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Having a baby isn’t easy. There are always a huge number of people advising what to do. We are here to help you get the right information to help your baby and you have the best nights sleep. We work with experts in the field of sleep solutions to offer you help and support. If there is a topic that we haven’t covered and you would like some advice, please let us know.

Why won’t my baby sleep?

Why won’t my baby sleep?

Posted by Ergo Pouch on

Why won’t my baby sleep? If the answer was an easy one, then I wouldn’t spend my days talking to so many families struggling with baby sleep. The reason we don’t have a single 'fix' is because every parent and every baby is different. Some background The times have changed from when we were told to ignore babies, shut the door and walk away. Now, we have a better understanding of what’s going on for the baby and we have much more humane ways of thinking about their experience and yours. For example, when a baby is crying, we can...

When will my baby sleep through the night?

When will my baby sleep through the night?

Posted by Andrea Blackett on

As an infant mental health practitioner, the thing I talk with parents about the most is baby sleep. What is it that makes this such a challenging part of parenting? Why does it seem to be the most important and the hardest thing to get right? At the heart of it, our needs and expectations are in stark contradiction to our babies’. The structure and rhythm of baby sleep does not align with ours. To put it simply, as I’m sure you’ve already noticed, babies wake up overnight when you’d rather be sleeping. A parent’s need for sleep is so...

A Guide to Safe Sleep

A Guide to Safe Sleep

Posted by Ergo Pouch on

Everyone has ideas and opinions about what safe sleeping means, and you don’t have to look too hard to find totally opposing views. But intensive research exists on the topic, so here’s a guide based on evidence to help you make the choices that are right for you and your family. Where is the safest place for your baby to sleep? Here are the facts so you can make your own informed decision. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviewed numerous studies and reports on infant tragic sleep events and came up with the following recommendations. They apply especially within...

Hip Dysplasia: The Silent Condition

Hip Dysplasia: The Silent Condition

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Focusing in on Hip Dysplasia On the back of Healthy Hips Week and we’re talking to Orthopaedic Surgeon & Associate Professor Leo Donnan about hip dysplasia and how parents can help manage, and even avoid this condition. So what exactly is Hip Dysplasia? Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), or more commonly known as Hip Dysplasia, is a disorder that affects the hip joint in babies and young children. Hip Dysplasia isn’t always present at birth and can develop over time, hence the name Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). DDH is a condition in which the femoral head (or...

Wrapping and swaddling babies

Wrapping and swaddling babies

Posted by Ergo Pouch on

Why do we wrap or swaddle? I think most parents know exactly why we swaddle our babies. Perhaps when our ancestors relied on a burning fire for warmth, wrapping a baby was mostly to keep them warm. But today, we swaddle our little babies to avoid that sudden flailing of the arms and head that suddenly snaps them awake, undoing all the it has taken to get to them to sleep. Also we swaddle to create that ‘being hugged’ feeling that babies love so much. What is the startle reflex? Babies are born with the Moro, or what is more...