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Professor Stuart Shanker has greatly advanced the field of infant temperament, influencing fellow researchers such as our own Medical Director, Dr Pamela Douglas.

Possums Baby sleep

This is a transcript of a conversation between Dr Pam Douglas and Director of the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre, Professor Helen Ball, all about safe baby sleep.

In this article, Dr Pam analyses the overstimulated infant hypothesis, shares an overview of the evidence base, as well as a selection of scripts for parents relating to NDC.

If a baby’s circadian clock is not well aligned with her parents', it might be time to work with the family to create a sleep management plan together.

Possums approach to infant or baby sleep

This blog details the basic steps of the evidence-based Neuroprotective Developmental Care approach (or Possums approach) to infant sleep.

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Could it be that parents are receiving advice about their babies’ sleep which worsens sleep distress for the whole family? Dr Pam Douglas reviews the evidence.

Possums baby sleep and infant sleep

In this chat with ABC Radio National, Dr Pam Douglas discusses how best to remove the obstacles to baby sleep and mums share how they've found the Possums approach.

Possums daytime naps

Having trouble getting your little one to nap during the day? Dr Pam Douglas looks at reasons why this might happen, one of which is sleep training.

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Dr Pam Douglas shares her thoughts on two infant sleep studies studying the impact of COVID-19 on parent and baby sleep.

Possums Baby Sleep Stories Competition - Kiri NDC

Kiri spent many frustrating hours trying to get her baby into a sleep routine. When it didn't work for her or her baby, she found Possums, and everything changed.

Looking for help with your baby or toddler's sleep that is not sleep training? You're not alone. Increasing numbers of parents are opting for evidence-based approaches.

Possums NDC baby sleep stories comp - baby sleep program

Thanks for everyone who has submitted entries for the Possums Baby Sleep Stories Competition. Here are our first entries!
 

Possums Baby Sleep Stories Competition - Kaitlyn

As a first-time mother, Kaitlyn was receiving all different kinds of advice about baby sleep. Strict routines did not feel quite right, so she tried something else.

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‘How did you do that?!’ Read this gorgeous story by Debbie Spink about how she used sensory stimulation to magically calm her 15 month old grand niece. 

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Sleep training can make life much harder for both mother and baby, according to Dr Pam Douglas who is using the latest neuroscience findings to re-educate families on baby’s sleep.

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What do the best sleepers do to get to sleep?  Nothing – they just lie down and off they go. So what do us tired new parents who can’t get to sleep do?

Possums for Parents with Babies - NDC, baby sleep and crying problems

Headlines claiming that it's OK to let babies cry themselves to sleep are making life harder for parents struggling with baby sleep, writes Dr Pam Douglas.

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Babies experience two kinds of hungers: the hunger for milk, and the hunger for sensory experience. Dr Pam explains why sensoral nourishment is vital to babies' neuronal pathways.

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