wondering if the dummy (pacifier) is making my little one (4 month old) not get a  restful nap. She needs it to fall asleep but wakes 30mins and 45mins for her dummy. She rarely naps for more then 30-45mins and usually wakes up cranky, like she wants to sleep more but can't. She doesn't seem rested after a nap. Does she just need to develop her linking of sleep cycles? Or is the dummy the problem. She also wakes through the night for her dummy. ANSWER Dummies (pacifiers) are a lifesaver but can create habits and difficulties if managed badly.  Your baby’s...

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  QUESTION My 16-week-old little girl used to be in a great sleep routine and ate really well. Bed time was 7/7:30. She was ill over xmas and since then we are so out if sync. I am at my wits end and exhausted. She has taken to waking only an hour after being put to sleep for the night and I've tried leaving her for a bit and feeding her but neither work and she still continues to wake throughout the night, sometimes even hourly. She isn't eating as much as she used to so I'm sure this is contributing but I can't let her to eat more. Still on a 3 HR feeding routine, sleeping after...

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