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baby sleep

Why Your Newborn SHOULDN’T Sleep ALL night

Of course, all babies are unique little individuals and you may have hit the sleeping baby jackpot. If your baby is sleeping a longer stretch over night and is gaining weight and contented, that’s perfectly fine. However, very few babies can sleep longer than 2 or 3 hours in the early weeks – day or night - so if you are feeling pressure around…
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Busting the BS about Baby Sleep

“Is he a good baby?” If you are a new parent, you can bet your boots this will be the first question everyone and his grandmother will ask you. Get that puzzled look off your face and come up with an answer quick, smart. Tell them, “no he’s a little brat, he’s already robbing banks!” Or, “I heard him saying he wants to get a tattoo.” Maybe even,…
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Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

“My six week old baby will only sleep in my arms, whenever I put him down, even when he has fallen asleep, he wakes almost immediately.” I receive emails and facebook messages every single day from new mothers who are confused that they cannot simply pop a newborn down to sleep. Of course it’s stressful to be ‘the one’ who is holding your baby…
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‘Why can’t my baby be like that?’ Envy, jealousy, despair and disappointment … by Carly Grubb

My stinging sleep deprived eyes would well up as I detailed my baby's wakeful habits and I'd cop the standard lines of, 'have you tried swaddling', 'putting him down drowsy but awake', 'bedtime routine', 'listen for his protest cry it's different to his emotional cry', 'it's because you're still feeding him', 'you need to not hold him, you've built…
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Better bedtimes with a baby and a toddler

Getting a toddler to bed can be tricky enough without adding a baby into the mix and it can be a huge concern for parents who are expecting a new baby, especially if you have a younger toddler who needs a lot of support at bedtime. If you are wondering (or worried), how you will manage bedtimes with a newborn and toddler, here are some tips from…
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