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The Wonder Weeks was written by a psychologist and ethologist Frans Plooij, it describes 10 predictable developmental ‘leaps’ that coincide with unsettled behaviour and sleep regression.This provides solace to parents who are trying to understand why their child is unsettled and gives license to ‘ride it out’ until the leap is finished.

Sounds lovely. Unfortunately, it’s completely false!

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Reflux has become the go-to, rapid explainer of unsettled behaviour, becoming synonymous with colic. This is dangerous for two simple reasons: 1. First, the medication prescribed for reflux is not without its side-effects, and 2. Second, the true cause of that baby’s unsettled behaviour is being missed.

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Search colic online and you’ll mostly find two things: ways to settle or distract an unsettled baby, and reassuring messages of hope, that this torturous period will pass. Incredibly, neither of these seek to find the underlying cause of colic. The key to eradicating colic is to understand WHY.
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“If you told an athlete you had a treatment that would naturally increase human growth hormone, enhance recovery rate and improve performance, they would all do it.  Sleep does all of those things.”
— Casey Smith, Head Athletic Trainer, Dallas Mavericks
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The secret to getting your baby sleeping through the night is BURPING! Adequate winding (burping) is one of the most under-appreciated aspects to raising a newborn, which is why 3 entire chapters are devoted to it in the Dr Golly Sleep Program.

 

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Dads! It’s not childbirth that offers up this oxytocin surge – it’s not limited to mothers. It’s just being close to a newborn, it’s settling a cry, changing a nappy, striving for that reciprocal smile. Giving love to this little, underestimated bundle of joy is what opens up this well of unconditional love and emotion.
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 If you don’t sleep adequately, your performance drops. 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.
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