As your child grows their sleep patterns and sleep requirements change dramatically. But what is normal and abnormal when it comes to a baby’s sleep patterns and needs? And what can we do to ensure they are getting a good night’s rest?
The wonderfully Dr Golly will answer our burning questions and share some of his techniques to get your little one into a healthy sleep routine.
Dr Daniel Golshevsky AKA Dr Golly is a Melbourne based paediatrician, who, with a team of experts has developed the Dr Golly Sleep Program, an online sleep and settling course to help you get children - birth to five years - sleeping in a routine that works for your family. Content ranges from feeding, nutrition, winding, routines, settling techniques and more. He's answered some of your burning questions.....
SLEEPLESS nights are a rite of passage for new parents but what if there was another way? A Melbourne paediatrician, Dr Daniel Golshevsky, made an absolutely wonderful suggestion this week: dads should take the lead on resettling babies from the get go. He suggests putting the bassinet on the non-breastfeeding parent's side of the bed from the very first night at home so dads become the go-to parent whenever the baby is not hungry. It's not just exhausted mums cheering on Dr Daniel, there is a lot of science behind the suggestion.
Richard interviews Melbourne base paediatrician Dr Golly about his new sleep program and they discuss all things sleep & settling babies - in particular the unconventional advice of moving the baby to the dads side of the bed!
If dads did the brunt of the baby settling from the beginning, could we set ourselves up for better sleep sooner?
That’s certainly the message from Melbourne paediatrician Dr Daniel Golshevsky – also known as Dr Golly – who is calling for baby bassinets to be set up on the non-breastfeeding parents’ side of the bed from day one so that dads become the go-to “settler” whenever baby is not hungry.
Simply put, if you don’t sleep adequately, your performance will drop. Specifically, your processing, creativity, decision making, adaptability and emotion control. In addition, physiological changes occur that predispose individuals to low mood and poor physical health too. Getting your newborn to sleep through the night as soon as possible will not only have positive effects on your mood and physical health, but your performance at work will soar.
In a world first, an online sleep and settling program for children from newborn to five-years-old has been developed by a paediatrician that focuses on dads (or the non-breastfeeding parent) as the secret weapon to a good night’s sleep.