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Importance of an infant mental health approach to sleep

Importance of an infant mental health approach to sleep

It’s the age-old question for every sleep deprived parent: what is the best way to get your baby settled and off to sleep? As it is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, it is a timely reminder of the importance of taking an infant mental health approach to any sleep or settling techniques. 

Transitioning From Two Naps To One

Transitioning From Two Naps To One

Toddlers are usually ready to drop their morning nap at around 15 to 18 months. Transitioning to one nap can be a challenging time for both parents and children. Here are some signs to watch out for and some tips to make the transition easier for all.

It's progression, not sleep regression!

It's progression, not sleep regression!

Just when you think you've worked out your baby or toddler's sleep and some normality has finally returned, the wheels change and your baby or toddler has a turn of events; often coined as 'sleep regression'. Cindy Davenport, Co-Director of Safe Sleep Space helps us understand what is really going on.
How to cope when your child loses the day sleep

How to cope when your child loses the day sleep

The problem is that when toddlers drop their day sleep, they pick up their Mr Hyde personality on the way through. Have you ever had to deal with a small, tired child at 4 or 5pm? It’s like upsy-down town has replaced reality. No means yes and yes means no. Tantrums and tears can erupt at the smallest provocation.