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Maree Viotto replied to topic 18month old sudden bad sleeper!

Hi Rowena, It’s hard to say why the sudden change but with daylight saving here (unless you’re a Queenslander) this should be helping with the early rising a bit. At this age you would expect onl...

Tuesday 06 November 07:45am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic Separating Co-bedded twins

Hi, We normally suggest to stop wrapping after 3 months and with them becoming more active and also Summer almost here I would stop wrapping and make the change to individual cots at the same time...

Tuesday 06 November 07:45am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic early riser, and only sleeps at home

Hi Christine, Don’t make a battle out of the day sleep. With daylight saving this might help with early mornings otherwise you need to choose battle, cuddle or get up - I’d choose cuddle Be consi...

Tuesday 06 November 07:44am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic no sleep

Hi, It is really up to you I had my son in his cot until his 3rd birthday. It won’t b easy to make these changes and I would probably advise you keep him in a cot in his new room for a while, firs...

Tuesday 23 October 05:56pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic Not sleeping through the night

Hi, A baby should be able to sleep 7pm to 7am without and overnight feed from about 6 months on. She seems to be getting a good intake of food during the day so I would not imagine she is waking o...

Tuesday 23 October 05:55pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic wont sleep in the day

Hi Justine, Firstly take you baby to your doctor and have him checked so you can be sure about colic and reflux and offer relief for him We don’t offer a dream feed at this age in our program so ...

Tuesday 23 October 05:55pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic 4 month old no longer sleeps thru the nite - Is his dummy sleep prop?

Hi, The use of a dummy and the loss of it can become a sleep association. You can either remove it just before he falls asleep or just go cold turkey and use settling techniques when he protests. ...

Tuesday 23 October 05:53pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic Sleep Troubles

Hi, The most important part of this solution is that she goes to sleep in her own bed initially so she learns to sleep independently and when waking on her light sleep later (as we all do) she can...

Tuesday 23 October 05:53pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic Playing Not Sleeping in Cot

Hi, Do be guided by tired signs if he starts playing get him up straight away and wait for the signs again but on the second showing I would try using our settling techniques. If you believe he i...

Tuesday 23 October 05:49pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic sleep problems

Hi, At this age you might still expect to be offering one overnight feed. He is growing and may be hungry. You can try to resettle but if no luck I would definitely offer a feed. Cheers Maree

Tuesday 23 October 05:49pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic waking through the night screaming

Hi, Do make sure you are settling him awake into the cot initially so you know he is not waking for your comfort out of habit. I have attached some info on night terrors for you I hope this help...

Tuesday 23 October 05:48pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic 9 Month old sleeping troubles

Hi, Your daughter is probably experiencing 8 month separation anxiety at present and this will pass. Meantime try not to create any new unwanted habits. Try increasing the daily intake so you have...

Tuesday 23 October 05:46pm
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Maree Viotto replied to topic To wrap or not to wrap!

Hi, We don’t recommend wrapping baby after 3 months as they become active and can get tangled. We do suggest a sleeping bag is a good idea. If half wrapping is working for you and he is 9 months t...

Tuesday 23 October 07:42am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic He wont settle at night

Hi, It would seem he has already become dependent on you and a feed to fall asleep. The best routine you could have is feed/play/sleep. And try to feed 4 hourly at about 2,6,10,2,6,10 This means ...

Tuesday 23 October 07:41am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic My 2 Year Old Wont Sleep Passed 5am in the morning

Hi, Some children are just early risers and sometimes you just have to get up and start the day. With daylight saving coming soon things will be better. (Unless you’re a Queenslander) Cheers Maree

Tuesday 23 October 07:40am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic 14 Month old having Nightmares!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi, I will attach some information for you on night terrors. I hope this helps Cheers Maree Night terrors and other sleep disturbances Many children have times when their sleep is disturbed...

Tuesday 23 October 07:39am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic how much sleep does a 14 month old need?

Hi Michelle, This is exactly the age baby changes to one nap and you said all the things I would have. You need to be guided by tired signs during this transition period and the early lunch if you...

Tuesday 23 October 07:37am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic Switching to cot

Hi, Yes he is getting at an age where he needs to go into the cot for safety. Do make sure you settle him awake into the cot so he learns to sleep independently. You might want to try our settli...

Tuesday 23 October 07:36am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic Not self settling at 9 months.

Hi, Controlled comforting is definitely a hard program and not for everyone. The patting and cuddling is his sleep association and so long as you are aware of this and happy to continue with it t...

Tuesday 23 October 07:27am
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Maree Viotto replied to topic Why does it change???

Hi, He is most likely experiencing 8 month separation anxiety at present and this would explain any recent changes. Great that he is sleeping through the night but he is obviously showing tired si...

Tuesday 23 October 07:27am
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