Cindy Davenport is the Director of Safe Sleep Space. Cindy is a registered midwife, IBCLC and maternal and child health nurse. She is member of the Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) and the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and has worked in the early parenting field since 1998. Cindy is passionate about the health and wellbeing of families and offers a sensible, response-based approach to help babies and children with sleep problems.

(0.48) Common sleep and setting challenges seen in infants
(1.31) A response-based approach to sleep and settling
(3.39) Top 5 evidence-based sleep and settling hints
(5.45) Tired signs
(8.33) Number of sleeps per age for infants
(10.33) The infant sleep cycle
(11.41) Cat napping and why it happens
(12.27) Sleep associations and how these affect sleep
(14.17) Sleep difficulties and how these are often progressions rather than regressions
(16.20) Shushing and patting and why this is effective
(19.13) White noise and how to use it
(21.04) Age appropriate sleep and settling strategies
(22.00) Types of babies cries - how to understand and use these for settling
(24.00) Toddler resources for sleep
(25.43) GMHBA New Family Program – what it is and how to access it

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