Five Biggest Myths in the Baby Sleep World

Lyndsey Hookway, Paediatric Nurse and Researcher

What you will learn:

  • Myth 1: Independent infant sleep and drowsy but awake
  • Myth 2: Sleep “rules”, schedules and sleeping 7 to 7
  • Myth 3: Statements and generalizations based on pseudoscience and scaremongering
  • Myth 4: Formula, feed stretching and introducing solids will solve your baby’s sleep “problems”
  • Myth 5: Teaching to self-soothe


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Special Edition 0-18 Month Sleep Guide

This guide will help you understand more about normal infant sleep and give lots of practical tips, but don’t worry, none of them are non-responsive. Lyndsey is known for her gentle, responsive and evidence-based approach to sleep, so you are in safe hands.

You will learn more about:

– How sleep works, including about your baby’s body clock and how to understand and use sleep pressure to support sleep.
– How to help your baby’s sleep, including reading your baby’s cues, how to establish a bedtime routine and why YOU and your mental health are just as important.
– Debunking unhelpful myths on topics such as drowsy but awake, sleep regressions, feeding to sleep and bedsharing.
– Troubleshooting such issues as short naps, early rising and frequent night-waking.

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