Maintaining Toddler Sleep with a Newborn

Maintaining Toddler Sleep with a Newborn

For your toddler to be healthy and happy, his sleep habits must be consistent.  This does not have to change when you bring a new baby home from the hospital. When your child's sleep habits are not disrupted by the new baby and his familiar routines are not changed, he will be much more likely to maintain his good sleep track record! As a result, he will no doubt be more secure with the new addition to his family. A few tips can be useful to both your children and yourself.  

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Is my baby ready to drop to one nap?

Is my baby ready to drop to one nap?

As your baby grows into a toddler and their need for sleep decreases, it is still extremely important to provide an opportunity for naps and rest time through to about 3-4 years of age. Most toddlers are ready to transition to just one nap somewhere between 14 and 18 months of age. (some toddlers transition as early as 12 months and some as late as 2 years)

As your baby’s nap times transition, your baby might not continue to nap the same amount of hours and the night time sleep may lengthen (temporarily or permanently) to accommodate the missing hours.

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Dropping from Two Naps to One

Dropping from Two Naps to One

Bringing a baby into the world and then caring for them can be a daunting process for most new mums and from the very start it seems that majority of conversation topics and questions revolve around sleeping. How do you get your baby to sleep? How do you make sure they stay asleep? Are they getting enough sleep? How will I know when they are ready to drop from two naps to one?

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Babies Sleeping Makes More Babies

Babies Sleeping Makes More Babies

I received exciting news today! There is a baby due in September and the parents say it's all thanks to me. I know right?! What the? I don't help people conceive! Aaaaaaaah, but then again; I kinda do. Hear me out...

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Paracetamol Use During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD in Children

Paracetamol Use During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD in Children

A recent scientific study got me thinking – how many people would use paracetamol during pregnancy thinking it's an innocuous 'safe' drug? I know my doctor recommended I use it for pain relief while pregnant – it is the most commonly used medication for pain or fever during pregnancy.

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