Helpline: Day naps and late bedtimes, sleep after dummies and more

Posted in Feed Play Love.

Parenting is not a role that you can put down when you turn off the lights at night — especially when your children are very young, they often need you all through the day and the night too. Sometimes it can help to get some guidance from an expert. That’s where Helpline steps in to give you a hand. This week midwife and registered nurse Linda Steadman joins the show to answer the following questions:

  • A 2.5-year-old who is napping and staying up late
  • A 4-week-old refusing to nap through the day
  • An 18-month-old who has regressed in sleep patterns after being unwell
  • A 2-year-old whose sleep has regressed after ditching the dummy
  • How to help a 3-year-old who is having nightmares
  • How to wean a 2-year-old off his dummy
  • A 2.5-year-old who is waking after moving in to a big bed
  • A 1-year-old waking for a breastfeed during the night
  • Whether a dummy would help an 11-week-old fall asleep (instead of feeding to sleep)
  • How to stop a 3-year-old who runs every time they are out in public

Listen to Linda Steadman on Feed Play Love:


If you would like an online appointment with Linda Steadman you can book her through Babyology’s Parent SchoolHelpline will be back next Monday. You can contact us by doing any of the following:


Find more great stories and expert advice in the Feed Play Love podcast. Available in Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.


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