What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Unsettled infant behaviour is very common during the first few months after birth. Around 15 to 35% of parents state that their infants' sleep is a problem, with concerns typically focused on frequent night waking and/or difficulties initiating sleep. The good news is that most changes are normal and that there are many things as a health professional you can do to assist parents achieve healthy sleep habits for their babies. Cindy will discuss common tips, strategies and practical ways to aid parents with their child's sleep challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarise normal sleep patterns for babies at each developmental stage
  • Assess the growth and development of babies and the mental health of caregivers
  • Recognise early and late tired signs in babies and guide parents to act on these cues
  • Demonstrate safe sleeping strategies and suggest useful sleep associations

About the Expert

Cindy Davenport

Cindy is the Clinical Director of Ternity Group, Australia’s leading health professionals behind organisations Nourish Baby, Safe Sleep Space and Sleep Smart providing antenatal and early parenting education and training, for parents, healthcare providers and early childhood professionals. As an experienced Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Cindy has worked in the maternal and child health field for over 30 years and is passionate about supporting health professionals and practitioners to meet the health and wellbeing needs of children and their families.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Babies That Won't Sleep - Practical Tips for Parents

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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