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Kiddipedia Sleep Support

Kiddipedia Sleep Support

Sleep is a fundamental aspect of human life, and its importance cannot be overstated, particularly when it comes to the development of babies and children. Adequate sleep plays a crucial role in promoting optimal physical, cognitive, and emotional development during these formative years. Additionally, recognizing the significance of sleep is equally important for parents and caregivers, as it directly impacts their own well-being and ability to provide effective care.

For infants and young children, sleep is vital for brain development and overall growth. During sleep, the brain consolidates memories, processes information, and strengthens neural connections, which are essential for learning and cognitive abilities. Sufficient sleep also supports physical growth, hormone regulation, and a healthy immune system. Moreover, sleep plays a key role in regulating emotions and behaviour, contributing to improved mood and emotional stability in children.

Parents and caregivers are integral in establishing healthy sleep routines and promoting quality sleep for children. A well-rested child is more likely to be alert, attentive, and able to learn, which can enhance their overall development and academic performance. However, understanding the importance of sleep is not only vital for children but also for parents and caregivers themselves. Adequate sleep helps maintain their own physical and mental well-being, enabling them to provide the necessary care and support for their child effectively.

We hope that the guidance and resources we offer on sleep-related topics, such as establishing healthy sleep routines, understanding sleep patterns, and promoting quality sleep, can assist families in making informed decisions about their children's sleep habits and ultimately help them achieve optimal sleep outcomes. By providing valuable information and strategies, we aim to support families in prioritizing sleep, enhancing their children's development, and fostering a well-rested environment for the entire family.



The 4 Big Common Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

  Oh sleep, sleep ,sleep….. If only we had the magic wand to wave over our babies and toddlers to get them to sleep like little angels! But these babies and toddlers of ours are all so different. Some arrive… Continue Reading >

The Transition Back From Daylight Savings

It has come to that time of year where the weather is cooling down and the days are getting shorter. If you are a parent, then this isn’t as much about moving towards autumn leaves and more temperate days, but… Continue Reading >

Top Tips on Surviving Those Sleep-deprived Days

New Australian research has revealed that 77% of new parents feel judged by others based on their baby’s ability to sleep through the night. Of parents who reported feeling judged, one in two (48%) admitted to telling white lies about… Continue Reading >

A Better Way to Sleep

We all know this feeling of being tired, to the point of feeling so exhausted that all you want is to curl up in bed …forever. Unfortunately, for most of us this is not an option. Having to be at… Continue Reading >

Why do parents feel like they’re failing when it comes to their child’s sleep?

In my experience, sleep makes or breaks the first year and beyond of your parenting journey. It is the number one question that you get asked, Martha down the street is asking you if they’re sleeping through at 6 weeks… Continue Reading >

Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

One of the most complaints we hear from people in our psychology practice is difficulty sleeping. It may be difficulty getting to sleep, difficulty staying asleep, waking up too early, or simply feeling fatigued. Well I wanted to share with… Continue Reading >

Signs your child isn’t getting enough sleep due to technology overuse

What are some signs that your child or adolescent isn’t getting enough sleep, perhaps through overusing technology? ● Depressed mood,(5) irritability during offline social interactions ● Hyperactivity at school (6) ● Reluctance/arguing about getting off phones/devices and going to bed… Continue Reading >

Protecting Your Baby’s Sleep: Understanding The Dangers of Inclined Baby Products

Implementing Safe Sleep Practices for your little one. As a new parent, sometimes we can find ourselves wishing for a magic solution to help our little ones sleep peacefully.  But it’s important to know that while some products are marketed… Continue Reading >

6 Tips for Parents to Help their Child Get Quality Sleep

Parents report kids as old as 10 are waking multiple times in the night. Leading sleep expert reveals the health-related red flags. Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on children’s behaviour, health and development.  New research now reveals it… Continue Reading >

10 Ways Mums Can Get a Better Nights Sleep

The key to better sleep for all of us is to acknowledge initially that sometimes, if not every night, we can get woken up by the kids and that this will have a bearing on our sleep. We need to… Continue Reading >

Surviving the 2-Year Sleep Regression: When Your Little One Turns into a Night Owl

Ah, the joys of parenting! Just when you thought you had mastered the art of getting your little angel to sleep through the night, along comes the dreaded 2-year sleep regression. You’ve finally regained some semblance of a normal sleep… Continue Reading >

Newborns and sleep: The Roadmap

Let’s talk newborns and sleep! Congratulations on your precious newborn. Babies are little miracles and bring bundles of joy. But along with all the love and joy this newborn journey brings, also comes many, many questions. Am I right? Lovely mama,… Continue Reading >

Moving from the cot to the big bed

“When should I move my toddler from the cot to a bed? Is there an ideal time?” This is a question I get asked A LOT! Parents do get excited, naturally, about moving their little one to the next stage,… Continue Reading >

Time for a big bed? Here’s how to help them sleep better, naturally

Media kindly brought to you by The Natural Bedding Company   There’s lots to think about when your little one is about to transition from a cot to a big bed. Of course, you need the bed itself, new sheets… Continue Reading >

Pre-Sleep Rituals

Pre-sleep Rituals or bedtime routines are really good to introduce to your baby around three months old. I like to call them rituals because they do become just that. Rituals. By incorporating special time with your baby before they go… Continue Reading >

Newborn Sleep

When your baby arrives into the world, we think of how cute and tiny they are. With their adorable faces and innocent smiles. It is hard to not marvel at the miracle of life. But many parents are not prepared… Continue Reading >

How to Adjust to Daylight Savings

If you’re one of the 67% of Aussies struggling to sleep worse since COVID19, this article is for you. Particularly with the upcoming daylight savings, a time which throws our circadian rhythm out of whack, if you’re in need of some… Continue Reading >

Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time: Spring has Arrived!

I love this time of year. The weather gently changes and becomes warmer. I always embrace daylight savings as it’s the beginning of longer, lighter evenings and more time spent outside. But the onset of daylight savings can disrupt a… Continue Reading >

Safe sleep for babies

Sarah Neale, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, The Mater Private Hospital   Newborns sleep up to a total of 16 hours per day. With so much time spent sleeping, it is incredibly important for parents to play a key role in creating… Continue Reading >

Tips to help new mums get more sleep

About to become a mum? How exciting! There are so many amazing new things that come with newborns. It comes with some pretty big challenges too, one of which is the rollercoaster of change to your sleep. Strap yourself in,… Continue Reading >

Does Teething interfere with Sleep?

  If your baby is waking several times during the night it is unlikely to be directly related to teething. Your baby’s deepest sleep is from bed time through to midnight and from midnight till 7am your baby is in… Continue Reading >

Sleep meditation to help Mums get more sleep

Wow, what a crazy start to 2020! I’m sure you’re all feeling the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. You might be feeling overwhelmed or scared about the future. It’s OK to be feeling those things, but it’s important to get… Continue Reading >

8 tips for surviving sleepless nights with a newborn

This post is proudly brought to you by Little One’s Nappies Sleepless nights and newborns go hand in hand, and new parents can kiss goodbye to the idea of 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Although babies sleep a lot –… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Naps

“Sleep when your Baby Sleeps” Everyone knows this classic tip but we all know that is not possible….. your baby, on the other hand, is programmed to take naps.    A babies daytime sleep and nighttime sleep work hand- in-… Continue Reading >

When Should You Begin Designing Your Newborn’s Nursery?

While awaiting the due date of your baby, you’re bound to find yourself flipping between swings of anxiety and excitement. Looking up feeding and nursing chairs and cute baby clothes will grow to be a guilty pleasure of yours as… Continue Reading >

5 Tips for a Calmer Sleep

If you are unsure as to whether your child or teen is getting a good quality sleep, ask them if they remember their dreams.  Your child may have no trouble falling asleep (simply due to exhaustion) but then seem to… Continue Reading >

How to Sleep Well with Technology (Infographic)

You’ve probably heard of some useful gadgets and products that are aimed to help with sleep problems. But have you wondered whether all these innovations in sleep technology are just a fad or a true necessity? In today’s world, we’re surrounded by… Continue Reading >

Self-settling is the Secret to having a Great Sleeper!

I am passionate about SLEEP and understand the benefits for both adults and children, the evidence supporting sleep is compelling and widely understood and supported by health care professionals around the world. The human brain—yours and your baby’s—runs on sleep…. Continue Reading >

How Dream Winks can help you achieve great sleep for your newborn

Dream Winks takes a unique approach to sleep and settling that is quite different to traditional consultants and sleep schools. This allows us to offer support before birth and with newborns once feeding is established, as well as older babies… Continue Reading >

How to Avoid the Dreaded 4 month Sleep Regression

As a baby sleep consultant of 19 years and midwife and nurse of 29 years, I can tell you with certainty that the 4-month sleep regression is real! It derails babies, starting off a spiral of sleep deprivation. Parents always… Continue Reading >

The Role of Food in Sleep

Everyone needs sleep. There is no wonder why sleep deprivation is a torture technique. But for many parents, their kid’s sleep is a source of frustration and anxiety. There are so many reasons why kids don’t sleep well. And allergy… Continue Reading >

How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Media kindly brought to you by ECOSA   Sleep. The quality of our day depends on it and our bodies ability to function effectively. Everybody knows the terrible feeling when you wake from a poor nights sleep: the foggy mind… Continue Reading >

Why a little one’s temperament is key for good sleep

When it comes to sleep so many parents think that if you choose to address issues and seek out help then you will need to take a cry it out approach and for many, this misconception scares them off seeking… Continue Reading >

Laura Geitz, Aussie athlete and mum talks about sleep and fitness regime postpartum

Like any new parent, former Australian netball captain Laura Geitz struggled to find the time to remain active around her son Barney’s schedule. Returning to work and fitness is possible following childbirth but is still a challenge, even for an elite… Continue Reading >

Why sleep regressions aren’t regressions at all

As a sleep consultant, I talk to a lot of parents and read lots of posts by parents. One of the things I hear talked about a lot, or ‘blamed’ for sleep issues, is sleep regressions. The thing is these… Continue Reading >

Sleep is not perfect: the danger of trying to follow a strict sleep routine

Everyone will always tell you “all babies are so different!”  So how is it that there are so many sleep routines out there that expect every baby to be able to conform to the same feed and sleep time each… Continue Reading >

Dressing your Baby for A Better Night’s Sleep

Dressing your baby for sleep can often be a bit of a guessing game, particularly during the colder months when nursery temperatures drop and parents’ anxiety levels skyrocket!  What is the right temperature for my nursery? What is a tog… Continue Reading >

5 Survival Tips for when your child STILL won’t sleep.

Sleep Deprivation: The voluntary or involuntary disruption or insufficient quantity of sleep.  It is said that sleep is crucial to the adequate functioning of the human body. It is said that a distinct lack of proper sleep can lead to… Continue Reading >

5 lullabies to put your baby to sleep that you will love too

Putting our little ones to bed can sometimes be an uphill battle. For some of us, we follow a strict routine, for others, it’s a case of winging it each and every night. One thing many parents can agree on… Continue Reading >

Five times I knew sleep deprivation was starting to get the upper hand:

I’m sleep deprived. My toddler has obstructive sleep apnoea and wakes hourly if not more frequently and then there’s the four-year-old – no further explanation required. Sleep deprivation is my Achille’s heel. It is as Kryptonite is to Superman, as… Continue Reading >

A good nights sleep? What is this, its been so long I can’t remember?!

There is a plethora of information out there and services targeted at helping babies to sleep better. Why? Because we know it is important for babies to develop a good sleep routine. It is just as important for parents to… Continue Reading >

Our experience attending a Sleep Study.

Does your child frequently wake in the night? Do you feel as though you have tried every trick in the book and you’re still walking around like a zombie all day after being up all night with a crying, unsettled… Continue Reading >

Tips on How to get your Baby Sleep through the Night

Good quality sleep is one of the requirements for proper brain development for our little ones. The first 6 months of their lives are crucial for developing good sleeping skills. So early on, we need to start training them proper… Continue Reading >

Ergopouch Have Your Little One Covered For Day Care Sleeps This Summer!

***Product Review*** ergoPouch have just launched a new range of Organic Cotton Jersey Bags for the 2016 Spring/Summer season.  The idea to introduce this new Sleeping Bag into the market was born from a real consumer need.  As mums we… Continue Reading >



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