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Keeping Cool about Hot Weather Sleep!

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Summer weather is great fun for babies and children - they love playing outside and the fresh air and physical activity prepares their bodies for sleep; however those hot, sweltering, sweaty nights can really upset baby and children’s sleep.

 

Here are my top hot weather sleep tips to help you keep cool about hot weather sleep!

 

Prevent dehydration:

    Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids;

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Dummy use and SIDS

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 3:50 PM

What about dummy use and SIDS?

From my experience dummies / pacifiers are either loved or loathed by parents! Sucking on a dummy can be very therapeutic for young babies, providing them with ‘non-nutritive’ sucking opportunities. Sucking is also the 5th ‘S’ within Dr Harvey Karps/Happiest Baby approach to baby calming along with swaddling, side position (back to sleep), shhhh, swing. Where they ar...

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