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Brand New Little People

Brand New Little People

Hosted by: Dr Fallon Cook & Dr Laura Conway (PhD's, Sleep Practitioners)

Welcome to the ultimate podcast for parents navigating the early stages of parenting, with a special focus on vital aspects like sleep, settling, and crying. As passionate hosts and holders of PhD’s in early child...

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Episode 51: A little bit of everything!

This week’s episode is entirely dedicated to you, the parents! Dr Fallon & Dr Laura (PhD’s) answer questions about sleep and settling submitted by Sombelle parents. Ranging from tiny newborns to pre-schoolers,...
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Episode 50: Lucy’s story

To celebrate our 50th episode, we are sharing the story of 6.5 month old baby *Lucy. Dr Laura explains the struggles Lucy’s parents were facing with her sleep and settling, including difficult settling and up to 8...
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Episode 49: Reducing Overnight Wakes

If you’re struggling with overnight wake ups in your baby or toddler, tune in to hear Dr Fallon & Dr Laura (PhDs) discuss the 5 key factors that hold the key to more restful nights for you and your little one....
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Episode 48: Managing a new baby with older children

Everyone struggles to find a daily rhythm when managing a newborn baby plus older children. Keeping older children entertained, fed and safe, whilst also cycling through endless feeds and newborn cuddles, does get...
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Episode 47: Generic sleep schedules, yay or nay?

Age-based sleep schedules are all over the internet, but are they any good? Most overestimate how much sleep babies actually need and this can lead to settling difficulties, excessive night waking, and exhausted...
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Episode 46: Calming your unsettled baby/toddler

Have you ever struggled with a baby who won’t stop crying, or a toddler who is so wound up they just cannot settle down for sleep? All babies and toddlers have moments when they’re highly dysregulated. Knowing how to...
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Episode 45: Travelling with babies & toddlers

Worried about how your baby or toddler’s sleep and settling might be impacted by travel? Don’t worry, we’ve got you sorted. The truth is, most babies and toddlers adapt really well to shifting time zones and new sleep...
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Episode 44: Napping

Just when you think you’ve got your baby or toddler’s naps sorted, 💥BOOM💥…you’re back to square one. Your baby or toddler's naps will change a lot over the first few years depending on their age and their unique sleep...
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Episode 43: 'Sleep Health' in Babies & Toddlers

Sleep is one of the three pillars of health, alongside nutrition and exercise. This is true for babies, toddlers, children, and adults. ‘Sleep health’ will look different depending on your age. In this episode of...
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Episode 42: Cot Settling, Bravely.

Are you worried, perhaps even frightened, to try settling your baby or toddler in their cot? You’re not alone, many parents struggle with this transition because they’re unsure how to manage their own, and their...
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Episode 41: ‘Failing’ Sleep School

What does it mean to ‘fail’ sleep school, and are parents being too hard on themselves? This week, Dr Fallon and Dr Laura discuss why some babies and toddlers don’t have success at sleep school, and what parents can...
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Episode 40: Dummies & comforters

Should you ditch the dummy? And if so, what’s the best way to do it? When is the right age to introduce a comforter, or small soft toy, to your baby? This week, Dr Fallon and Dr Laura discuss the pros and cons of...
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