PRP019 Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3

Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) shares some wonderful information about the Possums Sleep Intervention including how to co-ordinate baby wearing and feeding to sleep with multiple caregivers, a new perspective on sleep association, tired cues, incorporation …

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PR-P 002: Sleep Associations

Show Notes: Sleep Associations In this episode I examine sleep associations in the context of classical conditioning. I argue that the terms “dysfunctional associations”, “inappropriate associations”, “negative associations”, and “bad sleep habits” are unhelpful and inaccurate. Based on classical conditioning theory I argue why a concerted effort to break these …

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Feed your baby to sleep – The possums sleep intervention new recommendations

Feed your baby to sleep

Don’t feed or rock your baby to sleep is common advice. A new take on the same theory suggests that this advice is flawed. As detailed here, the dominant theory is that feeding or rocking can become associated with sleep. The concern is that the parent is then required for …

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Sleep solutions from birth

The No Cry Sleep Solution (Image)

I have a newborn. I remember the enduring sleep deprivation from last time. What can I do from birth to get back to sleeping sooner? Elizabeth Pantley’s No-Cry Sleep Solution recommends specific strategies for meeting baby and family sleep needs from birth. They fit into two main goals: 1. Build …

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Sleep associations

Sleep associations feature in many baby-sleep recommendations as a tool and a potential problem. There are 2 main assertions made: 1. Sleep associations can be used to get your baby to sleep. 2. Once an association is formed, your baby will struggle to sleep without it. Sleep associations from a …

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  • Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds)

    Take steps towards solving your child’s behavioural sleep issues now. The Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds) specialises in addressing bed-time struggles, night-wakings, extended night wakings, waking too early, and transitioning to a bed or a separate room. Suggestions are tailored to your child’s age, your situation, and your family. Answer the Wizard’s questions about your child’s sleep, and your family preferences, and he will give you suggestions on the spot.