Helpline: Nap challenges, a practical guide to self settling and more
Becoming a parent can be the most rewarding and challenging thing you will ever do. Babies and small children give the best smiles and hugs, but their communication skills remain limited. Which means it's up to us to try and work out why they're not sleeping, feeding or behaving quite the way we'd like them to. Mothercraft nurse Chris Minogue has over three decades experience helping families understand and tweak their children's challenges, and she joins Helpline every week to help you navigate whatever challenge you are facing.
This week she tackles: A nine-month-old who wakes between 11.30pm and 2.00am every night, a four-and-a-half month-old with nap challenges, an early-rising three-year-old, a possible four-month-old sleep regression, whether to transition a one-year-old to one nap a day, what does 'self settling' look like, and how long you should try it for, how to help an eleven-month-old to maintain good sleep habits during house renovations, how to move one-year-old twin brothers into their four-year-old sister's bedroom and helping a six-month-old to self settle.
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