Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

Why won’t you sleep?! For kids 3-8 years - with paediatrician, professor and sleep expert Harriet Hiscock

In our 138th episode of Beyond the Bump, we chat with Harriet Hiscock. Harriet is a professor, pediatrician and sleep expert and we chat to her all about why our kids (ages 3 – 8 years) may be having sleep issue.

  • What are some common issues that may affect a child’s sleep?
  • What’s the science behind Harriet’s books?
  • Is sleep a skill that needs to be taught over and over again?
  • When should kids be sleeping through the night? Or is it very normal for everyone to wake up during the night?
  • How common is frequent night waking? And why does this occur?
  • Teeth grinding? Is it common, why do kids do it and is it an issue?
  • Is bed wetting common and why does it happen?
  • How can we support a child who sleepwalks and talks?
  • What’s the difference between nightmare and night terrors?
  • Why do some kids have trouble waking in the morning/after a nap?
  • If a child is over the age of five and is struggling to stay away during the day is that a sign that there might be something else going on?
  • How do we know if our child has behavioural sleep issues or medical sleep issues?


Goodies mentioned:

Head to sleepwithkip.com to find out more about Harriet’s books. Use BTB20 for 20% off the books.


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