Is it right to train babies to sleep?
In the last five years there has been a big increase in the number of consultants who say they can train babies to sleep through the night without waking or demanding to be fed. This may be great for parents, if they can afford it. But there are disagreements... Read more
How to keep a sleeping baby safe
I cannot imagine anything worse than losing a child. The heartache and grief must be overwhelming for parents and whanau, and I suspect the pain never truly goes away. Read more
Dear Baby: 32 Minutes Is Not A Nap
You’ve heard the popular suggestion, “Sleep when the baby sleeps,” right? Or maybe not—I don’t know. You’re only 4 months old. Well, trust me (I’m your mother, after all), that’s what everyone recommends. Read more
Don’t Put Anything In A Crib With Your Sleeping Infant
Recently, a study was conducted that initially set out to examine new mothers’ preferred sleeping arrangements. The video study quickly turned into something that begged the question from pediatricians examining the study footage, why the hell aren’t parents listening to us? Read more
How to get more sleep if you have a baby
ONE of my patients, Sandra, recently popped in to see me for a routine script. Read more
Does the Lulla doll help babies sleep better? A mom tries the viral sensation
For the first five months of my son’s life, I was obsessed with sleep. Or, more specifically, my lack thereof. Read more
Putting Your Baby to Sleep: Some Advice and Good News
I remember thinking, after my pregnant wife’s water broke minutes after I went to bed, anguishing really, over one thought as we drove to the hospital: “I’m never going to be well rested again.” Read more
Pregnant woman rejects breast cancer treatment to save her unborn baby
A pregnant woman diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer accepted death so that her baby could live. Nguyen Thi Thu Hien from Duc Pho District in Quang Ngai Province turned down chemotherapy which would have meant giving up her unborn baby. Read more
The 5 Reasons Your Baby Won’t Sleep
If your baby is 6 months or older and still not sleeping through the night, it’s because you’re not letting them. Read more
What To Do When Your Child Won’t Nap
Daytime naps might last just a few short hours, but they can affect all 24 hours of a child’s day. As parents know, they can improve a child’s mood and reduce fussiness, crying, whining, and tantrums. Read more

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