The great dummy debate!!!!
Do you have a dummy dependent baby, toddler or pre schooler and do you constantly get up throughout the night to put it back in their mouth, when they wake up screaming out for it?
Is it interrupting their sleep and yours too!😴
It can become a frustrating time and most parents feel at a loss as to how to change the situation!!
A dummy can be a useful parenting tool and for babies the sucking reflex that it encourages, triggers a calming and sle
A typical chart displaying how your child moves in and out of sleep cycles throughout the night!
Light sleep also known as REM sleep is the stage where your children are asleep, yet their brain is as active, as if they were awake.
This is the stage where if you try to creep out of the room, or put them down from sleeping in your arms, they are likely to wake up.
They also dream in this stage of sleep and you may notice their eyes are flickering under their eye lids and the
Gross motor milestones and sleep regression.
I remember how excited we all were when our wee little guy finally started crawling!!!
And then....BOOM!!! His sleep regressed so badly, he was waking up many times throughout the night, practising his new found skills, rocking back and forth on all fours, crawling and pulling himself up on the cot sides, chatting away to himself at 1am in the morning and only resettling to sleep with a bottle......This went on for weeks!! And I