Expert panel: Sleep

Questions about Sleep

Avatar Lynet...
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Hi, Perhaps you need to have him checked by your CHN just to see that his weight and growth are fine and that he's getting sufficient feeds during ...

Answered: 13 Jul 2014
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Hi, Yes you could. But if her current sleep/settling behaviour is not concerning you and she's happy and thriving and not overtired and cranky then...

Answered: 17 Dec 2014
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Hello, You do sound frustrated by your baby's lack of sleep, probably not helped by the fact that you've tried everything you can think of. If you'...

Answered: 28 Jun 2014
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Hi, At 6 months of age around 14-15 hours sleep in 24 hours is average and around 2-3 day time sleeps of 1-2 hours is the norm. But obviously, ever...

Answered: 21 Jun 2014
Avatar Drive...
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Hi, It's not wise to give Panadol unless you're very clear what is causing his pain. Panadol is a medication and in a 10 week old baby his liver is...

Answered: 17 Dec 2014
Avatar BabyT
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As you say, this is a difficult situation as she is having shared care, for three weeks she's not in your care and then for one week she needs to f...

Answered: 14 Jun 2014
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Hello, You do sound as if you're keen for some help, here are some guidelines for the "average" six month old baby. Around 4-5 bottles a day and 2-...

Answered: 09 Feb 2015
Avatar Ashle...
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Hi, At seven weeks it's completely normal that she'll want to go to sleep on you or when you're feeding her. Try not to think too long term about t...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
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Hi, Some pre-schoolers do breathe loudly when asleep and some actually snore. The general recommendation for "noisy" sleepers is for them to have a...

Answered: 07 Jun 2014
Avatar Lsowden
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Hi Louise, At 3/5 months of age Ayla is still going to need feeding overnight; that's age appropriate and completely normal. Ideally, she'd drop t...

Answered: 17 May 2014
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Hi, It may be worthwhile for you to check out the settling and sleep information on the Huggies site; there's lots of very good and comprehensive i...

Answered: 10 May 2014
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Hi, This is such a common issue with toddlers that it's considered pretty normal. The transition phase of going from 2:1 sleeps can take some month...

Answered: 04 May 2014
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Hi, Ideally you need to be following her needs and demands for feeds rather than following a set time. If she is the one wanting to feed at these t...

Answered: 04 May 2014
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Hi, If you want him to change his current sleep associations of having you near then you need to firstly change what you're doing. It's reasonable ...

Answered: 26 Apr 2014
Avatar Rebec...
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Hi, No it shouldn't. There's generally a transition period for most toddlers in dropping their daytime nap but I'd think that if you're finding ove...

Answered: 26 Apr 2014
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Hi, Not really, until she's around six months of age she's still entitled to an overnight feed and this may not be at a predictable and consistent ...

Answered: 30 Mar 2014
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As a health professional I am obliged to advise you that from a safe sleeping perspective back sleeping is the safest option. I know this is probab...

Answered: 08 Mar 2014
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Jane ...
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At three she is old enough and developmentally ready to stop breastfeeding. There are certainly health benefits for both of you in continuing to br...

Answered: 08 Mar 2014
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Perhaps it is time to think about stopping the dummy. If he's dependent on it to go to sleep and then when he's asleep and it's falling out and he ...

Answered: 08 Mar 2014
Avatar Nelz_Nz
Jane ...
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If you've tried all the usual ways of settling him eg wrapping and cuddling, extra feeds and looking for his tired signs then you are probably doin...

Answered: 08 Mar 2014
Avatar Sara_...
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Have you checked the information on the Huggies site regarding responsive settling management and newborns? There's lots of excellent tips regardin...

Answered: 08 Mar 2014
Avatar Anith...
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It may be that he's only learned how to go to sleep by being rocked and cuddled and then, when he's waking as a normal part of his sleep transition...

Answered: 02 Mar 2014
Avatar Get_W...
Jane ...
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Hi, At five months of age he is still entitled to have overnight feeds. His stomach is too small and his digestion and metabolic processes too quic...

Answered: 02 Mar 2014
Avatar mummy...
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Generally at eight months babies are up for a couple of hours and then sleep for a couple of hours. Two-three day time sleeps of 1-3 hours is prett...

Answered: 23 Feb 2014
Avatar Monic...
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By the end of the day many babies become overtired and overstimulated. So to fight sleep and fuss and carry on is pretty normal. A regular wind dow...

Answered: 23 Feb 2014
Avatar Hanna...
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Hi, I think you should take her to be reviewed by your GP. I cannot say whether your baby is unwell or not but at her young age and with the reduct...

Answered: 04 Feb 2014
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It's unlikely that he's scared of sleep, but I can well understand your reluctance to let him cry and become distressed. Did you have him fully inv...

Answered: 27 Jan 2014