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Sleep Ecology and Development in Early Infancy

by Helen Ball, BSc, MA, PhD
  • Duration: 75 Mins
  • Credits: 1.25 CERP, 1.25 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: Perinatal 2014
Abstract:

In this talk we will explore research that examines normal infant sleep development and consider the factors that affect infant sleep such as what babies are fed, where they sleep, and how we interact with them. We will compare human babies with those of other mammals and think about the ways in which biology leads to different caregiving needs and styles.
Using the research we have conducted at Durham Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, and that of other infant sleep researchers, we will consider what we know about parental attitudes and practices regarding night-time infant care, and practical issues such as parental tiredness, bedsharing, and sleep safety.

Please note, that this presentation is based on the research evidence up to 2013/2014 but has not been updated.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Understand normal infant sleep development
Objective 2: Explore sleep ecology of humans and other mammals
Objective 3: Consider the research on night-time infant care
Objective 4: Update knowledge on infant sleep safety
Objective 5:Ensure understanding

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