All posts by Anna Price

Anna Price (BA(Hons), PhD) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne. She is passionate about research to reduce inequity in children’s learning, development and health; research to better understand sleep during infancy and childhood; and better understanding how to communicate science through the media. Anna currently manages the research evaluation for the “right@home” national, sustained, nurse home visiting trial, and secondary analysis of childhood sleep data collected in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.

Controlled crying is helpful, not harmful

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute – Every evening, parents across Australia hope their babies will sleep through the night. Many won’t. That’s where controlled comforting, or controlled crying might help. Contrary to some claims, this is a safe and effective method for settling babies. Sleepless nights are not uncommon. A 2001 study of 700 Victorian mums of seven-month-old […]

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