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.
Dr Daniel Golshevsky is a Melbourne-based paediatrician and father of three who specialises in unsettled babies and poor sleep who has developed a unique program focusing on the DAD as the secret weapon to a good night’s sleep.
Melbourne based paediatrician, and dad of three, Dr Golly (Dr. Daniel Golshevsky) knows all about poor sleep. After experiencing a deeply unsettled baby, and distressing postnatal period as a parent, he directed all his energies into finding solutions for unsettled babies and poor infant sleep - to prevent others from going through what he experienced. He put these learning to practice every day, with extraordinary results but one problem remained, reaching more people. One doctor can only one person at a time. So Dr Golly created an online sleep and settling program for children 0-5 years old and here's the cool bit...it focuses on fathers (or the non-breastfeeding parent) as the secret weapon to a good nights sleep. Golly, tell me more....