Dorothy Waide is one of New Zealand’s most in-demand baby sleep consultants. The Karitane mothercraft nurse is often called The Baby Whisperer and has worked with stars, such as actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She has a new book called Simply Parenting – From 12 weeks to 12 months, which helps parents navigate the trials, surprises and milestones after navigating the hazy first few months. This excerpt covers self-settling for babies.
Babies love to be held close. So think of yourself as your baby’s buffer; your presence confirms that their world is safe and that they are