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Listener Questions: Comforters
Comforters are an essential part of a sleep routine. We all have things we do before sleep that set us on the path to the land of nod, we know some of them are useful and some of them are not so much.
In this episode we'll explore what a comforter is and answer some of your most common questions including:
1 - Is a swaddle is comforter?
2 - How do I transition my baby out of a swaddle.
3 - How can I introduce a dummy/soother?
4 - How can I get rid of a dummy/soother?
5 - Is my baby just sucking on their hands for comfort?
It’s bedtime, everyone’s calm and settled and suddenly 40 minutes later your baby is fast, fast AWAKE! In this podcast we’ll help you get to the bottom of this ready steady wake routine.
1 - What is a False Start?
2 - Why do they happen?
3 - What can I do about them?
4 - Why are they more common at night?
5 - Do False Starts just happen to babies?
Plus, we answer one of your questions about why a toddler consistently wakes after they’ve gone to sleep.
It’s the middle of the night, you’ve just got back to sleep and suddenly you hear a whimper, then it turns into a cry. You have just got your baby to sleep, they can’t possibly be up…
The loop of exhaustion, frustration and disappointment that can come with regular night wakings is very real. We’re here to help you out of it.
1. Why does my baby wake every hour at night?
2. What can I do?
3. Are regular night wakes related to hunger, lack of activity, or illness?
4. How do I deal with each wake up?
5. Talk me through a plan
Plus, we’ll answer your question about a 12 week old who is waking every hour from 2am.
People talk about baby and children’s bedtime routines but what about a morning routine?
At it’s simplest, a morning routine is a few steps that you take you from nighttime to daytime. But it’s not just a process, having a positive morning routine can have a biological effect and help to reset you and your child’s circadian rhythm.
1. What is a morning routine?
2. Is it something we need to do forever ?
3. What does a good one look like?
4. What are the benefits?
5. It is just a trend?
Plus, we’ll answer your listener question about an early waking 4 year old who plays in his room and the impact it has on their morning routine.
Contact napping is where a baby, toddler or child spends their nap with all or part of their body in contact with their parent or caregiver. It’s lovely, its necessary, it’s part of parenthood but it can also be intense and tiring too.
In this podcast we discuss:
1 - What is contact napping?
2 - When it works
3 - Is there a point it’s not so good?
4 - How can you move away from contact napping?
5 - Is it an all or never kind of thing?
Plus, we answer one of your questions about moving away from being nap trapped.
The Sleep Mums WILL help your baby sleep. Non-judgemental, funny and always useful baby sleep advice. Hosted by broadcaster and parenting journalist, Cat Cubie, and paediatric sleep consultant, Sarah Carpenter.