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Parents have lost the village it takes to raise a child and this is taking a toll on new mothers and their babies. Alex Pasarelu

1 in 3 new mums struggle to get their baby to sleep, but some women have a tougher time

Almost one in three new mothers report severe problems getting their baby to sleep and settle. Every baby is different but some women are more likely to struggle – here's why.
‘As a mom I couldn’t stand hearing my daughter cry herself to sleep, but as a physician I knew that sleep training was safe and that a well-rested baby would be a happy baby,’ says Stephanie Liu. (Stephanie Liu)

Why sleep training will not hurt your child

A doctor reviews the medical evidence on the controversial practise of sleep training infants.
Cars are often warm and comfortable and we are usually feeling safe and relaxed. Marcella Cheng/The Conversation NY-BD-CC

Curious Kids: Why do we always fall asleep in cars?

You might be trying to catch up on sleep. Sleep scientists say some children need only nine hours of sleep at night, while others need as much as 11 hours. It depends on the person.
We know babies should always be put to sleep on their backs, but if they roll onto their tummy it depends on their age and capabilities as to whether you should roll them back over. From www.shutterstock.com

Should I roll my baby back over if she rolls onto her stomach in her sleep?

If your baby can roll from her back to her stomach and back again then you needn't turn her over if she rolls onto her stomach during sleep.
Research shows that night waking in infancy is associated with behavioural control challenges at three and four years of age. (Shutterstock)

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.

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