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Hi Liz, I would try to get rid of the dummy now as it may be a part of the reason she wakes. She may still require one overnight feed until 6 m...

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Hi, Often after an illness and we have given extra comfort some habits are created. The important thing is that he does settle in his own bed in...

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Hi, You are very lucky to have her sleeping through at this age and most won`t until 6 months of age. All babies are different but don`t be surp...

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Hi, I can`t help thinking this was exactly what was happening with my son and how I though 7 years ago. Firstly you need to understand why he wak...

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Hi, Firstly you need to understand why she wakes. Because she doesn`t know how to sleep without you. The comfort of the breast feed is her sleep ...

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Hi, Our settling program is not just about letting baby cry it out. It offers a strict routine with a clear and repetitive message that it`s time...

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Hi Kylie, Yes, you could do this and it will mean waking her during the day after about 11/2 to 2 hours nap. Try to follow a feed/play/sleep rout...

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Hi, Babies routines change alot and before you know it she will be doing something else. I know it`s hard but try to fit in around her current ro...

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Hi Peta, With changes to a childs routine such as daycare you can expect other changes to occur as well. You are best not to start any unwanted h...

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Hi Annette, Firstly you need to understand why he wakes. Because he doesn`t know how to sleep without you.The comfort of the feed is his sleep as...

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Hi, You are very lucky to have had her sleeping through at this age and most won`t until 6 months of age. All babies are different but don`t be...

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Hi, This is the age when they usually drop to one day time nap so you need to be a bit flexible and be guided by tired signs during this transiti...

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Hi Kristine, I really feel for you, as I know how hard it is to do the settling program to start with and to have it all go down the drown is ver...

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Hi, This is his sleep association and unfortunately when you make a change like this it comes with much protest. Firstly you need to understand...

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Firstly you need to understand why she wakes. Beacause she doesn`t know how to sleep without you. The comfort of the breast feed is her sleep assos...

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Hi, This is her sleep association and it is hard and heart breaking when you want to change a habit like this The essential thing is she MUST fal...

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Hi, You would expect to be feeding 4 hourly and a good routine is feed/play/sleep and feeding 2,6,10,2,6,10 F/P/S allows you to feed when baby...

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Calming down before you speak with your children helps significantly. Often we are ineffective because of all the work we have to do - it is never ...

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Dear Jo, It would be scary thinking you might travel down that path again. The best advice I can give in this limited format is to learn about yo...

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Dear Julie, The symptoms of what is referred to as PND can occur at any time. Your experiences are perfectly normal. Please take some quiet time (2...

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You have both had a really hard start to your brand new lives. Well done though for having the insight and caring to write in to me. Can you try to...

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Dear Nadine, 1, If you want to do something, eg , showjumping, find a carer for your daughter and go and enjoy yourself. Focus on having a great ...

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Dear Louise, The joys of older influences! If you can quietly and calmly (this is the most important part of this sentence) tell him that you don...

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Dear Amanda, Are you tired? Do you get a lot of time for yourself? Do you spend lots of time with your husband? Are others telling you that you are...

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Dear Sam, All Dads are worried. He will be fine. Organise some time for you and your friends to catch up on a regular basis. Betty

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Hi Racheal, Before he says no look at doing and saying lots of positive things with him, Spend more time with him. Change your own mood. Do not use...

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Its is so hard being a mum. All the rules change. We need to learn to be part of a family, a system that changes all the time and a lot of the thin...

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I understand how you must be feeling - I would suggest discussing this situation with a psychologist so you can feel a greater sense of control. Th...

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For a better night sleep do the basics - eat well, drink water, socialise, physical activity ( walking to the park is great). With the anxiety you ...

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Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. You can try paracetemol for discomfort associated with teething. The discomfort only lasts a day or two. Please ...

Answered: 01 Nov 2007