Parenting

Parenting

Our experts are here to offer help and advice on parenting. When you have children there is no operations manual, no instruction booklet! All children are different so therefore, as being a parent or teacher, you need to adapt, sometimes very quickly to changes in behaviour. This section of Wallsend Online is here to help you. 

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Reason 6 – Discomfort

Common statements I hear from parents “My baby wakes up a lot through the night” “My baby only falls asleep in an upright position, like a car seat.” “My baby seems tired but the minute I lie him down, he cries.” It obvious that babies cry when they are hungry and...

Reason 5 – Overstimulation

Common statements I hear from parents “My baby doesn’t settle down to sleep easily” “My baby fights his sleep” “My baby doesn’t like going down for a nap” “We have just started a new baby group, now my baby has started waking up in the night” An overstimulated or over...

Reason 4 – Hunger

Common statements I hear from parents “May baby wakes up several times a night for a feed” “My baby only sleeps 2 or 3 hours a night” “My baby was sleeping 5-6 hours but is now waking up for a feed through the night” When a baby wakes through the night it is often...

Reason 3 – Accidental Parenting continued…

Ask yourself these questions… 1. When your baby wakes in the night do you rush in? 2. When your baby wakes in the night do you play with her? 3. When your baby wakes in the night do you take her into your bed? I don’t believe in leaving babies to cry, but don’t rush...

Reason 3 – Accidental Parenting

Common statements I hear from parents “My baby won’t sleep unless I … rock her, feed her, drive her around” etc “My baby seems tired but wakes the minute I put her down” “My baby wakes up at the same time every night” “My baby wakes up at 5am to start her day” “My...

Reason 2. Inadequate Sleep Ritual

Common statements I hear from parents “My baby doesn’t settle down to sleep easily “My baby falls asleep but then is suddenly awake 15 minutes later” Going to sleep is not just an isolated event. It begins with your first yawn and ends when you finally fall asleep....

Reason 1 – Lack of Routine

Ask yourself these questions… Do you keep track of your baby’s feeds?Do you keep track of your baby’s naps?Do you keep track of your baby’s bedtimes?Do you keep track of your baby’s wake-up times? Tip for your toolbox If you cannot stick to a structured time of...

Reasons Babies Don’t Sleep

Reasons Babies Don’t Sleep

I have identified 6 common reasons babies don’t sleep. Over the next week I will explain one each day so please come back to read each post. Hopefully you can identify something to help your baby or a tip to pass on to friends and family who struggle with a sleepless...

Sleep Continued

Sleep Continued

Temperature The best way to check on your baby’s temperature is by putting your hand on the skin on their chest or the back of their neck. Don’t use their hands or feet as a guide as they will always feel cooler than the rest of their body. If your baby is too...

Tips for safe sleeping

Tips for safe sleeping

POSITION – You should always place your baby on their back to sleep and not on their front or side. Sleeping your baby on their back (known as the supine position) every night is one of the most protective actions you can take to ensure your baby is sleeping as...