Category Archives: Kids and sleep

Does your child need their own mattress?

Whether your child has started out sleeping in their own cot or co-sleeping in your bed, there will come a time when they need their very own ‘big girl’ or ‘big boy’ bed. Many parents are tempted to buy the cheapest, throw-away mattress available as they predict that their kids will: Wet their bed Spill tea/juice/milk on…
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Should School Times Start Later?

The Industrial revolution changed not only when we work (earlier start, longer shifts) but also when we are required to wake up. Human beings are programmed to follow the sun to bed and wake as the sky lightens. However, for most families, industrialization has meant waking long before sunrise to commute to work. This shift…
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Do kids really grow when they sleep?

I want to be taller – can sleep help me grow? - Sophie Age 6 It is indeed during deep sleep that growth hormone does its job. Growth hormone is made and released from the pituitary gland in our mid-brains and is very important for, you guessed it, growth. During deep sleep states, when your…
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Calculate how much sleep you’ve lost to parenthood

You know how tired you feel, but do you know how tired you actually are? It’s no secret that babies and young kids are sleep thieves, but I think it may be rather therapeutic to count the exact cost if you know what I mean. Typing in your kids ages is all that’s required on…
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Sleep wedges and positioners are not safe for your baby

Retailers have taken baby sleep wedges and positioners off their shelves Major US and UK-based retailers have halted the sale of these devices after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) linked the products to at least 12 baby deaths in America, in some of which, babies had rolled from their side to their front…
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