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Safe Sleep Guidelines: The case of the Rock n’ Play Sleeper

You may have heard that the AAP urged the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recall the Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper due to 32 sleep-related infant deaths between 2011 and 2018 (see original article). These deaths were often as a result of asphyxiation, where the infant could not breathe due to his position, or [...]

By |2019-04-24T07:37:06+00:00April 24th, 2019|Sleep environment|

Where should my child sleep? Age appropriate sleep options for your child

I’ve recently been getting quite a few questions from my clients about when to change a baby into a toddler bed. There a lot of factors to consider when choosing a bed option for your child. And the struggle already starts while you're preparing for your child to be born. Do you buy a sidecar? Crib? What [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:00:37+00:00April 16th, 2018|Sleep environment|

Help your baby sleep better with white noise

Let’s talk about how you can help your baby sleep better. The sleep environment is one of the easiest things to optimise when wanting to improve your child’s sleep, and white noise is a great way of doing this. Why use white noise? Babies aren’t used to having a completely quiet sleep environment, and sometimes [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:05:16+00:00March 26th, 2018|General Sleep Tips, Sleep environment|

Monsters & melatonin – Do toddlers need a night light?

In movies, kids often fall asleep with a bedside lamp or night-light on. Due to the biology of sleep, though, I recommend that all babies and toddlers sleep in a pitch-black room. This encourages the production of melatonin - the hormone that makes us sleepy. However, many parents then worry about their children feeling [...]

By |2018-12-04T14:36:31+00:00June 16th, 2016|General Sleep Tips, Sleep environment, Toddler sleep|

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